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Review – Moy Yat – Chum Kiu

As an avid Wing Chun practitioner, I like to see what other Ip Man students have to offer and to demonstrate.  I decided to pick up one of Moy Yat’s videos today.  From what I understand, Moy Yat is one of Ip Man’s top students and an internationally recognized Wing Chun practitioner.  He passed away years ago but his videos still exists globally for all Wing Chun practitioners. Read Full Post

Review – Eddie Chong’s Yip Man 3 DVD Set

This is a 3 DVD set. Each DVD in the set is reviewed in detail here.

What Disk 1 is About:

Master Sifu Eddie Chong demonstrates the three forms applications of Wing Chun Gung Fu, as it was taught to him my Grandmaster Ip Man.

Comments on Disk 1:

As mentioned this DVD provides instructional material of Wing Chun’s three forms, Sil Nim Tao, Chum Kiu and Bil Gee, as what is now often referred to as the “Hong Kong” system as taught by Grandmaster Ip Man.  If you have followed my reviews on the various US and Foreign Masters on Wing Chun, you will notice I have said there are differences in how these forms of the Wing Chun System are expressed. Looking at it strictly from the system represented by Hong Kong, you will notice that some of what Master Sifu Chong does is very close to some of the hands expressed in Sil Nim Tao, as taught by William Cheung.  Read Full Post

Review – Eddie Chong’s WCKFS DVD 2 – Chum Kiu

What it’s about:

Master Sifu Eddie Chong, demonstrates and provides a detailed breakdown of Wing Chun Kung Fu’s second from, Chum Kiu or seeking the bridge.

Comments:

This DVD’s format and presentation style is the same as for Master Sifu Chong’s production on Sil Nim Tao and is also part of a four volume companion set. Again, this series is a presentation of Ip Man’s “Hong Kong” Style of Wing Chun, although this is not said.  If you have seen the “Chinese” system of mainland China or “Faht Shan” kung Fu you certainly know what I mean.  But, isn’t Hong Kong Chinese? Oh’ let’s not even go there…subject wise that is! Read Full Post

Review – Eddie Chong’s Faht Shan (Pan Nam) Wing Chun Set

This is a 3 DVD set. Each DVD in the set is reviewed in detail here.

What Disk 1 is about:

Master Sifu Eddie Chong, of the Fushan White Eyebrow-Fushan Wing Chun Kung Fu Association presents a demonstration of all the classic forms of Grandmaster Pan Nam, of the “Faht Shan” Wing Chun Tradition. The three forms shown in this DVD are, Sil Nim Tao, Chum Kiu and Bil Gee.

Comments on Disk 1:

“Faht Shan Wing Chun”, is considered the official lineage of the Wing Chun system recognized by the Government of the Peoples Republic of China and therefore is referred as the “Chinese System” of Wing Chun as it relates to the Ip Man WC system and is referred to as the “Hong Kong system” of Wing Chun Kung Fu. I am sure there’s lots of debate among WC factions in Shanghai and Hong Kong, who would feel quite differently regarding this official sanction by mainland China. However, this review will discuss the instructional content and value of Eddie Chong’s WC DVDs, and will leave the matter of which system is considered the official lineage of WC to martial art historians.  However, I will say this…martial art institutions are just as much a political animal in China as the two party political systems in America.  Enough said. Read Full Post

Review – Chu Shong Tin’s 2003 Seminar

This DVD came to me in a clear plastic box and features a DVD-R of a seminar given by Chu Shong Tin, which took place on August 24, 2003. The lack of a proper cover may disappoint the consumer looking for a nice title to add to his collection, but the Wing Chun purist will be more than happy with what is actually on the disc itself. [EWC Admin Note: Since this was written the DVD started shipping in a full DVD case, so the comments about the plastic cases no longer hold true.] This title focuses on the Siu Nim Tao and Chum Kiu forms with the last programme focusing on Chi Sao. Read Full Post

Review – Ving Tsun Musuem’s Chum Kiu: The Combat Bridge

VTM Wing Chun Series #3/4 Chum Kiu: The Combat Bridge By Sifu Benny Meng
Part 3:

Chum Kiu: The Combat Bridge Part One is the third episode in the VTM Wing Chun Series. In the Sil Nim Tao video parts one and two, Sifu Meng taught us the fundamentals of the Wing Chun system in order to establish a solid foundation and understanding in the basic concepts and techniques. At the Chum Kiu level Sifu Meng introduces the student to the more advanced fighting concepts, such as generating power through forward momentum and two directional force. Although footwork is taught at the Sil Nim Tao level it is at the Chum Kiu level and in the Chum Kiu form that the advanced concepts of generating power through footwork and mobility are taught. Sifu Meng uses a slightly different teaching method in this video than in the previous. Read Full Post