The coveted and revered weapons of the Wing Chun system are often a conscious, and subconscious, benchmark that one has attained a level of proficiency with their practice that they’ve been extended the privilege to learn the first weapon of two, the Luk Dim Boon Kwan, the lumbering training implement that heightens one’s practice and conditioning to new lengths either alone or with the support of a training partner to practise the variety of drills and applications. Sifus Taner and Graziano cover the “six-and-ahalf points”, and more, in this well-produced, modern production that has a 100-minute runtime with 1080p resolution. Read Full Post
This video provides all of the basic Yip Man – Wooden Dummy form (Muk Yan Jong) demonstrating all 116 movements. Instruction begins with a discussion of the dummy’s construction, reasons are given for the differences in the dummy’s arm positions and why they are adjustable. The proper stance and position of one’s arms are shown, and how to correctly measure the distance from the dummy, so the form’s sequence and applications are executed correctly. A demonstration of the Muk Yan Jong form includes all of the basic movements and techniques from the system’s three forms. Generally, wooden dummy practice emphasizes the centerline of the Siu Nim Tau, the bridging techniques of the Chum Kiu and the advance techniques of Bi Gee, known for its importance in expressing power. Footwork and applications are demonstrated, showing how one moves properly, so that structure is maintained, while employing technique. This aspect of Wing Chun training on the dummy is essential for the development of effective technical skill and application in combat. Read Full Post
One of our customers, George Hernandez, has written another in depth Wing Chun DVD review. This time he watched “Baat Cham Dao (BJD) Apps Vol 1/8 (Application Set 1 GAP-DAO)” By Sifus Taner and Graziano. If you are looking for a DVD to help you study the Butterfly Swords, make sure to read this first!
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This video provides instruction in the “Baat Cham Dao” – Wing Chun “Butterfly Swords” Presented by Sifus Taner and Graziano. The form is presented in eight sections. This training video runs a little more than an hour (1:19) and teaches the Double Butterfly Sword Form or Baat Cham Dao. Each training set highlights an essential movement or hand technique from Wing Chun’s three traditional forms. Read Full Post