The dictionary defines the word “definitive” as “…most reliable or complete, as of a text, author, criticism, study,” and also, “…having its fixed and final form; providing a solution or final answer; satisfying all criteria.” And this is exactly what this DVD is. It is the most comprehensive and informative DVD I have watched in my time writing for WCI. David Peterson has been training in the Chinese martial arts since 1973. He became a student of Wong Shun Leung after travelling to Hong Kong in 1983. It is David’s sole aim to pass on the skills, knowledge and understanding of Wing Chun exactly as Sifu taught them to him.
The DVD begins with a brief history of the Muk Yan Jong and an excellent introduction on how to correctly use, and more importantly, how not to use the dummy. David Peterson also uses this section to dispel many myths and misconceptions about the Wooden Dummy form. And if you have attended any of David’s seminars, then you will know how good he is at delivering his vast wealth of knowledge in an easyto- follow, yet detailed, presentation of the subject. This is exactly what an instructional DVD should be.
So what will you get for your money? Well, you get a complete breakdown of the Wooden Dummy form, in minute detail, as taught to David by his Sifu Wong Shun Leung, plus the whole form in sequence shot from multiple angles. And that is not all! Also featured is an interview with David on the history and purpose of the Jong, with written information on each section of the form.
The whole concept of this DVD is one of learning and understanding, it will serve the Wong Shun Leung lineage student as a blue print for their Muk Yan Jong training, but for other lineages it will provide an insight into the wooden dummy that will not only make you appreciate the complexity of this piece of Wing Chun equipment, but also the beauty of its history. I just can’t fault it. You will never look at your wooden dummy in the same way again.
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Running Time: Approx. 208 min.
Number of Discs: 1