If ever there was an argument for Wing Chun’s effectiveness in “realistic street fighting”, then its apparent lack of a “ground game” is surely the one most fought over. Step up Biu Jitsu from Randy Williams, which claims to show and teach you Wing Chun’s Ground Fighting System.
Randy Williams has published more Wing Chun instructional books and videos than any other instructor. This is a two DVD set with the Preliminaries covered in Volume 1 and Advanced Techniques in Volume 2. So what does this offer the Wing Chun fighter?
At the outset, Randy explains his take on the ground fighting subject and how he has “reverse engineered” other systems and found ways of using his method of Wing Chun to achieve the same results. This intro is full of sound, practical and realistic advice for dealing with violence on the “pavement arena.”
There is a lot of information on these DVDs, with ideas on dealing with common grappling situations such as the guard, the mount and various take downs, chokes and headlocks. It is interesting stuff. But the sheer number of techniques shown here are also the DVD’s downfall. There are just too many to choose from (over one hundred!) and if you have any knowledge of “Hicks Law” (Google it!), then you will know that being able to locate and use something of worth from this amount of information, under duress, will be impossible. It is a pity, because there is some good stuff available here and maybe with some serious culling you could find some workable techniques.
So if you are looking for a Wing Chun answer to your ground game, then maybe this DVD is what you are looking for. However, my personal belief is that if you end up on the ground with someone who can grapple, then the last thing you should be doing is trying to play their game, under their rules!
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Running Time Vol. 1: Approx. 62 min.
Running Time Vol. 2: Approx. 78 min.
Number of Discs: 2