In some Wing Chun circles, the Biu Gee form is revered as the most advanced form in the system. Others believe it contains secret techniques, only to be taught to closed-door students. In the introduction to this DVD, Sam Chan confirms this myth telling us that Grandmaster Ip Man himself said: “Biu Gee doesn’t go out the door,” which was funny, seeing as I was watching a DVD based entirely on this form.
So, what do you get for your money?
The DVD starts with the Biu Gee form being demonstrated in full, first from a front view and then from the side. Unfortunately, this is all accompanied by the obligatory oriental music, which as you can imagine, gets annoying. The camera work is good and the sound quality is acceptable too.
We are then taken through each section of the form with a brief explanation of the techniques being shown. Each section is shown from the front, side, and then a close up view, which was a nice touch.
In the next section, we are given some practice drills based around the techniques shown in the Biu Gee form. There are also some Chi Sau specific drills to keep the student busy, with each drill being shown a few times over.
The final part focuses on Gung Lik, or strength training, with lots of ideas on how to strengthen the arms and wrists. This was my favourite part of the DVD, not least for the drill using lump hammers and cannon balls!
On the whole, this isn’t a bad DVD—a bit short, but I have definitely seen worse. If there are any film producers out there reading this—please, no more cheesy oriental music!
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Running Time: Approx. 42 min.
Number of Discs: 1
Availability: DVD & EWC Instant Access Download
Review by: James Woodcock