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The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume Two: 2 [Kindle Edition]

Wayne Belonoha
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Book Description

Wing Chun, also called Ving Tsun, is a popular system of kung fu designed centuries ago by a Buddhist nun and Shaolin master. Together, the two volumes of The Wing Chun Compendium offer a complete guide to the discipline, from theory and philosophy to drills and forms. In this volume, author Wayne Belonoha takes students to the next level, focusing on the final three and most advanced forms of the Wing Chun system and their associated skills: the “Mook Yan Jong” or wooden man; the “Lok Dim Boon Quan” or six-and-a-half point long pole; and the “Baat Cham Dao” or eight-cut sword form, demonstrated here for the first time by Grandmaster Sunny Tang. Also included are distance and angle improvement drills, fighting strategy and training, instruction on proper body mechanics, and “Sticking Hands” techniques. While intended for the serious practitioner, The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume Two also teaches the basics of body movement, psychological components of practice and performance, and how to use martial arts for overall self-improvement—factors that can help any martial artists seeking to enhance their physical and mental development. The book includes hundreds of tips and techniques as well as 400 photographs.


Editorial Reviews

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"The reader holds in his or her hands a masterful and scholarly work. Sifu Belonoha has put together one of the most comprehensive books ever written of the Wing Chun system of Chinese gung-fu, a book that provides both the devotee and the uninitiated with a rich tapestry of cultural, historical, philosophical, and technical information about this incredible fighting art. His own sifu and sihing-dai would be very proud of his efforts to preserve this knowledge. I am very pleased to have been asked to read the manuscript and wholeheartedly recommend this outstanding resource."—Sifu David Peterson, author of Look Beyond the Pointing Finger: The Combat Philosophy of Wong Shun Leung"Effectively compiling the vast knowledge behind the art of Wing Chun is a daunting task, and even harder is presenting that knowledge in a manner that teaches effectively to all levels. I have seen and read almost every Wing Chun book ever written, and in my opinion, no one has done this better than Sifu Wayne Belonoha in the Wing Chun Compendium series. This second volume is a valuable reference tool for anyone in the Wing Chun family, and I have no doubt you can pick this book up and learn something new to help you refine your training."—Aaron Cantrell, founder of Everything Wing Chun (www.everythingwingchun.com)

About the Author

Wayne Belonoha is a certified Ving Tsun instructor; a National Certified Coach, 7th Level, Master Degree; and the founder of the Canadian Ving Tsun Academy. A gold medalist at international-level competitions, he has also been an organizer, judge, and senior official for national and international kung fu competitions. He lives in Calgary.

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  • File Size: 15223 KB
  • Print Length: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Snake Books (April 2, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BE24WL6
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta Have August 9, 2010
Format:Hardcover
If you already have the first volume and/or are even remotely interested in Wing Chun kung fu, you have GOT to have this book. The two together, cover all the forms of the art. It's a GIANT over-view of the system. Great explanations. Very clearly written text. You won't find yourself re-reading paragraphs for clarity on what the writer meant.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening February 6, 2010
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Very well researched , with simplified instruction ...
The author has gone through extensive study and research to put this together. I recomend it to anyone who practices Wing Chun or is looking to expand their arsenal or techniques and knowledge....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You need these books January 14, 2014
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I've been wanting to learn wing chun for a long time but have never been able to find a school or a teacher. Having been a martial artist and loving the art, it has been on my heart to really know this system. So one day my sister and I were eating in our favorite chinese restaraunt listening to the familiar sounds of the oriental music and I was just reminded of how much I loved the chinese martial way. So I turned to my sister and was like, "lets learn wing chun" and to make a long story short, she was pretty much like, "alright, cool. Lets do it by ourselves." So we decided to buy these books and they are really where its at if you want to understand wing chun as a system and as a philosophy. The author did a great job of explaining so you won't find yourself rereading the same sentence multiple times just to understand.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Completes the first compendium May 30, 2012
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Combined with the first volume, I have seen no other books this complete and detailed on Ving Tsun Kung Fu. It's not intended for self teaching, rather a tool for use in addition to training from a qualified sifu. They're basically an encyclopedia on the art- very informative.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book July 23, 2011
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I study under a different Sifu and this book is legit. I like the teaching style and philosophy. You will get several new insights into the system.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book on the system March 1, 2013
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I have a lot of books on wing chun, this is the best hands down.

Most of the other books I've read are very watered down, offering only a couple of exercises and no real insight. Belonoha's writing is extremely thorough, offering real insight and transmitting the essence of the system.

It is the only book I would recommend to people, the only other thing required is actual practice.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Far better than expected! October 27, 2012
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This review is actually for both "The Wing Chun Compendium Vol.1 and 2." To begin with I have purchased numerous books related to martial arts over the years and found most lacking at best. Usually the books attempt to offer a general description of the style and basic history. Then move on to demonstrate forms and maybe a few applications with some low quality pictures. Rarely does a martial art book provide insight beyond a basic idea what a style looks like. So I'm carefull these days about buying martial arts related books. Most often such publications just offer a glimpse of what a style might be like. Happy to say these are far different.

The only complaint I have is a feeling the original volume 1, didn't have all the material it should to provide a complete view of Wing Chun. For example the wooden dummy and weapons are covered in volume 2. So I couldn't recommend buying just either book. Besides the wealth of material offered in both is too good to pass up. These volumes offer all the things one might expect..description, history, forms, etc. yet have lots of drills and other training methods not found in any other source I have seen. If there were anything secret about Wing Chun, the info. is out there for students now. For any Wing Chun students these are must have.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!! October 8, 2013
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What else can I say, as Wing Chun expert now in my 45th year I can only thank Wayne Belonoha for his detailed books. The most detailed I have ever seen ever in English!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Reference....Lot of work and effort went into these....
When I can't practice I like to read.....good reference....have vol 1&2
Published 28 days ago by Armando Ramirez
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent
Published 3 months ago by Burns
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great read
Published 3 months ago by rich c.
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy this and make a big mistake
The book is riddled with grammatical errors made deliberately by the author just to sound politically correct. Read more
Published 9 months ago by luis e. luna
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!!!
Awesome compendium containing the more advanced techniques, very enjoyable and informational
Published 10 months ago by Ricardo Gerena
5.0 out of 5 stars great books
Everyone who does wing chun need these books. Lots of info, explained real well. I'm glad I got them. I'll give them a 10*
Published 12 months ago by JJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Wing Chun Student
Great support document to compliment my training. Recommend to one and all as great part of anyone's library beginner to advanced
Published 16 months ago by Simon Meizer
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have
Very well written. Plenty of pictures makes it a good source for review or learning. Good quality binding prevents wear and tear.
Published 17 months ago by Shihan
5.0 out of 5 stars a+
arrived good job cud's it is silly i have to spend time and write 14 words instead of keeping it simple and saying great job it came-I am happy
Published 23 months ago by Steve Tichy
5.0 out of 5 stars an amazing level of sharing
An amazingly complete series of two books. I was very gladly surprised on the visual clarity of the dummy form. I was even more surprised the two handed knife form was shown. Read more
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