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If you like examples without explanation...
on December 8, 1999
This book makes a decent reference guide, or a hypothetical fight comparison, but there isn't much that can be personally gained from it. It is divided into five chapters: stances, hands, kicks, tactics, and self defense. There is a woefully inadequate into paragraph for each chapter, then the rest is filled with "what-if?" situation counters. This book does a poor job of explaining the REASONS Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do are different and simply shows you what ted wong and william cheung would do in an assortment of fighting situations. Also, it is important to note that Ted Wong practices JUN FAN, not JKD. Some of his counters are hopelessly outdated. For example, an attacker stabs with knife [angle 7] and he does an INSIDE CRESCENT KICK to deflect it. Is he the Flash? The material in this book might be okay to play around with a friend, but I'd rather apply the money towards paying an instructor: you cannot learn JKD (even Jun Fan) or Wing Chun from a book.