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116 Wing Tsun Dummy Techniques as Demonstrated by Grandmaster Yip Man Paperback – Unabridged, 1990


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 129 pages
  • Publisher: Leung 's Publications; 3rd edition (1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9627284033
  • ISBN-13: 978-9627284031
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #494,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A fantastic reference. First class all the way. --Risingsunproductions.net

A wonderful book and a must have for any collector. --Fightingspirit.com

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Very interesting and wholesome.
Shihan
This book is mostly pictures, which I find extremely helpful for beginning any martial arts technique on your own.
Kevin J. Burpee
This book shows step by step of wooden dummy techniques and their applications.
Mike Chuang

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By C. Davis on December 30, 2010
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If you've never done Wing Chun before & would like to get a dummy & learn the dummy form, this book is probably a waste of your time. The first half of it is mostly just still-frames taken from a film of Ip Man doing his dummy form. This film was never intended for people to "teach themselves". Rather, the film was taken as a reference for people who've already had training in Wing Chun. The film was also made so that students could tell whether or not a given instructor was really teaching Ip Man's Wing Chun, so they could discern real Wing Chun instructors apart from the liars, fakes, and the blatantly unqualified. So don't get this book with the intention of using it to teach yourself the Wing Chun dummy set from the ground up - Wing Chun is a lot like law: "The man who represents himself has a fool for a client", and "The man who trains himself kung fu has a fool for a sifu". For instance, you might be able to learn the sequence of positions, but this book will leave you clueless as to how to move from one position to the next. It tells you nothing about how fast you should & shouldn't move, or how to deliver force, for example.

That being said, the 2nd half of the book is examples of application of each movement in the dummy set. If you already train in WC, there's a good chance you'll see one or two things in this section that'll surprise you. The rest you'll probably already know, but reinforcement never hurt anyone.

So if you already do Wing Chun, this book is a must-have, & completely lives up to its intended purpose. Use it as a handy reference while learning the form.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By J. Webb on May 11, 2006
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116 Wing Tsun Dummy Techniques demonstrates the authentic movements of Grandmaster Yip Man's wooden dummy form and offers explanations in a clear-cut format. Following the form demonstration, each section of movements is broken down and the method for applying these movements in fighting is shown. Prof. Leung Ting, who co-authored, edited, and published this book, produces some of the finest kungfu books available. This book is recommended for students of all ranks and levels who are interested in seeing the authentic demonstration by the late grandmaster, Yip Man.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 5, 2004
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This book contains Master Yip Man's complete 116 move wooden dummy kata. Each of the moves is shown with an excellent picture and clear instructions. This is probably the best way to improve one's infighting techniques. The book is written by the master's son, Master Yip Chun using photographs that his father had originally had taken to leave for his students. An essential book for kung fu students.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 21, 2010
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I recommend this book to Wing Chun/ Wing Tsun practitioners of all lineages. Yip Man performing the Mook Yan Jong makes this book a necessity for the historical aspects alone. The 116 move form may be different than the 108 that many have trained in. There are more similarities than differences and I would not recommend trying to learn a form from any book. There are some newer books out there that explain the form better than this but the special binding and photos make this a book that will eventually become a collectors item.

This book can be used as reference for anyone that practices the Mook Yan Jong or are in the process of learning it. A qualified Sifu is necessary for learning the form and it's applications which may take time to find. Quite a few teachers have not mastered the internal aspects of Wing Chun and add techniques from other styles that they've studied rather than teach strong simplified basics that can later be adapted or modified. The techniques of Wing Chun do not take long to learn but the principles take a long time to internalize.

The main principles of Wing Chun are simplicity, directness, economy of movement, minimum use of brute strength (li), full use of body leverage, physics and internal power (Ging) and practicality. There are a few Grand Masters that claim their lineage is the best but the fact is, Yip Man changed his teachings over the course of his life. Different disciples have also changed their teachings so the teaching methods will vary.

Bruce Lee's teachings went from traditional to JKD from the time he left Hong Kong until his untimely death. Bruce ended his Wing Chun study at the Chum Kiu level When he left China.
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I long for the original , which I had and practiced since age twenty . But it's no longer in print .
Was quite happy to find a form that's so close .
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Excellent book. Dr. Leung Ting does it again. Very detailed and easy to follow. Wing Tsun rocks and he is the Grand Master.
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Very interesting and wholesome. It has a little bit of history, gossip, memorabilia and information all packed neatly into one book.
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Great self defense, would love to learn the technique to be able to defend my family at any time. today you need this more than ever!
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