Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Wing Chun - The Science of In-Fighting|
Actor: Wong Shun Leung
Director: Lawrence Tan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Special Interests, Educational
Master Wong Shun Leung was trained by the late, great Yip Man - teacher of the famed Bruce Lee. The WING CHUN Kung fu style became popular with the international film stardom of the late King Of Kung Fu, Bruce Lee. Lee's o... more »
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One of the best instructional videos I've ever seen
Christopher Zimmerman | Shanghai, China | 09/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first bought this in VHS format. I loved it so much that I purchased the DVD. Yes, the DVD is much better quality and worth the incredibly fair asking price. "Wing Chun: The Science of In-Fighting" is expertly produced and filmed from perfect angles which allows the viewer to accurately discern all the subtle nuances of each move/technique that is shown. Master Cheung is incredible! Obviously an experienced teacher and Wing Chun player. He goes through everything you need to know to get started or brush up your chops in Wing Chun basics. I also appreciate that the techniques are repeated, sometimes in slow motion, which allows for good comprehension without the need for incessant "rewinding". All the presented material is extremely solid. Even the background music is perfect in that it keeps the presentation flowing seamlessly. Take my advice and don't listen to the knucklehead who gave this dvd a bad review. Click the link and check out his other reviews. He isn't even into martial arts and probably has never viewed this dvd. Also, I think most people are sick of all the condescending jackasses who keep giving the same advice about not being able to learn martial arts from a book, video, movie or whatever. I think most people who hear this overstated advice think the same thing as if someone had just told them 1 + 1 = 2. MOST, not ALL, people who buy martial arts dvds, books, etc. are TRULY martial artists (who have learned from teachers, lessons, classes, etc.) who use the materials in a variety of ways, i.e. inspiration, further knowledge, comparative analysis, familiarization with different styles, etc., etc., etc. (plus, I wouldn't rule out the possibility that a person could become a self-taught expert... why discourage someone?) Anyway, this dvd is a must-have. I can't say a bad thing about it. Even the added (promotional) material is great. You will enjoy (and learn from) this dvd over and over. It never gets stale. Even though it was created a long time ago it is still on the cutting edge, which is a hallmark of a great effort and true classic."
A review by a beginner in Wing Chun
C.F.Tang | Leicestershire, United Kingdom | 11/24/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Video quality is good considering the age of the original footage. English dubbing was OK, but I also expected the original Chinese to be available. Oh well ....A pretty basic introduction to the main Wing Chun philosophy, centre line theory, gates, etc.Good demonstration of the basic footwork and how to apply it. Brief run through of the first form: Sil Lim Tao and applications.What I enjoyed the most was towards the end with the 2-man scenarios. Sifu Wong would demonstrate a technique taken from Sil Lim Tao which one of his students would counter, then the next scene would be his counter to the counter.You won't be able to learn Wing Chun from this DVD, but it is a good overview of the Wing Chun philosophy and some very well filmed sequences. I'm sure I will dip into this periodically as my own Wing Chun training progresses.Sifu Wong died in 1997 so there is no follow up video demonstrating the next form: Chum Kiu (Searching for the Bridge). A great shame."
Motivates you to find a Wing Chun School
B. Organ | Raleigh, NC | 01/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was my introduction to Wing Chun. Wong Shun Leung demonstrates the economy of motion that makes Wing Chun famous. I found a local Wing Chun school to study at after watching this. As a style, Wing Chun is so direct and economical that one may be tempted to think it is ineffective, but that is not the case. This style is real, effective, and a wonderful gift from China.
This tape is not suited for instruction, but is wonderful for motivation. I was unable (unlike other reviewers) to learn the Si Lum Tao form from watching this video (and suspect most people won't be able to either), but after learning the form at my local school, I could go back to this and appreciate how masterfully it is presented in the video.
The soundtrack features some playfully goofy 70s style music, and the silly striking sounds (all too familiar from the kung fu movies of the era) are a bit too much, but these are minor nits in an otherwise enjoyable presentation."
Well worth the money!
J. RITCHIE | Australia | 08/23/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is excellent! I've been doing Wing Chun for 12 years now and this was great to watch and pick up some basic pointers from someone so skilled...
I highly recomend this DVD to anyone who is in their first 5 years and even beyond. This only shows the first form, but the others are available (check the previews).
All in all a it more than I would normaly pay, but just to see Master Wong Sheung Leung (whom I belive was undefeated) is well worth the money!"