This guide introduces the wooden dummy, a valuable tool for developing trapping, striking, and kicking skills; butterfly knives, deadly blades for both attack and defence; and the six-and-a-half pole, a simple but devastating weapon in the hands of the Wing Chun fighter. The author stresses the need to keep the mind open to new possibilities, while at the same time preserving the valuable inheritance of classical Wing Chun.
|Publication date:||22nd December 1997|
|Author:||Joseph Wayne Smith|
|Categories:||Oriental martial arts,|
Dr. Joseph Wayne Smith is a Queen Elizabeth II Fellow in Philosophy at the Flinders University of South Australia and has trained in Western boxing, wrestling, weight training, and power lifting. A coach on the Australian Coaching Council's National Coaching Accreditation Scheme, he studied Wing Chun kung-fu under Sifu Leong and has contributed articles to martial arts journals in Australia, America, and Europe.More About Joseph Wayne Smith