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Writing my first Wing Chun Kung Fu Manual.
"An Epose' on Wing Chun Kung Fu"
I have been involved in Wing Chun Kung Fu for 20 years. Writing has always been a part of my personal life and gives me a great deal of pleasure. A personal hobby one might say. My passion for the art of Chinese Wing Chun Kung Fu inspired me to begin writing a book on this incredible Chinese fighting system.
I began the foundation for my book in mid 2005, but then I decided to take my first trip to China and the book sort of got put on hold. Over the next 5 years I embarked on four trips to China. After my last trip I realized I needed to put my head down and finish the work I had begun. I am proud to say that it is now in the process of being published.
Amazing and scary, I might add!
I would like to share with you an excerpt from the introduction of my book;
"An Expose' on Wing Chun Kung Fu".
Wing Chun Kung Fu is truly one of the genuine secrets and treasures of the Shaolin Temple. This art was devised during a time of upheaval and revolution and developed through a period of strife and chaos. Its sole purpose was to kill the enemy, “Destroy the Qing and return the Ming”; making it a truly unique Martial Art.
The creators of this system were the Shaolin monks, Ming Generals, Kung fu and Qigong experts, and Rebels. The northern and southern temples were the places where the idea of Wing Chun started. The monks had to develop a fighting strategy to learn quickly, with a focus on economy of movement and the science of bio mechanics, to enable the Chinese to destroy their enemy.
It is steeped in Buddhist and Taoist philosophy and the principles of Yin and Yang.
For the system to include Dim Mak, pressure point attacks, it would be imperative for the practitioner to have a very good understanding of the Chinese energy system.
Wing Chun Kung Fu’s core principles are; central line theory and centre line theory. This incorporates, straight line attack, economy of movement, simultaneous and independent movement of arms and legs, trapping and controlling, Qi development, Dim Mak pressure point attacking, focusing on the elbows and the centre of gravity. Not fighting force on force: mobility, interrupt ability, balance and circular footwork.
Its strength is built around the science of the human body, and the understanding of energy, space and time, not on animal movements. The art of fighting may change, but the human body and the science of energy, space and time stay the same.
Eye reflexes and contact reflexes are trained and heightened through specific drills, referred to as Qi Sao, raising ones sensitivity levels and reaction time.
The hand is quicker than the eyes; this is why we have such great Magicians in the world.
The book is in the last stages of production at the moment and will soon be available to the public.
There will be a web site dedicated to my book, "An Expose' On Wing Chun Kung Fu" that will be created over the coming weeks. I will update the web address when the publication is finished.
An Expose' on Wing Chun Kung Fu Sifu Linda