Modern Wing Chun Kung Fu: A Guide to Practical Combat and Self-Defense

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Black Belt Communications, Incorporated, Dec 1, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 247 pages

Using a three-part perspective on the traditional art, this guide illustrates how wing chun kung fu is still deadly and effective in the context of modern combat. The first part addresses fundamentals such as the history, life benefits, concepts, principles, and basic training--including footwork, kicks, arm movements, and reflexes--that characterize the art. Bridging the gap between wing chun and other fighting styles, the second portion explains how a wing chun artist is able to exploit the vulnerabilities in defensive and offensive systems such as kickboxing, grappling, and karate. The third and final section discusses how this particular brand of kung fu is highly effective in street combat--both empty-handed and with weapons--as well as against single and multiple opponents.

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About the author (2011)

Eric Oram is one of the world's leading authorities on wing chun kung fu, having taught the art for more than 25 years to law enforcement, professional athletes, celebrities, and the general public. He is one of the most senior disciples of Bruce Lee's primary teacher, Grandmaster William Cheung. He supervised fight choreography on the motion pictures Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Sherlock Holmes and has written for or been featured in American Health and Fitness, Black Belt Magazine, Inside Kung Fu Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, and Vanity Fair. He also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show alongside student Robert Downey Jr. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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