The Tao of Wing Chun: The History and Principles of China's Most Explosive Martial Art (Paperback)
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Wing Chun is the most popular form of Chinese Kung Fu in the world today, with over four million practitioners. With 48 full-color illustrations, this guide will fascinate and educate anyone interested in the martial arts, from beginner to master.
The art as it is presently understood has been handed down from teacher to student for more than three hundred years. Until now, no one has ever stepped back and taken a critical look at why this art’s techniques are presented and performed the way they are. This book, by Wing Chun master Danny Xuan and martial-arts authority John Little, is the first to decipher these techniques that until now have been encrypted within this art.
Xuan and Little reveal how Wing Chun was designed holistically, based on the laws of physics, human nature, and biomechanics. It was also designed with economy, efficiency, and productivity in mind.
Unlike other martial arts, Wing Chun doesn’t focus on making a person larger, more rugged, acrobatic or animal-like; rather, it focuses on making optimal use of one’s own bodily structure and power potential by applying the sciences of biomechanics and physics. Thus, it is possible for males and females of all ages and sizes to excel in this art. The Table of Contents includes;
- Genesis: The Original of Martial Art
- On the Original of Win Chun
- Wing Chun and The Art of War
- Centerline: The Science of Concentration
- Wing Chun: The Science of the Human Body and the Human Mind
- Building and Preserving Strength
- And much more!
The Tao of Wing Chun provides a readable, authoritative means of cultivating personal protection skills, enhanced flexibility, improved coordination, greater stamina, and physical and mental fitness while simultaneously cultivating humility, focus, determination, self-confidence, character, camaraderie, and deep inner strength. Foremost, this book offers the reader the means by which to apply Wing Chun principles in daily life.
About the Author
John Little has been a personal trainer for more than a dozen years. The author of over a dozen books on health, fitness, and exercise, including The Art of Expressing the Human Body, Max Contraction Training, and Body by Science, Little has been hailed by Ironman magazine as “one of the leading fitness researchers in the world.” He resides in Ontario, Canada.