Binding: Paperback Dewey Decimal Number: 796.8153 EAN: 9780897500371 Format: Illustrated ISBN: 0897500377 Label: Black Belt Communications Manufacturer: Black Belt Communications Number Of Items: 1 Number Of Pages: 223 Publication Date: 1999-06-01 Publisher: Black Belt Communications Studio: Black Belt Communications
The first form of wing chun, sil lum tao, is demonstrated with over 100 photographs. James Lee studied sil lum and wing chun before training with Bruce Lee in jeet kune do.
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Customer Rating: Summary: GREAT WING CHUN SI LIM TAO Comment: GREAT BOOCK ON THE FIRST FORM SI LIM TAO. THIS IS THE AUTHENTIC YIP MAN FORM. WITH SOME GOOD APLICATIONS TO. GREAT BOOK. IF YOU WANT THE REAL THING THIS IS IT. LOOK UP YIP MAN MPEG VIDIO CLIP THIS IS THE SAME FORM TOUGHT IN THIS BOOK! GET IT LERN IT APPLY IT! Customer Rating: Summary: I liked the book, but it's only a good intro! Comment: The book is mostly of applications, but some of them seem to be against principle. This might be because of the fact that the author was not actually trained in Wing Chun. Even though Bruce was a had a part in the book, it still seemed like a departure from real Wing Chun. I liked the many applications, but most of them can be found in good Jeet Kune Do books. There isn't much on the system and of it's principles. If you love Bruce and his followers or just looking to see applications then this is an OK book. I just like to collect Wing Chun Books. Customer Rating: Summary: Great book! Comment: This book is pretty thorough. It shows all the basics via 100s of pictures. Customer Rating: Summary: publication misprint Comment: whatever your view of this book,it is important to make sure you have the book in its entirety. i purchase this book on Amazon. The version i got was missing 32 pages. the pages go from 1-32 then it repeats pages 1-32 then it jumps to page 65. it is missin pages 33-64. make sure yo ask the sellers to verify that their editions don't have this problem. Customer Rating: Summary: Original Classic Intorduction to Wing Chun Comment: This book sadly, is the only book written by James Yimm Lee which is still widely available to the public. Considered a classic, this was, unfortunately, James Yimm Lee's last book. James Lee was an avid student of physical culture as well as one of T.Y. Wong's Sil Lum students during the 1950's and early 1960's. He also befriended, influenced and was influenced by a young man by the name of Jun Fan "Bruce" Lee. In return for teaching Bruce how to break bricks, Bruce taught James a popular for of Chinese boxing called "Wing Chun". James Lee also helped Bruce publish his first book, "Chinese Gung Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self Defence" in the early 1960's.
Still considered one of the finest introductions to Wing Chun, James Lee teaches Hong Kong's no-nonsense brand of boxing learned from his friend, Bruce Lee. As with all traditional Chinese Gung Fu schools, not every practitioner demonstrates the form precisely like every other practitioner, so no matter your school of Wing Chun (or Ving Tsun, Wing Tsun, etc), you will probably see SOME variation in form.
While it may not be possible for the novice to learn precise movements from a book alone, the skilled martial artist may at least gain a better understanding of Wing Chun's patterns of movement. This book covers the basics of the art, including no-nonsense explanations for the theory of facing, and economy of movement. As usual, numerous crisp sequence photos from this publisher do not disappoint. Front and side views of the complete first form of Wing Chun, Sil Lum Tao (little idea form). This is the form Bruce Lee taught before he began to consider discontinue the use of static forms in training. A classic worth considering.