Wing Chun Kung-fu Volume 3: Weapons & Advanced Techniques

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Tuttle Publishing, Dec 15, 1992 - Sports & Recreation - 88 pages
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In Wing Chun Kung-fu Volume 3: Weapons & Advanced Techniques, the final Wing Chun book in this Chinese martial arts series, author Dr. Joseph Wayne Smith applies dynamic scientific methodology to Wing Chun training tools and weapons, providing a complete analysis of why and how each item is used. The reader is led step-by-step through the use of the Wing Chun Wooden-Dummy—a valuable training tool for developing trapping, striking, and kicking skills; the Wing Chun Butterfly Knives—deadly bladed weapons for both attack and defense; and the Six-and-a-Half Pole—a simple but devastating weapon in the hands of the Wing Chun fighter. The author encourages students to recognize the practical and physical benefits of traditional fighting weapons in the modern environment.

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About the author (1992)

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.