The Tao of Wing Chun

The History and Principles of China’s Most Explosive Martial Art

The Tao of Wing Chun

By:  Little, John
Xuan, Danny

9781629147772
$38.99 Hardback
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2015/07/21
Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

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6.0 X 9.0 in
272 pg



SPORTS & RECREATION / Martial Arts & Self-Defense

Wing Chun is the most popular form of Chinese Kung Fu in the world today, with over four million practitioners. 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 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.
Enhanced by forty-eight full-color illustrations, The Tao of Wing Chun will fascinate, educate, and entertain a wide range of readers—from beginner to master.

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John Little is the author of numerous books, including The Tao of Wing Chun (Skyhorse, 2015). He has written feature articles for many publications, including the Toronto Star (Canada's largest daily newspaper), and has been interviewed by Canada AM, CNN, Entertainment Weekly, and more. -