I’ve been promising video content for a while and frankly I’ve been slowed down by a number of things (taking the technological learning curve, etc).
The big roadblock was when I damaged my rotator cuff in April – that injury reduced my training to a crawl and made it tough to demo properly.
My ambition is to put together a little series I plan to call Wing Chun 101, in which I will go over the basics of the Wong Shun Leung – Gary Lam approach to Wing Chun and try to bring some clarity to the subject. Most of the Wing Chun videos I see on Youtube are vague and/or confusing.
I’ve put pretty much everything I find that is good on this site, and as you can see, that’s not a lot compared to the amount that is out there.
So the next few videos will just be me showing a few helpful things and then once I get my feet wet and my video/audio method down pat (and hopefully get my shoulder fully healed), I’ll start releasing the series as I make them.
This one is an extension of my earlier post on Light Sparring.
As you can see, I’m not exactly Wing Chun perfection here. I’m leaning forward a little. Chasing hands a little. On the surface, its almost like a slap fight! But its completely live and random and relaxed and to do it right, you have to get a number of things going (footwork, hands up, keeping hands on the center, stepping in past incoming attacks, etc). Chi Sau always looks more exciting since its so close and fast. Unfortunately, I can’t do a Bong with my left arm at the moment!
I do recommend taking some video of yourself (this stuff was shot on an iphone) — its illuminating.