In The Structure of Wing Chun Kuen, Alan Orr teaches more than the average Books on Ip Man’s famous Wing Chun system. These types of books are plentiful, and focus mainly on the choreography and applications of the forms. Yet, to master Wing Chun one must develop mastery of internal body structure, energy generation, and proper force issuance in his own movements and especially when controlling an aggressive opponent. In The Structure of Wing Chun Kuen, Alan Orr teaches this very method in great detail.
“This impressive volume introduces practitioners to the essence of the Chu Sau Li Wing Chun system and its role in the structural development of Wing Chun. It follows the story of Alan Orr and his quest to learn martial arts as part of his path to personal growth and development. It explores highs and lows of learning and his search for understanding the internal and physical aspects of Wing Chun. From here, the book delves deep into the structure, core, and training of this dynamic martial art.
“The Six Core Elements of Wing Chun have become essential learning to master the Wing Chun and in this book Alan shares the teachings of grandmaster Robert Chu and Hendrik Santo, who have helped him to master Wing Chun and produce successful full-contact competition fighters. The Structure of Wing Chun Kuen is a blueprint for a deeper understanding of this world-famous art.
About the Author
Alan Orr is a world renowned martial arts teacher, regarded as a modern Wing Chun master. He has twice been featured on the cover on “Martial Arts Illustrated,” has written hundreds of articles, and is the former editor of “MMA Uncaged.” He has traveled the world to find and train with the very best martial art and healing teachers and today he himself teaches martial arts, fitness, and healing in multiple countries.
One of the best books on Wing Chun I have ever had the privilege to read. With the exception of a few, most Wing Chun books just give an over view of the system and some pictures of forms without going into much detail. Alan’s book covers the aspects of the art that cannot be demonstrated by mere pictures. This book explains the essence of Wing Chun that and the subtleties that are the foundation of the art in great detail. He does a good job of explaining the elements that can’t be seen with the eye, but must be felt.
Defiantly a book every Wing Chun practitioner should have. ~ zenmindt