Ian Protheroe – Wing Chun Technique and Philosophy

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Wing Chun Technique and Philosophy by Sifu Ian Protheroe

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Wing Chun Technique and Philosophy by Sifu Ian Protheroe

Technique and Philosophy is Sifu Protheroe’s second book and follows on from Theory and Composition.

It explores Buddhism and Taoism and their impact on Wing Chun. Traditional training methods such as paper and flame punching, chopstick twisting and sandbag conditioning drilling methods are also included in detail.

Protheroe goes on to examine the fighting mindset of Wing Chun before devoting the following 30 pages to Wing Chun fighting techniques. They include, single opponent, armed attacker and multiple opponent scenarios.

Trapping and Chi Sao techniques follow, with a series of training forms designed to expand the striking repertoire of the Wing Chun practitioner.

The Hong Kong form of the Muk Yan Jong is included in detailed line drawings, along with footwork and kicking sequences for the Saam Sing Jong (three star dummy) and the Chi Gerk Jong (sticky leg dummy).

The book concludes with a section on philosophy directly relevant to martial arts students.

The book has a gold embossed hard cover and is approximately 200 pages.

This book is HAND MADE by Sifu Protheroe.

After the the printing is done, each book is separated, hand sewn and the spine glued by hand.

First, Sifu Protheroe buys a bolt of cloth for the covers, then he cuts the cases to size, glues on the cloth to make the basic cover.

Next the wording must be typed, and the base metal template for the imprints made in reverse. They are then set individually in to a press, the covers are then laid down one at a time.

Gold leaf sheet is then laid over the cover and the press comes down to imprint the text and/or picture onto the cover… that’s just for one cover. It all takes about 30 minutes per book once the jig is finalized.

Then the process is started again.

As a collector and a lover of books Sifu Protheroe is happy to continue to hand make every book – it is very time consuming but the quality is there forever. He actually only makes AUS$10 on Eternal Springtime Boxing at present, which is hardly worth the effort.

Prices for raw materials keep going up and so he cannot hold the handmade prices for much longer. Grab these hand-made collector’s items while you can!


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