In this video, I review WING CHUN KUNG FU: THE WOODEN DUMMY by Shaun Rawcliffe.
***FIRST, LET ME OFFER MY APOLOGIES*** In this video I called him Shaun RADCLIFFE. At some point I will reshoot this review. In the meantime, if he should see this, I hope he can accept my deepest apology!
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ABOUT THIS VIDEO: I love this book because it focuses in depth on just one part of Wing Chun, which of course is the wooden dummy. Sifu Rawcliffe doesn't just go through the form; he goes into the history and purpose of the dummy, the key techniques of each section, and applications of the moves.
As an added bonus, he even goes into the phases of wooden dummy training, which involve practicing them slowly on the dummy itself, then applying them to a partner, then practicing the dummy form in the air. I found it rather interesting that he listed practicing the form in the air as the last phase of wooden dummy training.
Every Wing Chun book should be this laser-focused!