Review of Sam Chan's Ip Ching Foundations Seminar DVD

Posted By : T. Taganashi
Date: May 18, 2016

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Review: IWCMAA Ip Man Wing Chun Series: Ip Ching Seminar
By: Todd Taganashi

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Quick Review:

“At first glance Grandmaster Ip Ching looks like any other ordinary Chinese man in his “Golden Years.” One would not know from his appearance that he was a master of one of the most deadly systems of kung fu ever developed. If fact, even I doubted how good his kung fu could be just based on my own preconceived ideas of what a kung fu master should look like. But after watching Sifu Sam Chan’s DVD of the Ip Ching seminar which he hosted, I was humbled once again by my own arrogance and foolish prejudices. Ip Ching’s demonstrations in this video are very impressive to say the least. His supreme mastery of Wing Chun becomes very evident from the first moment he begins to demonstrate the Sil Lim Tao form. The power, speed, and fluidity in which he performs this form must to be seen to be believed. But, this is much more than a demonstration video. Grandmaster Ip Ching goes into detail and actually teaches about the most important aspects of the Sil Lim Tao and Chum Kiu while Sifu Sam Chan does an excellent job of translating every word into English (not an easy task). One of the best segments of this video is when Grandmaster Ip Ching talks about the “Five levels of Punching.” Anyone who has ever watched a Bruce Lee movie has seen the whip-like action of Master Lee’s punching; Grandmaster Ip Ching not only explains the mechanics behind this level of punching but demonstrates it as well. After watching this video I began combing the internet, searching for any other videos I could find of this great master teaching. There is not much out there so I would recommend getting a copy of this while it is still available.”

Technical Review:

  • DVD Length: 47 Minutes
  • Display: NTSC
  • Region: 0
  • Type: DVD
  • Language: English (No Subtitles)
  • Video Quality: High (Professional Production)
  • Audio Quality: High (Professional Production)

Content Review:

  • Introduction
  • Proper Stance
  • The Fine Points of the Sil Lim Tao Ma (stance)
  • Rooting
  • Sil Lim Tao (Section by Section)

Sifu Chan translates as Grandmaster Ip Ching goes over the finer points of the Sil Lim Tao form with a special emphasis on the development of “Sinking Energy.”

  • Tan, Fook, and Wu Sau (Developing “Sinking Energy”)
  • Proper Speed and Energy Release
  • Elbow Energy and Striking
  • Detailed Explanation of the Bon Sau
  • Punching Theories

Sifu Chan translates as Grandmaster Ip Ching goes over the finer points of Wing Chun’s punching techniques and theories. He also goes into detail about generating power through body shifting (Yiu Ma)

  • Five Stages of Punches
  • Sil Lim Tao Form Performed by Grandmaster Ip Ching
  • Sil Lim Tao From Performed by Sifu Sam Chan
  • Front View
  • Side View
  • Chum Kiu (Section by Section)

Sifu Chan translates as Grandmaster Ip Ching goes over the finer points of the Chum Kiu form with a special emphasis on using the Yiu Ma (Body Shifting) to generate power.

  • Chum Kiu Turning Stance
  • Two-Direction Force
  • Long Bridge Striking
  • Applying the Bon Sau
  • Chum Kiu Footwork
  • Applications from the Chum Kiu
  • Chum Ku Form Performed by Grandmaster Ip Ching
  • Chum Ku Form Performed by Sifu Sam Chan
  • Front View
  • Side View