DVDs: WING CHUN page two (Randy Williams)

There is a saying, "Tai Chi covers the North and Wing Chun covers the South." There's no disputing, Wing Chun Pai is one of the most popular of Kung Fu styles. Many people say this is due to its practicality and superior fighting technique. This may be so. What Wing Chun has also retained and so many Chinese styles have lost, is that its training is tactile, personal and usage oriented. Some of these DVDs particularly don't even show forms, just lots and lots of usage. This is advantageous to ALL students of Chinese martial arts as a standard for what must be retained to keep the art alive.
Teacher Randy Williams began training under George Yau at the age of 13 then went on to train with the famous and demanding Augustine Fong and Ho Kam Ming of Hong Kong. His movements are classic, precise and accurate. His presentation is to the point and gets you into the movements and the applications immediately. He is the founder of CRCA, a large Wing Chun organization. Williams is a born teacher. Wing Chun itself is well structured but Williams has a teacher's mind using analogies, drills, jokes and images to get each point across.

NOTE: These are remakes of Unique's original VHS series. They saved a buck and just transferred the VHS to DVD without menus and such frills. Think of them as flat video tapes.

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Randy Williams Wing Chun Basics 1

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DVD#24189 NEW!! Wing Chun BiuJitsu Ground Fighting #1
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In this DVD Randy Williams demonstrates over 50 techniques for dealing with ground fighting. "Reverse Engineered" as he says, from the Wing Chung system, these are unique answers to problems arising from being on the ground or fighting someone else on the ground. Topics like the Guard, the Mount, a Tackle are all discussed. Williams' attention to detail and application of realistic thinking all take into the mix the dangers of ground fighting and some very direct and no-nonsense approaches to winning in that situation. What we particularly like is the direct method he shows of taking immediate control of the situation with well timed and succinct actions.

around 62 Minutes       

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Randy Williams Wing Chun Basics 1

DVD#24190 NEW!!Wing Chun BiuJitsu Ground Fighting #2
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In this second of Randy Williams special series on ground fighting he gets even more specific showing defenses  against the Choke, Headlocks, Guillotines, Takedowns and Nerve Shocks. He also surveys using the ground as a weapon. RW's approach to ground fighting uses the special skills of the Wing Chun practitioner in a way which may be new for some people. He applies Wing Chun's strengths to the make immediate and significant responses to the dangers of fighting on the ground.


 around 78 Minutes      

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Randy Williams Wing Chun Basics 1

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DVD#18093 Wing Chun Basics #1
Structure and Footwork

In a system like Wing Chun the "structure and footwork" section is vital information. Of course you might think that's true of all systems but some, such as Wing Chun and Xing Yi, are particularly structure or "shape" centered. In this DVD Williams goes immediately and clearly to the heart of the matter by not just showing the footwork exercises, which are like learning dance steps, but anticipating the questions and problems a serious student might encounter. This is the "work" part of the system and well worth the effort.

around 50 Minutes       

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DVD#18094 Wing Chun Basics #2
Combat Theory and Kicks

In this second level of Basic play Randy Williams shows not only footwork but the accompanying kicks from the Wing Chun system. He also goes into very good detail on the principle of Centerline. The Invisible Kick is discussed and shown in application. Take the "basics" title seriously but Williams demonstration will give you hours of work to do. At the end of the DVD he shows exercises and training with the Wing Chun rattan ring.

around 50 Minutes  
     

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Randy Williams Wing Chun Training Methods 1

DVD#18095 Training Methods #1
Part One: Advanced Lop Sau Principles

Most Kung Fu styles presently suffer from the same thing; not enough training practices. Luckily Wing Chun has retained many drills and hands on methods.Take this DVD for instance. Sifu William starts with a set Lop Sau pattern, parry, pull down, back knuckle. Then he builds the pattern into its own variations. This is a great bridge between form and spontaneity and no different from working a takedown or choke over and over for both feel and adaptability. So this is not only a good DVD for its contents but it might inspire any good teacher to additional routines.

around 41 Minutes       

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Randy Williams Wing Chun Taining Methods 2

DVD#18096 Training Methods #2
Part Two: Advanced Two Man Drills

Many good drills here. A number of two person drills are shown. Basically these breakdown into kicking and stepping combinations based on Single Hand Chee Sao with Wing Chun kicks added. There are also other combinations such as leaking drills. Toward the end is a large section on Sticky Legs Combinations.

around 54 Minutes       

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Randy Williams Wing Chun Training Methods 3

DVD#18097 Training Methods #3
Part Three: Structure and Stamina Training

The focus here is on repetition and just plain solid drilling. Williams shows some good old intense training like how to breakdown the Sil Lum Tao form and repeat each section 108 times. Same with Chum Kiu. Then he demonstrates a sequence of 108 punches and different ways to engage in intensive training. .

around 54 Minutes       

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Randy Williams Wing Chun Combat Drills 1

DVD#18098 Combat Drills
Part 1: Basic Blocks and Traps


Williams' idea is that combat drills bring into action the "applied structure", that is to say the structure of the system is relation to a partner. Many drills with the partner are shown to a repeat pattern. These include a very distinct Wing Chun version of Three Stars, Crossing Punches, and other hand drills some of them requiring a good deal of coordination.

around 50 Minutes  

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Randy Williams Wing Chun  Combat Drills 2

DVD#18099 Combat Drills
Part 2: Advanced Blocks and Traps

Williams' idea is that combat drills bring into action the "applied structure", that is to say the structure of the system is relation to a partner. Many drills with the partner are shown to a repeat pattern. These include a very distinct Wing Chun version of Wu Sao and Laup Sau drills with many variations which evolve out of each drill pattern. Also, at the end of the DVD, he shows Iron Palm training for Wing Chun.

around 50 Minutes  

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Randy Williams Wing Chu Close Range Combat 1

DVD#18101 Close-Range Combat Techniques #1
Part 1: Combat Principles and Attacking Combinations


Randy Williams shows the less classical and more street oriented applications of the art taken from all aspects like Chee Sau and the Dummy. He leavens the instruction with humor and clarifies with good explanations. He talks at length about the Open and Closed fighting relationships. Other points covered include : waiting a beat at entrance, angle and timing, rules for close and open fighting. This DVD ranges freely among the forms to mix techniques all for combat orientations.

around 47 Minutes  

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Randy Williams Wing Chu Close Range Combat 3DVD#18102 Close-Range Combat Techniques #2
Part 2: Against Straight Punches and Kicks


Randy Williams Starting with defenses against a jab, Sifu Williams goes through a wide variety of patterned responses. Possibly because the attacks are simple strikes he shows the really tight in-fighting of the Wing Chun system with many grabs, skin twists, hair pulls, throats locks and similar applications. A few of these are a trifle too formal and mechanical but every one teaches useful principles. Many short range fingers attacks and quick manipulations.

around 53 Minutes       

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Randy Williams Wing Chu Close Range Combat 3

DVD#18103 Close-Range Combat Techniques #3
Part 3: Emergency Defenses and Defenses Against Punching Combinations

Here is what might be called the street defense portion of the training. Williams presents many movements against close range and enter-to-grappling range. Grabs, tackles, pushes, ground work, and a host of other situations are surveyed. Not every response is a gem but there is a wealth of information here. Williams also lets us see a bit of his humor some of which is good enough to qualify him as a Kenpo practitioner at least.

around 35 Minutes       

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Randy Williams Wing Chu 108 Wooden Dummy 1

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DVD#18104 108 Wooden Dummy Motions
Part 1: First 60 Movements

The Wooden Dummy form is presented in these two DVDs. Teacher Williams shows the motions in very classical form of the Yip Man school. Every motion is explained in Part One for the first 60 actions. He shows not only the applications on a partner but much of the strategy and many follow-ups. Very clear and thorough presentation if, to our eyes, a bit mechanical. Overall a serious and forthright effort.

around 50 Minutes      

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Randy Williams Wing Chu 108 Wooden Dummy 2

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DVD#18105 108 Wooden Dummy Motions
Part 1: Last 48 Movements

The Wooden Dummy form is presented in these two DVDs. Teacher Williams shows the motions in very classical form of the Yip Man school. Every motion is explained in Part Two for the last 48 actions. He shows not only the applications on a partner but much of the strategy and many follow-ups. Very clear and thorough presentation if, to our eyes, a bit mechanical. Overall a serious and forthright effort.

around 50 Minutes       

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Randy Williams Wing Chu  Wooden Dummy Training 1

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DVD#18106 Wooden Dummy Training
Part 1: Advanced Wooden Dummy Drills

What is great about Wing Chun is that is emphasizes drills and contact, hands on training. At one time ALL Kung Fu was taught this way. Here are many, many drill combinations on the Wooden Dummy. In each case the ever sincere Williams immediately shows the application on a partner. Not a lot of theory but many good drills with a particular emphasis on outside to inside control of the center line. First hand combinations then both hand-leg and leg only combinations. This is useful Wooden Dummy work making it a good practice partner and very useful for the home student.

around 56 Minutes       

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Randy Williams Wing Chu  Wooden Dummy Training 2

DVD#18107 Wooden Dummy Training
Part 2: Lop Sau, Chee Sau and Dummy Theory

This second part on the Dummy Training introduces the more mobile footwork patterns such as Triangle Step (Ghost Stepping) with associated hand motions. For many people this can be surprising difficult to understand and the Dummy is an excellent way to achieve the true feelings of these motions. Many clear drills. Again, he shows most things in application on a partner. He also shows the use of the Wooden Dummy as almost a responsive partner when training for Lap Sau and Chee Sao drills.

around 56 Minutes       

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