Look Beyond the Pointing Finger: The Combat Philosophy of Wong Shun Leung

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The Chinese martial art of Wing Chun Gung-fu is one of the most popular combat systems being practiced today. The late Grandmaster of the art, Ip Man, who first brought Wing Chun to Hong Kong in 1949, and his famous student, the late Bruce Lee, are well known exponents of the system. Lesser known outside of Hong Kong, but equally deserving of recognition for his excellence as a fighter and teacher, is the subject of this book, the late Wing Chun master, Sifu Wong Shun Leung. In this volume, the first of its kind in the English language, author David Peterson, student of Sifu Wong and prolific writing on the "WSL Way" in many international publications, presents the personal wisdom of one of the last great warriors of the 20th Century. Profusely illustrated with many photographs exclusive to the author, 'Look Beyond the Pointing Finger: The Combat Philosophy of Wong Shun Leung' is a book from which martial artists of any system, especially of Wing Chun, will gain both inspiration and a greater insight into the development of their own Personal Protection skills. "From the perspective of a museum curator, I know the power of historical communications. I can think of no one better qualified and prepared (than the author) to accurately prepare history's first biography of Wong Chun Leung" - Sifu Benny Meng Curator, Ving Tsun Museum "More that any of Wong's other students, David Peterson has dedicated himself to mastering, preserving and promotion the Wing Chun of Wong Shun Leung. The latest evidence of this is the fine volume you hold in your hands." - Bey Logan, Esq. former editor of 'Combat' and 'Impact' magazines "I urge people who are interested in Wong as a teacher, fighter and philosopher to buy and read this fine book." - Sifu Jesse Glover first student of the late Bruce Lee "Full marks to my good friend and teacher, David Peterson, for producing this fascinating and inspiring book. It is truly a guide to personal reflection. I respectfully ask all Wing Chun enthusiasts, irrespective of their lineage, to let go of any judgments and prejudices they may hold, and to look toward and reflect on the universal truths that Sifu is pointing to... if they can do that, they will be amazed at the insights that they will generate for themselves and for Wing Chun." - Rolf Clausnitzer, co-author of the first English language book on Wing Chun Gung-fu

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David Peterson, 47, has been training in the Chinese martial arts since 1973. He became a student of Sifu Wong Shun Leung after traveling to Hong Kong in 1983. He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, where he majored in Chinese studies, and a teacher of the Chinese language for over twenty years, having now taught at two of Melbourne's most prestigious private schools, 'Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar' and 'Camberwell Grammar School'. Peterson is a speaker of both the Mandarin and Cantonese dialects, and principal instructor of the ‘Melbourne Chinese Martial Arts Club’ (MCMAC) which he established in 1983, and where he instructs in the “Wong Shun Leung Way”. Peterson is one of only two qualified instructors of Wong’s system in Australia, authorized by Sifu Wong personally before his death, and a fully endorsed member of the world-wide ‘Wong Shun Leung Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) Martial Arts Association’ and the Hong Kong-based 'Ving Tsun Athletic Association'. Peterson interpreted for his teacher whenever Sifu Wong conducted seminars in Australia, and in 1996 was employed as script translator on Jackie Chan’s ‘Mr Nice Guy’, which was shot on location in Melbourne. Actively involved in the local Chinese community, Peterson is the only non-Chinese member of the 'Melbourne Chinese Masonic Society' ('Man Ji Dong') and a prominent member of their Lion Dance Team. He is a former Victorian Chairman of the 'Federation of Australasian Kung-fu Organizations' (FAKO), a position he held for eight consecutive years, and an Accredited Coach under the 'National Coaching Accreditation Scheme' (NCAS) run by the Australian Federal Government. He is also a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in many local (Australian) and overseas journals, including ‘Combat’, ‘Inside Kung-fu’, ‘Black Belt’, ‘Masters of the Martial Arts’, ‘Impact: the Action Movie Magazine’, ‘Eastern Heroes’, ‘Australasian Fighting Arts’, ‘Blitz Australasian Martial Arts Magazine’, ‘Traditional Martial Arts Journal’, ‘Impact Martial Arts Magazine’, ‘Qi Magazine’, ‘Australasian Martial Arts Magazine’, ‘Martial Arts Illustrated’, ‘Kung Fu Qigong Magazine’, ‘Fight Times’, ‘Ging Wing Chun’, ‘Kicksider’ and ‘Kung-fu Illustrierte’. In 1998, Peterson was invited to America for the first time by Sifu Jesse Glover, the late Bruce Lee's original student, teaching in both Seattle and Los Angeles. In November 1999, Peterson was a guest presenter at the '1st World Ving Tsun Conference' in Hong Kong, presenting his views on the future of the Wing Chun system. A highly respected seminar presenter of the ‘WSL Method’ of Wing Chun, both in Australia and overseas, Peterson traveled to the USA for a second time in 2000 to conduct seminars and workshops at the Ving Tsun Museum in Dayton, Ohio, and to an enthusiastic group of Wing Chun and JKD enthusiasts in Orlando and Fort Myers, Florida. In July 2003, on the invitation of devotees of the ‘WSL Method’ there, he traveled to the UK for the first time, conducting seminars and workshops in Manchester, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Southampton and London (St Albans). While there, he was interviewed by both ‘Combat’ and ‘Martial Arts Illustrated’ magazines, two of Britain’s most prominent martial arts journals. As a result of the success of this trip, a second trip to the UK took place in September with seminars and workshops being presented in Whitley Bay, and again in both Newcastle and Manchester. A third trip to the UK is to take place in April of this year (2005). Peterson is the author of ‘Look Beyond the Pointing Finger: the Combat Philosophy of Wong Shun Leung’, the first-ever English language book on his teacher’s interpretation of the Wing Chun system, published in September of 2001. David Peterson can be contacted by mail at: PO Box 150, Ivanhoe, Victoria 3079, Australia; by telephone at: 0407-043-303 (International: +61-407-043-303); or by e-mail at: dmp@cgs.vic.edu.au.

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David Peterson
Editore: Cranes Production (2006)
ISBN 10: 0957957009 ISBN 13: 9780957957008
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