BaiSao, a little-known exercise Yip Man used to demonstrate Wing Chun to strangers, becomes a window into Wing Chun theory, tying together ChiSao, Wooden Man, and fighting applications. Revealed is the amazing depth of thinking behind a sparkling, casual, but totally absorbing 10-20 second "elevator speech" demo of the martial art that gave Bruce Lee his start. This unique book is structured around quotations from Wang Kiu, the least-known of Yip Man's original core students. Written to resemble a college course, with "lecture/demo", "reading", and "lab" sections, with about 200 photos, BaiSao introduces Maier's YumCha series, evoking an atmosphere of out-of-class discussions where training becomes illumination, treating Wing Chun as a principle-based art of generating and solving puzzles. Wang's sole American student, Maier focused his Ph.D. work on Wing Chun's "Tactical Cognition", evident in suggestive threads into logistics, task analysis, concept mapping, motion analysis and cognitive science.
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Welcome to the YumCha series, in which Sifu Herbert Maier, sole American student of GrandMaster Wang Kiu, talks about ideas behind the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun.
Maier presents the BaiSao exercise of Wing Chun, showing how this exercise underlies the better-known ChiSao (sticking hands), MookJong (wooden man), and fighting applications.
"Before Wing Chun is a fighting method, it is a Thinking Method."--Herbert Maier
"I have two hands, you have two hands. One hand is inside, one hand is outside. Where else will you find so many options?"--Wang Kiu
"I always say that Wing Chun is not a style, it is a Theory--a Theory of Martial Art."--Wang KiuAbout the Author:
Herbert Maier started in martial arts in 1974. Skipping class in college one day, he happened upon a demo by a group starting a club at the college. A year later, he was assistant teaching classes of 120 in the P.E. department. People become attached to different aspects of the arts, as well as different styles. Maier fell in love with the teaching.
He met GM Wang Kiu in 1986, and has trained and studied with him in Canada, Texas, and the Netherlands. He published a couple articles, hosted GM Wang at the United States National Chinese Martial Arts Championships in 1989, and hosted the Wing Chun division of the same event in 1990. Around this time, Maier began teaching only privately while raising his family.
Wing Chun has led him to many new territories in his efforts to understand what GM Wang has to teach. From computer programming to cognitive psychology, a quick visit to several branches of mathematics, and a doctoral program in educational psychology--his dissertation appears to be the first one defining and measuring cognitive performance in the martial arts: "Measuring Cognitive Load Management in a Traditional Martial Arts Training Model".
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Descrizione libro TactiCog (sm), 2006. Perfect Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 979042119
Descrizione libro TactiCog (sm), 2006. Perfect Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Herbert N. Maier Ph.D. (illustratore). book. Codice libro della libreria 0979042119
Descrizione libro TactiCog (sm), 2006. Perfect Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110979042119