Modified Wing Chun Kuen

Modified Wing Chun Kuen is your guide to the principles and the science behind the art. John A. Douvillier takes you beyond the traditional movements of the classical Wing Chun forms, to the concepts that make the tools and techniques of the forms work.

Modified Wing Chun Kuen includes:

  • Short history of the art
  • Principles of Percussive Combat
  • Footwork skills to master your balance and take the balance of your opponent
  • Fundamental low line kicks and the dangers of high line kicks
  • Defensive and Offensive Wing Chun tools
  • The Science of Punching
  • The Art of Chi Sau
  • Training methods and tools
  • Simple, Effective, Efficient, Effortless and Natural (SEEEN) fighting techniques

Modified Wing Chun Kuen is a foundational textbook that will guide a student from neophyte (White Sash) through expert (Black Sash) in the Art of Wing Chun Kuen.

Author: John Douvillier

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Introduction to Tien Shan Pai: Celestial Mountain Kung Fu

As a Tien Shan Pai practitioner myself for 20+ years, I can say this text provides an excellent introduction to the style and even a preview of some of the material that can be learned at later stages of training.
— Yuan Jie

Introduction to Tien Shan Pai: Celestial Mountain Kung Fu is a comprehensive introduction to this popular northern style of Chinese Kuoshu. Grandmaster Huang, Chien-Liang, 64th generation Grandmaster of Tien Shan Pai, provides details about the system s history, characteristics, philosophy, and technique. 

Through the use of detailed explanations, multiple-angle photographs, and authentic primary sources, Tien Shan Pai's vast array of skills is presented, including: 

  • Basic stance training within the context of Tien Shan Pai 
  • Warm-up exercises and kicks to promote flexibility, increased circulation, and healthy joints 
  • Detailed instruction of Mei Hua Quan, one of Tien Shan Pai s signature forms 
  • An overview of Tien Shan Pai s fighting techniques as taught by 63rd generation Supreme Master Wang, Chueh-Jen, "Double Broadsword King" of China 
  • Power training for martial applications 
  • Qin Na techniques and applications for self-defense. 

Introduction to Tien Shan Pai provides valuable insights for every reader, whether a beginner or an accomplished practitioner.

Author: Huang Chien-Liang, Ian Chisholm

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Devastating Kung Fu Destructions

Devastating Kung Fu Destructions is a complete course in the powerful destruction attacks of this ancient martial art.

If your assailant uses his body as a weapon to harm you, your best defense is to take that weapon away from him by destroying it one limb, joint or vital organ at a time.
— Noah Knapp

Devastating Kung Fu Destructions is your guide to doing exactly that. Sifu Noah Knapp details dozens of ways to disrupt the function and structural integrity of the human body as a means to escaping a deadly assault. Rather than relying on pain to stop an attacker, the kung fu destructions found in this book focus on disabling your assailant so he literally can’t continue assaulting you. 

You’ll learn destructions that work against the arms, legs, head, neck and core as well as key principles for applying these devastating skills. Sifu Knapp also explains the finer points of defensive movements (reaction and return strikes) and offensive movements (ripping, capturing and conquering) plus grappling and striking options that work against all areas of the body. 

Author: Noah Knapp

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Kung Fu Grappling

Essential Kung Fu Grappling Concepts

Sifu Noah Knapp is a second generation instructor with over a quarter of a century experience in self defense and martial arts. He maintains a third degree black sash in Kung Fu and has extensive training and/or teaching ranks in several other arts such as Kenpo Karate, Aikido, Kali, Silat & Tai Chi.

Kung Fu Grappling is a concise guide to the self-defense locks, throws and takedowns of kung fu. Sifu Noah Knapp introduces you to the concepts essential to kung fu grappling: Chin Na, non-resistance, core seeking, touch sensitivity, positioning and the manipulation of circles.

Based on this foundation, you'll learn the basic skills of stepping, covering, falling safely, offensive and defensive starts and speed grappling, then put all of these to work in applying a wide range of self-defense skills against an assailant. 

Learn offensive and defensive kung fu applications of wrist locks, arm locks, upper and lower body grappling, submissions, sweeps, throws, takedowns and holds.

LEARN:

  • Falls and Rolls
  • Positioning and Starts
  • Wrist locks and Crushes 
  • Takedowns and Throws
  • Elbow locks and Twists
  • Submissions
  • Shoulder locks 
  • Entries and Stepping
  • Finger locks 
  • Chokes
  • Stance reading 
  • Arm bars
  • Headlocks 
  • Chin Na
  • Leg Sweeps and Locks

Author: Noah Knapp

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A Los Angeles Bouncer's Guide to Practical Fighting

Everything a street fighting manual must have, plus it is compact, clear and precise
— Tomaso Porro

As a bouncer in some of the top night clubs in Los Angeles, Sifu Noah Knapp has seen first hand what works in a street fight and what doesn't. In fact, he's used the techniques he teaches in A Los Angeles Bouncer's Guide to Practical Fighting to subdue violent drunks, disarm knife wielding attackers and break up full scale melees. 

More importantly, he's learned to recognize a situation about to go bad and size up an opponent's strengths and weaknesses in the critical seconds before a fight begins. 

In this guide to practical fighting techniques, Sifu Knapp combines his 20+ years of experience in Kung Fu with his knowledge gained as a professional bouncer to create a crash course in surviving a fight without spending years training in the martial arts. 

Learn how to position yourself so you can easily protect your vital targets, which strikes and kicks work on practically any opponent, how to defend against the most common attacks with simple 2 or 3 step responses, how to escape from headlocks, grabs and chokes, and many more valuable skills that could save your life.

Author: Noah Knapp

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Unlocking Kung Fu: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners

Very detailed and easy to follow. The author dives into Kung Fu training and outlines every part of it.
— Mike Sirota

Sifu Noah Knapp has created a complete beginner’s guide to Kung Fu. In this comprehensive introduction you'll learn the fundamental stances, blocks, strikes, and kicks of Kung Fu as well as drills you can practice alone and with a partner to improve your skills and learn to channel your internal energy. 

Learn Kung Fu: 

  • History 
  • Philosophy
  • Bowing 
  • Developing Power 
  • Total Body Stretches 
  • Body Positioning 
  • Stances
  • Defensive Blocks 
  • Offensive Blocks
  • Reaction Strikes 
  • Lower Body Blocks 
  • Basic Striking 
  • Basic Kicking 
  • Beginning 
  • Triple Set 
  • Solo Drills 
  • Paired Drills 
  • Paired Freestyle

Unlocking Kung Fu also introduces advanced concepts like generating power, clearing, freestyle practice and combination techniques. A Complete Introduction to the Ancient Art of Kung Fu!

Author: Noah Knapp

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Ultimate Kung Fu Drills

Learning a technique teaches you what to do when things are going right but training a technique to mastery teaches you what to do when things go wrong.
— Sifu Noah Knapp

The drills in this book will help you master Kung Fu techniques so you can apply your skills when you need them most. Sifu Knapp introduces a wide variety of ways to practice, including solo and partner drills to train the upper, lower and full body. 

Each drill is rated by difficulty level and many have "next steps" that you can take to make a drill more challenging as you continue to develop your skill level.

Author: Noah Knapp

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Survivalist Kung Fu

Survivalist Kung Fu is your guide to ending a threatening situation using the strategies and techniques of Kung Fu. Sifu Noah Knapp looks at dozens of potentially dangerous scenarios and arms you with the skills to neutralize your attacker. 

Learn how to recognize a crisis and take preemptive action, how to escape from multiple attackers, how to use your environment to your advantage, how to neutralize an attacker armed with a knife or club, and how to recover when things go wrong. This book is packed with ways to get yourself out of a crisis and escape to safety using the principles of survivalist kung fu.

Author: Noah Knapp

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