- Baat Cham Dao - Wing-Chun Butterfly Swords
- Instructed by Sifu Samuel Kwok
Baat Cham Dao - Wing-Chun Butterfly Swords
Baat-'eight', Cham-'slash/cut/chop', Dao-'broad sword/saber', Baat-Cham-Dao literally means eight-point-slashing-swords. This type of weapon originates from the southern part of China. One uses for blocking, one uses for attacking, and both Dao often are used in a pair - also known as butterfly swords.
This weapon provides training in mobility and further enhances precision in movement. Practicing the knives is comparable to practicing the pole and dummy techniques. The principle is to overcome the opponent with fast, simple, straightforward strikes. The horse stance must be
extremely mobile, agile and the energy forward requires total body commitment and coordination. The weapon enhances the application and exertion of qi with the wrist and forearms, which improves your skills in hand combat. Because the weapons extend your energy range, you ability in Chi-Sao and combat will be vastly improved.
This DVD includes 8 sessions of Butterfly Swords forms, clearly demonstrated and explained by Sifu Samuel Kwok including front, side and slow motion views.
Grandmaster Samuel Kwok has been studying Wing Chun since 1967. After moving to the UK in 1972, he studied under Lee Sing. After returning to Hong Kong, Kwok began intensive private study with Grandmaster Ip Chun. He was awarded Master Status in 1981 and represented Ip Chun for many years. Grandmaster Kwok was the first to bring Ip Chun and Ip Ching from Hong Kong, and introduce their teaching to the U.K. Europe, Germany, Australia, Denmark, and the U.S. In 1994, Grandmaster Kwok returned to study with Grandmaster Ip Ching. He is the senior representative of the Ip Man / Ip Chun / Ip Ching lineage in the U.K. and U.S.,
with certified instructors around the world.