Updated: Feb 17
My latest book, the Plum Flower Posts of Wing Chun is now available everywhere.
Apply and defend against all manner of kicks, sweeps, leg locks, leg checks and kick checks by learning to master the lost study of plum flower posts.
It's time to rediscover the forgotten secrets to harnessing and wielding the power of the plum flower posts in combat. The missing link for training the Wing Chun stance, this book helps intermediate students and practitioners reach the highest levels of proficiency, teaching leg skills, sticking skills, good positioning, and checking and immobilization skills.
The plum flower posts consist of 11 posts--10 wooden gerk jong, or legwork posts, and one mok yan jong, or wooden man post. Together, they complete a set called the moy fa jong. The wooden dummy trains practitioners to protect the upper centerline by applying hard techniques with proper distance, position, and leg control, while the gerk jong are designed and placed to train all elements of legwork and manage the lower centerline.
A valuable training tool for any and all styles and families of Wing Chun, mastering the posts ensures that you never lose a fight due to lost balance or bad positioning; fall from leg sweeps, leg locks, or leg checks; or miss the knockout because of poor distance or knockout power. Comprehensively written and supplemented with 180 full-color illustrations and photos, Wing Chun Plum Flower Posts is an essential resource for Wing Chun students, practitioners, and teachers looking to expand their knowledge base and skill set.
“I have been a diehard martial artist for well over 40 years. For the past 28 years I’ve been a Seven Star Praying Mantis Attribute Enhancement Instructor, with a primary focus on footwork. This book has brought to light a tool and methods that redefine stance, power, and leg conditioning for the twenty-first-century martial arts practitioner. The information in this book doesn’t just take you to the next level—it takes you to the final level!”
—Sifu Eric Graham, head instructor, Tactical Mantis Training
(The Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung-Fu System)
“I have practiced the art of Jeet Kune Do for 21 years. Sifu Belonoha and I have spent countless hours talking about kung fu and even more where I watched him teach. I can testify to his depth of knowledge and understanding of the Wing Chun system. The organized structure he uses to teach is the best that I’ve seen and it consistently builds his students’ skills. In every class he applies and teaches the legwork from the plum flower posts. This is truly a hidden treasure in the Wing Chun system and I can’t think of anybody more qualified to bring this topic to you.”
—Hiram Daniel, certified instructor, Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do