“AGAIN, WAYNE DEMONSTRATES AN UNPARALLELED KNOWLEDGE OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL AND CULTURE ASPECTS THAT AFFECT WING CHUN AS AN ART, AND MAY IMPACT THE TRAINING AND GOAL SETTING OF THE WING CHUN PRACTITIONER.”
Author(s): Wayne Belonoha
Publisher: Blue Snake Books (2009)
In the premiere issue of Wing Chun Illustrated, I reviewed The Wing Chun Compendium: Volume 1 and commented that the book’s breadth of coverage made it one of the most ambitious and comprehensive Wing Chun books ever written. So when The Wing Chun Compendium: Volume 2 landed on my doorstep, my initial thought was: what other Wing Chun topics are there that weren’t already covered in Volume 1?
This question is answered in the introduction where Wayne Belonoha states that he wrote this volume to record the Muk Yan Jong and weapons forms as passed down to him by his Sigung Moy Yat and Sifu Sunny Tang, and to detail some less commonly explored aspects of Wing Chun, which can help to cultivate the practitioner’s expertise in the art.
Just as in Volume 1, Wayne’s easy to follow writing style is evident (very important for keeping the reader’s attention over a 500-page book) and the production quality of the book is first class.