It seems the Ip Man syllabus removed deep breathing for Siu Lim Tao part 1. Anyone has idea why the part is removed?

Front cover of Traditional Wing Chun: The branch of great master Yip Man by Igor Dudukchan (Google Books link)

From this blog entry:

This video shows the Ving Tsun (wing chun) Kung Fu form, Siu Nim Tao, with a certain part played at a very slow rate of movement. To an observer, it appears the practitioner may simply be standing still, but the student practicing feels the whole body alive with movement and energy.

This exercise develops discipline and mental focus, as well as Centerline awareness, relaxed deep breathing, and powerful legs with good balance from the horse stance training.

  • Are you asking about Igor's book? The video? Statements by Yip Man on his syllabus? May 19, 2022 at 20:04
  • @MacacoBranco asking about the books and also the Ip Man's classes from his branches student. None of them i "found" teaching deep breathing. This video from Ip Man didn't look like doing deep breathing also - youtube.com/watch?v=iecU5Ch3_-E May 20, 2022 at 1:49
  • @MacacoBranco Siu Lim Tao (Part 1) is form of standing meditation. Deep breathing is the essence for whole body relaxation. See this lady and compare with Ip Man did it. The belly is bloating on and off - youtube.com/watch?v=K353fkHYMPs May 20, 2022 at 2:39
  • William Cheung has a book out on using Sil Lim Tao called "How to Develop Chi Power". It's not about chi-kung as such, but it supposedly goes over breathing and leading chi through the body. Personally, I think if your goal is to understand chi-kung, you learn it from someone who specializes in it. And then you find someone who can show you how that is applied to martial arts. And usually that means doing something like Taiji, particularly Yang style. But Wing Chun is fine, too. The principles stay the same no matter what the martial expression is. May 23, 2022 at 19:12
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    @SteveWeigand let me ask Dennis Lee if I have chance to see him, Ip Ching's student :) I supposed to attend his class if covid didn't happen May 24, 2022 at 15:52


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