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Three by Geek Wing Chun’s, Steve Grogan

BOOK 1 : The Lone Warrior

LINK: http://www.geekwingchuninc.com/TheLoneWarrior.html

DESCRIPTION: Do you have a burning desire to get better at Wing Chun, but you can’t because you can’t make it to class much? Then on the nights you DO make it, you discover class is full of beginners, so your skills don’t get pushed to the next level. Author Steve
Grogan was stuck in the same position, until he came up with the ideas that fill this tome.

The Lone Warrior will help you build a day-by-day training routine that accommodates YOUR schedule. Steve lists the activities he has picked for his own training and then shows how even a full-time working father of four can fit 30-60 minutes of training into each day, even on work days!

The activities are broken into several categories:
•Solo activities (Forms, Shadow Boxing, etc.)
•Activities that require gear (Wooden Dummy work)
•Activities that require partners (Chi Sao)
•Activities that require partners AND gear (Sparring)

Each Category section features a description of all activities. As you read these, you should notate which items sound most appealing and/or address areas where you need improvement.

***And in case you are wondering: yes, this book even gives you a solution to that one persistent, pesky question, “How do I get better at Chi Sao if no one in my life even knows how to do it?”***

Once each activity has been described, you get to the section the describes how Steve organizes each day. Yours might look completely different, and that’s okay. The whole point is to give you a blueprint to follow. It’s a catalyst to inspire you to find your own path toward Wing Chun mastery!

Designed as a companion piece to Steve Grogan’s book of the same name (available for purchase here: http://www.geekwingchuninc.com/TheLoneWarrior.html, THE LONE WARRIOR App will help you build a training routine based around your daily schedule

 

BOOK 2:  How to Build a Free-Standing Wing Chun Wooden Dummy

LINK: http://www.geekwingchuninc.com/HowtoBuildaFreestandingWingChunWoodenDummy.html

DESCRIPTION: Finally, a guide that tells you how to build a free-standing wooden dummy (AND how to weight it down) at an affordable price.

Most wooden dummies cost $1000, and they also come on big, bulky frames that won’t fit in your apartment/house. Then you look for dummies that are built WITHOUT the frame, but guess what? They cost just as much!

You search for guides on how to build your own, but it seems like every guide out there tells you how to build them only with those gigantic frames. There are none that show you how to build one that can stand on its own.

Until now.

In this book, Steve Grogan provides you with everything you need to make your own dummy:

*A list of supplies
*Ideas on how to save $$$ on the above
*Easy-to-follow instructions
*Tips on how to weigh it down, and…
*Contact information if you have any questions

Grab this guide, and you will have a free-standing wooden dummy in your house in no time!

Steve Grogan is the founder of Geek Wing Chun (http://www.geekwingchuninc.com/). He has been practicing Wing Chun since 1995, and Geek Wing Chun is his way of sharing training tips and ideas with the world.

 

BOOK 3:  How to Teach Wing Chun

LINK: http://www.geekwingchuninc.com/HowtoTeachWingChun.html

DESCRIPTION: Martial arts schools are not like colleges. It’s not like everyone starts and finishes on the same date, and everyone is expected to know the same material by the end of the year. People start at different times, and they have different learning curves. They will not all advance at the same rate, even if they DO all start on the same day.

So how do we teach martial arts? Do we go into each class with no idea or lesson plan, just teaching willy nilly and hope that our students become good at our given style? No. We still need an underlying structure, a curriculum that provides an outline yet is still flexible to be changed if the need arises.

Steve Grogan has been studying Wing Chun since 1995 and teaching it since 2017. Over the last few years, he has analyzed and condensed his approach to teaching in a way that hits up areas where most students struggle. He knows that new students need more than just theory and forms; they need proof that what they are practicing will actually work if they ever have to defend themselves.

This book shows new Wing Chun instructors how they can organize what might initially seem like a formless monster into a clear and concise curriculum. Odds are that even OLD Wing Chun instructors might find something enlightening in its pages.

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Featured Book- Step on The Mat by Ninja Nguyen

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Title:     Step on the Mat

Subtitle:      Life Lessons of The Ninja

Author:  Ninja Nguyen

Publisher:       Lioncrest Publishing

Genre:  Sports Bio/Martial Arts/Philosophy

Format: Paperback & ebook

Length:    222 pages

Publication Date: May 17, 2019

Synopsis:

 

The martial arts can be exciting and fun for young people, but they are more than just kicking and punching. The valuable lessons found in the routines and rituals of karate, jiu jitsu, and other disciplines can bring joy and purpose to everything else you do in your life—even if you’ve never executed a roundhouse kick or split a board with your bare hand.Ninja Nguyen’s martial arts adventure began when he was a small boy in Vietnam. It continued throughout his remarkable journey from his war-torn homeland to a refugee camp, and finally to America, where he’s now the successful owner of a Boston dojo. In Step on the Mat, he shares his inspiring story as he leads you through each stage of his martial arts class—from opening bow to sparring and competition—and reveals the life-changing principles that can make you stronger in heart, mind, and body.

 

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Ninja Nguyen-HeadshotHear  Taekwondo Life Magazine’s FREE PodCast featuring Ninja Nguyen (Everywhere 9/16/19):

https://www.buzzsprout.com/269195/1479901-episode-29-step-on-the-mat-with-ninja-nguyen

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Featured Book- Listening to the Masters by Ronnie Malina

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Title:     Listening to the Masters

Subtitle:      Insight, Knowledge, and Wisdom from Today’s Martial Arts Masters

Author:  Ronnie Malina

Publisher:        Ronnie Malina

Genre:  Sports Bio/Martial Arts/Philosophy

Format: Paperback & ebook

Length:    270 pages

Publication Date: June 1, 2019

Synopsis:

 

Listening to the Masters: Insight, Knowledge, and Wisdom from Today’s Martial Arts Masters is a compilation of lessons learned from some of the most knowledgeable martial artists of modern times. When Sensei Ronnie Malina’s martial arts mentor, Grandmaster Ralph Jaschke, was diagnosed with cancer, it became his mission to honor him by creating a book that explores the qualities that transform students into renowned masters. You’ll hear from:

Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, Vikki Morrow, Jeff BisCamp, Kathy Long, Jon Rister, Jeremy Schmidt, Bohdi Sanders, Mary Baca, Steve Ashcraft, David Nelson, Billy Swinney, Stephen DC Surtees, Raul Vasquez, Ralph Jaschke, Mark Clarite, Ted Gambordella, Keith Dundas, Sky Wood, Melody Johnson, Rick Torres, Jamie Cashion, Don Kerstetter, Kevin Smith, John Barrera, Juan Alcantar, William Rankin, William Alford, Joe Soliz, Mick Moore, David Blevins, and Gary Lee.

Amazing things happen when you sit back and Listen to the Masters.

“This is timeless knowledge, wisdom gained through endless hours of training, philosophies of people whose dedication to the development of these arts know no bounds. Heady stuff indeed. I hope you enjoy this. I did.” Ted Nulty, Award winning and bestselling author of The Locker and Gone Feral.

 

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Hear  Taekwondo Life Magazine’s FREE PodCast featuring Master Ronnie Malina (Everywhere 9/1/19):

https://www.buzzsprout.com/269195/1434493-episode-27-listening-to-the-masters-with-ronnie-malina

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Featured: Tae Kwon Do: My Life and Philosophy by Yeon Hwan Park

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Title:  Tae Kwon Do: My Life and Philosophy

Author:   Yeon Hwan Park

Genre: Non-Fiction/Autobiography/Sports/Taekwondo

Format: Paperback

164 Pages

Publisher: Facts on File

Publication Date:  April 20009

Synopsis:  Recounts the author’s life, Tae Kwon Do career, and personal philosophy based on the tenants of the martial art

Buying Link : https://www.amazon.com/Tae-Kwon-Do-Life-Philosophy/dp/0816077975/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1543193891&sr=8-5&keywords=Yeon+Hwan+Park

 

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New Release: The Rogue Kingdom By Stephen Steighner

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The Rouge Kingdom by Stephen Steighner

Title:   The Rogue Kingdom

Author: Stephen Steighner

Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Suspense/Thriller 

Format: eBook/Paperback

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Pages:   365 pages

Publication Date: July 5, 2018

Synopsis:  In a Buddhist monastery atop a remote mountain, Kim Jae Pak has spent the years since her escape from North Korea training with a martial arts grandmaster. Her extraordinary skills attract the attention of the South Korean government, and she is chosen to assassinate North Korea’s brutal dictator so that a nuclear attack can be averted. But with the United States scrambling to conceal their involvement and the threat of war with China growing, Kim must decide if revenge against the dictator who murdered her family is worth the possible obliteration of the entire world.

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