I never practice wingtsun, but watched Bruce Lee first in TVB EYT and then in his movies and then later read his books for decades. In time I have friends that used to spar with him during his college days in HK.
However, it is totally unforeseeable that I met and have serious chats with Master Chui when he first contracted his grave disease,and yet in perfect condition. Other than his condition, he cheerfully shared with me his wonderful observations of wingtsun, many of which defies simple college linear mechanics. We videoed and measured with body weight balances, and the results were not immediately explanable.
The discussion goes on for three to four sessions in my office, and Master Chui , unlike those ' I know it all' guys, honestly told me that he can apply but cannot explain it and seriously ask me for suggestions.
Every time he turned up, his youthful and inquisitive spirit never grew old nor weaken.
The last time I saw him was in the inaugural ceremony of the school of the disciples of Master leung seung, when Master Chui was the most senior disciple of IP Man still alive.
Just one month or so before his passing away was his birthday party. I have a chance to go and watched how he did his famous Siu NIM Tau. But I missed this last chance of meeting the last days of this grand master of Wingtsun
The book is relatively simple, yet most accurate, no more no less than the essence.
The very initial presentation of three types of force is already revealing a profound knowledge not found in almost all wingtsun form texts. The same principle is found in taiji , yet minimal taiji books mention these forces and also many taiji practitioners does not know about these basic requirements in practice. This makes this book very outstanding.