BEGINNING WING CHUN: WHY WING CHUN WORKS
First published by The Peacenik Press in 1998
Previously published as Why Wing Chun Works by Summersdale Publishers
Ltd in 2002
This edition published in 2006 by Summersdale Publishers Ltd.
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Main photography was by Robert Dunning from Solentstudios.
com, David Peterson supplied the Wong Shun Leung photos,
Kevin Bell, Kevin McLaren and Christian Riley were models. David
Peterson provided the foreword and the ‘Loi Lau Hoi Sung, Lat Sau
Jik Chung’ section, along with much advice, ideas and proofreading.
Andre Ibbett helped in the history section; Kevin McLaren wrote
the Strength and Conditioning section; Kevin Bell wrote the Fighting
Practice section and contributed generally; Mark Page proofread
the manuscript. Thanks to all at Summersdale for bringing this book
to print, especially Lucy for her patience and understanding during