Fut Sao Wing Chun:
The Leung Family Buddha Hand
James Cama began his martial arts training in karate at the age of 7 under his cousin, and at age 9 he trained formally at Sun Duk Son’s Mu Duk Tang Soo Do school. He then trained in Hung Gar Kuen under Bucksam Kong and Chester Chin, Ying Jow Pai under Leung Sum, Go Ju Ryu Karatedo under Peter Urban, Kayo Ong and Meitatsu Yagi, Wing Chun under Moy Yat and Fut Sao Buddha Hand Wing Chun under Grandmaster Henry Leung. Years passed by and Cama became a closed door disciple under G.M. Leung and eventually became the first student to finish the whole Fut Sao Wing Chun system and to become certified to teach the art. Sifu Leung taught the system secretly for so long and because training was difficult at times, many students never finished the whole system. In fear of the art becoming extinct and with G.M. Leung’s blessing, Sifu Cama has decided to open the gate and teach the art publicly.
About the Book
Wing Chun is one of the most popular martial arts in the world. It was made famous by Bruce Lee and his master, Yip Man. The most practiced form of Wing Chun is the Hong Kong version, which is streamlined and compact. However, older systems survive in China and one of them is the obscure art known as Fut Sao (Buddha Hand) Wing Chun. Fut Sao Wing Chun was brought to America in 1961 by Grandmaster Henry Leung, (Hong Lei, Chi Man), who learned the whole system under Great Master Gao Jhi Fut Sao. The system was passed down in America to Master Leung’s one disciple, Sifu James Cama. In this book Cama sets out, for the first time, the outline of the Fut Sao system of Wing Chun Kuen.
This book is special because, for the first time ever, the Fut Sao Siu Lin Tao and its two-man set are revealed. The Hei Gung set and meditation visualization practice are also detailed. The gem of the art is its internal practices which are rarely seen in Wing Chun. Chapters included: forms training, weapons, training enhancement devices, sensitivity training and internal training.
“I found Fut Sao Wing Chun to be a very interesting and educational read… All in all, I believe this book accomplishes what the author intended, which is to present a great introduction of Fut Sao Wing Chun, and beyond that, this book is a fitting tribute to a Wing Chun brother who will be greatly missed.” –Tony Massengill, Wing Chun Illustrated “This book is special because, for the first time ever, the Fut Sao Siu Lin Tao and its two-man set are revealed. The Hei Gung set and meditation visualization practice are also detailed. The gem of the art is its internal practices which are rarely seen in Wing Chun.” –Aaron Cantrell, Everything Wing Chun “All martial artists can find value in reading through the 8 Peerless Actions and the 4 Principles section. It provides a context by which to filter your practice allowing a student the capacity to add depth to their art.” –Chuck Kennedy, Chicago Fut Sao Wing Chun Association “James Cama… shows a taste of the self defense aspects that Wing Chun has to offer. A wonderful source of the movements to any student of the art.” –Jake Burroughs, The Ground Never Misses