VICTOR KAN WAH CHIT
The Man Who Would be King
By Alan Gibson
Victor Kan Wah Chit, nicknamed “Untouchable” and “King of Chi Sau”, is one of the last active students of Grandmaster Ip Man. Senior in rank to both Ip Chun and Ip Ching, he describes himself as GM Ip Man’s natural successor. Readers may well be shocked by some of his opinions, and yet, when Alan Gibson met him, he found him to be good company. Kan’s arguments are based on rank and tradition, and he has plenty of tales to tell about GM Ip Man in the glory days of Wing Chun. While Wong Shun Leung and his peers were out fighting Beimo around Hong Kong, he was holding the fort for the next generation. Kan’s beliefs are concerned primarily with quality Wing Chun. The remainder is arguably scandal and self-promotion.
The Path of Mastery
By Wayne Belonoha
Improve your training by clearly understanding the purpose of key drills like Chi Sau. With the drills’ boundaries clearly defined, you will be able to practise and train in the specific skills needed for mastery.
MOON POINTING FINGER
The Muk Yan Jong is NOT for Dummies
By David Peterson
The Wooden Dummy is a complex, multifaceted training tool that has many “shades of grey” and so much to offer practitioners of the system, but it requires a very special kind of thinking.
CHI SIM SHAOLIN WENG CHUN
Saam Pai Fat: Weng Chun’s Secret Bodywork
By Andreas Hoffmann
Hoffman unravels the mysteries of Weng Chun’s most important form, Saam Pai Fat, and recalls the first time he felt its awesome power and application.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Leung Jan’s Kulo Wing Chun: The Foundation of Pin Sun Boxing
By Jim Roselando Jr.
Master Leung’s Kulo village boxing is one of the rarest forms of martial art in the world today. In this issue, we discuss the history and basics of Master Leung Jan’s final teaching: the art of Pin Sun Wing Chun.
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
The Wing Chun/JKD Stance Connection
By Lamar M. Davis II
Find out just how closely related Wing Chun’s Yi Ji Kim Yeung Ma is to the Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jeet Kune Do Bai Jong position.
Master of a Generation (Part 1)
By David Peterson
Once merely a footnote in the biography of Bruce Lee, thanks to several recent movies based upon his life, the late Grandmaster of Wing Chun Kuen is now fast becoming a household name, but what of the real story of Ip Man?
GRECO WONG WAI CHUNG
Unsung Pioneer of Wing Chun in the UK (Part 1)
By Rolf Clausnitzer
In a revealing interview, Greco Wong Wai Chung recalls his early training with Grandmaster Ip Man and Moy Yat, and how he helped introduce Wing Chun to the British public in the 1960s.
Bringing Ip Man to Life
By Eric Lilleør
With the success of Ip Man and Ip Man 2, Donnie Yen has become one of China’s hottest actors. Here, Yen talks about bringing Ip Man to life on the big screen and we ask him probably the #1 question on fans’ minds: Will he be reprising the role?
Death of a Hidden Master
By Suki Gosal
Suki Gosal celebrates the life of one of Wing Chun’s best-kept secrets, his Sifu Leung Kwok-Keung, the hidden master of Hei Ban Wing Chun.
LAT SAU JIK CHUNG
A Core Element of WSL Ving Tsun
By John Smith
When used successfully, Lat Sau Jik Chung provides less risk to a Wing Chun fighter and will ensure a far quicker and speedier victory within any intended confrontation.
Why Body Structure and How to Develop It
By Dr. Robert Chu
Dr. Chu discusses the importance of understanding the complexities of Body Structure, the functional core of Wing Chun.
WING CHUN AT THE MOVIES
Adopting The Prodigal Son (Part 1)
By Bey Logan
Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan recalls his experiences on location in Hong Kong for the filming of the Sammo Hung-directed Gung Fu classic, and reveals some inside stories about the movie and its stars.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
Wing Chun’s Systems Thinking
By Alan Gibson
Wing Chun is a system, as opposed to a style, but what does this mean and how can it affect the way in which we coach or train? Systems thinking also exposes the potential folly of hybrids and the pick and mix policy of some practitioners.
THE HIDDEN FORMS
Power and Speed in Punching
By Dr. Matthew Mills
The punch is a critical element of the Wing Chun system and improving its impact will clearly magnify its effectiveness. Dr. Mills examines the biomechanical and neuromuscular components of punching power and how to maximise them.
In this issue, Mark Page reviews the following books: Weng Chun Kung Fu: Eternal Spring Fist of Shaolin by Andreas Hoffmann and The Wing Chun Compendium: Vol. 1 by Wayne Belonoha.
In this issue, Jai Harman reviews the following movies: The Prodigal Son, Legend of The Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen, and Reign of Assassins.
In this issue, James Woodcock reviews the following educational DVDs: 18 Kiu Sao Of Weng Chun, Wing Chun: Grandmaster Jim Fung, and NHB Wing Chun DVD 3: Body Structure Extreme Chi Sao I.