In the Steps of the Grandmaster
By Kenton Sefcik
Sifu Henry Araneda has been very busy during the last three years training, choreographing and stunt doubling on the eagerly awaited Ip Man biopic, The Grandmaster. A teacher under Sifu Duncan Leung, Henry had the opportunity to work alongside some of the greatest filmmakers of our generation, such as famed director Wong Kar-Wai, and Yuen Woo-Ping, who was the choreographer for The Matrix and countless other martial arts films. Henry had the chance to take his Applied Wing Chun to the big screen as a fight choreographer, and stunt double for the leading actor Tony Leung. He also got to work with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’s brilliant Zhang Ziyi, and Cung Le, the man who took out Frank Shamrock in a Strikeforce MMA bout.
Ting Jing: Letting Them Tell You How to Hit Them
By Wayne Belonoha
Learn how to apply Ting Jing (listening or feeling energy) so you can “hear” and understand your opponent’s weak spots and their unprotected areas.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Biu Ji: When the s**t really hits the fan!
By David Peterson
Biu Ji is not “deadly” because it contains secret, lethal techniques—its “danger” lies in the fact that it exposes situations or conditions whereby a Wing Chun fighter’s potential weaknesses could be exploited during fights.
ACADEMIA WING CHUN
Tien Dei Yan: Heaven, Human and Earth
By Sergio Pascal Iadarola
The concept of Tien Dei Yan can be found in several other Chinese martial arts systems. However, like most of the mainstream Wing Chun lineages in Europe and the USA, this concept is not found.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Yiu Choi Wing Chun: Techniques and Strategies
By Alex Danos
Sifu Danos describes the techniques, strategies and training practices of Yiu Choi Wing Chun at the basic level training of this rare style from Mainland China.
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
Chi Sao Training
By Lamar M. Davis II
In this issue, Lamar looks at one of the most valuable skills to both Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do practitioners—Seong Chi Sao, or Double-Arm Sticking Hands.
Wing Chun is not a Fighting Style
By John Little
Danny Xuan is a radically different breed of instructor—a Wing Chun version of Indiana Jones! Like the famed cinematic archaeologist, Xuan travels to exotic locales, uncovering secrets of the art that will inspire and inform the modern practitioner.
BONG SAU FOR COMBAT
Practical Analysis on Kicking in Combat
By Alan Lamb
Bong Sau is excellent for combat use. It is the perfect tool for a smaller person to use against a bigger opponent, but, unfortunately, it does have its flaws. Sifu Lamb shows us how to use Bong Sau effectively.
Wing Chun in a Modern MMA World
By Jason Smith
Sifu Phillip Romero shares his views about Wing Chun’s public image in a modern world that is dominated by the Mixed Martial Arts.
WING CHUN & LIFE
Building up The Way: Siu Lim Tao
By Murat Kaplan
Contrary to what has mostly been said and written about the empty-hand forms of Wing Chun, this article tries to deal with its unique philosophy behind a successful personal and professional life.
The Key to Realistic Wing Chun
By James Woodcock
In the reality-based martial arts world, Wing Chun has its fair share of critics. Does this mean that Wing Chun is ineffective on the pavement arena? Or, could it be down to a misunderstanding of structure?
On Sticking Legs
By Dr. Robert Chu
Wing Chun leg manoeuvres are as complex and varied as any of the other kicking arts, and when used proficiently, kick and hand combinations can make a fighter a formidable opponent.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
Beautifully Spring Loaded
By Alan Gibson
Where does the springy force of Wing Chun originate from, and how is this linked to Chinese internal arts?
THE HIDDEN FORMS
The Cult of Sifuism
By Dr. Matthew Mills
The term Sifu is generally accepted to mean “Teacher”, and implies a certain level of mastery over Wing Chun. Dr. Mills examines the meaning of the term Sifu, the qualification required to achieve this title, and whether or not it is deserved.
ARE YOU FIT TO FIGHT?
Creating Strength through Mobility
By Kenneth Jay, MSc.
Do you want to be stronger and faster? Address your mobility first by following this simple guide to instant strength gains and healthy, pain-free joints for the martial arts athlete.
In this issue, Dave van der Poel reviews the following books: Chong Woo Kwan Wing Chun: The Art of Simultaneous Defence & Attack by Joseph Cheng, and Wing Chun Strategy and Tactics: Attack, Attack, Attack! by Jon Rister and Alfred Huang.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: Tai Chi 0, Ip Man 2, and Double Trouble.
In this issue, James Woodcock reviews the following educational DVDs: Shaolin Wing Chun Series: Level 1 Volume 1, Ip Chun: Wooden Dummy Techniques and Applications, and Wayne Belonoha Wing Chun University: Lesson 19A (Lat Sau Jik Cheung).