The Return of the Little Dragon
By Eric Lilleør
How can you provide an adequate overview and introduction to the art of Wing Chun, that the average member of the public will not only comprehend but also, perhaps as a result of it, become motivated enough to take up the study of the art? That was the underlying purpose of the award-winning filmmaker John Little’s most recent film Wing Chun: The Art That Introduced Kung Fu To Bruce Lee—a film entirely commissioned by Warner Bros. as a Special Feature for their 40th Anniversary re-release of Enter the Dragon on Blu-ray. The film took John Little on an intrepid journey to the legendary Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng County of Henan Province, to Foshan in the Guangdong province, and finally to Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. To do Wing Chun complete justice in terms of representation, four true gentlemen of Wing Chun agreed to appear in front of his cameras: Ip Chun, David Peterson, Samuel Kwok, and Danny Xuan.
Hand Conditioning: Creating a Stone-Hard Fist
By Wayne Belonoha
Sifu Belonoha shows you how to change your fist into a stone-hard weapon. By applying specific methods to increase your bone density and generally toughen your fist, you can rest assured that one strike will be enough.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Paak Sau… Slaps Can Be Deceiving!
By David Peterson
The Wing Chun system is renowned for its ingenious training drills, of which there are two or three such exercises, which typify how Wing Chun transforms one’s concepts into reality. One of these training methods is the Paak Sau drill.
ACADEMIA WING CHUN
Sunny So & Peter Wong: Two Original Tang Yick Students
By Sergio Pascal Iadarola
For this issue, Sifu Sergio sat down with both Sifu Sunny So and Sifu Peter Wong to discuss the late Grandmaster Tang Yick, “Dai Dak Lan”, and the overall future of Wing Chun in Hong Kong.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Yuen Kay San Wing Chun: An Introduction
By Zopa Gyatso
Although relatively unknown to, and somewhat rare in the West until perhaps as recently as the 1990s, Yuen Kay San Wing Chun has nonetheless always maintained a large following in Guangzhou, Guangdong.
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
Speed: Do You Have it?
By Lamar M. Davis II
The late Bruce Lee was famous for his incredible speed. Much of that speed comes from the directness that he attained from his Wing Chun training. Learn how you can become even faster yourself.
The Art of Fighting
By James Woodcock
Alan Orr is a rare breed in the Wing Chun world, in that he tests his skills in the harsh arena of the cage. Sifu Orr discusses self-defence, the Chinese internal methods, and also why some people may still have a lot to learn.
EGO & PRIDE
Wing Chun’s Worst Enemies
By Dave van der Poel
Most Wing Chun practitioners have witnessed the Ego & Pride phenomenon. It is part of our very human nature, but they’re also very unstable habits, misused by so many in their search for status and power over others.
BAAT JAAM DO
Butterfly Swords Revolution
By Eric Lilleør
Baat Jaam Do design and quality has taken a huge leap forward since 2010. We discuss the change with Jeffrey Modell of Modell Design LLC—the designer of the famous integral knives and subsequently a key agent of change.
CHUNG KWOK CHOW
Decoding Wing Chun
By Kenton Sefcik
Sifu Chung Kwok Chow is renowned for his Integrative Wing Chun which incorporates stand-up, joint locks and ground-fighting. So, why has Sifu Chow changed the empty-hand forms and where is his approach headed?
No Mind, No Emotion
By Jon Rister
The real essence in combative Wing Chun is not to think about what to do, but to simply do. Sifu Rister explains a concept that is often overlooked in training, but if attained, will make you more effective than ever.
Siu Nim Tao: Is It Really Wing Chun Without It?
By Dr. Robert Chu
Siu Nim Tao develops both body structure and the foundation of Wing Chun Kuen. Most practice this incorrectly, with an inflexible rooted stance. By practising dynamically, the practitioner issues maximum force caused by alignment from root to hand.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
Form and Function: Training, not fighting
By Alan Gibson
The path you choose to ultimately make your Wing Chun more functional is up to you, but the forms should always provide a systematic expansion of how individual actions should ideally be performed.
THE HIDDEN FORMS
Every Breath You Take
By Dr. Matthew Mills
Many martial arts pay a great deal of attention to their breathing patterns, but this is not a specific feature of Wing Chun. Dr. Mills examines the value of Qigong breathing for Wing Chun.
In this issue, Dave van der Poel reviews the following books: Wing Chun Kung-Fu by James Yimm Lee and The Keys to Wing Chun by Samuel Kwok.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: CZ12, The Bullet Vanishes, and The Last Tycoon.
In this issue, James Woodcock reviews the following educational DVDs: International Workshop Series Vol. 11 Sunny Tang: Gong Sau and Alan Orr Body Structure Sparring Series: Fundamental Skills 1.