A Living Wing Chun Encyclopaedia
By Kenton Sefcik
Is there such a thing as authentic Wing Chun? Where did Wing Chun originate—is the legend of the legendary Buddhist Nun Ng Mui really true? Is the Ip Man Wing Chun system a personalised system made up from several different lineages? Have you ever wondered what it takes to seek out and find some of these more obscure lineages? Travel around the world with Sifu Sergio Iadarola as he takes you on a Wing Chun journey to discover the origins of the system; including stories from the Ip Man, Yuen Kay Say and Gulao lineages. From Amsterdam to Israel, China and throughout Asia, Sifu Sergio is a living and breathing Wing Chun encyclopaedia.
Maximising Relaxed Power
Applying the Six Harmonies
By Wayne Belonoha
There are many valid methods of generating power when fighting. Application of the six harmonies is a recognised and time-tested method used to generate the full amount of body power without using any additional muscle tension.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Reading Between the Lines
Key Concepts & Maxims of Wing Chun (Part 1)
By David Peterson
One area the various lineages tend to agree is that of the Key Concepts and certain Traditional Maxims (Kuen Kuit) that have been passed down from the Wing Chun ancestors.
ACADEMIA WING CHUN
Wing Chun’s Elements
By Sergio Pascal Iadarola
Although the four elements Water, Earth, Wind and Fire are found in several Chinese martial arts, it is a much lesser-known fact that they are also part of some Wing Chun lineages.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Gulao Wing Chun
The Art I Know
By Jim Roselando Jr.
Leung Jan earned the reputation of Foshan Jan Sin San. Sifu Roselando shares some elements of a recently translated Chinese text on Leung Jan’s Pin Sun Kuen.
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
Be Your Best at All Times!
By Lamar M. Davis II
Nowadays it seems like physical fitness is often a neglected area of training for many martial artists. Sifu Lamar offers some basic guidelines to help you get and stay there.
Respect, Peace & Tradition
By Kenton Sefcik
Sifu Abid Mahmood’s reputation is all about staying power. Being a disciple of Master James Sinclair for over 32 years, he professes the “middle-way” traditions to his own full-time Wing Chun school.
ANATOMY OF WING CHUN’S “SUN” PUNCH (PART 2)
By Danny Xuan
Everyone talks about punching from the ground up, but no one tells you exactly how to do it. As long as you are standing on the ground, you will get support from it; however, it is a different matter when you know how to utilise it optimally.
One of Wing Chun’s Little “Secrets”
By Shaun Rawcliffe
Gung Lik is actually not a secret, but it is definitely intangible; you cannot see it or copy it, you have to develop it and when you have developed the correct elbow energy you won’t really feel it, your opponent, on the other hand, certainly will!
THE ORIGINS OF WING CHUN
Time for a Revision? (Part 2)
By Scott Buckler
The crucible of Wing Chun appears to be the Canton Delta from the late 1700s. Why did ongoing political tensions in the region lead to such an integrated combat system? Also, who is the earliest, verifiable founder of the system?
CULTIVATING THE WING CHUN STANCE
By Aaron Vyvial & Kenton Sefcik
Does the Wing Chun stance need to adapt to modern times? Is it solely for training purposes? Discover the details to develop a strong root and how one’s evolution of the stance also becomes part of one’s success in Wing Chun.
The Yin and Yang Hands of Wing Chun Kuen
By Dr. Robert Chu
Can a study of Chinese metaphysics serve to enhance our study of Wing Chun? Sifu Chu shows how Wing Chun embodies Chinese philosophy, and how the philosophical and physical complement each other in Yin and Yang.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
What Comes First: the Chicken or the Egg?
By Alan Gibson
If martial arts are supposed to be about personal development and more than just aimless fighting, should we examine our coaching priorities in a little more detail?
THE HIDDEN FORMS
The Motor Control Food Chain
By Dr. Matthew Mills
The Human Locomotor System has evolved several, inter-related levels of control, enabling the development of complex movement patterns. Dr. Mills explores the motor learning process and training techniques to optimise the assimilation and expression of our Wing Chun fighting skills.
In this issue, Dave van der Poel reviews the following books: Learning Wing Chun Kung Fu: A Step by Step Reference Guide by Jason Kokkorakis and Modified Wing Chun Kuen by John Douvillier.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: Drug War, Saving General Yang and Ip Man: The Final Fight.
In this issue, Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Sifu Sergio Ip Man Series: Chi Sao Section 1 Part 1 and James Sinclair: 21st Anniversary Celebratory Conference.