Reminiscing the Past
By Wayne Belonoha
Grandmaster Sunny Tang has been practising and teaching Wing Chun for 45 years. He is a second-generation student of the late Great Grandmaster Ip Man and direct disciple of the late Grandmaster Moy Yat. After training in Wing Chun for more than a decade in his hometown of Hong Kong, Grandmaster Tang moved to England back in 1971. After two years, he emigrated to Toronto where he introduced Wing Chun to Canada with the establishment of Sunny Tang Martial Arts Centre. In this rare and extensive interview, Sifu Wayne Belonoha sat down with his Sifu to thoroughly discuss Grandmaster Tang’s training in Hong Kong, how he spent countless hours with Moy Yat and Ip Man, as well as at the schools of Ip Man’s students, he also recalls much of the lesser-known information about living the Gung Fu Life with Moy Yat, Ip Man and others in the close family.
Chi Sau Control Centre: Don’t Fight, Just Hit!
By Wayne Belonoha
By learning to systematically control the line of attack, many inefficient attacks from your enemy can be prevented. Learn how to gain a clean line of attack to deliver optimal power along an unobstructed line.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Reading Between the Lines
Key Concepts & Maxims of Wing Chun (Part 3)
By David Peterson
Sifu David takes a closer look at three more Key Concepts in an effort to enhance your deeper understanding of what Wing Chun can offer to the everyday practitioner.
ACADEMIA WING CHUN
Wing Chun’s Internal Power
By Sergio Pascal Iadarola
Wing Chun is an internal art once known as the Tai Chi of the South. This part seems to have faded into the background, making Wing Chun more of an external art nowadays.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Yuen Kay San Wing Chun
Twelve Free-Hand Techniques (Part 2)
By Zopa Gyatso
Sifu Zopa discusses four more San Sup Yee Sik: the Lien Wan Sau, training, deflections and interceptions.
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
Trapping & Sensibility
By Lamar M. Davis II
There is much talk nowadays amongst the untrained regarding the effectiveness of trapping. Sifu Davis explains the three elements that must be consistently present to become an effective and feared trapping hand artist.
Ving Tsun Sito
By Miguel Quijano
Sifu Victor Chung has 26 years of experience in Ving Tsun. In this exclusive and rare interview, Sifu Chung discusses in detail the relationship between Sifu and Todai (Sito) and also the Bai Si tradition.
JERRY YEUNG & MARK WONG
Simple, Direct, and Pure Ving Tsun
By Dwight Hennings
A look into the blossoming combination of Jerry Yeung and Mark Wong’s WSLVT that is far from flowery. We get down to the core concepts of how these young men have applied their skills to make their mark in the Hong Kong and global communities.
Iron Body for a Relaxed Mind
By Kenton Sefcik
Two Guinness World Records in just one evening on British television! Meet a man who has mastered not only his body but also the ability to spark consistent growth in his students through the medium of the Lee Shing family Wing Chun.
APPLYING SPEED AND POWER IN WING CHUN
By Henry Araneda
Want to end a fight quickly? Well then, you must learn how to use proper speed and power! Sifu Araneda explores some of the best training methods available to get that final result.
WING CHUN DIM MAK
The Unforgiving System
By John Crescione
Dim Mak point hitting is built deep into the Wing Chun system. The practitioner will often find that by changing how they look at hitting points from Folklore to Reality, their Wing Chun will truly become an unforgiving system of self-defence.
6.5 Point Pole Core Training
By Dr. Robert Chu
Sifu Chu discusses the basics of the 6.5 Point Pole that should be practised regularly to develop power. After mastering these basics, the student should then proceed to learn the Pole set, with applications and constant variation in combat.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
By Alan Gibson
Many people like to state that Wing Chun skill enables a smaller or weaker person to overcome a much larger or stronger assailant, but fewer people seem able to explain how this is scientifically achieved.
THE HIDDEN FORMS
By Dr. Matthew Mills
Students are increasingly coming to Wing Chun to emulate what they have seen in films. This “pretend fighting” may look impressive, but does not face students with a real threat. The absence of hardship undoubtedly helps to retain fee-paying students, but without real testing, Wing Chun is degenerating into something that is essentially not fit for purpose.
In this issue, Dave van der Poel reviews the following books: The Breaking Power of Wing Chun by Austin Goh and Wing Chun Kung-Fu: A Complete Guide Volume III: Weapons & Advanced Techniques by Dr. Joseph Wayne Smith.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: Badges of Fury, Switch, and The Last Supper.
In this issue, Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Moy Yat: Yip Man and PVT Group – WSL Ving Tsun: Core Concepts.