Devoted to the Arts
By Kenton Sefcik
Sifu Robert Chu is a walking encyclopaedia of Wing Chun knowledge. In 1998, he co-authored Complete Wing Chun: The Definitive Guide to Wing Chun’s History and Traditions. Since then, he has been continually researching the martial arts. He is well-known for his teachings on “Body Structure”—a principle that he learned from Sifu Hawkins Cheung to test one’s ability to receive incoming force and subsequently issue force. Robert travels extensively throughout the world; not only spreading his martial knowledge but also teaching acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Join us as we delve into the history of the Ip Man, Gu Lao and Yuen Kay Shan lineages. Learn more about the changes made to the Wing Chun system over the years, and discover the vast differences in teaching methods when it comes to Gu Lao Wing Chun’s San Sik (Separate Techniques). Passionate and informative—Robert Chu is genuinely devoted to the arts.
Train Slow to Improve Fast
Optimising Muscle Memory Training
By Wayne Belonoha
The police and SWAT use slow-speed repetition more than full-speed training. Learn to use this time-tested method to help your body memorise and utilise perfect motion.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Personal Protection Concepts
Learning to Fight without Fighting (Part 1)
By David Peterson (co-written with Rolf Clausnitzer & Andrew Williams)
Dealing with the threat of real violence goes beyond practising Wing Chun. Knowledge of the emotional and physical effects involved, and the development of a raised sense of awareness to avoid violence, are crucial to survival.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
Wing Chun vs. other styles?
By Shaun Rawcliffe
The question as to whether Wing Chun should spar against other martial arts or enter competitions has been the subject of much debate over the years. Sifu Shaun shares his personal views on why it isn’t necessary.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Yuen Kay San Wing Chun
Twelve Free-Hand Techniques (Part 3)
By Zopa Gyatso
In this final article, Sifu Zopa present the last four sets of the Yuen Kay San Sup Yee Sik: Kau Darp Sau, Pok Yik Jeung, Na Dan Kiu/At Kiu and Bak Hok Kum Wu.
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
Visual Focus & Fighting Measure
By Lamar M. Davis II
What do you look at when engaged in combat with someone? What is the proper distance for you to maintain?
WONG LONG CHING
The Tigers and Dragons Among Us
By Martin Murphy
Sifu Wong Long studied with the late Grandmaster Ip Man for five days a week over six years. He believes Wing Chun is the best of the martial arts and its top fighters are those who can master its softer side. He touches hands with all of his students every class, but laments the thought that many Sifus “talk too much.”
HAU LOK DEI FAAT
Wing Tsun’s Falling Techniques
By Alex Richter
It’s understandable why many people don’t like the idea of falling down onto the ground during a fight. However, as even the best fighters can slip or be thrown, ignoring the problem is not a solution.
Mastering Wing Chun
By Miguel Quijano
Sifu Massengill teaches from real-world experience. His 27-year public safety career, coupled with his 47 years of training in the martial arts, has given him the unique combination of knowledge, skill and street experience that is missing from most of today’s martial arts instructors.
From Hobby to Career
By Kenton Sefcik
How many people do you know that have walked away from steady pay to see if their passion could turn into a successful career? Meet Adam Williss, who has not only done this but now has an international following.
WING CHUN BOXING
The Art of Glove Work
By Alan Orr
Should Wing Chun be trained with gloves? If so, which type of gloves are appropriate? Boxing or MMA gloves? Head guards or not? Does it make your Wing Chun any better? Does it change the applications? Sifu Orr takes us through the sometimes misunderstood art of Wing Chun as a boxing art.
Revisiting Wing Chun’s History (Part 1)
By Dr. Robert Chu
Does Wing Chun come from the Shaolin Temple? Is there actual physical evidence of Wing Chun before Leung Jan? What was Wing Chun like in the early days? Was Wing Chun really created by a nun? Sifu Chu re-explores this fascinating topic.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
Keep Your Friends Close
Keep Your Enemies Closer
By Alan Gibson
Wing Chun is designed for short-range combat; how then should we train to maintain this close proximity?
DECODING WING CHUN
The Secrets of Wing Chun
By Danny Xuan
The secrets of Wing Chun are encoded in the six forms. However, the founders encrypted the information so well that the different interpretations have caused dissensions amongst Wing Chun practitioners and lineages.
In this issue, Tony Massengill reviews the following books: Wing Chun Masters by Jose M. Fraguas and Meditation for Warriors: Practical Meditation for Cops, Soldiers and Martial Artists by Loren W. Christensen.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: Unbeatable, Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, and Special ID.
In this issue, Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Lee Man Hung: Traditional Wooden Dummy and Sifus Taner & Graziano: Biu Tze Form.