The Study of Wing Chun Principles
By Miguel Quijano
Sifu LeBlanc has been involved in formal martial arts training for more than 30 years. His first serious martial arts training was in Northern Gung Fu styles; as well as Judo, Wrestling, Japanese Jujitsu, and Aikido—he also spent two years as a live-in student (Uchi Deshi) at Steven Seagal’s Aikido dojo. In 1997, Sifu LeBlanc began studying Wing Chun under Sifu Gary Lam, training directly with Sifu Lam for an average of 20 hours a week over seven years, until eventually becoming an indoor student and also serving as Sifu Lam’s Assistant Coach from 2000-2005. Currently, Sifu LeBlanc continues his study of Zen Buddhism, and is always expanding his knowledge of Chinese medicine. Most importantly, he continues to deepen his knowledge of Wing Chun directly under Sifu Lam, together with the help of his Gung Fu family in the WSLVT lineage.
Dit Da Jow
Scientific Evaluation of Iron Hit Wine
By Wayne Belonoha & Jere A. Boudell Ph.D.
A scientific investigation into the bioactive properties of different Dit Da Jow recipes at a molecular level. Learn what makes Dit Da Jow so beneficial to Wing Chun training and the critical differences between formulations.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Personal Protection Concepts
Learning to Fight without Fighting (Part 2)
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
Training the Mind to Train the Body
Think, Feel, Drill, Repeat…
By Shaun Rawcliffe
What is martial art training really all about? Is it health, is it mental development, perhaps the aesthetics, maybe confidence building, or is it purely self-defence? Sifu Shaun shares his views on the ultimate aim of martial arts training.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Siuhing Baan Jung Wing Chun
By Ivan Rzounek
Sifu Rzounek introduces us to the art and history of this rare system of Opera Wing Chun, as preserved by GM Leung Wan Choi.
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
Same Thing Only Different
By Lamar M. Davis II
There are as many opinions about Jeet Kune Do, as there are about Wing Chun. Although Wing Chun is the foundation of Jeet Kune Do—Jeet Kune Do is not Wing Chun.
The Legacy of Ip Man
By Gregory LeBlanc
After years of learning from various well-known Wing Chun masters, Sifu Ortiz decided that he needed to learn from someone who was as close as possible to the original source (i.e. Ip Man). This is when he took his chances and booked a direct flight to Hong Kong to meet GM Chan Chee Man.
MOY BAH HUGH
Infinite Love and Gratitude
By Miguel Quijano
Sifu Moy Bah Hugh is a teacher’s teacher. He was a constant companion and loyal student of the late GM Moy Yat. He has travelled around the world teaching and sharing the Moy Yat Ving Tsun with his own special emphasis placed on infinite love and gratitude.
SIFU TANER & SIFU GRAZIANO
Gung Fu for Everyone
By Kenton Sefcik
The creators of the kung4u instructional DVD series offer some insights between the Ip Man, Tang Yik, and Kwee King Yang lineages. They also delve into what it is to really relax while fighting, and what it takes to teach children.
A NAME GIVEN FROM HISTORY
Wing Chun Must Keep Up with the Times
By Kong Chi Keung
Sifu Kong Chi Keung shares his thoughts on why we must make Wing Chun our own and continually develop and evolve the art in order to use it practically and effectively.
A BIT OF ELBOW GREASE REQUIRED
Put Some Effort Into It!
By James Sinclair
Elbow techniques have an “aura of danger”. In this brief insight, Sifu Sinclair discusses uses ranging from Butting, Trapping, Striking, and Barring.
Revisiting Wing Chun’s History (Part 2)
By Dr. Robert Chu
Sifu Chu describes the first section of the Yik Kam Siu Lien Tao set, allowing you to make up your own mind as to whether the Emei 12 Zhuang and Fujian White Crane systems are considered the mother systems of Wing Chun Kuen.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
A Lifelong Commitment to Developing Skill
By Alan Gibson
When we initially set off on our Wing Chun journey, we may have a fixed idea of what we aim to achieve. As our skill and level of understanding develops over time, our motivations will also have to change.
DECODING WING CHUN
The Anatomy of the “Sun” Fist
By Danny Xuan
Although much has been written about the “Sun” Punch, little has been said or written about the “Sun” Fist. As with everything about Wing Chun, and everything else in the world, it is the minor details that set apart the best from the mediocre and the poor.
In this issue, Tony Massengill reviews the following books: Campfire Tales From Hell: Musings on Martial Arts, Survival, Bouncing, and Other Thug Stuff Edited by Rory Miller and On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in a Peace by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman with Loren W. Christensen.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: The Protector 2, Inferno and Firestorm.
In this issue, Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Randy Williams: Look Deem Boon Gwun and Sam Chan/Ip Ching: Foundations of Wing Chun.