Out of Wing Tsun’s Shadow
By Kenton Sefcik
Sifu Alex Richter is honest, funny and passionate. Allow him to weave his story of how facing a childhood bully led him to his initial contact with martial arts, along with his infatuation with the infamous Bruce Lee. How the long drives to learn Wing Tsun subsequently led to a move to Germany for three years—and back again. How humour and having fun is essential to any life-endeavour. Sifu Richter can be found running the City Wing Tsun Athletic Association in New York, where he propagates the message of learning a martial art for any personal reason that you can come up with—whether that be for fun, fitness or fighting.
Will the Real Taan Sau Please Stand Up?
The Nature of Techniques
By Wayne Belonoha
Learning to recognise techniques by their personality and intent, instead of a static position, will allow you to respond appropriately to an attack and not be fooled by one technique when it is cleverly disguised as another.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Personal Protection Concepts
Learning to Fight without Fighting (Part 3)
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
Which style of Wing Chun do you do?
By Shaun Rawcliffe
“Which style of Wing Chun do you do?” is a question often asked of Wing Chun practitioners. Sifu Shaun shares his views on why that is an almost impossible question to answer.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Dr. Leung Jan
The King of Wing Chun
By Jim Roselando Jr.
Dr. Leung Jan’s reputation as a fighter, teacher and healer are legendary. Sifu Roselando has translated research provided by the Foshan Museum on the life of the late King of Wing Chun.
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
Solo Training—No Excuses!
By Lamar M. Davis II
With all of the amazing training equipment available these days, there really is no excuse for not having consistently excellent workouts—and that’s with or without a partner.
CHAU LIN FAT
Destined to Wing Chun
By Kleber Battaglia
Sifu Chau Lin Fat is a very humble gentleman with genuine martial skills and a deep understanding of the system. At age 70, he is passionately teaching a very effective Wing Chun approach to his students.
A Pragmatic Martial Artist at Heart
By Kleber Battaglia
Sifu Benno has been in the martial arts world for almost 40 years. During his martial arts journey, he has met various masters each with different approaches, but he firmly believes that a Sifu should always be standing between his students—not above them.
THE WING CHUN FIST
Wing Chun Boxing Vs. Western Boxing
By Alan Orr
Wing Chun is a style of Chinese boxing, but it would seem not everyone sees the difference between the Wing Chun boxing style and Western Boxing once the fists start flying.
Bruce Lee’s First Student
By Miguel Quijano
It has been two years since the passing of the late Jesse Glover, Bruce Lee’s first student, and the founder of Non-Classical Gung Fu. Read in his own words the process of how he taught NCGF and who his actual students are.
Metaphor for Life
By Suki Gosal
Despite the simple framework of three hand shapes in Chi Sau, the exercise can be used as a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and adversities in everyday life.
Wing Chun’s Inner Core
By Dr. Robert Chu
In recent times, many lineages of Wing Chun have added or borrowed from different systems to somehow “complete” their teachings, but Wing Chun already has a core internal teaching. The Yik Kam Siu Lim Tao document preserved seven bows and six core elements.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
Recipe for Success
Baking the Perfect Wing Chun Cake
By Alan Gibson
Whether you prefer your meals healthily meagre or extravagantly rich, most of us appreciate a bit of baking or, at any rate, we enjoy feasting upon the end result. Whatever your inclination, you should enjoy this recipe for the perfect Wing Chun cake.
DECODING WING CHUN
By Danny Xuan
Wing Chun practitioners talk a lot about elbow power; when in reality, the elbow is a very weak joint driven by weak muscles; especially when compared to other muscles on the body. It is susceptible to inescapable arm locks. So, why do they consistently talk about its power?
In this issue, Tony Massengill reviews the following books: Look Beyond the Pointing Finger: The Combat Philosophy of Wong Shun Leung (Special Limited Hard Cover Collector’s Edition) by David Peterson and Scaling Force: Dynamic Decision Making Under Threat of Violence by Rory Miller.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: Once Upon a Time in Shanghai, Police Story 2013, and The Monkey King.
In this issue, Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Benny Meng: Ip Man Wing Chun Series: Biu Ji and Clive Potter: Chum Kiu Seminar.