Pulls no Punches
By Kenton Sefcik
Emin Boztepe has spent the last 30 years training and teaching in the martial arts. Most of us probably best know him for the controversial fight with William Cheung back in 1986. To this day, many fans and critics still have questions about the fight and the subsequent split with Kernspecht and Leung Ting in 2001. July 2011 marked the tenth anniversary of EBMAS (Emin Boztepe Martial Arts System), a fitting reason to catch up with the man himself. Still incredibly passionate about Wing Chun, Emin pulls no punches commenting on the current state of Wing Chun in the world and how he stays fit and ahead of his students at the age of 49. Plus much more!
Bik Ma: Wing Chun Jamming Stance
By Wayne Belonoha
Wing Chun has versatile stepping and footwork to handle any situation. In this issue, Sifu Wayne takes a closer look at Bik Ma, an advanced skill used to drive deep into the defences of the enemy.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Chi Sau: More Than Just Sticking Hands
By David Peterson
Is Wing Chun’s Chi Sau drill the “perfect” trapping/controlling method, or is the aim of Chi Sau training something totally different altogether? More importantly, is it about “sticking” to the hands at all?
CHI SIM SHAOLIN WENG CHUN
Sap Yat Kuen: The 11 Invincible Hands
By Andreas Hoffmann
The Weng Chun Sap Yat Kuen was developed to aid self-defence against strong opponents. Containing the highest level of Southern Shaolin knowledge, it is regarded as Weng Chun’s diamond.
THE INNER CIRCLE
The 12 Fists of Pin Sun Boxing
By Jim Roselando Jr.
Rich with vast teaching and fighting experience, Master Leung Jan returned home to Kulo village and developed his final masterpiece. This new platform would be known as the 12 Fists of Pin Sun Wing Chun boxing.
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
Jeet Kune Do Straight Lead
By Lamar M. Davis II
Bruce Lee said that Jeet Kune Do consists primarily of techniques from Wing Chun, boxing and fencing. This author says that the primary influence for Lee’s leading straight punch was not boxing but Wing Chun!
Master of a Generation (Part 2)
By David Peterson
After surviving a World War and a Civil War, Ip Man’s life was once again about to change in ways he’d never imagined. The humble exponent of a virtually unknown combat system was about to become Master of a Generation.
GRECO WONG WAI CHUNG
Unsung Pioneer of Wing Chun in the UK (Part 2)
By Rolf Clausnitzer
In the second part of our interview, Greco recalls real life Wing Chun encounters, how he crossed hands with other Wing Chun teachers in London, and how he put Iron Shirt to the test when he moved to Canada.
A Passion for all Things Martial
By Alan Gibson
Whatever lineage they come from, every Wing Chun practitioner in the UK will have heard of Kamon and Kevin Chan. Kamon is one of the largest Wing Chun organisations in England and Kevin, its founder, is just as passionate about his personal training as he is his coaching.
The Wing Tsun Perspective
By Alex Richter
There are many different takes on the Biu Tze form and its use. Here, the author explains the Wing Tsun perspective on Biu Tze’s power development, emergency solutions and rapid resolution tactics.
WING CHUN COMMUNITY
Unity in Diversity
By Acton Victor Leow
The author extolls the virtues of living with diversity in today’s modern Wing Chun community.
By Dr. Robert Chu
Pushing and Pulling is how you go through life, and in Wing Chun these two concepts are central to mastery of the art. Dr. Chu discusses some methods of practising both Lop Sao and Pak Sao against different anatomical handles.
WING CHUN AT THE MOVIES
Adopting The Prodigal Son (Part 2)
By Bey Logan
Film producer, Asian movie expert and martial artist Bey Logan offers additional insights into the Gung Fu classic The Prodigal Son. This Sammo Hung directed masterpiece is considered by many to be the definitive Wing Chun movie.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
Words are Weapons
By Alan Gibson
All Wing Chun people say the same things but everyone knows that the different brands vary considerably, even coach to coach. If we pay close attention to our language, can we actually say what we do—or do what we say we do?
THE HIDDEN FORMS
First Section of Siu Nim Tau: Why So Slow?
By Dr. Matthew Mills
Against the speed and power, which define Wing Chun, the slow movements of the first section of Siu Nim Tau stand out as something of an anomaly. This article critically examines their form, function and purpose.
In this issue, Mark Page reviews the following books: The Wing Chun Compendium: Vol. 2 by Wayne Belonoha and Wing Chun: the Works by Alan Gibson.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: The Lost Bladesman, City Hunter, and Shaolin.
In this issue, James Woodcock reviews the following educational DVDs: Robert Chu Masterclass Wing Chun Kuen, Moy Yat Wooden Dummy, and Chu Shong Tin Siu Nim Tao, Chum Kiu, & Chi Sao.