Passing the Torch
By Peter Tung
Sifu Carson Lau has been studying and teaching Leung Ting Wing Tsun for more than 30 years. In 2002, the opportunity came knocking and Carson found himself leaving his high-paying career in Hong Kong to expand Wing Tsun in Canada. Today, Carson is teaching Wing Tsun under his own organization, Carson Wing Tsun Academy (CWTA), and has grown his school to span across many cities in North America. He frequently travels around North America as well as Europe to conduct seminars in hopes of passing on all of his knowledge to future generations.
Hitting like Thor’s Hammer
Keys to Improving Your Punching Power
By Wayne Belonoha
There are many factors that contribute to creating an extremely powerful punch. You will be crushing your enemies consistently after learning these small details that are key to improving your power ten-fold.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Chi Geuk: Legs Can be Sticky Too!
By David Peterson
No drill is more misunderstood and incorrectly practised than the Chi Geuk drill. By practising it, we learn how to turn our whole body into a sensory receiving device; thus becoming even more attuned to the intentions of our enemy.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
How you train, is how you will perform
By Shaun Rawcliffe
For a martial art to be anything more than a health regime, it has to be efficient and effective; in order to be effective, it has to work against non-compliant, non-martial artists.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Yuen Kay San Wing Chun: Chi Sau (Part 1)
By Zopa Gyatso
Sifu Gyatso relates how Yuen Kay San met his second Sifu, famed Imperial Marshall Fung Siu Ching, and engaged him in a friendly Chi Sau match that gave rise to the Yuen Kay San Sae Ying Chi Sau.
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
Three Stages of Cultivation
By Lamar M. Davis II
Every martial artist goes through a distinctive process for perfecting the movements of their chosen art or arts. This involves a process of training that never truly ends.
HO KAM MING WING CHUN
From the Eyes of Sifu Kiet Pham
By Kong Chi Yuen
Get a rare view into Sifu Kiet Pham and his renowned Wing Chun Master, Sifu Ho Kam Ming—a renowned closed-door disciple and among one of the few who have completed the entire Wing Chun system under the late Grandmaster Ip Man.
MAURO ANTONINO D’ANGELO
The Inner Mind of Wing Chun
By Kleber Battaglia
Brought to martial arts at a young age and exposed to different Wing Chun styles, nowadays Sifu D’Angelo teaches a unique approach to the art that he has enriched with his comprehensive research into the internal styles in China.
Exemplifying Wing Chun
By John Lobb
Proximity and its maintenance should be the quintessential trait of individuals wishing to specialise in close range combat. Without maintaining a distance where all four limbs can strike with power, we struggle to exhibit that claim.
WING CHUN KICKING
Beware What Lies Below the Surface
By Tony Massengill
Wing Chun is best known for the more dynamic and visually exciting elements of the system such as Chi Sau, the Wooden Dummy and the Baat Jaam Do. The kicking methods are less visually striking, but possibly the most dangerous practical techniques in the system.
OPEN OR GUARDED?
Guard Placement and Bridging
By James Sinclair
When most modern fighters tend to opt for a closed Guard, has the Long Bridge approach of Wing Chun had its day? Sifu Sinclair poses some simple questions, observations and comments on this hugely debatable subject.
It’s not just Structure
By Dr. Robert Chu
“Structure” is a term that Sifu Chu popularised during 1999 and it has now become a buzzword. However, there is so much more to what “Structure” truly is.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
By Alan Gibson
We should all be constantly appraising and updating our coaching and training methods, but how can we best implement new ideas when people are so resistant to new ideas?
DECODING WING CHUN
Inside Wing Chun
By Danny Xuan
Is Wing Chun an internal or external martial art? The answer is simple; it is both. Like the principles of Yin and Yang, one cannot exist without the other. They are independent, yet interdependent at the same time.
In this issue, Tony Massengill reviews the following books: Wing Chun Martial Arts: Principles & Techniques by Ip Chun (with Danny Connor) and Fut Sao Wing Chun: The Leung Family Buddha Hand System by James Cama.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: Kung Fu Jungle, Zombie Fight Club, and The Four: Final Battle.
In this issue, Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Gary Lam: Siu Nim Tao I & II and Sifu Fernandez: Lesson 27 – Chi Sao: Reactivating Your Joints for Great Chi Sao.