Setting Wing Chun Back on Track
By Wayne Belonoha
Sifu Sam Lau’s life-long association with Wing Chun started in 1966, when he had his first lesson with Sifu Moy Yat. He was later appointed as a disciple of Grandmaster Ip Man and assisted Ip Man teaching. Sifu Lau believes teaching incomplete Wing Chun will mislead future students and destroy Wing Chun, so he is currently working on developing and deepening Wing Chun without distorting it, so the position of Wing Chun can be maintained and benefit the people of the world. With almost 50 years experience in Wing Chun, and being familiar with other martial arts, he has created a federation for learners to follow the real Wing Chun by establishing standard guidelines. Without proper action, Sifu Lau feels there will be hundreds of different kinds of Wing Chun in the future.
Don’t Empty your Cup… Smash it!
By Wayne Belonoha
In martial arts and life, people’s preconceptions, opinions and thoughts have become limiting factors in their ability to learn and become better people.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Baat Jaam Do
The Mystery of the Eight-Slash Knives
By David Peterson
Perhaps the many mysteries surrounding the Baat Jaam Do may never be unravelled, nor its true history revealed, but what we do know about the Knives definitely makes them a valid and effective form of weapons training.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
When is Chi Sau not Chi Sau?
By Shaun Rawcliffe
Each Wing Chun practitioner appears to see the purpose, practice of and reason for Chi Sau completely differently, and what once seemed to be the common denominator, now seems to be getting more diverse and fragmented.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Yuen Kay San Wing Chun: Chi Sau (Part 2)
By Zopa Gyatso
Different to the common Chi Sau familiar to Wing Chun practitioners, Yuen Kay San Wing Chun’s Sae Ying Chi Sau focuses more intensely on tactile sensitivity.
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
Tools of Infighting
Close Range Destructive Weapons
By Lamar M. Davis II
Any modern, street-oriented martial art must prepare for all ranges of fighting. One of the most neglected areas is the use of close-range weapons.
PUNCH & PUNCTUATION
Get To the Point of a Powerful Message
By Dwight Hennings
Control and counter the exchange of violent dialogue during combat with simple, direct, and efficient mechanics to develop a skill set with dynamic actions.
A Warrior’s Journey
By Kleber Battaglia
Brought into Boxing, combat sports and Kali from a young age and experiencing the tough life of the US marines corps, Sifu Chris Collins is a versatile and open-minded fighter and teacher who approached everything he learned on his journey with one principle in mind: Efficiency.
WOODEN DUMMY PRIMER
Tips to Improve your Wooden Dummy Level
By Dr. John Crescione
The Wooden Dummy is a great tool that will tell you immediately whether you are attacking and defending right or wrong. Sifu Crescione gives you the keys to unlocking some of its secrets.
THE SIX CORE ELEMENTS
The SLT and History of Wing Chun
By Sergio Pascal Iadarola
Sifu Sergio talks about his new book and the 1700s Wing Chun system, as well as its ancestor lineages of Fujian White Crane and Emei 12 Zhuang.
The Challenge of Modern Beimo
By Mark Phillips
While not everyone wishes to test their ability, some do, but are these individuals blinded by the faith that Wing Chun works against everything? Are there shortcomings in how individuals are prepared for modern Beimo?
By Dr. Robert Chu
Preoccupation with fighting shows unbalance. Martial artists spoke of “walking through flames and emerging a demon.” The goal of training is benevolence. The Six Core Elements give us a road map to “strengthening the body and self-protection” in order to guide us back to balance.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
Foot in Hoop
By Alan Gibson
What can Wing Chun practitioners learn from watching children’s rugby coaches in action?
DECODING WING CHUN
Timing (Part 1)
By Danny Xuan
Whether you are sparring, playing football, soccer, hockey or tennis, you need excellent timing to make the score. Martial artists often talk about the importance of timing, but never quite state how to acquire it.
In this issue, Tony Massengill reviews the following books: The Fighter’s Body: An Owner’s Manual by Loren W. Christensen and Speed: Training for Combat, Boxing, Martial Arts & MMA by J. Barnes.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: Rise of the Legend, Brotherhood of the Blades, and Why Don’t You Go Play In Hell?
In this issue, Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Alan Orr: Body Structure Sparring 2 and Sam Chan: Wing Chun Terminology.