Teaching a Fighting Skill
By Dwight Hennings
Sifu John Smith has been learning Wing Chun since 1985. In 1991, he ventured to Hong Kong and trained under, whom he believes to be, the undisputed master teacher of the Wing Chun system, the late Sifu Wong Shun Leung. Since that time, he travelled regularly to Hong Kong to learn from Wong Shun Leung; this continued until his untimely death in 1997. Sifu Smith’s teaching skills have enabled him to provide seminars and workshops not only to various destinations within Australia, but to also travel overseas on a regular basis where he has passed on the high skill fighting art, pulling no punches in delivering the goods with simple, direct, and efficient results.
Jazz Up your Wing Chun
Bend the Rules!
By Wayne Belonoha
The master has enough technical excellence to play with the art, to add decoration by taking liberties within the rules. Be wary though, as freedom from the form can only come through mastery of the form.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Looking Beyond the Pointing Finger
By David Peterson
Few present-day devotees of Wing Chun are able to see “beyond the pointing finger” and are “trapped” by the art that they practice, constantly mimicking sequences or drills that are not consistent with effective combat.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
Why are they important in our training?
By Shaun Rawcliffe
Skeletal muscle tissue is striated muscle tissue attached to bones, and since almost every movement we do is caused by skeletal muscle contraction, it is one of the most vital muscle types for Wing Chun application and training.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Gulao Legends (Part 1)
By Jim Roselando Jr.
Leung Jan’s famed Gulao village home has become a popular tourist spot. Unfortunately, few that visit actually have the opportunity to read the information. This two-part series has all the translations from this historical site.
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
You Can’t Hit What is Not There
By Lamar M. Davis II
When engaged in combat, the best way to avoid being hit is simply to not be there. Using footwork, proper structure and evasive movement can win the fight for you.
Living the Gung Fu Life
By Wayne Belonoha
Sifu Imamura offers a glimpse into the depth of understanding he has on “Gung Fu Life”. As a full-time professional Sifu, he is dedicated to providing “Gung Fu Life” to his local and international Wing Chun descendants.
PREPARING FOR BEIMO
Where is the Science in Wing Chun?
By Dr. Mark Phillips
Wing Chun is a scientific conceptual art, but the training practices may be out-dated for contemporary Beimo. Sifu Phillips explores the value of Chi Sau, Gwor Sau and San Da as training methods for style vs. style comparisons, as well as suggesting alternative training approaches.
THE WING CHUN STRUCTURE BLUEPRINT
Structure, Structure, Structure
By Alan Orr
The Wing Chun Structure Blueprint looks at defining the core skills of Wing Chun. Taking apart the layers that make up Wing Chun structure and mapping out the keys to success.
THE UNSEEN SIDE OF WING CHUN
By Monica Duran
An account of a woman struggling with a deadly disease that affects so many in present-day society, and how the forgotten healing side of Wing Chun helped to transform her life.
NOTHING TO TEACH
By Kenton Sefcik
What’s the difference between a system and a process? What happens if a teacher has nothing to teach? What is left?
On Qigong (Part 1)
By Dr. Robert Chu
Qigong, like martial arts, has its share of charlatans. Many martial artists’ knowledge is limited to acts that capture the imagination, with many tricks. Real Qigong leads you into a deeper state of mental clarity and effortlessness.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
By Alan Gibson
How should we best employ the principles, theories, and sayings that are integral to our Wing Chun?
DECODING WING CHUN
Timing (Part 2)
By Danny Xuan
Sparring or fighting is very much like music. Each contest embodies rhythm, pitches, and tempo. Your actions are the pitches; they can be high or low, soft or strong. The tempo can be slow, fast, rhythmic, sporadic, or a combination of all.
In this issue, Tony Massengill reviews the following books: The 6 Core Elements: The SLT and History of Wing Chun by Sergio Iadarola and Kirin Rise: The Cast of Shadows by Ed Cruz.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, Kundo: Age of the Rampant, and Miracle.
In this issue, Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Moy Yat: Luk Dim Boon Gwun and Sifu Sergio: Kam Na 2.