A Revolution in Conceptual Thinking
By Tony Massengill
Sifu Mark Phillips began his study of Wing Chun in 1986 and is today a well-known name in the world of European Wing Chun, and he is ranked as one of the leading instructors in the UK Wing Chun Kung Fu Association. He is the Chief Instructor of the well-acclaimed London Wing Chun Academy in North London, and has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and television shows over the years. His lineage can be traced all the way back to Ip Man, through Ip Man’s eldest son Ip Chun, and his teacher Sifu James Sinclair. He has taught, demonstrated, studied and trained many times in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Brazil and the United States.
Staying Ahead of Your Opponent
Cut off his attack before it happens
By Wayne Belonoha
With practice, your sensors will be very finely tuned and will always be turned on. Without gaps in your sensitivity you can continuously keep your hands in the right position and dissolve an opponent’s attempt to gain the line.
MOON POINTING FINGER
There are drills… and there are DRILLS! (Part 1)
By David Peterson
Whilst the Chi Sau and Paak Sau drills are especially well known and widely practised within Wing Chun, there are several other lesser known, but equally important and useful drills also found within the system.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
Tips ’n’ Tricks
Dummies’ Guide to Chi Sau
By Shaun Rawcliffe
How can you make learning easier and aid teaching? Sifu Rawcliffe shares some of the simple teaching methods he has learnt and developed in order to help new instructors.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Gulao Legends (Part 2)
By Jim Roselando Jr.
In Part Two of this Three-Part series, we continue with more translations from the information contained inside Dr. Leung Jan’s home.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
Wing Chun—Not Guilty!
By Jason Korol
Many myths grew out of Bruce Lee’s famous fight with Wong Jak Man. Central to understanding Lee’s JKD is dispelling the chief of these myths—that Wing Chun was responsible for Lee’s less than stellar performance.
A New Era of Wing Chun
By Kleber Battaglia
Integrating his experience of studying with different masters of the Ip Man lineage, Sifu Fernandez developed his Wing Tchun Do based on a modern fighting approach while being loyal to the roots of the traditional approach, believing that a new era of Wing Chun is coming.
Bringing back the Feminine side to the Art
By Kleber Battaglia
Ginny Chow has been practising Wing Chun since 2010 and is determined to bring femininity back into the art, showing women that they too can be skilled martial artists with lots to say in the modern combat world.
By Dr. Mark Phillips
So you have decided to test your Wing Chun skills, but how do you prepare physically, and what do you train in preparation for a contest? Regardless of the type of contest, the concept of how you prepare physically and psychologically will always remain the same.
THE SIMPLICITY OF HONG KONG WING CHUN
By Chris Collins
Sifu Collins talks about his experiences while living and training in Hong Kong, as well as what he saw and felt at different Wing Chun schools in Hong Kong and around the world.
THE KUEN KUIT TECHNIQUE
Transforming Your Chi Sau
By Mia Velez
The Kuen Kuit provide a key to deepening our knowledge of the Wing Chun system and discovering ourselves. There are many ways to translate these maxims, and the way we personally translate them changes based on where we are in our development.
On Qigong (Part 2)
By Dr. Robert Chu
Sifu Chu discusses how Qigong practice relates to Wing Chun. Real Qigong leads you into a deeper state of mental clarity and effortlessness, as well as practical skills.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
Resistance is Futile
By Alan Gibson
How can we learn to go with the force, use the path of least resistance and allow the enemy to show us how to hit them?
DECODING WING CHUN
Wing Chun Hands (Part 1)
By Danny Xuan
Wing Chun Hands are simple in design and usage, yet practical and powerful. As with every engineered mechanism, every part of the whole must be precisely designed and crafted for it to work economically, efficiently and effectively. However, practitioners often alter and use these hands improperly.
In this issue, Tony Massengill reviews the following books: The Tao of Wing Chun by Danny Xuan & John Little, and Ip Man’s Wing Chun: Mook Yan Jong Sum Fat by Ip Ching.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: The Taking of Tiger Mountain, Wolf Warriors, and Dragon Blade.
In this issue, Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Chu Shong Tin: Three Forms & Chi Sau and Wayne Belonoha: Skill Bundle 01 (Hand Skills).