CHAN KIM MAN
Building Bridges Past and Present
By Dwight Hennings & Joseph Leung
Sifu Chan Kim Man is a Hong Kong native who found his path in his Wing Chun journey under the tutelage of the late Sifu Wong Shun Leung. From 1979-1982, he contributed to the reputation of the Wong Shun Leung Ving Tsun lineage’s efficacy by competing and winning in competitive events. Today, Sifu Chan Kim Man is conducting classes in Hong Kong, Panyu District, Shigang Dong Village, Shiji Town, and Guangzhou City, aiming to achieve the unfulfilled wish of the late Sifu Wong Shun Leung to reacquaint the Chinese people with the Wing Chun system.
Cut the Bull!
Improving your Wing Chun
By Wayne Belonoha
The Taming of the Bull is a 10-stage representation of the path from ignorance to enlightenment. It teaches people to recognise and get control of the Ego, leading to the point where ordinary things get done in extraordinary ways.
MOON POINTING FINGER
There are drills… and there are DRILLS! (Part 3)
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
Wing Chun Tips ’n’ Tricks
The Swiss Army Knife Approach
By Shaun Rawcliffe
Wing Chun should be considered the martial art version of the Swiss Army Knife.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Mainland Wing Chun 2015
By Jim Roselando Jr.
Sifu Grant Brown spent the last six years living and training Wing Chun in Mainland China. Sifu Roselando interviewed Grant to get his insight into the current Wing Chun scene in Mainland China.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
What’s in a Name?
By Jason Korol
In his quest to understand the art of combat, Bruce Lee knew that the best defence was a good offence. He also knew that the counter-attack was the best means of attack. Without this key, much of the genius of Jeet Kune Do is lost.
IP MAN OF STEEL
Donnie Yen’s Triple Hit of Gung Fu Classics
By Bey Logan
Martial artist and moviemaker Bey Logan offers a unique perspective on how his friend Donnie Yen’s cinematic trilogy defined a Wing Chun legend. The third instalment, Ip Man 3D, will hit screens at Christmas and pits the maestro against former World Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson.
CHOW TZE CHUEN
Honouring Wing Chun’s Kicking Origins
By Martin Murphy
Walk into most Wing Chun schools around the world today, and you get the strong impression that it’s a martial art, relying almost exclusively on fast, short-range hand techniques. However, it wasn’t always that way.
MAKE THE PUNCH COUNT
Power Development (Part 1)
By Philipp Bayer
Speed, timing, striking distance, and accuracy are skills that allow one to be able to fight any opponent, but it all becomes useless if you do not have sufficient punching power to effectively stop an aggressor.
Unchained, not Unchanged
By Tony Massengill
In today’s Wing Chun landscape, we see many instructors and students who are chained by Wing Chun, instead of exercising the freedom of being able to mold and shape it into the most useful method it could be.
BRUCE LEE EAST TO WEST
Jesse Glover West to East
By Seyfi Shevket
From Bruce Lee’s generosity, Jesse Glover unknowingly became a historical figure after being the first recorded Western foreigner to be taught the secretive, elusive, and exclusive art of Wing Chun.
Break the Old, Support the New
By Dr. Robert Chu
Ip Chun was once asked, “What is the spirit of Wing Chun?” He replied, “Respect the teachers, and to break the old, support the new.” Here, Sifu Chu presents an objective test for all Wing Chun practitioners.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
Structure Enables Mobility
By Alan Gibson
Some people labour under the misapprehension that structure in Wing Chun is about being solid and immovable, but what happens when the immovable object meets the unstoppable force?
DECODING WING CHUN
Wing Chun Fundamentals
By Danny Xuan
A skilled Wing Chun practitioner is one who is skilled in the fundamentals. This is one of the failings of many Wing Chun practitioners—not mastering the fundamentals before moving up to the next level. All the applications become ineffectual without them.
In this issue, Tony Massengill and Alex Richter review the following books: Championship Fighting: Explosive Punching and Aggressive Defense by Jack Dempsey and Inner Wing Tsun!: Coursebook by Keith R. Kernspecht.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: SPL 2: A Time for Consequences, War of the Arrows, and Dragon Heat (aka Dragon Squad).
In this issue, Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Wayne Belonoha: Ip Man Wing Chun System (9 Blu-ray Disc Set: Steps 01-108).