The Development of Traditional Skills
By Kleber Battaglia
Sifu Alan Orr is a student of the renowned Wing Chun Master Robert Chu and has been a well-known figure in the Wing Chun world for many years now. With 30 years of experience, a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a 5th degree in Integrated Eskrima, he brings a refreshing and humbling insight into dealing with pressure and new paths toward development and learning. In addition to martial arts, Sifu Orr is an Acupuncturist who holds qualifications from the Bodyharmoics Centre, Renshu College, The Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Beijing) and International Tung’s Acupuncture Research Association. Additionally, he has trained to Master Practitioner Level in Tui Na Chinese Massage and Manipulation Therapy with Maria Mercati, who is the leading teacher of Tui Na in the UK. He is likewise a personal trainer with his own full-time training centre in New Zealand, where he coaches clients from all walks of life.
To See the Unseen, Look Beyond the Words
By Wayne Belonoha
Wing Chun mastery often requires one to believe that apparently, opposite truths can peacefully co-exist. In this issue, Sifu Wayne introduces a method for dealing with these types of situations.
MOON POINTING FINGER
There are drills… and there are DRILLS! (Part 4)
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 on Social Media
aka The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Shaun Rawcliffe
Years ago, I wrote an article on the vision and ideal of Wing Chun unification. Now, with the advent of Facebook, YouTube and other Social Media, has the situation improved?
THE INNER CIRCLE
The Guangzhou Mok Yan Jong (Part 1)
By Keith King
The Mok Yan Jong of the Yuen Kay San Wing Chun system is not only effective but also extremely rare. In this two-part series, Sifu King delves into the famed teaching and training of this special lineage.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
JKD’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
By Jason Korol
Bruce Lee took personal training seriously, but many JKD’ers ignore Lee’s example of professionalism and spend virtually no time making sure they are “combat ready.”
Unleashing Wing Chun in the Cage
By Eric Lilleør
Sifu Mark Hobbs probably has more active fighters in the cage than any other Wing Chun school and even more than most UK MMA clubs. But, what makes his approach different? Why is his Fight Team so successful? We wanted to find out, so we “cornered” him.
WING CHUN IN HAWAII
The Story of Sifu Robert Yeung
By Daniel Chu
The late Sifu Robert Yeung is the person most responsible for the bloom of Wing Chun in Hawaii. Choosing to remain out of the martial arts limelight, Yeung focused on the teaching of Wing Chun to the people of Hawaii.
WU DIP DO
The History of the Butterfly Knives
By Kleber Battaglia
There is no weapon that could be related more to the history of Southern Chinese martial traditions than the Butterfly Knives. However, there are many different variations in shape and length, as well as completely different ideas behind the usage of those blades.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL POWER IN WING TJUN
By Taner Erdogan & Graziano Di Giorgio
Many martial arts practitioners think they can create power from inside to outside, but this is always a physical way and never a mental way. In order to have mental power, we need a different approach to the training.
WING CHUN FIGHTING GUARDS
Baiting the Opponent into your Fighting Game
By Henry Araneda
Sifu Araneda shares the intricacies of the Wing Chun fighting guards; revealing how Wing Chun practitioners can use the guard not only to protect themselves but also to use it as bait to guide the opponent’s attacks.
Wing Chun Kuen’s Core Objective
By Dr. Robert Chu
Wing Chun’s core objective is to destroy the opponent’s central axis. Most only hit at the centreline, but do not penetrate deeply enough, and it shows. Truly, Wing Chun is not for everyone, as most lack the courage to enter deeply.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
Face the Facts
By Alan Gibson
We are told in Wing Chun that we should always strive to face our opponent. However, could this lead to entrapment?
DECODING WING CHUN
Wing Chun Legwork
By Danny Xuan
It’s not very often that you see Wing Chun practitioners using their legs, other than when advancing or retreating. On the other hand, you see some who kick far and high, like Taekwondo practitioners. In both cases, these practitioners have missed the grand functionalities that the Wing Chun system had programmed for the legs.
In this issue, Tony Massengill reviews the following books: The Tao of Gung Fu: A Study in the Way of Chinese Martial Art by Bruce Lee (Edited by John Little) and Deadly Force: Understanding Your Right to Self Defense by Massad Ayoob.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: 13 Assassins, Saving Mr. Wu, and Monk Comes Down the Mountain.
In this issue, Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Anthony Caucci: Kai Sai Wing Chun – Chin Na and Ian Protheroe: Wing Chun Saam Sing Jong.