KONG CHI KEUNG
The Tao of Wing Chun
By John Barton
Sifu Kong Chi Keung is one of the most popular Wing Chun teachers in Hong Kong. He is renowned for his practical fighting skills and, undoubtedly, for his appearance on Discovery Channel’s Fight Quest. Sifu Kong was born in Hong Kong in 1962. He was 12 years old when he first came into contact with martial arts and, in the 1980s, he became a disciple of 1970’s Southeast Asia Full Contact Fighting Champion and Da Sheng Pi Gua Gung Fu Master, Sin Lam Yuk. In 1991, Sifu Kong became a disciple of Wing Chun Master, Au Chi Sing. In 1996, he studied under Sigung Chau Lin Fat to further refine and gain a deeper knowledge of Wing Chun and to study Qigong. The same year, the Ving Tsun Athletic Association issued the Instructor Certificate to Sifu Kong and, in 1997, he established the Ving Tsun Kong Chi Keung Martial Arts Institute.
The Posts of the Plum Flower
Refining Your Leg Techniques
By Wayne Belonoha & Nataniel Rosa
The Posts of the Plum Flower is one domain of the Wing Chun system, comprising the Wooden Dummy and Kicking Posts, for protecting the entire centreline. In this article, we show you how to build and use the Wing Chun Kicking Posts.
MOON POINTING FINGER
There are drills… and there are DRILLS! (Part 5)
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
Are you a Wing Chun Trophy?
By Shaun Rawcliffe
Does participating in the Bai Si ceremony make you an exclusive, trusted indoor student, the elite of the elite, or is it to boost the ego and line the pockets of your instructor?
THE INNER CIRCLE
The Guangzhou Mok Yan Jong (Part 2)
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
Move Your Head!
Or Your Opponent Will do it for You
By Jason Korol
No matter what style you practise, learning to slip punches can get you out of a bad spot.
The Four Elements of Weng Chun
By Kleber Battaglia
Starting his training in martial arts in his youth, Sifu Sunny So went on, studying and mastering different arts, such as Okinawan Karate, Fujian White Crane and Weng Chun, becoming the last student of Grandmaster Tang Yick.
THE ODD ANGLE
Fighting from the Disadvantage
By Mike Quijano & Dustan Carroll
Wing Chun thrives from the position of disadvantage. We must use a few ideas in training to make it take root, though.
GET OUT OF THE CHI SAU BUBBLE!
By John Smith & Gregory E. LeBlanc
While Chi Sau provides an ideal environment to train in close combat, the Wing Chun fighter must consider more distance strategies to add to their repertoire.
BUILT UPON FUNCTION
Wing Chun in the Cage (Part 1)
By Mark Hobbs
Sifu Mark Hobbs is renowned for getting Wing Chun functional in the cage. He stands for ruthless honesty and pressure-tested function. What led him to develop a Wing Chun system, with enough substance to work at the highest level of professional MMA? And how?
A Trip Back in Time (Part 1)
By Phillip Romero
In 1977, Master Hawkins Cheung moved to the United States and established the Hawkins Cheung Wing Chun Academy. In this two-part series, senior student Phillip Romero, will take us on a trip back in time, giving us insight into the public and private life of this well-known martial art expert.
Wing Chun Fists
By Dr. Robert Chu
Holding the fist properly will increase striking power, enhance speed, prevent injury, and stabilise the wrist. With the Seven Bows, using timing and momentum, it is not uncommon for Wing Chun practitioners to punch two to three times their body weight.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
Keep it to Yourself
By Alan Gibson
How can we cultivate bodily force in Wing Chun, and how can we employ it deceptively to gain an advantage in Wing Chun?
DECODING WING CHUN
The Anatomy of the Paak Sau Drill
By Danny Xuan
The Paak Sau drill is more than an exercise of punching and interception. It is a manifestation of all Wing Chun principles taught in Siu Nim Tau. It extracts movements from the form and transforms them into drills that become practical applications.
In this issue, Tony Massengill reviews the following book: WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok: An Overview in the Form of Essays by David Peterson.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: Mojin: The Lost Legend, The Boxer from Shantung, and Ip Man 3.
In this issue, Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Moy Yat: Chi Sau III and Jonathan Petree: Complete Wall Bag Training Regimen for Developing Striking Power.