The Wing Chun Evangelist
By Stephen Dyde
Sifu Kwok has studied Wing Chun for over forty years under Grandmaster Ip Man’s two sons, Ip Chun and Ip Ching, and is one of the most senior disciples of Ip Ching. He is a modern-day martial arts evangelist, tirelessly travelling the world to spread the gospel of Ip Man Wing Chun. Born into a Church Minister’s family in Hong Kong, 1948, this son of a preacher man takes his own mission very seriously. In the last twelve months alone, Sifu Kwok has visited numerous countries (Russia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Angola, and many more) to educate disciples and students from all lineages of Wing Chun as well as many other martial arts schools and styles.
Chi Gon: Sticking Pole Exercise
By Wayne Belonoha
The Sticking Pole exercise teaches us how to maximise accuracy and power. In this article, you will learn how to develop these long pole skills to a very high level.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Wing Chun: Whatever happened to Reality?
By David Peterson
Practitioners of Wing Chun pride themselves on the fact that it is a true combat system, designed for the brutal reality of the street. But is it? Based on how some schools train, you wouldn’t think so!
CHI SIM SHAOLIN WENG CHUN
The Weng Chun Wooden Dummy
By Andreas Hoffmann
In this issue, we are introduced to Weng Chun’s unique Long Pole Wooden Dummy (Kwun Chong) and the Muk Jan Chong which consist of not one, but three sets: Heaven, Earth and Man.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Leung Jan’s Kulo Wing Chun: The Kulo Boxing Family (Part 1)
By Jim Roselando Jr.
For over one hundred years the teaching of Master Leung Jan’s Kulo village boxing system has been privately preserved by only a handful of people. Take a trip through time exploring the art’s roots in Kulo village and beyond.
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
Bil Jee: They Can’t Hit What They Can’t See!
By Lamar M. Davis II
The Bil Jee is another tool that was absorbed into the Jeet Kune Do arsenal from Wing Chun. Like a snake, this strike should be felt before it is seen. That is, if the opponent ever gets to see it!
WANG ZHI PENG
Keeping it Real
By Jai Harman
Known for his no-nonsense approach to Wing Chun, Beijing Ving Tsun’s head coach Wang Zhi Peng lives by the saying: “Let the hands do all the talking”. Here, he shares his views on MMA, Chi Sau competitions and more.
GRECO WONG WAI CHUNG
Unsung Pioneer of Wing Chun in the UK (Part 3)
By Rolf Clausnitzer
In the final part of our interview, Greco talks about the teaching and training methods during the early days in Hong Kong, his observations on Mainland China Wing Chun, and his views on contact sparring as part of modern Wing Chun training.
TANG YICK WING CHUN
An Introduction (Part 1)
By Sergio Pascal Iadarola
Tang Yick Wing Chun is a lineage unknown to many. Find out why it might be partly responsible for influencing the more popular Ip Man lineage—in more ways then you might expect.
FIVE ELEMENTS OF FIGHTING
Gary Lam’s Wing Chun Formula
By Gary Lam
When Sifu Lam was setting up his first Wing Chun school in Hong Kong, he was faced with the dilemma of how to effectively communicate the essence of Wing Chun to his students. He came up with a concept he calls the Five Elements System.
The Conceptual Foundation of Wing Chun
By Tony Massengill
When the concept of Wu Wei is at work, your movement will become the completion of your opponent’s action. This is what makes Wing Chun a living art.
The Tools of Wing Chun Kuen
By Dr. Robert Chu
Through knowing the anatomical tools and expressing it through the body structure, a student of Wing Chun can use the body freely during attack and defence spontaneously and at every contact point with the opponent.
WING CHUN AT THE MOVIES
Casting the Warriors Two (Part 1)
By Bey Logan
Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan looks back at a Sammo Hung’s second film as director, Warriors Two, which became a bona fide Gung Fu classic.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
Gentlemen’s Fight Club
By Alan Gibson
Are you also bored about hearing that Wing Chun fighters are underrepresented in MMA-type competitions? Who’s up for a new discussion about how MMA and UFC fighters are not represented in Olympic Boxing, Judo, Wrestling, or Taekwondo?
THE HIDDEN FORMS
Biu Ji and Dim Mak: A Critical Evaluation
By Dr. Matthew Mills
The Biu Ji form has developed into something of an enigma associated with secret knowledge and deadly techniques. A central element of this mystique is the possibility of Dim Mak, or Death Touch. Dr. Mills examines these topics.
In this issue, Mark Page reviews the following books: Wing Chun Warrior: The True Tales of Wing Chun Kung Fu Master Duncan Leung, Bruce Lee’s Fighting Companion by Ken Ing and Mastering Wing Chun: The Keys To Ip Man’s Kung Fu By Samuel Kwok (with Tony Massengill).
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: Detective Dee, A Chinese Ghost Story, and Bad Blood.
In this issue, James Woodcock reviews the following educational DVDs: Gary Lam: Fighting Strategy Seminar, Bruce Lee’s Fighting Method: Basic Training and Self-Defense Techniques, and James Sinclair Master Class Series: Wallbag Training.