LEO AU YEUNG
Wing Chun from the Inside Out
By Kleber Battaglia
Sifu Leo Au Yeung has been practising Wing Chun for over twenty years and has trained under several well-known Wing Chun teachers in Hong Kong and the UK. He was the Wing Chun consultant/assistant fight choreographer on the movies Ip Man, The Legend is Born: Ip Man, and Ip Man: The Final Fight. Besides teaching Wing Chun, Sifu Leo also teaches other forms of martial arts, including Chinese Kickboxing, Tai Chi, Hung Gar, and using various weapons. In this in-depth interview, he shares his views about the internal and external approach to martial arts, relaxation, internal power, and how cross-training with other martial arts has upgraded his Wing Chun, without diverting from the art’s core concepts.
The Right Way to Perform Wing Chun
The Importance of Context
By Wayne Belonoha
Knowledge is information. Wisdom is using that information at the right time. The goal is to strive to understand the context, before labelling something as right or wrong. Understanding the context will improve your Gung Fu.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Chi Sau: Why it isn’t a Contest!
By David Peterson
Chi Sau is a very unique and very beneficial drill, with specific goals that can enhance many aspects of your Wing Chun skills set; it just isn’t a contest!
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
Wing Chun Tips ‘n’ Tricks
Yee Gee Kim Yeung Ma
By Shaun Rawcliffe
There has been much discussion on the pros and cons, rights and wrongs of Wing Chun’s Basic Stance, the Yee Gee Kim Yeung Ma. Learn how and why it should be trained.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Dr. Leung Jan: Man, Myth, Legend (Part 1)
By Jim Roselando Jr.
Today, numerous stories, and legends have tried to claim authority on the real Dr. Leung Jan. Sifu Roselando shares what is known about many controversial subjects, regarding the famed “King of Wing Chun.”
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
The Giant Killer
By Jason Korol
Bruce Lee saw the leading shin/knee kick as the spearhead of the JKD attack. It’s simple, devastatingly quick, and powerful. So, why is it so under-valued today?
ANDREW HANG LUM MA
Preserving Real Wing Chun
By Eric Lilleør
People who follow Sifu Andrew Ma on Facebook can testify he has very strong opinions about Chi Sau competitions, the Ving Tsun Athletic Association, and the current state of Wing Chun, and is not one to shy away from cutting right to the heart of the matter.
Awaken the Wholeness Within
By Eric Lilleør
As a teenager, Sifu Battaglia studied Western Boxing, Escrima and Harimau Pencak Silat, until he fell in love with Wing Chun. In 2010, he moved to Hong Kong to follow his Sifu, Wan Kam Leung, and later moved to Mainland China to deepen his knowledge of the internal arts.
PUTTING THE HIT BACK INTO THE PUNCH
By John Smith & Sean Peirce
Sifu Smith summarises the apparatus that can be adopted, regardless of the lineage, to develop the hitting and punching potential needed within the pavement arena.
JOHN “JAY” HITCHMAN
Seeking Your Own Gung Fu
By Michael “Mike” Quijano
Sifu Hitchman has been a long-time member of the Moy Yat Family. Under the tutelage of his teacher, Sifu Moy Bah Hugh, he continues to spread both Wing Chun and Gung Fu Life. In this interview, he shares his infinite love and gratitude of Wing Chun.
The Key to Application
By Tony Massengill
Training drills can become based on rhythm, rather than reaction. When faced with a sudden and unexpected event, “We don’t rise to the occasion, but sink to our level of training.” This statement is true, and this truth makes “Conditioned Reflex” drills imperative.
By Dr. Robert Chu
There is a disconnect with today’s generation. Many think they deserve to be bestowed knowledge, instead of earning it. People from Sifu Chu’s generation see a lot of “entitlement.” Here, he shares old-school advice many should take to heart.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
Questions, Comments & Excuses
By Alan Gibson
The casual comments people make often give an important insight to their mind-set and how differently their thinking is to your own.
BUILT UPON FUNCTION
A Thinking Man’s Art or a Thinking Trapped Art?
By Mark Hobbs
Sifu Hobbs challenges the way we think about and practice Wing Chun and calls for ruthless honesty as the foundation for building real expertise.
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts by Jason Thalken and Wing Chun Sil Nim Tao: The Internal Path by Siu Kee Wan.
David Peterson reviews the following movies: The Bodyguard, Trivisa, and Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe.
Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Harinder Singh Sabharwal – 3 Hands Deep: Wing Chun Talking Hands and Larry Saccoia: Wing Chun University – Lesson 004 (Single Hand Chi Sao).