The Essence of In-fighting
By Kleber Battaglia
Sifu Evangelos Vasilakis is not your average martial arts teacher with little or no real-world fighting experience. He brings to his Wing Chun a combination of carefully honed technical skill, street smarts, and a life or death mentality. Not only does he understand the concepts of fighting, but also how to use them in life or death situations. He has proved his skills in multiple hand-to-hand combat situations and runs an elite bodyguard programme to protect VIPs, from celebrities to government officials. Sifu Evangelos is one of the top students of Grandmaster Gary Lam and is the Head Instructor in Greece and the instructors’ trainer of Gary Lam Wing Chun in Europe.
Keep the Lesson, Discard the Useless
By Wayne Belonoha
Chi Sau is a microcosm for life that can teach you how to discard those attitudes holding you back from learning. By practising these skills during your Gung Fu training, you will become a better fighter and a better person.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Wong Shun Leung: Wing Chun’s Unsung Hero
By David Peterson
Wong Shun Leung will no longer be Wing Chun’s unsung hero. Thanks to the new feature-length documentary Wong Shun Leung: The King of Talking Hands, people will sing his praises for decades to come.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
Why did you start Wing Chun?
By Shaun Rawcliffe
Is it important for an instructor to know a student’s motivation, goals, and aims for training Wing Chun?
THE INNER CIRCLE
Dr. Leung Jan: Man, Myth, Legend (Part 2)
By Jim Roselando Jr.
We dive deeper into the mysteries and facts about the late “King of Wing Chun”, examining the Leung family, numerous photos, and a translation from the controversial family tree of Dr. Leung Jan.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
The Art of Deception
By Jason Korol
Bruce Lee used to say that to know “how” means knowing “when” and “why”. Many of us focus almost exclusively on the execution of technique, but never on the tactical applications. This is dangerous. In Jeet Kune Do, the art of faking is as important as the technique itself.
LEE ZAN KEONG
Breaking with Tradition
By Zhang Tianyu
Sifu Lee started learning Gulao Wing Chun when he was around 10 years old. Over 40 years after he started learning the art, he is a professional Gulao Wing Chun teacher, with a reputation that has spread far outside of China.
Getting to the Essence of Wing Chun
By Aaron Cantrell
If you want to master and really appreciate Wing Chun fully, investigate what the creators of this art are trying to tell you, instead of looking to others for answers.
Finding the Truth Within Yourself
By Kleber Battaglia
Franco Regalzi started his Wing Chun training in 1987, under the guidance of Sifu Nino Bernardo. Nowadays, he is successfully passing on his vision of Wing Chun through his European Wing Chun Association, which he founded in 2012 with Sifu Lucas Castrounis.
HO KAM MING WING CHUN
The Art of Intercepting and Control
By Kiet Pham
Before you can hit your opponent, you must be at his doorstep and find a way to “sneak” into his “house.” For this, you need to shorten the distance, establish contact, and control him at the first touch. In Ho Kam Ming Wing Chun, this concept is called Jip Sau, the Intercepting and Controlling Hand in entry fighting.
MASTERING THE WING CHUN MIND
By Murat Kaplan
Wing Chun principles require more than just quoting some meaningful words of wisdom, known from Wing Chun’s Kuen Kuit. Sifu Kaplan re-examines this issue by using two of the most essential principles of Wing Chun.
Are we doing Wing Chun?
By Dr. Robert Chu
In a 1972 interview, Ip Man described Wing Chun as the “Stick to the Body, Short Strike, narrow stance method”, suggesting the “body is like rattan”, striking like “carefully hammering a nail”, but since then, we can wonder, are we doing Wing Chun?
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
Age, Experience and Evolution
By Alan Gibson
In this issue, Sifu Gibson looks at “how” and “why” our Wing Chun practice and coaching evolves as we get older.
BUILT UPON FUNCTION
By Mark Hobbs
Sifu Hobbs challenges how we practise Wing Chun and calls for ruthless honesty through “Functional Testing” as the only way to build reliable expertise.
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: The Fighter’s Mind: Inside The Mental Game by Sam Sheridan and Willow in the Wind: Wing Chun’s Soft Approach by Donald Mak.
David Peterson reviews the following movies: The Young Master, A Tale of Three Cities, and Three.
Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Clive Potter: Wooden Dummy Seminar and Leo Imamura: Seminar December 2015.