The Blueprint of WSL Ving Tsun
By Eric Lilleør
Sifu David Peterson has been training in the Chinese martial arts since 1973. He became a student of the late Wong Shun Leung after travelling to Hong Kong in 1983. David is a former teacher of the Chinese language, and being a speaker of both the Mandarin and Cantonese dialects definitely helped him to thoroughly learn and understand the Wing Chun system as taught by his Sifu Wong Shun Leung. Now, his sole aim is to pass on the skills, knowledge and understanding of Ving Tsun exactly as his Sifu taught it to him. David’s precision and dedication to this task has rightly earned him the honorific: “the Blueprint of WSL Ving Tsun”.
Maai Sang Jong: Ving Tsun’s “Fight Simulator”
By Wayne Belonoha
Chi Sau is a drill designed to teach the hands and feet how to enter into an opponent’s boundaries while protecting our own, but in order to translate the skills from this drill into a real fight situation, we use the Ving Tsun “fight simulator”.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Not Getting ‘Fook’-ed? Why Not?
By David Peterson
Most Wing Chun practitioners haven’t got a clue about what the true purpose of the Fook Sau action is. This is despite practising it multiple times in Siu Nim Tau and constantly employing it when drilling Chi Sau.
CHI SIM SHAOLIN WENG CHUN
Weng Chun’s Fa Kuen: Raising the Power of a Tornado
By Andreas Hoffmann
In this issue, we are introduced to the Fa Kuen form, which teaches the practitioner how to use the entire body for both long- and short-distance fighting.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Leung Jan’s Kulo Wing Chun: The Kulo Boxing Family (Part 2)
By Jim Roselando Jr.
At the time when the Kulo style started in Hoksan, there were few people who understood the art. In 1966, Fung Ju (4th generation) went to challenge all comers. From Fung Ju, the Kulo style became widely known.
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
Jik Chung Chuie: Bruce Lee’s Fight Ender
By Lamar M. Davis II
The Vertical Fist Blast was Bruce Lee’s favourite fight ending technique, which is another effective striking method taken directly from Wing Chun.
THE CHI SAU MISCONCEPTION
Identifying the Primary Failings (Part 1)
By Ernie Barrios
Chi Sau might be the greatest fallacy of Wing Chun, a game where only few develop skill in spite of Chi Sau not because of it. Yet every day millions of people enjoy the art of chasing hands.
Using Fight Logic in the Monkey Dance (Part 1)
By Prof. Dr. Keith R. Kernspecht
Sifu Kernspecht was the first European to learn and master Wing Tsun. As a former police officer and professor of sports he discusses “ritualised fighting” and how Wing Tsun must be modified to systematically improve our survival chances in the real world.
TANG YICK WING CHUN
The Connection (Part 2)
By Sergio Pascal Iadarola
In the final part of the article, you will learn a little more about the Tang Yick Wing Chun wooden dummy forms, the pole form and the connection between the late Grandmasters Ip Man and Tang Yick.
Wing Chun is not just Straight Lines
By Seth Piszczuk
The circle is one of the strongest shapes for dealing with force. By understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the circular shapes in Wing Chun, we can find simple ways to improve the structure of any position.
The Art of Self-improvement
By Kleber Battaglia
Sifu Mak gives us an insight into the philosophical aspect of Wing Chun, seeing the three forms not just as physical training, but as a way of “seeking a bridge” to reach a higher level of consciousness.
Cross-training for WCK Practitioners
By Dr. Robert Chu
It is essential to understand that modern athleticism is a cross-training endeavour: the better the athlete you are, the better a martial artist you will be.
WING CHUN AT THE MOVIES
Warriors Two come out to play
By Bey Logan
Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan goes behind the scenes of the Sammo Hung-directed Warriors Two, and offers some insights and untold tales from the making of this classic tale of Wing Chun warriors.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
By Alan Gibson
Once Siu Nim Tau and the Yi Ji Kim Yeung Ma stance has been trained, practitioners need to learn about pursuit and angle. Many people have confused static stance weight distribution with dynamic mobility, which has caused pointless arguments.
THE HIDDEN FORMS
Bow to No One
By Dr. Matthew Mills
Relatively minor impacts to the head are required to produce a catastrophic concussion and yet nowhere in the forms are ducking or weaving movements referenced. Dr. Mills examines the critical importance of head posture to effective Wing Chun.
In this issue, Mark Page reviews the following books: Complete Wing Chun: The Definitive Guide to Wing Chun’s History and Traditions by Robert Chu, René Ritchie and Y. Wu and Look Beyond the Pointing Finger: The Combat Philosophy of Wong Shun Leung by David Peterson.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: Butterfly Sword, Overheard 2 and Wu Xia.
In this issue, James Woodcock reviews the following educational DVDs: David Peterson’s Muk Yan Jong Seminar, Randy Williams: Wing Chun Biu Jitsu Ground Fighting Vol. 1 & 2 and Emin Boztepe: Punching Techniques Vol. 1.