On the Traditional Side of Being Effective
By Kleber Battaglia
Sifu Phillip Redmond is one of two closed-door students of Grandmaster William Cheung in the United States. He has been training in the martial arts for over 50 years. In addition to Wing Chun, he has studied Hung Ga, Fu Jow Pai, Vee-Jitsu Te and Aiki-Jujitsu. He began his Wing Chun training in 1970 and has had eight different Wing Chun Sifus—four of them were direct students of Grandmaster Ip Man. Two of his Sifus were from Wing Chun lineages outside of Ip Man’s. From 1990 to 1994, Sifu Redmond taught Wing Chun at Yale University.
Is Wing Chun Hard to Learn?
How to Improve the Easy Way
By Wayne Belonoha
Learn what makes your training hard and how a simple shift in mindset can make a big change to how quickly you improve.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Lessons from a True Legend
The Keys to Mastering Wing Chun
By David Peterson
Wong Shun Leung believed that there were certain specific key elements that are essential to not only learning the system but also to be able to effectively use Wing Chun under real pressure. Could you find better advice?
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
Does Wing Chun Have Ground Fighting?
By Shaun Rawcliffe
Despite the prevalence of social media channels and related websites, you will see little practical ground self-defence being taught or demonstrated. However, Wing Chun has, and needs, that element in order to make it practical.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Side Facing vs Square Facing
By Jim Roselando Jr.
Our ancestors past down numerous theories. Are they true or are we just repeating the dogma of Wing Chun?
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
Jeet Kune Do’s Most Important Technique
By Jason Korol
The JKD Ready-Position is the foundation of scientific self-defence. Without it, the entire system falls apart. Learn why it’s so important.
GRANDMASTER CHU SHONG TIN
Training with a Kung Fu Legend
By Nima King
Sifu King shares his story about meeting and training under Ip Man’s third student in Hong Kong, the late Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin.
Kung Fu Isn’t just for Fighting
By Erik Larson
Wing Chun works for self-defence, but more fundamentally, it develops great health and fitness. You can be healthy and strong for life, and it could save your life in a fight.
COUNTER OFFENSIVE TACTICS
Breach and Devastate
By Justin Och
Do you train your reaction and reflex drills? From precision strikes and kicks versus pad resistance honing, the practice of breaching and devastate any opening, response, or movement made by an assailant should be part of your training.
KU CHOI WAH
Insights on Cho Ga Wing Chun
By Zhang Tianyu
Cho Ga Wing Chun has always been kept very private and consequently, a lot of the information about it is limited and at times incorrect. Luckily, we were able to persuade Master Ku Choi Wah to share some information about this rare style.
DOES MMA HAVE SELF-DEFENCE LIMITATIONS?
By Adam Williss
Sifu Williss looks at the limitations of combat sports and the very distinct differences between them and practical martial arts for self-defence.
STRUCTURE AND APPLICATION
Sifu Hawkins Cheung
In Memoriam: Part 1
By Dr. Robert Chu
Hawkins Cheung passed away in February with family by his side. His teacher for 31 years, Sifu Chu pays tribute to his late teacher.
THE KUNG FU GENIUS
Why “Internal” Wing Chun Irks Me
By Alex Richter
Sifu Richter discusses why he is so annoyed with the latest fad of “Internal” Wing Chun.
MY MARTIAL ARTS JOURNEY
My Little Idea
By David Lampert
He can’t offer you the wealth of 40 years’ experience in the game. However, he can give you insights into the training regime of a guy who eats/sleeps/breathes Wing Chun and has done so for many years.
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: Winning Fights: 12 Proven Principles for Winning on the Street, in the Ring, at Life by Dr. Phillip Stephens and The Empty Cup: Proper Mindset For Successful Martial Arts Training by Jeffrey D. Webb.
David Peterson reviews the following movies: Big Brother, Kung Fu League, and Master Z: Ip Man Legacy.
Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Wing Chun Masters: Vol. 1 Francis Fong & Allan Lee and Wing Chun Masters: Vol. 2 Gary Lam & Alan Lamb.