Continuing the Wing Chun Way
By Ki Innis
Master Andrew Cheung is the son of Grandmaster William Cheung. Trained by his father since early childhood, Wing Chun has served an ongoing complement to Andrew’s life and outlook. A Master in Grandmaster William Cheung’s Traditional Wing Chun system, Andrew now trains the next generation of Wing Chun practitioners emerging today. Young for his place in Wing Chun history, he has accumulated a wealth of experience, knowledge and skill many times some practitioners much older than him. In this exclusive interview, he tells us about his humble experience in Wing Chun, as well as offering his views on the art for the future.
Applying the Wooden Dummy’s Footwork
By Wayne Belonoha
The Wooden Dummy and the Plum Flower Posts provide some of the most advanced technique and footwork in Wing Chun, teaching the ability to move out of the way of an incoming punch.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Wong Shun Leung
Remembering the Legend
By David Peterson
The name of Wong Shun Leung is widely known in the Wing Chun world, with his exploits as a fighter legendary. But what of the man and his journey into Wing Chun? Meet the person behind the legend.
UNDERSTANDING WING CHUN
The Blame Game
By Colin Ward
If you’re not as good as you should be, stop blaming yourself, and start training instead. Remember that your teacher is only 50% of your development—maybe it’s time for you to put your 50% in too?
THE INNER CIRCLE
Legends from My Father’s Generation
By Fung Geng Daat
Comparing history and lore often show traits of evolution. The late Sifu Fung Daat shares a few common stories as told by his father Fung Min, giving us a look at some of the earliest stories from Gulao
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
The Forgotten Gem
By Jason Korol
Canadian boxer George Dixon is credited with “inventing” Shadow Boxing. Most people overlook this brilliant aspect of training and, therefore, end up a “shadow” of what they could be.
A Lifetime in Wing Chun
By David Horning
In this rare interview, Sifu Alton Miller reflects on nearly half a century as an ambassador for the Yuen Kay San/Sum Nung Wing Chun lineage.
Evangelist of Systematic Methodology
By Tony Massengill
Sifu Korol is a familiar name for those that frequently read his JKD column. This issue, we explore his Wing Chun roots and how this training has affected his approach to the martial arts.
WING CHUN FIGHTING STRATEGIES: PART 1
Is Chain Punching Realistic and Effective?
By Donald Mak
Is the Chain Punching as seen in the Ip Man movies realistic and effective? Unlike the movies, the Cantonese term for Chain Punching implies charging forward.
YIP SIU BAAK
Martial Arts of the Cantonese Opera
By Zhang Tianyu
According to Wing Chun legend, the art was handed down through the Cantonese Opera. In this interview, Yip Siu Baak shares some insights on the operatic martial arts.
SHAOLIN VS WING CHUN
The Good Tree, Giving Good Fruits
By Clark Tang
Sifu Tang makes a comparison between Shaolin and Wing Chun, and traditional and modern-day monks.
STRUCTURE AND APPLICATION
Wing Chun as Self-defence
By Dr Robert Chu
Many teach Wing Chun, but not self-defence in today’s times. Wing Chun, as a self-defence system, needs modernisation.
THE KUNG FU GENIUS
An Open Mind is Not a Vessel for Garbage
By Alex Richter
Sifu Richter explores the pitfalls of calling people who don’t agree with your narrative as “stuck in a box”.
MY MARTIAL ARTS JOURNEY
The Relentless March of Time
By David Lampert
There is one fight no fighter can win, and that is the one against time. Dave discusses how we can adapt and maintain training throughout the decades.
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: Wing Chun for the 21st Century by Adie Gray and Redemption: A Street Fighter’s Path to Peace by Michael Clarke.
David Peterson reviews the following movies: Gintama 2, Furie, and Judge Archer.
Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Randy Williams Basics Part 2: Combat Theory and Kicks and Moy Yat: Chum Kiu.