Bringing European WingTsun into the Modern Era
By Alex Richter
Sifu Thomas Schrön is one of the pioneers of WingTsun in Europe. He started learning WingTsun in 1979 and has since risen to prominence as one of three students of Sifu Kernspecht to be graduated as a Grandmaster in WingTsun. Despite his tremendous accomplishments, Sifu Schrön continues to innovate and help move WingTsun forward by including his grappling experience in the programme. Among Sifu Kernspecht’s team of Grandmasters and senior masters within the EWTO (European WingTsun Organisation), Sifu Schrön, who holds the 9th degree, is maybe one of the most versatile.
The Wooden Dummy
Wing Chun’s Ruler
By Wayne Belonoha
The Wooden Dummy is Wing Chun’s ruler. It provides the guide upon which a person can measure the quality of their movements.
EMBRACE THE JOURNEY
Canton Wing Chun
The Journey Begins
By Alton Miller
Sifu Miller provides an insightful overview of the Wing Chun journey that students participate in at his Canton Wing Chun school.
UNDERSTANDING WING CHUN
By Colin Ward
Adrenaline can be a friend or foe, depending on you knowing how to look for the signs, as well as how to use them to your advantage.
THE INNER CIRCLE
By Jim Roselando Jr
There is nothing in one’s martial art life that can replace experience. Experience brings not only knowledge but also invaluable insight. Sifu Roselando shares greater insight into Gulao Wing Chun.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
Bruce Lee’s Forgotten Source
By Jason Korol
It’s said that talent borrows but genius steals. Well, Bruce Lee was a genius because he stole the core ideas of JKD from Jim Driscoll, the former featherweight champion of the world.
The Difference That Makes the Difference
By Keith R. Kernspecht
Often asked what distinguishes his ChiSao Kuen from other traditional Wing Chun styles of “Sticky Hands”, Sifu Kernspecht explains this scientific approach to re-invent the teaching and understanding of sticking.
Strength Lies in Calmness
By Kleber Battaglia
Sifu Michael Mehle began his martial arts journey in Germany at the age of seven. In the early 1990s, he fell in love with Wing Chun and has been teaching Gary Lam Wing Chun since 2011.
OPTIMISE THE BRIDGE
A Simple Feeling Is Your Guide
By Francis Der
Managing the bridge with your opponent is the key to good Wing Chun. “Retain what comes, send off what leaves, upon loss of contact, immediately charge in.” Learn how to apply this popular saying with a simple exercise.
Preserving Yuen Chai Wan’s Art
By Zhang Tianyu
Sifu Steven Chu teaches the very rare art of Yuen Chai Wan Wing Chun, which can be traced back to Xinan from Imperial Constable Fok Bo Chuen and Imperial Marshal Fung Siu-Ching, during the end of the Qing Dynasty.
WING CHUN UNDER PRESSURE
By Jef Sutherland
Sifu Sutherland has competed in martial arts tournaments since 1977 and believes that Wing Chun should be pressure tested by interactions with non-compliant opponents, both in competition and in real-life street self-defence scenarios.
STRUCTURE AND APPLICATION
Wing Chun’s Devastating Kicks
By Dr Robert Chu
Wing Chun is said to have “Eight Kicks”, which is a colloquialism alluding to the devastating nature of these kicks. Having been on the receiving end of Sifu Hawkins Cheung’s kicks, Sifu Chu can tell you there are over eight legs!
THE KUNG FU GENIUS
What Kind of Partner are You?
By Alex Richter
Sifu Richter describes five universal negative archetypes of training partners. The question is, which one are you?
MY MARTIAL ARTS JOURNEY
The Unspoken Issue
By David Lampert
There lurks a very dark side to the world of Wing Chun, martial arts, fitness and exercise. Often not mentioned by the masses, but many of us flirt with the underworld that is “Overtraining Syndrome”.
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: The Mastery of Martial Arts: End Fights In Seconds by John Hennessy and Jeet Kune Do: In-Fighting by Jason Korol.
David Peterson reviews the following movies: Undercover Punch and Gun, ManHunt, and The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter.
Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Moy Yat: Chi Sau II and Todd Taganashi: Wing Chun Butterfly Swords Vol. 1.