Imparting the Traditional Art of Wing Chun
By Terrance Ho
Sifu Dennis Lee, aged 49, is a disciple of the late Grandmaster Ip Ching, having practised Wing Chun under him directly since 1996. He is one of the co-founder of the Ving Tsun Ip Ching Athletic Association and the current Chairman of the Ving Tsun Athletic Association, which was set up by Grandmaster Ip Man in 1967. Sifu Lee founded his school, Dennis Lee Ving Tsun Martial Arts Association in 2014. He lives in Hong Kong and frequently travels to his school branches around the region. Sifu Lee uses modern teaching methods to impart the traditional art of Wing Chun, making learning more systematic and organised.
The Value of Forms
Developing a Specialised Body
By Wayne Belonoha
Like any activity, Wing Chun requires a specialised body. The forms, when used properly, are the primary method used to develop that body.
EMBRACE THE JOURNEY
Canton Wing Chun
The Basics, Part 2
By Alton Miller
Sifu Miller continues to describe the basic concepts and principles that are taught to his students at the Canton Wing Chun School.
UNDERSTANDING WING CHUN
Is Virtual Training Possible?
By Colin Ward
During the present COVID-19 lockdown, we need to make the best of what we have. Sifu Ward has created a way to spar and even play Chi Sau with his students, online.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Tracing the Roots of Wing Chun, Part 2
By Alex Danos
In Issue 52, Sifu Danos presented the hypothesis that Taizuquan is the mother art of Fujian White Crane and that Fujian White Crane is the mother art of Wing Chun. In Part 2, he explores the relationship between Wing Chun and Fujian White Crane.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
The Acid Test
By Jason Korol
The truest test of a self-defence method is an attack by more than one opponent. Learn how Jeet Kune Do is the perfect vehicle to get you out of that absolute worst-case scenario.
ASIATIC J. DELOS-REYES
Structure Keeps Everything Together
By Kleber Battaglia
Sifu Asiatic J. Delos-Reyes is a disciple and senior overseas representative of Master Cliff Au Yeung. In 2011, together with his Sifu, he founded the Wong Shun Leung Kuen Hok Association of Canada to preserve and pass on the Wong Shun Leung Method.
INTERNAL ENERGY AND STICKY HANDS
How to Stick without Seeking for Sticking
By Mauro Antonino D’Angelo
When it comes to Sticky Hands exercises, you will find that over the years increasingly sophisticated methods have been created to develop this ability in a more refined way.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING IDLE
Doing Less to Gain the Advantage
By Glenn Landers
Sifu Landers offers a few staples of the WSLVT system designed to minimise thought and expensive recovery, and maximise composure and clarity in the nerve-jangling blur of a fist fight.
YUEN CHAI WAN WING CHUN
More Than a Fighting Art?
By Paul Bui
Modern-day Wing Chun has mostly been taught as a fighting art. But is that all there is to it? Get a glimpse into the holistic method Grandmaster Yuen Chai Wan himself learnt.
LOOSENESS IN WING CHUN
Don’t Fight the Opponent’s Energy Flow
By Alexander Lee
Guangzhou Wing Chun focuses on relaxation, not fighting against the opponent’s energy flow. With the entire body relaxed, you can be more nimble and skilful, and the angle and landing point of the counterattacks can be more precise.
STRUCTURE AND APPLICATION
Wing Chun’s Devastating Kicks, Part 3
By Dr Robert Chu
Wing Chun’s devastating kicks are truly ingenious. These come from a crafty degenerate mind that knows how to cause injury to others and is, hopefully, tempered by a kind heart that never uses them.
THE KUNG FU GENIUS
Man-Babies are Not Warriors
By Alex Richter
Sifu Richter discusses the ridiculousness of man-baby behaviour on social media and why it does not make anyone look cool.
MY MARTIAL ARTS JOURNEY
Everything in Balance
By David Lampert
Everything in life works best when we find the perfect balance—our muscles are no different. Dave offers his insight into bulletproof joints and a fight-fit body.
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: Wing Chun Wooden Dummy: Become A Master Infighter by Jason Korol and Become A Walking Weapon! by Robert Bartkowski.
David Peterson reviews the following movies: Enter the Fat Dragon, Operation Condor: Armour of God II, and The Grand Grandmaster.
Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Jon Rister: Wing Chun: Strike, Control, Break and Phil Romero: 5 Elements of Combat.