A Tradition of Progress
By Mark Page
Sifu James Sinclair founded the highly successful UK Wing Chun Kung Fu Association (UKWCKFA) in the mid-eighties. He pioneered in bringing Wing Chun to the UK in the 1970s, when the system was barely known outside of Hong Kong. Over the following decades, Sifu Sinclair has been pivotal in establishing Wing Chun as a credible martial art in the UK, against a background of Japanese martial arts such as Karate and Judo. We caught up with the man himself to talk find about what has changed since the 1970s and much, much more.
Chi Sau’s Discussing Hands
By Wayne Belonoha
Learn the skill-building rules of Doc Sau, the first stage of Chi Sau, to grow your skills quickly and effectively.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Luk Dim Boon Gwan
The Sound of One Arm Fighting
By David Peterson
The Baat Jaam Do is often viewed as the highest level of the system. However, it is the Luk Dim Boon Gwan that more closely resembles the “empty-hand” component of the system. In fact, it could be described as “One-armed Wing Chun!”
CHI SIM SHAOLIN WENG CHUN
Part 1: Weng Chun’s Ten Wisdoms for a Warrior
By Andreas Hoffmann
Sifu Hoffmann takes a closer look at Weng Chun’s Ten Wisdoms, which describe how to go the way of a successful warrior in finding the Eternal Spring.
THE INNER CIRCLE
By Jim Roselando Jr.
Surfers often travel to Hawaii in search of the big waves. Those who enjoy skiing dream of visiting the Alps. For those who study Master Leung Jan’s boxing, a trip to Gulao village is the king of all vacations. Welcome to Gulao 2012!
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
The Evolution of Jeet Kune Do
By Lamar M. Davis II
The topic of the origins of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do has been quite controversial. With some serious research, it is safe to say that the true origins lie in the Chinese martial arts, more specifically Wing Chun Gung Fu.
LEO AU YEUNG
Master of Reality
By James Woodcock
With a sixth Ip Man movie being recently announced, you may be forgiven for thinking that the series has had its day. We talk to fight choreographer Leo Au Yeung to get the low down on the new movie, Ip Man: Final Fight.
WING CHUN VS. THE LARGER OPPONENT
By Jeff Webb
Wing Chun is said to enable smaller individuals to defend themselves effectively against larger ones. But, what about extreme cases? Sifu Webb provides insights on strategies to deal with the nightmare opponent.
Ving Tsun from the Heart
By Kenton Sefcik
Aaron Vyvial is well known for his online videos. His school was one of the first to publicly display Moy Yat Ving Tsun. Years later, his training is evolving into the study of the Ving Tsun “Heart Method”.
WING TSUN FULL CIRCLE
Preserving the elusive soul of classical WT
By Alex Richter & Haw Kuo
Sifu Alex Richter and Sifu Haw Kuo seek to preserve the elusive soul of classical Wing Tsun, while updating it with modern day training methods, integrating cutting-edge sports science and exercises.
The Man who brought Wing Chun into the UK
By Michael Watson
The late Sifu Lee Shing’s impact on the development of Wing Chun in Europe has been significant and yet it is a largely untold story.
STANDARD ISSUE POLICE TAAN SAU
By Dominick Izzo
There is no single, greater position of structure more suited to Law Enforcement than Wing Chun’s Taan Sau. Find out why it is the most versatile hand movement for a street cop.
A Biomechanical Perspective of Wing Chun
By Dr. Robert Chu & Robert G. Huey
Often in Wing Chun, there are references to physics. Many instructors articulate the need for a common terminology, but simply don’t have the background to articulate Wing Chun in the modern sense.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
By Alan Gibson
There has always been a lot of political infighting within and around Wing Chun. This fact is even well known by other martial artists outside of Wing Chun. What is it about our system that causes these manoeuvrings?
THE HIDDEN FORMS
By Dr. Matthew Mills
The transmission of Wing Chun is subject interpretation and innovation, potentially leading to transcription error in subsequent generations. Dr. Mills examines the development of Wing Chun from an evolutionary perspective and the role of the forms in ensuring successful translation into effective techniques.
In this issue, Mark Page reviews the following books: Jeet Kune Do for Wing Chun Students by Mark Beardsell and Dynamic Wall Bag Training Guide by Simon Osborne.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part 1), Viral Factor, and Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate.
In this issue, James Woodcock reviews the following educational DVDs: Sergio Iadarola’s Past And Present, Sam Chan’s Biu Gee and Rick Spain’s Wing Chun Footwork.