A Wing Chun Challenge Fighter
By Gregory LeBlanc & Rayan Lam
Sifu Gary Lam has been involved in the practice and teaching of Wing Chun for 45 years. He began studying Wing Chun in 1967 with Lok Yiu and then went on to train with Wong Shun Leung from 1969 to 1982. Having experienced numerous challenge fights and having competed in Muay Thai, Sifu Lam brings a unique set of skills and insight to his brand of Wing Chun. His philosophy is that Wing Chun should not only help you to become a better fighter, but also to become a better human being.
The Path to a Simpler, Happier Life
By Wayne Belonoha
Learn how to use martial morality (Wude) and natural action (Wuwei) to create a simpler, happier life.
MOON POINTING FINGER
A Step in the Right Direction (Part 2)
By David Peterson
Knowing why and when to use footwork variations is essential, so as to ensure that we do not move into trouble, instead of out of it. Wherever possible, we should be aiming to counter aggressively, not to just passively defend.
ACADEMIA WING CHUN
Power Generation Methods in Wing Chun
By Sergio Pascal Iadarola
A lot has been written and said about the method of delivering maximum power when striking in Wing Chun. Unfortunately, some lineages tend to disagree only based on the fact that their particular branch uses a different engine to another.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Leung Jan’s Kulo Wing Chun
Essential Training for Combat
By Jim Roselando Jr.
Rich with teaching and fighting experience, the famed Gung Fu King returned to his home village and passed on a comprehensive and progressive system of partner and Sticking Hands training that is designed to cultivate the essential skills needed for street combat.
THE INTERCEPTING FIST
Mook Jong Training
By Lamar M. Davis II
One of the most valuable training tools for both Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do practitioners is the Mook Jong. Bruce Lee knew the value in this and owned several wooden dummies during his lifetime—training on them daily.
CHAN CHEE MAN
A Link to the Past
By Kenton Sefcik
Chan Chee Man was first introduced to Wing Chun after a rooftop sparring match with William Cheung, and later become a student of Ip Man. Always training with a smile on his face, he is one of the last living links to the past.
WING CHUN STAMPING
Practical Analysis on Kicking in Combat
By John Lobb
Fight perspective and practical analysis on kicking in combat. Sifu Lobb addresses the devastating reality of the Gary Lam Wing Chun leg syllabus, and the function and premise of its training and deployment.
BARRY LEE… THE MACHINE!
How did he Obtain his Legendary Skills?
By Bill Dowding
Masters are made, not born. This is how Barry Lee, the legendary “Machine”, learned and trained.
Reflections of a Wing Chun Sifu
By James Woodscock
Sifu Lamb’s Wing Chun knowledge is huge, with over 40 years of experience. In this interview, we talk about training back in the 1960s and 1970s, and how things have changed since the early days of Wing Chun.
SIU BOT GUA
Fut Sao Wing Chun’s Unique Footwork
By Michael Mc Ilwrath
Traditionally, most Wing Chun lineages consist of three empty-hand forms. Little is known about Fut Sao Wing Chun, let alone its unique footwork—the Siu Bot Gua. It is revealed here for the first time.
Part 2: As I Lay Here on my Deathbed
By Dr. Robert Chu
In Part Two, Sifu Chu explains his last wishes for his Wing Chun students. Traditionally, a master’s last secrets are legendarily bequeathed on the deathbed with the master’s dying breath.
THE INQUISITIVE HAND
Remove All that is not the Statue
By Alan Gibson
There are no advanced techniques in Wing Chun, only principles and simple concepts. Achieving more by doing less is a grand ideal, but how should people attempt to improve this skill?
THE HIDDEN FORMS
Understanding the First Step
By Dr. Matthew Mills
An opponent is not simply going to stand still and wait to be hit, much less step into the ideal range for us to do so. Dr. Mills reviews the structure and function of Cham Kiu stepping with a specific focus on its importance to striking power.
ARE YOU FIT TO FIGHT?
The Ultimate Power Rep
By Kenneth Jay, MSc.
Power is crucial for performance and reactive power ability rely on your eccentric, concentric, and static strength ability. Here, Kenneth gives you the shortcut to building ultimate power for fighting and whatever else life throws at you.
In this issue, Mark Page reviews the following books: Wing Chun Martial Arts: Principles and Techniques by Ip Chun and Ip Man: Portrait of a Kung Fu Master by Ip Ching.
In this issue, David Peterson reviews the following movies: Fearless, Millionaire’s Express, and Ip Man.
In this issue, James Woodcock reviews the following educational DVDs: Joseph Lee: Wing Chun Attack and Counter Attack, Lee Man Hung: Ving Tsun Kung Fu, and Sifu Taner & Sifu Graziano: Chi Sao Section 1.