Teaching with the Heart
By Mike Quijano
Sifu Pete Pajil has devoted his life to propagating Wing Chun throughout the world. Most of the late Grandmaster Moy Yat’s international lectures and seminars were bestowed upon and represented by Sifu Pete Pajil. Grandmaster Moy Yat frequently appointed Pajil to impart and express the inner workings of Wing Chun’s nature. Through many years of practising Moy Yat’s style of teaching, known today as “Gung Fu Life”, he forged his reputation and earned his rightful place within the Moy Yat Wing Chun Gung Fu Family, as the of official United States custodian.
Different Strategies for Different Opponents
How not to Fight Fire with Fire
By Wayne Belonoha
Fighters apply strategies to try to defeat you. If you try to deal with them the wrong way, you will be defeated. Sifu Belonoha offers 18 styles of Chi Sau to help you train the skills and strategies you need to defeat any opponent.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Wing Chun in Film
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (Part 2)
By David Peterson
To celebrate the portrayal of Wing Chun on screen, this three-part series will look at the history of Wing Chun in the cinema of Hong Kong and China, and see if we can classify them into the Good, the Bad & the Ugly.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
Close Protection and Wing Chun
By Shaun Rawcliffe
How does the world of Close Protection and Wing Chun work together? Is there any correlation in the training and usage, or are they separate and unrelated skills?
THE INNER CIRCLE
Internal, or the Latest Fad
By Jim Roselando Jr.
Over the years, the Wing Chun community has gone through several fads. Today, there is no doubt the most popular is Internal Wing Chun—everywhere you go, this is the hot topic of discussion, debate, and demonstration.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
Grappling with Reality
By Jason Korol
No Jeet Kune Do student should be without anti-grappling training. You’re far more likely to face a takedown attempt than a chain punch in a real fight.
JOSEPH WANG KIU
One of Ip Man’s Core Students
By Herbert Maier, Ph. D.
Sifu Maier reminisces about his late Sifu, Joseph Wang Kiu, one of Grandmaster Ip Man’s five “core students”, who claimed Wing Chun is a theory rather than a style.
Embracing the Gung Fu Traditions
By Daniel Palau
Sifu Pascual truly embraces the spirit of Gung Fu traditions. Wing Chun is not just a part of his life—it is his life! He teaches the Wing Chun system in a clear and comprehensive way, including the ethical and martial aspects of Wing Chun.
LUK DIM BOON GWAN
Don’t Believe the Hype (Part 2)
By Alex Richter
Sifu Richter discusses how he discovered the similarities between Ip Man’s Luk Dim Boon Gwan and Lam Sai Wing’s Hung Ga version. These discoveries directly contradict the fabricated controversy peddled by some in recent years.
PROGRESSIVE TRAPPING FROM THE CENTRELINE
By Alan Lamb
To trap and control an attacker, preventing him from striking back, requires a lot of confidence and skill. However, it can be learned and practised in a safe and enjoyable way.
KEEPING IT PRACTICAL
Wing Chun on the Road
By Jack Leung
Wing Chun is well-known for its close-quarters combat. It was designed for the street environment. Aggression occurs more often in crowded places. Sifu Leung explains the applications of using Wing Chun on public transport.
Are we applying Wing Chun correctly?
By Dr. Robert Chu
“Players” of Wing Chun include three kinds: “Technique Players” overemphasise and chase hand techniques. “Force Players” are embellishers, who set up fabulous Fa Jing demos and other “parlour tricks”, borrowed from here and there. Finally, “Momentum Players” are in the realm of actual fighters.
THE KUNG FU GENIUS
By Alex Richter
As Wing Chun grew in the West, so did a penchant for additional titles of recognition, such as Dai Sifu and Sihing. As a teacher of Wing Tsun and the Chinese culture attached to it, Sifu Richter is utterly embarrassed by the misuse of these terms by Westerners.
BUILT UPON FUNCTION
Faith or Function?
By Mark Hobbs
Is there a parallel between the science/religion debate and what is happening in the Wing Chun world that is killing our art?
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected by Rory Miller and Timing in the Fighting Arts: How to Win a Fight with Speed, Power, and Technique by Loren W. Christensen & Wim Demeere.
David Peterson reviews the following movies: Operation Mekong, Sword Master, and Mission Milano.
Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Randy Williams: Bot Jom Doh Applications Volume 2 and Sifu Fernandez: Wing Tchun Do Lesson 17 (Methods for Sparring).