Keeping Wing Chun Practical
By Kleber Battaglia
Before moving to Australia, Jack Leung trained and competed in Gōjū-ryū Karate in Hong Kong for six years. He also trained Muay Thai in Thailand and several lineages of Southern Praying Mantis, including Chow Gar and Jook Lum Tong Long. In 1996, he was fortunate enough to meet Sifu Wan Kam Leung in Hong Kong and trained at the Ving Tsun Athletic Association. He constantly cross-trains with other martial artists and mentors from other martial arts disciplines. After 17 years of training and guidance under Sifu Wan, he was awarded the title of Sifu in 2013. Sifu Leung has established seven branches in Australia and hosted several seminars overseas with other styles. Leung’s enthusiasm and passion help spread the art of Practical Wing Chun in Australia.
Go Low When the Upper is Defended
By Wayne Belonoha
When the opponent is strong or well-defended up top, attack the bottom. When they’re strong or well-defended on the bottom, attack the top.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Yat Dan, Yi Lik, Saam Gung Fu
First, Courage; Second, Power; Third, Gung Fu
By David Peterson
The maxim Yat Dan, Yi Lik, Saam Gung Fu summarises the late Sifu Wong Shun Leung’s attitude towards what determines one’s ability to succeed in combat.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
Wing Chun Tips ’n’ Tricks
Structures of the Baat Cham Dao
By Shaun Rawcliffe
Training with the Baat Cham Dao refines the use of energy and muscular control beyond that achieved through empty-hand training.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Dr. Leung Jan’s Pin Sun Wing Chun
Mok Yan Jong and Som Dim Boon Gwun
By Jim Roselando Jr.
An introduction to Pin Sun Wing Chun’s “Dummy Hands” and its famed Three-and-a-Half Point Pole.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
Jeet Kune Do
Not a Fan Club
By Jason Korol
Absorb what’s useful, reject what’s useless, and add nothing new and personal. As crazy as that sounds, that’s what we’re turning Jeet Kune Do into by idolising Bruce Lee.
If It Feels Strong, It’s Wrong
By Wayne Belonoha
Sifu Ling has studied Wing Chun under Leung Sheung for most of his life and continues to promote a focus on high-quality Gung Fu that’s hallmarked by relaxation, stance, and structure.
HIDDEN AND UNDEREXPLOITED
Wing Chun Takedowns
By Donald Mak & Martin Murphy
Mastering effective takedowns requires good footwork and a willingness to fight at close range—skills that can bring a new dimension to your Wing Chun fighting.
GUM GA HONG
Internal vs. External Gung Fu
By Keith King
Wing Chun Master Gum Ga Hong provides clear and easy to understand insight into the different worlds of Internal and External Gung Fu and its relevance for Wing Chun.
JARN DAI LIK
Exposition of Wing Chun’s Hidden Power
By Edward S. Majian
Sifu Chung K. Chow’s search for sustained structural power begins with three old Chinese characters that point below the elbow and spark a comprehensive interpretation of Wing Chun’s hidden biomechanics.
WHY RANGE MATTERS
How to Start Dominating
By Adam Williss
Learn how to dominate distance at every range, regardless of what your opponent knows or how big or strong they are.
The Real Chain Punches of Wing Chun
By Dr. Robert Chu
Wing Chun is not just straight punches. The biggest mistake people make is not extrapolating from the forms and drilling them. Here, Sifu Chu presents a roadmap to improve punching.
THE KUNG FU GENIUS
The Abuse of Respect
By Alex Richter
Would you learn from someone with the skills of a Gung Fu genius but the temperament of Klaus Kinski? Many would. Worse yet, they justify terrible behaviour under the banner of “respect.”
BUILT UPON FUNCTION
Sport, Role Play and Pressure
By Mark Hobbs
Sifu Hobbs examines training methods associated with different disciplines and questions which are most effective in preparing for a real confrontation.
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: Wing Chun: Writings for Advanced Practitioners by Dr. Joyotpaul Chaudhuri & Jeff Webb and Cham Kiu: Seeking the Bridge by Marc Debus.
David Peterson reviews the following movies: Birth of the Dragon, Wu Kong, and Ninja Hunter.
Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Sifus Taner & Graziano: Biu Tze Chi Sao Section 1 & 2 and Sifu Harinder Singh: Sight Beyond Sight: Vol. 4 & 5.