The Middle Way of Gung Fu
By Kleber Battaglia
Grandmaster Chan Tak Kwong, otherwise known as Sifu Stephen Chan, started teaching Wing Chun in a London church hall for three British pounds per night. Over forty years later, he is back in Hong Kong keeping the Gung Fu tradition alive in his native land, both by teaching and by stunt acting in Hong Kong films. A so-called “neotraditionalist,” Sifu Chan combines modernity with tradition, using new techniques from street fighting and other martial arts alongside original teachings from his lineage under Grandmaster Chow Tze Chuen. Sifu Chan recognises that although different Wing Chun lineages may have different interpretations, the core principles are truly the same.
Developing the One Inch Punch
By Wayne Belonoha
A punch that travels only one inch can knock your opponent to the ground. Learn the attributes and training methods for this devastating technique.
MOON POINTING FINGER
Wing Chun 101
By David Peterson
What are the essential elements of Wing Chun with regard to not only beginning, but also truly mastering the system?
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
Wing Chun Tips ’n’ Tricks
Wing Chun Kicks
By Shaun Rawcliffe
Sifu Rawcliffe offers some tips ‘n’ tricks to help improve the application and performance of Wing Chun’s so-called “shadowless” kicks.
THE INNER CIRCLE
A Vent Session
Wing Chun During the Internet Era
By Jim Roselando Jr.
If anything has significantly affected Wing Chun, it would be the Internet. It has allowed us to research and connect with boundless resources. However, is it all that it’s cracked up to be?
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
Good Drills Make Good Fighters
By Jason Korol
How do you know you can really do your stuff in a fight? It’s an important question. Well, the answer is by adding realistic and progressive drills to your training, designed for automated performances.
Simplicity is the Key to Brilliance
By Wayne Belonoha
Having trained for over 60 years, Sifu Ben Der unveils his experience training under Ip Man, his time with his friend Bruce Lee, and his decision to follow Sifu Kenneth Chung in the Leung Sheung lineage.
DEVELOPING THE WING CHUN GRIP
Guangzhou Wing Chun’s Chopstick Training
By Keith King
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.
ZHENG ZU JIE
Carrying Tradition Into The Future
By Wayne Belonoha
Sifu Zheng Zu Jie of Wu Mei Wing Chun in Fuzhou China talks about the history of Wing Chun as passed down through his lineage, about his successes in promoting Wing Chun, and some interesting details about his style.
A Journey of Self-Discovery
By Mike Quijano
Jason Hancock moved to Hong Kong in the 1990s and became a direct student of Master Wong Shun Leung. He has remained private throughout the years despite being certified by Wong to teach.
WING CHUN’S FIST POSITION
By Justin Och
Learn how to dominate distance at every range, regardless of what your opponent knows or how big or strong they are.
STRUCTURE AND APPLICATION
What is it Really?
By Dr. Robert Chu
Bai Jong, the trademark pose of the Ip Man movies, is typically referred to as the “en garde” position, but there is subtlety in the definition.
THE KUNG FU GENIUS
Does Wing Chun Require Athleticism?
By Alex Richter
Of all the topics discussed in Wing Chun books, movement and athleticism are often glossed over. Why is that?
BUILT UPON FUNCTION
Shadow and Sparring
By Mark Hobbs
Sifu Hobbs examines Shadow and Sparring, breaking down what each gives you and why it’s critical you practise both.
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: When Violence Is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at Stake by Tim Larkin and The Secret Siu Nim Tao by Udo Butschinek.
David Peterson reviews the following movies: Blade of the Immortal, Chasing the Dragon, and Paradox (aka SPL3).
Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Samuel Kwok: Mastering Ip Man Wing Chun Vol. 13 Fight Seminar 2017 and Sifu Fernandez: Lesson 59: Long Pole Form, Chi Quan.