Wing Chun Isn’t a Game
By Kleber Battaglia
Sifu Markus Schinhammer started his martial arts journey when he was five years old, training in Karate, Taekwondo, and Judo. He began training Escrima and Wing Tsun in the Leung Ting lineage simultaneously at age 13. For the past four years, he has learned Ip Man Wing Chun as a private student of Grandmaster Samuel Kwok. In this in-depth interview, he shares his views about the swap from the Leung Ting lineage for Samuel Kwok’s, which taught him many things about real fighting, form training, body mechanics and structure, Chi Sau, and lots more. Today, he is a recognised Sifu under the Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Martial Arts Association and Ip Man Wing Chun Germany.
Attack the Attack
Wing Chun’s Fight Strategy
By Wayne Belonoha
Learn how Wing Chun strategy applies the principles of economy of motion, time, and energy to maximise the chances of success in a fight.
MOON POINTING FINGER
What’s Wrong with Wing Chun Today?
By David Peterson
Pseudo “masters” who wouldn’t know a Taan Sau from a brick, but who have the audacity to mock and condemn truly skilful practitioners, seem to be a dime a dozen these days.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
To Grade or not to Grade
Is a Grading Syllabus just a Moneymaking Process?
By Shaun Rawcliffe
Many Wing Chun schools, today, seem to be adopting a grading system, despite the fact that, in Hong Kong and China, there have been no such grading or symbolism of rank.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Gulao 2018: Part One
By Jim Roselando Jr.
In this two-part series, Sifu Roselando offers a full report of all research found during his recent visit with the Gulao Pin Sun Wing Chun family in China.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
Hitting Soft Targets
By Jason Korol
Striking soft targets, like the eyes and groin, are essential to Jeet Kune Do. Simple, right? But if we haven’t trained for something consistently, we’ll likely find under real pressure that we can’t do it.
GAN YIU TEEM
Keeping the Fight in Wing Chun
By Keith King
Sitting in a quiet restaurant in downtown Guangzhou, the powerful voice of Master Gan brings the room to silence as he recounts his time in Wing Chun.
THE ABSENCE OF COMBAT PRESSURE
By Justin Och
When we watch our brothers take on an assailant from another martial art, how do they fare? What does it say about our training and capability when those that fly our flag can’t fight? How do we change that for the next generation?
BRUTAL HONESTY IN TRAINING
Making Wing Chun Honest Again
By Adam Williss
The concepts of Wing Chun are all about simplicity, directness, practicality, and efficiency. So, why have so many of Wing Chun’s training methods become contrary to simple, direct, practical, and efficient?
MASTER GUO SHILEI
Internal and External Are Just Labels
By Zhang Tianyu
Can Wing Chun, or even other martial arts, benefit from the training methods of Baguazhang, Taijiquan, and Xingyiquan? We sat down with Master Guo Shilei, a 7th generation successor of the Ma style Baguazhang, to find out.
A PATHWAY FROM OUTSIDE TO INSIDE
Using the Long Pole to Generate Internal Power
By Simone Sebastiani
Wing Chun is an Internal method of traditional Chinese Gung Fu; the key to developing real Gung Fu is to shift from External force to Internal. The Wing Chun Long Pole helps us to reach this goal.
STRUCTURE AND APPLICATION
The Five Most Important Components of Chi Sau
By Dr. Robert Chu
Chi Sau is a trap. Overemphasise it and it will stagnate one, and underemphasised, it will leave the practitioner empty-handed.
THE KUNG FU GENIUS
We Need Better Books for Wing Chun
By Alex Richter
The ability to discuss history and facts without a “spin” is a fine line to walk. This can and must be done for Wing Chun someday.
BUILT UPON FUNCTION
Drift or Disrupt
By Mark Hobbs
Sifu Hobbs unpacks the concept of “Drift or Disrupt” and shows how to apply it to Wing Chun practice to improve your skills radically.
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: Jeet Kune Do Foundations by Jason Korol and Becoming the Path of Wing Chun: Thought, Action and Awareness by Michael Herrera.
David Peterson reviews the following movies: Brotherhood of the Blades 2, Sky Hunter, and The Brink.
Dwight Hennings reviews the following educational DVDs: Sifus Taner & Graziano: Baat Cham Dao and Benny Meng: Wing Chun Fighting Applications Vol 1 – Wing Chun Saan Da.