A No-Nonsense Approach
By Glenn Landers
Sifu Gert-Jan Ketelaar developed an early fascination with Asian combat systems, and explored various martial arts before discovering Wing Chun through Rob Vogel Sr. in 1980. Vogel Sr. became his first Wing Chun teacher, and a 12-year collaboration evolved. In 1992, Gert-Jan met Sifu Wong Shun Leung for the first time – an encounter that resulted in a true “lights on” moment for the young Dutchman. In 1994, Sifu Wong introduced him to Philipp Bayer. Together, they entered into a close collaboration that lasted over ten years. In 2005, Gert-Jan established his own organisation, the United Ving Tsun Kung Fu Society.
THE MAGIC OF CHI SAU
Six Essential Automatisms
By Keith R. Kernspecht
Sifu Kernspecht explores the six essential automatisms derived from contact-reflex training, delving into Chi Sau’s many roles, and the art of whole-body “muscle sense” for combat excellence.
Lat Sau Jik Chung
WSLVT’s Hair Trigger
By Glenn Landers
Lat Sau Jik Chung is the primary component of the physiological engineering of the Wong Shun Leung approach. Sifu Landers reveals the “secrets” of making our arms pre-programmed weapons.
THE MARTIAL MIND
Decoding the Difference
Good vs Bad Wing Chun
By Kyle and Ted Ritter
The Wing Chun Twins decode the difference between good and bad Wing Chun, aiming to empower you to navigate Wing Chun with a clearer understanding.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Student & Friend of Sifu Wong Shun Leung
By Jim Roselando Jr
Forty-six years ago, before moving to the US, Johnson Chan was a hairstylist in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. He did the hair for Sifu Wong Shun Leung’s entire family, fostering a friendship that went beyond the typical teacher-student relationship.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
The Shovel Hook
By Jason Korol
The one-inch punch is great for demos. But the reality of usable short-range power is found in Jeet Kune Do’s shovel hook to the body.
THE ART OF EFFICIENT STRIKING
The Mechanics of the Wing Chun Punch
By Derek G. Chan
Sifu Chan dissects the mechanics of the Wing Chun punch, dispels myths about its execution, deconstructs its structural components, and shares insights to enhance its effectiveness.
UNLOCKING THE POWER WITHIN
The Way of Energy Trapping
By Nancy McDonald
Wing Chun is known for its hand and leg trapping techniques, but have you ever heard of “Energy Trapping”? Energy Trapping serves the dual purpose of de-escalating potential street fights and strategically positioning oneself for an advantageous situation.
Part 2: Didactics and Methodology
By Markus Senft
Sifu Senft presents the WTplus model, detailing its modular teaching strategy and digital integration, for a hybrid WingTsun training experience that blends traditional practices with modern technological advancements in martial arts education.
BAT CHE KUEN
Part 1: Perception of Force Flowster Lai Chiu Wah
By Choi Yan Shing
In Practical Wing Chun, Bat Che Kuen stands as an independent and comprehensive training method, holding a pivotal role within the entire system. However, it has rarely been practised or publicly explained before.
Foundations for Comprehensive Mindfulness
By Samuel Lutz
Exploring the Ip Man system’s didactics, Sifu Lutz dissects it through the perspectives of neuronal learning and movement development lenses, unveiling alignment with neuroscience’s optimal path for achieving comprehensive mindfulness and divided attention.
STRUCTURE AND APPLICATION
Teaching Wing Chun in One Day
By Dr Robert Chu
Previous generations of Wing Chun simplified and refined the art. During the COVID pandemic, Sifu Chu worried there was a bleak future for Wing Chun unless we simplified things. Delve into his conclusions.
THE KUNG FU GENIUS
“Yip” or “Ip” and Other Cantonese Conundrums
By Alex Richter
Sifu Richter discusses the totally uncontroversial elephant in the Wing Chun room.
WALKING THE WALK
Not Too Deadly for the Ring
How to Practise Dangerous Techniques in Sparring
By Michael Speights
The limits of combat sports training present a unique problem for the unrestrained practising of Wing Chun. Sifu Speights offers tips for training disabling techniques at full speed.
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: The Martial Arts Teacher: A Practical Guide to a Noble Way by Jonathan Bluestein, and Tao of Wing Chun Do: Volume 1, Part 2 by James W. DeMile.
Alex Danos reviews the following educational DVD: Jon Rister: Joint Locks 1.