A Beacon of Tradition in a Modern World
By Alex Richter
Sifu Giuseppe Schembri, a pioneer of WingTsun in Switzerland and a longstanding member of the European WingTsun Organisation (EWTO), recounts his early interest in martial arts, his martial arts background and journey, and how he eventually came to learn WingTsun from Grandmaster Keith R. Kernspecht in Germany. He also shares stories from his trips to Hong Kong, including a visit to legendary actor and martial artist Kwan Tak-Hing, and meeting with other students of Grandmaster Ip Man. Soft-spoken and affable, Sifu Schembri shines the light on the classical WingTsun programme in the ever-modernising landscape of martial arts.
To Maximise Hitting Power
By Wayne Belonoha
Ultimately, techniques don’t matter. They are a means to an end. If you can’t deliver energy into the opponent, then you won’t be able to win a fight.
The “Little” Bang Theory
The Form That Never Grows Old
By Glenn Landers
Siu Nim Tau is usually the opening “Mass” of most Wing Chun schools. Is this stationary form a brilliantly evolved “Management System” or a tired old ceremony with “little” in the way of new ideas?
Chasing the Shadows
Forgotten Targets and Lost Function
By Neil Parris
Is the energy being left out of energy drills? Sifu Parris explores how and why you may be chasing shadows instead of pursuing the target, and how shifting your focus affects training outcomes.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Gulao Wing Chun
Signatures of the Ancestors
By Jim Roselando Jr
Gulao Wing Chun has undergone changes, yet most people are unaware of these changes. Learn about a few of the different signatures, and some of the early masters.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
Using Your Head
JKD’s Most Powerful Weapon
By Jason Korol
Many people confuse the surgical head-butt with the theatrical “head-smash”. But in Jeet Kune Do, everything is about economy of motion—especially with the head-butt.
THE LAND OF STYLELESS STICKINESS
Kernspecht’s Internal 4 Corner WingTsun
By Keith R. Kernspecht
Sifu Kernspecht, the founder of the European WingTsun Organisation, shares insights into the development of his “Inner WingTsun”, an internal system, and the quest to uncover its full capabilities.
The Power of Persistence
By Donna Yap
Sandy Wong, a Wing Chun practitioner for over 50 years, talks about the challenges for women in martial arts and how Wing Chun has helped her develop confidence and assertiveness.
MASTER YOUR CENTRE
The Magnificent Secret of Internal Martial Arts
By Harinder Singh
The ultimate aim of trying to master your centre is to get you to a point where you no longer have a centre to protect. There is a fearlessness. When you are fearless, you will become limitless, and you can tap into your true internal power.
CHAN WAH SHUN WING CHUN
The Art of the Chan Family
By Zhang Tian Yu
Sifu Ho Leung Hing, a senior master of Chan Wah Shun Wing Chun, shares information about the style, recognised as an intangible cultural heritage in 2013. The style has an expansive curriculum, with twelve empty-hand sets, six pole sets and three knives sets.
WINGTSUN OF THE CENTRE: PART TWO
Practical Implementation and the Idea of Non-Violence
By Samuel Lutz
In the concluding part of his article, Sifu Lutz applies the model of the Vector Equilibrium for analysing the nature of developing punching power and balance boundaries. He also explains his idea of a non-violent WingTsun.
STRUCTURE AND APPLICATION
A Deeper Look Into the Straight Blast
By Dr Robert Chu
Bruce Lee trained the Wing Chun “Straight Blast” as his go-to. Lee wanted a rapid, aggressive and overwhelming attack to dispatch his opponents quickly. The Straight Blast is the core of both Wing Chun and JKD.
THE KUNG FU GENIUS
Would Modern MMA Fighters Fear Qing-Era “Death Waivers”?
By Alex Richter
Sifu Richter discusses the validity of an argument he recently read in a book concerning the bravery of the modern MMA fighter.
WING CHUN’S REBIRTH
The Art of Sparring
Wing Chun’s Continued Struggle in MMA
By Joseph Musse II
Is Wing Chun truly ineffective in MMA and real-life combat? Sifu Musse argues that the problem lies with misinformed teaching and a lack of real-life sparring, rather than the art itself.
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: Combat Martial Philosophy: An Understandable and Philosophical Approach to Combat and Self-Defense by Chance Fine and Chum Kiu: Wing Chun’s Art of War by Jason Korol.
David David Peterson reviews the following movies: Yes, Madam! and Iceman Cometh.
Alex Danos reviews the following educational DVDs: Randy Williams: Chee Sau Concept & Strategy Part 2 – Combat Sticky Hands and Benny Meng: Ip Man Wing Chun Series 7 – Dummy Section 1-4.