JOHN WONG HONG CHUNG
Keeping the Balance
By Kleber Battaglia
Sifu John Wong is the eldest son of Master Wong Shun Leung. When his father passed away in 1997, it was an unexpected and sudden loss. John chose to leave his full-time job to keep the teachings and legacy of his father alive by teaching WSLVT at the Ving Tsun Athletic Association. Being the son of a Wing Chun legend hasn’t always been easy, but he eventually found his teaching style by combining his knowledge, the experience gained with his students, and the support and guidance of his older Kung Fu brothers.
Encapsulating the Key Elements of Wing Chun
By Wayne Belonoha
“Hand Unity” is a single term that encapsulates many of the key idioms and methods of the Wing Chun system.
THE POWER OF PRINCIPLES
Structural Alignment and Body Unity
Defining Wing Chun Principles
By Carina Cirrincione
Sifu Cirrincione discusses defining and interpreting the terminology we use to explain Wing Chun principles, focusing on structural alignment and body unity.
UNDERSTANDING WING CHUN
A Farewell Thought
By Colin Ward
As this issue marks the end of Sifu Ward’s column, he leaves us with a different perspective on the future of your training.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Wong Kwok Fai
A Fifth Generation USA Pin Sun Wing Chun Teacher
By Jim Roselando Jr
Sifu Wong Kwok Fai is a disciple of the famed Gulao Pin Sun Wing Chun teacher, Sifu Fung Sang, whose Kung Fu we take a deep dive into.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
Less Is More
JKD’s Top Five Techniques
By Jason Korol
Don’t major in minors. Learn the most important tools in Jeet Kune Do and give them the premium training time they deserve.
A Hong Kong Wing Chun Treasure Moves West
By Tony Massengill
Sifu Edmund Fong is a well-known teacher of the Ip Ching lineage method. Amazingly, not many in the West are familiar with Sifu Edmund, a long- time senior instructor under Sifu Ip Ching and a board member at the Ving Tsun Athletic Association.
CUTTING THE HANDS TO SPITE THE CHASE
Knowing When to Let Go
By Glenn Landers
Proximity and connection, driven by an aggressive attack, are the “life blood” of WSLVT Combat Science. However, within our encoded hand forms, many physical and neural disconnections are often misunderstood, and their benefits are lost.
THE EARLY YEARS
Training with Sifu Ip Chun
By Shaun Rawcliffe
In 1989, training in Hong Kong was quite different to the way it is today. Beimo challenge matches still occurred, and very few Wing Chun Sifus taught open classes, while Westerners travelling to train were a novelty.
YIP KIN WING CHUN
A Rare Tradition
By Zhang Tian Yu
Sifu Kahar Saidun offers insight into the truly fascinating and unique style of Yip Kin Wing Chun, which can best be described as old-school traditional Chinese Gung Fu.
THE EIGHT SKILLS TO LEARN IN CHUM KIU
By Terrance Ho
Sifu Terrance shares the objectives of the Chum Kiu form and the skills you need to attain from it before moving on to the Biu Jee form.
STRUCTURE AND APPLICATION
Siu Nim Tau as a Healing Practice
By Dr Robert Chu
How could Ip Man practise Siu Nim Tau’s first section for two hours? Find out, as Sifu Chu delves deeper into the first form’s internal cultivation and medicinal component.
THE KUNG FU GENIUS
Controversy Sells… But Also Teaches?
By Alex Richter
Sifu Richter discusses turning controversial clickbait into teachable moments for his Podcast audience.
MY MARTIAL ARTS JOURNEY
Warming Up the Engine
By David Lampert
Everything has a beginning, a middle and an end, and so should our training sessions. The warm-up is an often overlooked yet very essential part of training.
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: Young Ideas: Siu Lim Tao – Essential Ving Tsun Kuen: Vol. One by Bill Dowding and Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee by Shannon Lee.
David Peterson reviews the following movies: The Lucky Stars 3-Film Collection, Time and Tide, and Burning Paradise.
Alex Danos reviews the following educational DVDs: Randy Williams: Chum Kiu Combat Techniques and Leo Au Yeung: Wing Chun Chi Sau.