SEÁN E. MCCAFFREY
The Healing Warrior
By Eric Lilleør
With over 40 years of martial arts experience, Wing Chun Sifu Dr Seán E. McCaffrey has trained in various styles, including Judo, Shorin-ryu Kobayashi-ryu, Jujitsu, Kali, boxing, and Muay Thai. McCaffrey’s martial arts knowledge grew further when he ran across second-generation Bruce Lee student, Sifu Steve Fristoe, who introduced him to Wing Chun and later to Shihan George Vance, the patriarch of the Black Dragon Triad, a brotherhood of modern-day Samurai. McCaffrey earned a Sixth Dan with the title of Hanshi for his dedication to martial arts under Shihan Vance, and was selected as the torchbearer of the Black Dragon Triad. Over the last 30 years, he has trained with various Wing Chun instructors worldwide, but it wasn’t until he came across Sifu Evangelos Vasilakis that his training in Wing Chun truly took off.
Mastering Wing Chun’s Key Attributes
Power, Acceleration, Timing and Relaxation
By Wayne Belonoha
Refine your Wing Chun skills with focus on key attributes—Speed, Power and Relaxation—crucial for effective practice against opponents.
Do You Really “Want Some?”
By Glenn Landers
Fighting is always easier for those of us who don’t fight. However, as coaches and students of what is—first and foremost—a fighting skill, do we really have a choice?
Becoming Wing Chun
From Forms to Fight
By Neil Parris
Get an enlightening look at some of the essential stages along a Wing Chun student’s journey, taking them from the forms to the fight. Can your form stand up to the pressures of reality?
THE INNER CIRCLE
Wing Chun History
Where Are We Today? (Part One)
By Jim Roselando Jr
Wing Chun’s lack of historical documentation, combined with generations of word-of-mouth, has made researching this art difficult.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
Stop the Fight
The Groin Kick
By Jason Korol
The most vulnerable target for modern fighters is the groin. Learn how to take advantage of the mistake everyone is making these days.
A Wing Chun Journey of Over 50 Years
By Derek G. Chan
Sifu Nelson Chan is a direct student of the late Grandmaster Moy Yat. He is the founder of the Canadian Wing Chun Fellowship and is currently the Chairman of the Chinese Canadian Kuo Shu (Martial Arts) Federation.
THE WING CHUN TWINS
Keeping Tradition Alive
By Jason Korol
Sifus Kyle and Ted Ritter, known as the Wing Chun Twins, are the founders of the Zen Wing Chun Organization. Through their teachings, they hope to inspire others to embrace Wing Chun, unlocking its countless benefits.
SUPERCHARGE YOUR WING CHUN
Unlocking the Power of Xingyi
By Christopher Wong
Is Xingyi, a Chinese martial art based on aggressive linear attacks using spear techniques, applicable to Wing Chun? Could it improve your Wing Chun?
Breaking Down Barriers
By Donna Yap
Sifu BeeBee Bartell is breaking down barriers in the Wing Chun community. Learn about the challenges faced by women in martial arts and the message conveyed by Wing Chun regarding expectations and comparisons.
FROM PICKPOCKETS TO WING CHUN
The Art of Distraction
By Alan Gibson
Sifu Gibson explores the art of distraction, discussing how distraction is utilised in various fields, from close-up magic to self-protection and internal martial arts.
STRUCTURE AND APPLICATION
Martial Arts Secrecy
By Dr Robert Chu
Often in martial arts, you are met with secrecy. Sometimes, this is tradition and keeping “inner door goods”. Much of it is really “Chinese Marketing 101”.
THE KUNG FU GENIUS
Let’s Face It—Most Shaolin Myths Are Bogus
By Alex Richter
Sifu Richter discusses the problems of historicity regarding the Shaolin Temple and Chinese martial arts in general.
WING CHUN’S REBIRTH
The Mindset of Fighting
Don’t Start What You Can’t Finish
By Joseph Musse II
What does it take to defend oneself and loved ones? Sifu Musse stresses the importance of cultivating the right mindset for self-defence through training and mental preparation.
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: Chinese Martial Arts: From Antiquity to the Twenty-First Century by Peter A. Lorge and Got Fight? The 50 Zen Principles of Hand-To-Face Combat by Forrest Griffin (with Erich Krauss).
David David Peterson reviews the following movies: Everything Everywhere All at Once and The Dead and the Deadly.
Alex Danos reviews the following educational DVD: Benny Meng: Ip Man Wing Chun Series 8 – Dummy Section 5-8