Finding the Essence
By Kleber Battaglia
Sifu Taner Erdogan has been studying and teaching Wing Chun since 1994. He opened his first school in 2001 and has been teaching professionally since 2008. From 2005 to 2010, he was a Chief Instructor for a large Wing Tsun association in Germany. As well as learning from various Sifus in Europe and Hong Kong, Sifu Taner also mastered the complete Wing Tsun system. He founded the International Martial Arts Alliance in 2011, which has schools in Germany, Turkey, Austria and Luxembourg.
Wing Chun’s Missing Techniques
Siu Lim Tau’s Hidden Secrets
By Wayne Belonoha
Hidden within Siu Lim Tau are many techniques that provide the subtle changes necessary to be successful at high levels. Sifu Belonoha looks at some of these techniques and how they can be infused into your Wing Chun to give you the edge.
CLOSING THE CIRCLE
The Power of Unification
By Kim Squiers
Sifu Squiers explains what it means to “close the circle” and unify our Wing Chun into a singular driving force.
Disorder and Confusion
Feeling in the Presence of Chaos
By Neil Parris
Sifu Parris discusses how mental barriers can inhibit your Wing Chun and examines how the training process can condition the mind to ensure functional Wing Chun in the real world.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Lo Zhen To
Hoksaan’s Chairman of The Board
By Jim Roselando Jr
The popularity of Gulao Wing Chun has exploded. The man largely responsible for this is Lo Zhen To—a practitioner, promoter and government official.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
Tip of the Spear
Jeet Kune Do’s Eye Jab
By Jason Korol
Bruce Lee was a combat realist who knew combat was brutal, and he knew that eye-attacks were essential for self-defence. Learn to make them work for you too.
Chi Sau: The Never-Ending Pursuit
By Donna Yap
Sifu Nancy McDonald is one of the top senior disciples at Master Augustine Fong’s school in Tucson, Arizona. She is known for her Chi Sau skills, her appreciation of the theory of Wing Chun, and her many years of hard work and correct practice.
ROCKY ROAD TO SEREMBAN
Close Range, Long Distance
By Glenn Landers
The search for the perfect teacher is a well-worn staple of our martial heritage. With self-criticism, introspection and admission being the unavoidable milestones of such a journey, those willing to “go the distance” are as rare as the teachers they seek.
TACTICAL WING CHUN
Six Ideas to Functionalise Chi Sau
By Harinder Singh
Chi Sau will not magically teach you how to fight. Sifu Singh shares some considerations and ideas that will help you take the Chi Sau training method from a rolling hands flow drill towards tactical fighting applications.
YIP JI JUE
Preserving the Legacy of late Master Lun Gai
By Zhang Tian Yu
Sifu Yip Ji Jue is one of the very rare female Sifus running a public school in China, actively passing on Kung Fu to future generations of practitioners.
RETURNING RESPECT AND TRUST TO WING CHUN
By Martin Brogaard
Is it possible to return trust and respect to Wing Chun so it can thrive in the future? Sifu Brogaard believes so, and he explains how.
STRUCTURE AND APPLICATION
The “Wing Chun Mind” Continued
By Dr Robert Chu
Over the years, Sifu Chu had many deep discussions on the “Wing Chun Mind” with his teacher, Hawkins Cheung. In this issue, he shares some private details of his time with Hawkins, and his legacy and teachings.
THE KUNG FU GENIUS
Reflections on Solo Training: Part 1
By Alex Richter
Sifu Richter discusses the relative value of solo training now that it seems to be here for the foreseeable future for many practitioners.
MY MARTIAL ARTS JOURNEY
Mindset, It’s “Make or Break”
By David Lampert
To excel in Wing Chun, or any other subject, the way we view our abilities and capabilities can have a profound effect on how good we become.
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: Evil Traffic by Neville Burns and Gong Sau Wong: A Tribute – Direct Students on Sifu Wong Shun Leung by Eric Lilleør.
David Peterson reviews the following movies: Raging Fire, Disciples of Shaolin, and Armour of God.
Alex Danos reviews the following educational DVDs: Todd Taganashi: Wing Chun Butterfly Swords Vol. 2 Combat Applications and Mohammed Ince: Wing Tsun Self Defense.