Cultivating a Legacy That Spans Generations
By Wayne Belonoha
Sifu William Moy is the son of Grandmaster Moy Yat and head of the Moy Yat family. He is the current President of the International Moy Yat Ving Tsun Federation and General Director of the Moy Yat Institute in Brazil. We sat down with William to discuss what it’s like to oversee such a large family, and how the Federation grew from humble beginnings in the United States into a federation with members worldwide. William also discusses the self-correcting nature of the style, what makes an excellent instructor, and why the Moy Yat lineage tries not to produce cookie-cutter students.
The Common Thread That Connects
By Wayne Belonoha
A system has common threads and principles that create a type of cohesion between the moves, forms, tactics and strategy. This cohesion makes the whole greater than the sum of the parts.
THE POWER OF PRINCIPLES
Wing Chun Techniques and Their Function
The Key to Mastery
By Carina Cirrincione
Sifu Cirincione discusses the importance of understanding and developing the correct function of every Wing Chun technique. Don’t fight your body to create a “look”, but understand the function to create the correct structure.
UNDERSTANDING WING CHUN
The Biro Theory
By Colin Ward
Whenever people talk about energy and strength, there is so much room for misinterpretation, especially as energy is such a personal thing.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Fung Ho Chiu
Senior Practitioner of Hoksaan Kung Fu
By Jim Roselando Jr
Sifu Fung Ho Chiu is a treasure of Gulao Wing Chun. We talk with Sifu Fung about his experience and connections to Hong Kong, Guangzhou and the Old Village.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
Don’t Get Trapped
By Jason Korol
Contrary to what some believe, trapping is a critical part of infighting skills. The problem is, when we make it the goal of infighting rather than part of it.
FROM CHI SAU TO FIGHTING APPLICATION
Chi Sau Alone Won’t Make You a Fighter
By Mark Wong
The most important aspect of separating mystical fighters from actual fighters who will not end up fighting like wet spaghetti, is how we interpret the theories and applications, and make them our own.
Remembering My Sifu and Friend, Ho Kam Ming
By Donna Yap
Louisa (Chow) Simpson is Grandmaster Ho Kam Ming’s final female student to carry on his legacy. She was very close with her “third grandpa”, and spent 25 years learning Ho Kam Ming Wing Chun.
WHAT TO DO WITH FORCE
Five Energies to Take Away Your Opponent’s Power
By Bryan Talbot & Kim Squiers
Unsure what to do with your opponent’s force? Wing Chun is simplified into two main objectives, four strategies and five energies to defeat your opponent.
The Essence of Yuen Chai Wan Wing Chun
By Chen Heng Gwan
“Circling Hands” is a widely misunderstood training method. To shed some light on the practice, we approached Sifu Chen Heng Gwan of the Yuen Chai Wan Wing Chun lineage to share some insights into the whys and hows of the method as practised in his style.
WHEN FIGHTING, DO NOT MEET FORCE WITH FORCE
By Alan Gibson
We all know the maxim “Do Not Meet Force with Force”, but how can we achieve it, and how does it help us defeat a stronger enemy?
STRUCTURE AND APPLICATION
Siu Nim Tau as a Healing Practice
By Dr Robert Chu
The first form of Wing Chun has a complete internal cultivation and medicine component to it. For the first time, Sifu Chu reveals it to the public.
THE KUNG FU GENIUS
Are You Training for a Chi Sau Deathmatch?
By Alex Richter
Sifu Richter discusses why most Wing Chun practitioners train so one-dimensionally that it would be the most boring movie training montage ever.
MY MARTIAL ARTS JOURNEY
The Art of Fighting Without Fighting
By David Lampert
Self-defence is much more than a few “special techniques” to defend against grabs. It’s a mindset and a hyper-awareness of surroundings, and an understanding of how risky behaviour can lead us down a path we need not walk.
Lafayette Harris reviews the following books: Training for Success: Wing Chun Wisdom: Standing On the Shoulders of Giants by Alan Gibson and Ip Man Wing Chun: Understanding Si Lim Tao by Sean Mann.
David Peterson reviews the following movies: Deliver Us From Evil, Millionaires’ Express, and The Swordsman.