BROUGHT TO MARTIAL ARTS AT A YOUNG AGE AND EXPOSED TO DIFFERENT WING CHUN STYLES, NOWADAYS, SIFU D’ANGELO TEACHES A UNIQUE APPROACH TO THE ART, WHICH HE HAS ENRICHED WITH HIS COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH INTO THE INTERNAL STYLES IN CHINA.
Tell us a little about your martial arts journey.
I started my Gung Fu journey when I was eight, and since then I have dedicated my life to martial arts. I started teaching professionally at the age of 17. In Wing Chun, I had experiences with the Lok Yiu, Lee Shing and Wong Shun Leung lineages, and I’m still continuing my research in China, where I live today. I have always been attracted to internal styles and I’ve studied Taijiquan while travelling the world to find the most relevant master of this art. For the past 10 years, I’ve dedicated a lot of the time on the study of Baguazhang.
In your opinion, what are the most important attributes to be developed through Wing Chun training?
With Wing Chun being a Taoist style, the main core is about “Changing”. Being confident with “Change” is the best way to find new solutions to different problems. However, in order to do so, you have to eliminate tensions in your mind and body in order to apply those in your life and in real fighting situations.