Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Wing Chu Illustrated Issue No.22 - Chi Guek, spread of Sifu David Peterson

"Like its more famous arm drill relative, Chi Sau (“Sticking Hands”), Chi Geuk is also a sensitivity drill, the purpose of which is to learn how to make use of the legs to feel the intentions of the opponent through contact with the legs and lower body. Many Wing Chun practitioners attempt to apply their hand skills with extended arms, the result of which being poor leverage or control of the adversary’s arms and no control whatsoever of their legs and stance. This generally results in only 50% of the body being used to monitor, control and attack the enemy, when a full 100% can be achieved through the use of the legs and stance at closer range. This then is the main purpose of Chi Geuk, to encourage the student to seek maximum contact with the whole body, from hand to foot, so as to be in a position to detect ANY movement on the part of the enemy, as well as to maintain complete control of their posture and position. Chi Geuk helps to build confidence in getting in close, strengthens the students understanding of the concept of Chiu Ying (“Facing”), and ensures that they are always aware of their balance, weight distribution and footwork at all times. It teaches them to retain the best possible position for themselves, and to press the opponent’s position with a constant forward energy, consequently leaving the opponent feeling totally overwhelmed and unable to regain Chiu Ying themselves."
-- Spread of Sifu David Peterson's article from the Issue No. 22.

Wong Shun Leung Ving Tsun visit military base of Beijing

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Lost of Living Legend of Wing Chun Sifu Tsui Sheung Tin, age 81

Sad news reaches us from Hong Kong—we have lost yet another living legend of Wing Chun. Sifu Chu Shong Tin (Tsui Sheung Tin), Grandmaster Ip Man’s third Hong Kong student, has passed away at age 81. He was known as the “King of Siu Nim Tau” for his dedication to the first set. He taught Wing Chun for over 60 years, beginning his training under Ip Man at age 17. Chu Shong Tin was born in 1933 in the Kwong-tung Province of Mainland China. In November 1949, he left China and settled in Hong Kong. During September 1950, he started work as a secretary for the Association of Restaurant Workers of Hong Kong. It was at that time that he first met Grandmaster Ip Man, who had just started teaching Wing Chun at the Union building. Chu Shong Tin lived with Ip Man from 1951 through much of 1955. May he rest in peace. #ChuShongTin#WingChunIllustrated

Wing Chun Illustrated Magazine Issued No.19 - The European WSLVT Connection

"First of all, people should understand that things are not always an application. You can use applications or exercises to show a person how things work, however, you should never think in terms of applications. The most important thing is that people understand that Wing Chun helps you to create certain behaviour and attributes for fighting. For example, Chi Sau is an exercise where we exchange force and it is used to further develop our fighting skills. We need 'knock out' power, so we need to programme our bodies for this. Therefore, we create behaviour that we can punch from any direction, at any time. People need to develop the attributes. If not, they will be stuck in movements like Taan Da against this kind of attack and another fixed movement against another kind of attack. That’s application thinking. It’s all about changing your behaviour. Fighting is fighting, just like swimming is swimming—we have to adapt our bodies to this thinking."
-- Spread of our cover interview with Sifu Philipp Bayer from the upcoming Issue No. 19. New issue on sale August 22.#WingChunIllustrated #WingChun#PhilippBayer