24
Sep
2018

The Taoist Way of Wing Chun

Since Bruce Lee and Ip Man’s lineage popularization, Wing Chun is very well known for its so called martial external side. But what about the internal side ? It is Mao’s cultural revolution that is responsible for all styles exhaution and in our case of the internal side of Wing Chun. Du...

11
Sep
2018

Fight is not a movie

I write this article following a discussion started on the forum as it seems important to me to develop the idea. Sebastien’s question was based on a video where we see two traditional styles practitioners fight in a ring and despite several long minutes of fight, the two protagonists do not use the...

07
Sep
2018

WING CHUN – Use it or lose it

During my years of practice in Hong Kong, certain phrases came all the time, with the purpose to open my mind and improve my practice. Here are two of them that can be useful to your practice. Use it or lose it This English expression is frequently used in Hong Kong trainings. The idea is that every...

07
Sep
2018

MAKE YOUR OWN WING CHUN MOVIE

Most of martial arts practioners spend almost all of their training time to improve their physical condition, their technical skills and try to spend a lot of time in the boxing ring or performing Chi Sao, because they think quite rightly this is the only way they will improve their performances. Ho...

07
Sep
2018

The Secret of the One Inch Punch

Many of you have seen this wonderful execution of Bruce Lee during Longbeach martial arts festival in 1964 (see the video), throw a punch without momentum and send his opponent distance away. Here are few explanations and ideas if you wish to acquire this incredible power of one inch punch. Before s...

07
Sep
2018

THE FIVE ELEMENTS IN WING CHUN CHI SAO PRACTICE!

It is always hard for us western people to apply the Asian philosophy especially when talking about martial arts that are seen in our culture as techniques allowing to fight and defend ourselves only. But if we use the pragmatic view of this philosophy, all of a sudden we find a new interest in the...

07
Sep
2018

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE 5 ELEMENTS IN WING CHUN

Before you can better understand what are the 5 elements in wing chun martial art, you have to come back to the Taoist culture with the idea of Yin/Yang. I could as so many others cite ancient texts and say that: Yin Yang expression finds its meaning in change, mutation, movement. These two forces i...

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