Tracing Wing Chun’s Origins

Sunday March 1, 2009 Edited January 24, 2019 As Wing Chun practitioners, we all wonder where and how this amazing art originated. When Bruce Lee exploded into the martial arts scene and the silver screen, and the spectators learned that his pugilistic roots came from... read more

Moy Tung Kung Fu Family 30th Anniversary

I was invited to attend the 30th anniversary of Sifu Anthony “Moy Tung” Dandridge’s first-school opening.  I went there as a reporter, as well as one of the speakers.  The other speakers were my sifu, Sifu Nelson Chan, and my sisooks (young... read more

Dan Chisau Lesson 2

This is Part 2 of the Dan Chisau lesson.  Here, I summarize the principles of the exercise, for which one should focus on; i.e. develop awareness, sensitivity, neutrality, forward force, efficiency, softness, fluidity … rather than the application... read more

Dan Chisau Lesson 1

This is a follow up on the lesson on Dan Chisau found in my book, The Tao of Wing Chun.  Some of the readers requested clarifications, so here’s a video of it.  Change the Quality setting (found in the right corner of the video) to 720p for the highest... read more

The Principles of Wing Chun (Part 3 of 3)

Center of Gravity There is a point in every object where the gravitational forces are in equilibrium. This point is called the center of gravity. In a standing position, a person’s COG is located inside his body somewhere between his naval and the sacroiliac... read more

The Principles of Wing Chun (Part 2 of 3)

Force Force, in Physics, is any influence that accelerates an object. An object experiences a force because of the influence of a field (electricity; gravitation). Force is a vector, meaning that it has both direction and amount. When several forces act on an object,... read more

The Principles of Wing Chun (Part 1 of 3)

Centerline Concept One of the points that most martial arts schools tend to forget to teach is the target of attack. While a whole body can be a target, focusing on vulnerable points is more effective in immobilizing the opponent. Without specific targets, one tends... read more