Hi guys – check out Aaron’s interview on Kung Fu Tea.
From the intro: When discussing the Chinese martial arts, there is a tendency to focus obsessively on their distant roots and ancient origins. One of the things that I have always found interesting about Wing Chun is that its more recent history is equally fascinating. In 1900 only a handful of individuals practiced the style, today it is one of the most popular Chinese martial arts and can be found around the globe. This is all the more surprising as many other Chinese martial arts have not fared so well in the transnational marketplace.
What about today? What sorts of trends do we currently see in the global Wing Chun community? Where is the art headed next? Aaron Cantrell has his finger on the pulse of the Wing Chun clan, and he has agreed to sit down and discuss what he has seen with Kung Fu Tea: http://chinesemartialstudies.com/2013/03/22/aaron-cantrell-owner-of-everything-wing-chun-talks-to-kung-fu-tea-about-the-future-of-the-art/
Everything Wing Chun Coupon for 5% off: March5
Digital Giveaway and Coupons:
This month we are also giving away 2 free digital downloads of your choice. To enter, all you need to do is order a digital download (from either EWC Instant Access or the Wing Chun University) before midnight March 31st 2013 using a 5% off coupon! Every purchase is an extra chance to win. The winner (drawn at random from all participants) will get 2 free downloads!
Coupon for EWC Instant Access: march5
Coupon for Wing Chun University: wcu-march5
End-Date for all coupons is March 31st, 2013. They can be used multiple times, but not in combo with another coupon.
Here is a good article warning about some cheaply made and dangerous swords currently coming out of China.
From https://kwansao.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/dangerous-wing-chun-swords-from-longquan/ :
“A Longquan sword maker is selling Bat Jom Do on eBay as “lqyanggu”. I suspect this the retail website: http://www.yourswords.com/chinese-sword/chinese-traditional-weapons/wing-chun-knife-340.html
These swords are dangerous to the user! They look pretty but are very poorly constructed! Do not buy these if you value your fingers and eyeballs.The blade is not securely attached to the handle, and the handle is actually hollow. This is hidden with the cord that wraps the handle, so you won’t even notice this critical flaw until they snap in half and you impale yourself. Read Full Post
I just wanted to mention a great read on the history of BaatJarmDao /Butterfly Swords /Hudiedao. Our friends at Kung Fu Tea did a great job with this article and we recommend you go take a look:
This post is intended to to help you decide which series/model of Wing Chun Butterfly Swords to purchase. This guide is intended to be used for Everything Wing Chun’s (EWC) line of Butterfly swords, although it may have some value to you as a general guide (just keep in mind that because EWC only makes high quality swords, most of the steels, construction methods, and designs discussed won’t be found on other swords currently on the market, especially the standard Asian manufacturer’s swords).
You can find all these Limited Edition swords and more at Everything Wing Chun’s Butterfly Swords Page.
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Do you ever think about collecting new Wing Chun gear or DVDs but don’t currently have the funds to do so? Worry no more, Wing Chun fans.
Our latest contest, “Everybody Wing Chun Tonight”, allows you to show off your love and passion for martial arts and gives you the opportunity to win $100 to EverythingWingChun.com! Read Full Post
Everything Wing Chun recently released their latest line of wall bags (sand bags), and introduced their first Iron Palm bag (with leather or synthetic leather striking surface), which is getting rave reviews!
Check out these unique bags: Head Bag, Skinny Bag, Chin Bag, Cut Diamond, and 5-section wall bag.
We also released some new 1-section bags, including an all black bag. The 3-section bags also got updated.
There are now a lot of options to choose from – all of them are great, so if you have trouble picking one just email us for advice! Read Full Post