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Buick Yip Swords Given to Mike Tyson at Ip Man 3 Opening

We found this to be interesting. At the opening to the Film, “Ip Man 3”, a pair of swords designed for the Everything Wing Chun site by Buick Yip were given to Mike Tyson and used in demos by Donnie Yen. You can see Buick’s calligraphy on the swords if you look carefully. It says “Wing Chun” on one blade and “Bot Jarm Do” (8-Cut Swords, the name for the butterfly swords) on the other. Read Full Post

The Creation of Wing Chun – by Ben Judkins & Jon Neilson

After about my first year in Wing Chun I became very interested in the history of the art. I read everything I could find on all of the lineages of Wing Chun – both online and off. Yet, there was little to be found other than myth and legend when it came to the history of Wing Chun… and each lineage had different versions of the history – even very recent history. Skip forward 16 years and not much has changed… but it might soon. Ben Judkins, owner of the blog, Kung fu Tea, and Jon Neilson, chief instructor at Wing Chun Hall, have put together the first true academic work on the history on Wing Chun. Read Full Post

Interview – German Ferrer on his Customized Butterfly Swords

We recently made some customized swords for one of our customers, Sifu German Ferrer. Sifu Ferrer was kind enough to take some photos of himself with the swords and we thought it might be a great opportunity to ask him some questions about why he chose the design he did and about the process in general.  His design was a mix of elements we use on the Flagship line of Swords and the Tomb Warrior line of swords. This is what he had to say: Read Full Post