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WCI Review – Tony Massengill – Chin Na

Breaking from standard Wing Chun presentations, Sifu Tony Massengill attacks the joints point by point to expand one’s martial arts arsenal with Chin Na, “which is the Chinese art of capture, control and destruction.” It is a concise look at engaging an opponent through exercising skeletal manipulation of one’s opponent, not only to immobilise, but also to render any opportunity of recovery or counter measures ineffective. Lock down 45 minutes to set into a thorough and detailed video offering that anyone from a novice to an experienced practitioner will appreciate.

Sifu Massengill does well to articulate all details that not only go into creating and employing the varying joint locks, but addressing the essentials required to make them most effective in an array of engaging scenarios with an attacker. Read Full Post

WCI Review – Leo Imamura – 2015 Seminar for Wayne Belonoha

In a platform of solidarity with his peer, Sifu Wayne Belonoha hosts Sifu Leo Imamura, a personal inspiration of his, as part of a recent intimate and interactive event, covering the general platform of Ving Tsun as a system. Subjects covered include the philosophical, the conceptual and the practical aspects of Sifu Imamura’s experiences through learning the martial art, and what it offers everyone individually.

Consistent with other Belonoha video productions, the presenter’s topics are supported by digital footnotes that expand on terminologies and concepts in margins throughout the 48-minute run-time.
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WCI Review – Clive Potter – Wooden Dummy Seminar

Everyone’s favourite training device, the Ving Tsun Wooden Dummy (Muk Yan Jong), takes the centreline stage for 75 minutes, shot live from the floor of Sifu Clive Potter’s class, where specific attention was given to the apparatus.

Following an overview of the Muk Yan Jong’s history and the relevance of each limb configuration, we engage the practice of the form, its structures and actions with perspectives that cover the angles of engagement from concept to application, from start to finish. Read Full Post

5 Wing Chun Dummy Blueprints

The Muk Yan Jong (木人樁; pinyin: mùrénzhuāng; Yale Cantonese: muk6 yan4 jong1; literally “wooden man post”) is a wooden dummy used in Chinese martial arts training. It is associated with the martial art of Wing Chun and other Kung Fu styles of Southern China.

The muk yan jong has three arms and one leg, which represents an opponent’s body in various positions. The wooden slats on which the muk yan jong is traditionally mounted have a springiness that is similar to a human opponent’s involuntary reaction and allows the user to practice absorbing energy into his stance. Read Full Post

WCI Review – Larry Saccoia – WCU – Applied Wing Chun – Chi Sao

Chi Sau is a signature training method, exclusive to Wing Chun, providing a platform for practitioners to practise and develop one’s applications and reflexes in real-time with a training partner. Two-Handed Chi Sau has a more glamorous, exciting perception with those who train the system to train consistently, but Sifu Larry Saccoia looks closely at building the fundamentals through Single-Hand Chi Sau to prepare you for the evolution to having both arms in action. This easy-to-follow one hour offering covers the need-to-know bases to develop consistent habits that complement the concepts, techniques, and applications the system offers. Read Full Post

WCI Review – Harinder Sinhg Sabharwal – 3 Hands Deep Vol 1-3

Martial arts, as paralleled by other disciplined pursuits requiring the development of one’s body as an instrument, have been referred to as one’s ability to communicate uniquely and honestly through the expression of one’s body as it acts and interacts in any environment. Wing Chun is one art that often uses the phrase, “talking with the hands,” with Sifu Harinder Singh Sabharwal opening the lines of communication and attacking with this extensive release that comprises three DVDs in a well-produced digital instalment. Over three hours of concepts, subjects, strategies and scenarios are explored to turn the talk into walk. Read Full Post