Reactivating Your Joints for Great Chi Sao is Sifu Fernandez’s 27th Wing Chun University Lesson. Limber up to get ready for a lesson on loosening up as Sifu Fernandez takes a look at not only having proactive, but reactive reflexes to help one unlock Chi Sao’s potential. That sometimes what’s being blocked is not your training partner’s or opponent’s attacks as is the limited reaction of to how to respond to being tied up in the traffic jams of arms and positions of engagement. “How many times do you feel this way and don’t know what to do about it?” he asks. It should be noted that Sifu Fernandez also embraces the potential of digital downloading, as this video presentation comes with the original 2013 piece together with an updated 2014 module.
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One of the great features of living in today’s age of technology and virtually immediate information exchange is that it gives us the ability to update and add to that information without reproduction. Sifu Fernandez’s Multiple Opponents module takes full advantage, as part of a digital download product with updated seminar footage addressing the subject matter in this presentation that spans over two years. Six chapters, focusing on everyday domestic experiences and the growing trend of swarming attackers, based on his experiences of working nights in the club/bar industry. Read Full Post
It is relatively common for a Sifu to spend over $150,000 acquiring their Kung Fu knowledge. For those who are not familiar with Sifu Fernandez, he is one of those people. He devoted the majority of his life to martial arts, WingTsun and developing his own system called WingTchunDo.
After devoting such a long period of time mastering any type of martial arts, it can be very tempting to try it out “in real life.”
However, in this post, Sifu Fernandez leaves us with a cautionary tale… Read Full Post
Ever wonder, “What is the deal with WingTchunDo (WTD)?” For this post, Scott decided to sit down and have a chat with founder of WTD, Sifu Fernandez. We learned about his fighting background, who he trained with, and what his version of Wing Chun stands for.
We felt it might also be good to give some of the newer readers a quick reference on the names, without going into details behind each one:
– Wing Chun: the generic name of the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu (There are many spellings). It refers to the art as a whole and encompasses all lineages and styles.
– Ving Tsun: a widely used spelling of the art of Wing Chun. It is used to differentiate some lineages from others. All Ving Tsun is from Ip Man students.
– WingTsun: A trademarked version of Wing Chun that represents Sifu Leung Ting’s system of the art. Leung Ting was an Ip Man student.
– WingTchunDo: Sifu Fernandez’s trademarked name to represent his evolution of the art.
– Others: Other spellings are also usually derivatives of Leung Ting’s WingTsun. For example, Sifu Sergio’s WingTjun. Thommy Luke Boehlig’s WingTsjun, Emin Boztepe’s WingTzun, etc. There are many others. This most occurs when the Sifu breaks away from the main Leung Ting lineage and starts their own trademarked version of the art.
So, now let’s see what Sifu Fernandez has to say about WingTchunDo!:
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Speed kills! That’s the concept that Sifu Fernandez presents to us as part of his Dynamic Pak Sao Drills DVD and the pace in which it is presented.
The DVD begins with a montage blast of varying Pak Sao drills and applications to offer a mere glimpse into his two partner drills, system, and what’s in store for the viewer over the next 68 minutes. Now that you have an idea of the content, Sifu Fernandez is ready to go and off to the races. There is no time wasted with a tutorial, but straight into the first foundation building Pak Sao Drill to give the viewer an idea of the mechanics and practice behind making his system work efficiently for you. Read Full Post
Fighterman Sifu Fernandez has released a complete package of high quality videos for all people wanting to learn real world self defense. These videos are unique as they are the standards used in all the schools of WingTchunDo throughout the world. Read Full Post
Some of you may not have heard of Sifu Fernandez, but I’m sure most of you recognise the name Fighterman. Sifu Fernandez began his martial arts training in 1972 under the direct Ip Man lineage of Grandmaster Tsui Shun Tin in Australia. He also trained under the late Sifu Jim Fung from 1973 till the early 1990s. In 1992, Sifu Fernandez started to learn Leung Ting Wing Tsun under Sifu Stefan Fischer and became his personal student for seven years. He later moved back to Europe and became a private student of Sifu Cuciuffo, Sifu Kernspecht, and finally, Sifu Leung Ting. Wing Tchun Do is Sifu Fernandez’s own interpretation of what he has discovered through his personal journey. Read Full Post