Wing Chun Masters Magazine has entered the arena of digital video offerings from what were once physical DVDs in their newsstand magazine issues, with features shot specifically for articles written by the respective contributors.
Martial arts has been described by some as the natural, unfiltered, honest dialogue of the body to communicate. Sifu Salvador Sanchez brings his art of war method of Wing Tsun from the hardwood floors to the small screen in covering the unique and essential training of Chi Sau practice. Based in Murcia, Spain, with his primary language being Spanish, this video submission is supported with overdubbed English translation for most to access the message behind of the man covering a cool 63 minutes of high-definition, well-edited, instructional time.
Perennial Wing Chun/Ving Tsun/ Wing Tsun/Wing Tsun, etc. instructor and scholar Sifu Sergio Iadarola, provides another video instalment to his expansive instructional library. This addition has a particular focus on a more popularly known form of Chinese martial arts skill known as Chin Na or, as referenced in the video, as Kam Na Joint Locking, which the presenter defines as, “grabbing and controlling techniques.” From classroom to camera, he jumps into a concise half-hour presentation that stresses points of interest and efficacy for the joint locking aficionado to learn from and add to one’s arsenal in this first of three volume parts.
Many people take an interest in martial arts for reasons ranging from health, hobby, interest, discipline, fitness, personal development and general cultural interest, but the core essence of all of them is the pursuit of practical and adaptable application.
For the most part, the days of the system’s signature weapons being veiled in secrecy and accessible only to disciples and the most loyal of students are gone, with the Internet and social media opening the gates of free information exchange.
Going back to both the literal and figurative roots that grew from fields to classrooms, seeds to trees, that gave rise to cultivating the practice of one of two of the system’s weapons, the Long Pole. Sifu Fernandez takes an organic look at the practice of the training implement, staging the video presentation of this production outdoors amongst the elements and forest growth somewhere in Italy, sharing his unique knowledge and interpretation of the form and relating exercises. Settle in and get a handle on the 2.6-metre pole supported by a high definition 71 minutes of work.
Sifu Samuel Kwok continues his expansive video contributions with this current instalment to his many volumes on the subject of employing Wing Chun in fight scenario applications. Shot live on the seminar floor, there is close to three hours of footage covering the day’s presentations that translates well into providing a first-hand attendance experience to the viewing audience at home.