Based in Spain, Sifu Salvador Sanchez’s submission to the instructional DVD universe takes a 69-minute look at what he and his TAOWS Academy present as advance knowledge and techniques in their Wing Tsun system following, “an outline that (they) do in classes, seminars, and workshops.” Do not despair, non-Spanish speakers, as this standard definition to digital media video is overdubbed with an English translation to accommodate a greater audience base.
Two hours and twenty minutes of history caught on film of the late Sifu Moy Yat on June 16, 1990, discussing, exploring, and demonstrating an array of Wing Chun actions specifically focusing on a select few as the fundamental platform of this filmed seminar. Credit to those that kept an archive of this footage and did so well in converting the once VHS footage to modern digital.
Sifu Benny Meng gets a handle on the iconic Luk Dim Boon Kwan (“Six-and-a-Half Point Pole”) wielding his knowledge and skill sets with the device from Basic Concepts, Basic Movements, (Form) Sequence, and Concepts in exploring and unleashing the weapon’s resources that develop ones practice further. This is a concise volume spanning 43 minutes runtime, making its points accurately and directly.
The strong roots of Wing Chun have brought growth to a strong tree by sprouting many branches and lineages, and inspiring an infamous Hollywood martial arts star’s foundation for his system of Jeet Kune Do. Sifu Harinder Singh’s passionate inspiration of both finds its way into this instructional video offering he puts in the work to the wood through the system’s signature training device, the Mook Jong, formatted in three sections broken down into three chapters per section for a total of nine chapters covering close to three hours of footage. Square up and take position for an expansive look at his Wooden Dummy training methods.
Continuing with the Moy Yat series of archived videos to digital, the magnanimous Sifu posthumously bestows his knowledge from what was once a closed-door audience to an open source platform to impart his wisdom and experience. Looking more like, “a professor than a Kung Fu guy”, dressed in a suit and tie as opposed to the traditional Chinese garb in which he often appears in his seminars, the captive audience once again enjoys a thorough and extensive look at the practising of Gerk Jong. Put pen to paper as the late figurehead of East Coast Wing Chun pens his ideas to the easel.
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.