You Are the Weapon

You Are the Weapon

“Everyone talks about it, that the weapons of WingChun would improve the system, but why did no one do it?” — Sifu Klaus Brand In popular conception, “wing chun” invokes several mental images. Besides the so-called wooden dummy, it is the...
True Mastery

True Mastery

“I have never yet seen the student who improved by doing nothing.” — Sifu Alexander Lemuth I first met Sifu (Master) Alexander Lemuth over a decade ago when he came to visit California with our mutual Sifu. At the time, he was a Sihing (Teacher) and Second...
5 Techniques to Improve Your Technique

5 Techniques to Improve Your Technique

Technique is your basis in WingChun. By technique I mean the accuracy, efficacy and quality of your movements. It displays as being clear in your intention and clean in your action. This depends on right knowledge and ample practice. If you are swimming, precise...
Let’s Collide

Let’s Collide

Below is the most recent essay by my teacher, Sifu Klaus Brand, Grandmaster of the International Academy of WingChun (IAW). In it, he reiterates the dynamism of IAW WingChun and narrates our way of training through the Student Levels (SL). You lay a robust foundation...
How Fast Should You Punch?

How Fast Should You Punch?

So how fast should you punch? As fast as you can! Well…yes and no. Let’s breakdown this question a bit. (Hint: Is it even the right question?) At first, I was surprised to get comments on our videos which critiqued our punches as slow. Slow? Maybe we were...
Music of the Bones

Music of the Bones

The following post is a personal essay my student Mariano Wechsler. He shares his sensory experience of “becoming WingChun”: I drive my legs to the ground rooting myself down in the Earth. Like an old Oak sucking water from deep among the soil, I draw the...
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