Posts Tagged wing


Interview With Wing Chun Grandmaster Yip Man

Following interview comes from an old issue of Hong Kong New Martial Hero magazine – it is one of the two ever published interviews with Yip Man sifu. It was originally posted in KFO discussion forum by user k gledhill and Phillip Redmond who has posted it on Facebook, so all credit goes there – […]

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The Five Tigers of Jow Ga Kuen

Master Jow Lung’s (周龙) original name was Jow Ming Lam (周名林) and was born in 1891 on March the 11th in Kwantung Province (广东省), Gong Mun City (Jiangmen City) (江门市L Sunwui Tonghaa, Saa Fu Village (新会棠下沙富村) to a family who had been farmers for generations. Jow Lung was brought up by his father Jow Fong […]

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Paau Fa Lin Wing Chun – Gwok So sifu

Note: Following article is the first one of oncomming series of articles written by my good friend Ivan Rzounek sifu (Wing Chun Kuen Research), dedicated to survey of various Wing Chun schools, families and branches. In 2000 i have been living with Martina for 3 months in Wong Nim Yi sifu’s home in Canton, studying […]

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Meditation, Sutras and Martial Arts Training

Chinese Sim Buddhism – in Mandarin Chan, in Japanese Zen – played an important role in the origin and development of many Southern Chinese martial arts, especially those, who claim to originate from the legendary Southern Siulam (Shaolin). Chinese martial arts were practiced in many of the temples in Southern China, eg. Hoi Tung Ji, […]

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The Story of Hung Ga Grandmaster Lau Jaam, Part 2

Lam told Lau to come the next evening. Lau was very happy and left after salutations. Next evening, Lau Jaam got packed his suitcase, along with sterling coin 15 cents. Taking 5 cents to purchase joss sticks, candle sticks and Yun Bao (paper ignot), and the remaining 10 cents folded in a red envelope as […]

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“This is not Wing Chun!”

“Original”, “traditional”, “orthodox”… Those are the words how (traditional) Chinese martial arts are often described. What does it mean? Same as hundreds years ago? Dated? The word “traditional” comes for a latin word tradere, “to hand over”, “hand down”, from the Master to the apprentice, from one generation to the other – not only the […]

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