Wing Chun: Is Wing Chun a waste of time?

It has become fashionable to debate the merits of each martial art. This is a pass time as old as martial arts themselves, but YouTube seems to have provided something of a resurgence. It was during a chance search through YouTube that the Joe Rogan Show gave pause for concern. Joe Rogan made two observations…

Karate: School Bully’s Revenge

Everyone knows a made to measure suit is a thing of beauty. It’s fitted exactly to your frame with all the love and care the tailor chooses to give, but sometimes we don’t need bespoke, sometimes we just want to grab a suit off the rail. It’s cheaper, it’s easier and quite frankly who can…

Jiu Jitsu: The corkscrew, nail file and can opener of martial arts

Some martial arts specialise and some want to do everything. Like an over achieving school child, or a student of PPE, some martial arts just can’t be contained to just one area. Jiu Jitsu is one such practice; Japanese Jiu Jitsu that is, rather than its flamboyant Brazilian cousin. Jiu Jitsu offers it all; it…

Wing Chun: Watch Daniel, not Mr Miyagi

We moved in sequence, blocking and striking. He wasn’t in great shape. Sweat ran down his brow as we rolled through the actions. He was quite good – I can’t fault him there. His stomach hung heavily over his waistline. He must have been in his late forties, it’s difficult to say, but it was…

Wing Chun: Under pressure

Every wing Chun teacher has their own special angle, this is not surprising perhaps as it is a martial art that seeks to exploit them – angles that is. Teachers will each tell you that their method is the essence of Wing Chun and – for them of course – that is true. There is…