April 2011

Drilling the Basics

By David Peterson

It never ceases to amaze me how people are always seeking some kind of “advanced” training, or “secret” skills in their quest for martial arts proficiency. Year after year, it’s the same story as students come and go in my school: “When do we learn the “advanced” stuff?” or “What are the “secret” techniques?” …same Read more..

The Importance of Form

By David Peterson

In the last decade or two, there has been a big shift away from the practice of forms in the martial arts, with many believing that such traditional methods have little or no bearing on modern training. In some ways, this shift in attitude could be considered a legacy of Bruce Lee and the Jeet Read more..

‘Ip Man’ the movie

separating fact from fiction

By David Peterson

In December of 2008, Hong Kong actor, Donnie Yen (“Hero”, “Shanghai Knights”, “SPL”) mesmerised cinema goers in China, Hong Kong and throughout south-east Asia with his on-screen portrayal of legendary Wing Chun patriarch, Grandmaster Ip Man in the film of the same name. Smashing box office records everywhere (over $100 million in China, more than Read more..

The Nature of Chi Sau

By David Peterson

The Wing Chun training drill of ‘Chi Sau’ – commonly referred to in English as “sticking hands” – is one of the most misused and misunderstood parts of this combat system. Primarily it is a reflex training drill that requires constant practice in order to develop skilful, quick and alert responses to meet the basic Read more..

The Wing Chun forms – A brief overview

by David Peterson

As an instructor and communicator of the martial arts, specifically the ‘Wong Shun Leung Method’ of Wing Chun Gung-fu, it is very important to be able to explain the art and present its concepts in as succinct a way as possible. This is of course to ensure that each and every student can gain a Read more..

Update 3 for 2011

Welcome to the 3rd update for 2011 In this update: Easter training, Change in training times Training themes for the next two months April Training Attendance has been impacted on by injuries, illnesses and study workloads. Some sessions have been fairly quiet and others have been very busy. There has been a noticeable improvement in Read more..

April Update

This is a short update to share information regarding: Easter training, Change in training times Fee due dates Training themes for the next three months Training so far this year The busy schedule hasn’t eased up. Mannie De Matos ran a Tudik Raan (Knife Response System) seminar at the club on Friday March 18th. The Read more..