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Download a DIGITAL copy of Issue No. 19 featuring Sifu Philipp Bayer for FREE! Use coupon code WCI19FREE. Offer expires May 20, 2015. ‪#‎WingChunIllustrated‬ ‪#‎WingChun‬ #FreeIssue
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ON SALE NOW! The DIGITAL EDITION of the new Issue No. 23 featuring Sifu Sam Lau is now on sale on Magzter.com! With ONE ACCOUNT you can access WCI on MULTIPLE DEVICES: iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and Web. ‪#‎WingChunIllustrated‬ ‪#‎WingChun‬ ‪#‎SamLau ‪#‎Magzter‬
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ON SALE NOW! The PRINT EDITION of the new Issue No. 23 featuring Sifu Sam Lau is now on sale! ‪#‎WingChunIllustrated‬ ‪#‎WingChun‬ ‬ ‪##SamLau ‎PrintEdition‬
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"Nowadays, there are many different styles and lineages of Wing Chun. Amongst the Ip Man lineage, there are probably almost a hundred styles. Ip Man had many students, a few hundred for sure, but only a few of them were exceptionally skilled. Many of his students would just sit around instead of practising—they just went there to socialise and have fun. It was seldom that people learned long from Ip Man. Some learned for 10 or 20 years while others only trained for a few months. Regardless, they all call it Ip Man Wing Chun, especially the low generation. Everybody emphasises that they are from Ip Man’s lineage, but some people just read magazines or books, or they watch videos on YouTube to 'learn' techniques. Then they start to teach and tell people they are teaching Ip Man Wing Chun."
-- Spread of our cover interview with Sifu Sam Lau from the upcoming Issue No. 23. New issue on sale April 17. ‪#‎WingChunIllustrated‬ ‪#‎WingChun‬ #SamLau
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And they all go back to the same thing. More or less. I think Sifu Sergio is one of the foremost leaders in WC and the many different variations. 
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"Hong Kong Wing Chun practitioners accustomed to 'fixed structure' Chi Sau would probably not immediately recognise Sae Ying Chi Sau as Chi Sau. In this Yuen Kay San form of Chi Sau, rather than alternating from Taan to Bong, as in fixed structure Luk Sau, the practitioner’s arms rotate around their partner’s arms, constantly feeling for openings caused by incorrect muscle tone (tense or floppy), inappropriate structure, an un-sunken and non-rooted Horse, and loss of awareness of centreline and centre of gravity control."
-- Spread of Sifu Zopa Gyatso's article from the upcoming Issue No. 23. New issue on sale April 17. ‪#‎WingChunIllustrated‬ ‪#‎WingChun‬ #ZopaGyatso
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"Now I understand the idea behind Chi Sau competition; make it a sport, make it competitive, attract a different percent of the population and who knows perhaps one day it could even be an Olympic sport, which would be good for the growth and popularity of Wing Chun globally. Where I struggle with this is that (for me) Wing Chun isn’t a sport, it isn’t about training for points or learning rules, it isn’t about practising against another Wing Chun practitioner, or even another martial artist. It’s about practical, no-nonsense self-defence. Period. The idea of learning rules where a certain strike scores higher than another one is completely alien to me. Moreover, and no disrespect to those who do enter or believe in a competition side to Wing Chun, but having watched a few of these competitions, it seems to degenerate into who can hit first and continue to hit fastest. Where is the skill development, the learning, the feeling and parrying the opponents techniques—in fact, where are the techniques?"
-- Spread of Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe's article from the upcoming Issue No. 23. New issue on sale April 17. ‪#‎WingChunIllustrated‬ ‪#‎WingChun‬ #ShaunRawcliffe
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Making #WingChun  into a sport, is bad for Wing Chun. We should all strive to go in the opposite direction. Real life combat and self-protection. 
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So what's in the new Issue No. 23? Check out the Table of Contents!  ‪#‎WingChunIllustrated‬ ‪#‎WingChun‬
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COVER PREVIEW! The new Issue No. 23 featuring Sifu Sam Lau goes on sale April 17. #WingChun #SamLau
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"The problem with Wing Chun is Wing Chun itself. Technique over power is a lifelong quest. I think the main problem that impedes people’s progress is their egos. It’s about finding the ability to release any moment in time that causes you to be hard, stiff, and static. If you can remain relaxed, alive and in constant motion without having to hesitate your movement or action, then you are in bliss and operating in perfection. We can never be perfect, but that’s the pursuit. It’s not about trying to beat the guy in front of you; it’s about beating yourself. Find your weaknesses and correct them; find your strengths and step away from their comforts. Fighting is the easy part. There is enough in Wing Chun to get you where you want to be. Special ingredient? I could say hard work, but you need to have someone that understands its formlessness. Then everyone can become good."
-- Spread of our interview with Sifu Chris Collins from the upcoming Issue No. 23. New issue on sale April 17. ‪#‎WingChunIllustrated‬ ‪#‎WingChun‬ #ChrisCollins
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"Although, violence has no place in civilised society, the benefit of testing Wing Chun against other styles of martial arts is truly invaluable. Regardless of how these comparisons occur, competing with other styles of martial arts facilitates the development of fighting ability, both physically and psychologically. Physically, hypothetical defences are tested in application and consistency of success is used as a measure of validity. Therefore, individuals that take part in Beimo bring practical experience that benefits a Wing Chun Kwoon as a whole. The psychological benefits are more apparent. When individuals have a goal, whether focused on a challenge fight, grading, or competition, their performance is often enhanced and this presents more of a challenge for others in the Kwoon. Hence, Beimo develops a different attitude and mind-set in comparison to the regular training regime."
-- Spread of Sifu Mark Phillips' article from the upcoming Issue No. 23. New issue on sale April 17. ‪#WingChunIllustrated ‪#‎WingChun‬ #MarkPhillips
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"Wong Shun Leung also stated that Ip Man had confessed that he did NOT have an explanation for all of the actions in the Baat Jaam Do form. Perhaps this is a reason why he was not too keen to teach the form as openly as other aspects of his system? This would seem to indicate that there may be an element of truth in the belief that Ip Man adopted this form quite late in his own development, and perhaps, as is speculated with regard to the Long Pole form, had simply taken what he felt were the more compatible and practical elements from the longer and more elaborate weapons forms of other lineages that he encountered at Dai Dak Lan. Certainly, it is abundantly clear that many elements of his Wing Chun went through significant changes in what has become known as the 'Hong Kong period', not the least of which appears to be his careful development of the Baat Jaam Do form."
-- Spread of Sifu David Peterson's article from the upcoming Issue No. 23. New issue on sale April 17. ‪#‎WingChunIllustrated‬ ‪#‎WingChun‬ #DavidPeterson
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Wing Chun Illustrated (WCI) is the world’s only magazine dedicated to Wing Chun, regardless of lineage or style. Published six times a year, each 60-page, full-colour issue features articles by and about the world’s greatest exponents of the art. The magazine is available in various formats: Print (ships worldwide), Apple iOS, AndroidKindle Fire, Windows 8, and Web.