Editorials

  • May/11/2018
    Self-defence is spelled WT x 3

    Why the familiar slogan from the 1990s is three times as true today
    Over the last 40 years, what the EWTO offers has been continuously expanded by Grandmaster Kernspecht. His first and foremost consideration has always been realistic self-defence, and nothing in that has changed to this day. For him, the most suitable way to make self-defence learnable by anybody is and will remain WingTsun – and Newman Escrima for bladed weapons.

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  • Mar/31/2018
    A Path to Zhong Xin Dao

    This month I want to give the floor to a longstanding student of GM Sam F.S. Chin in a guest editorial. Sifu Rich Kelly presided over the first two Zhong-Xin-Dao assistant instructor seminars, and describes his way to and within Zhong Xin Dao below.
    Enjoy your read!
    Your SiFu/SiGung Keith R. Kernspecht

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  • Mar/01/2018
    Thoughts on self-defence

    We live in dangerous times. Although the government and police would have us believe we are safe, we are not protected against unexpected situations. Nobody, not even the most peaceable among us, can be sure not to get into a situation that might escalate into a physical confrontation.

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  • Feb/14/2018
    Achieving outstanding skill – how can I do that?

    The basic recipe for outstanding performance is passion and enthusiasm for what you are doing. These ingredients make it easy for you to remain motivated and look for constant improvement. Irrespective of how far you have progressed previously.

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  • Feb/12/2018
    New Year's Greeting 2018

    On the first day of the year I am happy to open my brand-new diary and energetically project my thoughts into the future. Sometimes I have some kind of a guiding theme in mind which I intend the coming year to follow.
    I want to make 2018 a year of consolidation.

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  • Nov/30/2017
    Introduction of the 3rd Martial Arts Discipline under the EWTO umbrella: "THE WAY OF GM SAM CHIN"

    If one is a master in one thing,
    one should start all over again as a beginner in another!

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  • Oct/31/2017
    BlitzFight – The newest department of the EWTO

    This year GM Thomas Schrön and I started the new Blitzfight department within the EWTO. Here is a resume of all the important facts about the new department, and a brief overview of what has happened this year.

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  • Sep/30/2017
    WingTsun classes awaken emotions

    Dear WingTsun teachers and students, this month my thoughts have turned to the subject of emotions when teaching and learning WingTsun – especially from the teacher's point of view.

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  • Jul/31/2017
    What does iWT do differently?

    I started practicing the martial arts in the late 1950s.
    Suspecting that something decisive was still missing after over 10 years of Judo, JiuJitsu, Karate, Kempo, Taekwondo, Hapkido etc., I found it in 1970, in *ing *un:
    In 1970, in the Wing Chun of Joseph Cheng (London),
    In 1976 in the WingTsun of Leung Ting and
    In 1979 in the Non-Classical Gung Fu of Jesse Glover, the 1st student,1st assistant and best fighter of Bruce Lee.

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  • Jun/08/2017
    It's Ip Man's fault!

    It's all Ip Man's fault – the one in the films, not the real Yip Man! Yes, the real-life grandmaster called himself Yip Man, not Ip Man, but that is another story. At least I believe that Ip Man is to blame for the expectations of what "real" WingTsun (or Wing Chun or Ving Tsun etc.) should look like. When teaching I sometimes joke as I explain something, by saying: "See, that's the right way to do it, because Ip Man does the very same in the film …"

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