Feb/14/2018Achieving 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.Read more
Feb/12/2018New 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.Read more
I want to make 2018 a year of consolidation.
Nov/30/2017Introduction of the 3rd Martial Arts Discipline under the EWTO umbrella: "THE WAY OF GM SAM CHIN"
If one is a master in one thing,Read more
one should start all over again as a beginner in another!
Oct/31/2017BlitzFight – 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.Read more
Sep/30/2017WingTsun 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.Read more
Jul/31/2017What does iWT do differently?
I started practicing the martial arts in the late 1950s.Read more
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.
Jun/08/2017It'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 …"Read more
Apr/30/2017Fascination of WingTsun
You are in the cinema watching a martial arts film, and are amazed at the ease with which the star makes his moves. At his elegance and speed when executing his defensive moves, high kicks and hand techniques, all of them smooth and precise. It all looks so easy, and every blow finds its target.Read more
The grandiose 40th anniversary seminar last year was an event with many superlatives. The huge number of participants broke every previous record. One spectacular highlight was followed by the next. Whether the extensive range of seminars with numerous visiting instructors or the accompanying events, all those who were there agree that it might only be topped by the 50th anniversary celebrations!Read more
But even though there is no anniversary to celebrate this year, the 2017 International Seminar is set to become a very special event as well!
Mar/03/2017Talking and fighting
A dialogue between someone who teaches fighting and someone who writes about it, about a well-known analogy which is still often used by WT teachers: you learn WT as you learn a foreign language.Read more