Dec/02/2016After the seminar is before the seminar
The year is drawing to a close. A few days ago I was able to take a brief look at the new print edition of WingTsunWorld. Naturally this has another report on the superb grand anniversary seminar with which we celebrated 40 years of the EWTO together this year. At the same time the year-end means that we take a look ahead – to future events such as the next International Seminar.Read more
Nov/03/2016The Main Thing
In a "20-minute editorial" for November, Grandmaster Kernspecht reiterates the essential points that must be observed during any movement in WingTsun.Read more
Oct/05/2016BlitzFight – A new section within the EWTO
As already announced in the interview at the 40th anniversary celebrations, we will open up a new section within the EWTO from 2017: BlitzFight.Read more
Many school owners already have their own classes to which have given names such as "Fit4Fight", "FightFit", "Sparring class" or similar. The aim of our "BlitzFight" concept is to raise this area to a higher quality level and standardise it throughout the EWTO.
"But SiFu, in the last lesson you showed us how we can neutralise an attack by softly giving way. Today you want us to practice countering the opponent's attack with power and stability. So which one is right? Hard or soft? Giving way or resisting? I have frequently been asked these and similar questions during my teaching activities. My answer is always "Both are correct. It depends on the situation".Read more
Jul/31/2016The joy of WingTsun
At the beginning of this year an injury led to a neural inflammation that forced me to take a longer break. I was hardly able to move. Plenty of rest and patience were required. Thank goodness I was free of pain by the time of the grand 40-year celebration, and that was thanks to the great help of Sifu Samuel Lutz.Read more
Jul/02/2016The books I would save from a fire!
There are about five or so cubic metres of books on the floor in front of me, and I have just been asked whether I can take on the July editorial. As you know, I take turns with Andreas, Giuseppe and Oliver to write the editorials, and this month it’s my turn.Read more
Jun/02/2016The broad spectrum of the EWTO
Dear Readers,Read more
I am writing these lines to you from Bella Italia. Here, at this Italian seminar with my SiFu, GM Prof. Keith R. Kernspecht, on an old estate in the gentle hills of Tuscany amidst cypress trees, pines and wheat fields swaying in the breeze, you almost feel that you are back in ancient Roman times as in the film Gladiator, if it were not for the modern electricity pylons dotted around the area …
May/04/2016When talking about "KungFu" you must also think of "India"
For patriotic reasons, the Chinese like to emphasise the aspect of Taoism when talking about the origins of KungFu, as Taoism is a Chinese philosophy.Read more
Chinese masters and authors also like to play down the perhaps even greater importance of Buddhism, as this teaching of course came to China from India.
Dear EWTO Members,Read more
We are almost there now. The preparations for the anniversary seminar "40 Years of the EWTO" are entering the final phase.
Mar/06/2016Reaching a large age-group
In recent years the availability of exercise and recreational activities for older people has increased enormously. The main reason is undoubtedly that thanks to modern medical care, the number of old people is steadily increasing. Not only is life expectancy constantly increasing, people are healthier in old age.Read more