May/03/2020"If Wing Tsun is so effective, why don´t we see it in MMA fights?"
Again and again, I read emails and Facebook comments from people who mock or even express contempt for classical martial arts or self-defence methods.
No martial art teaching movements that do not look exactly like those they are used to see in MMA or UFC is exempt from such sometimes very primitively expressed abuse.Read more
Apr/11/2020Corona and Sticking Hands?
How do they go together? While I am writing this editorial with Natalie, there is still a ban on teaching and not only we WingTsun people, but almost all social circles and professions are hoping that the actual risk to life, or also the disproportionate paralysis (will we ever know?), will soon fade into the background.Read more
Mar/09/2020My first encounter with ChiSao Kuen
Unfortunately it was not possible for me to attend the official premiere when my SiFu GM Kernspecht presented his new teaching method in Tenerife for the first time. So I was all the more looking forward to the weekend of 15th/16th February in Norderstedt, where ChiSao Kuen was part of the programme the next time.Read more
Jan/31/2020ChiSao at the grappling distance
Combat takes place at various distances, all of them with their own specific possibilities. Where can we apply our major strength, i.e. ChiSao? Does ChiSao also work at the grappling distance? A few thoughts on this in my editorial.Read more
Jan/01/2020Unbeatable in the Infight with ChiSao!
I would like to start the New Year with an extract from my almost 400-page concept book on the subject of ChiSao, whose publication is planned for the first half of 2020.Read more
Nov/30/2019Trainer Academy: From beginners to masters
Don’t be put off by the term ”Trainer Academy”. The classes are by no means intended only for instructors. It’s not only more advanced students who are most welcome, but also beginners who want to work on their student grade programmes.Read more
Nov/03/2019The heart of WingTsun or the secrets of the higher grades
While training for your student grades, you learned how to defend yourself effectively. You have learned many new things that were unknown or unfamiliar to you. Now you are at the transition point from the student grades to the 1st higher grades. Our subject this time is what happens there.Read more
Oct/01/2019Tenerife, the silly season and other misconceptions
Again and again we find that a number of long-outdated, once new introductions are still in regular use. WingTsun terms – their pronunciation or use – and also EWTO seminars are no exception.Read more
In his German language book book "The Big Seven", WingTsun grandmaster Keith R. Kernspecht covers the essential seven capabilities that must be developed in his WingTsun for successful self-defence against stronger opponents.Read more
Aug/02/2019Self-defence with improvised weapons
Everybody knows what a weapon is. But what is an improvised weapon? The answer: improvised weapons are day-to-day items that can be used as a weapon. For me these also include weapons that are not recognisable as such by laymen, for example a palmstick.Read more