New York City Wing Chun Kung Fu

This Summer I met with my Wing Chun teacher Michael Street in the East Village NY; we were there to connect with Michael’s kung fu brother Kevin Gledhill, both these guys started their training under Victor Kan in London, England – back in the 80’s and had not seen each other for 15 years.

The Best Style

Tuhon Tim Waid’s recent visit to Boulder, Colorado, USA was the best yet. I started training in Pekiti Tirsia Kali back in 2002 with Supreme Grandmaster Leo T Gaje Jr inside of Danny Inosanto’s School, California. It was on the firm advice of my Wing Chun Kung Fu Sifu Michael Street that I seized the opportunity to train with ‘The …

MARTIALWORKS New School & Location!

MARTIAL★WORKS new training center can be found at 2625 28th Street, Boulder, Colorado, USA. It looks amazing! Thanks to the hard work of Ian Venter, Tom Herbstritt, Bryce Widom, Clinton Carpenter, Daniel Costantini and Rocco D’Ordine! Check the new class times, upcoming events will be posted soon; in the meantime… check it out!

External versus Internal

Beside the strengthening of the body, the practice of martial arts is a spiritual practice; the goal is to make a person more open minded, and to teach them to use the moral virtue of martial art…to weaken the enemy, to neutralize anger; this is the highest achievement of martial arts & the most difficult!

"Listening To The Joints"

Swimming is an excellent complement to any martial artists training regime. Our movement in space reminds us of our common evolution, a return to this ‘watery environment’ provides that key opportunity to contemplate our internal being. You might try this: whilst floating on your back, making sure your core is afloat or buoyant, the legs glide in the hipcage & …

The Wooden Man

Martialworks Muk Yan Jong is in place… this one was custom made by local Colorado woodworker Jake Eichorn of Wooden Tattoo. The placement of Wooden Man training in Wing Chun Kung Fu comes after the student has learned the first – Siu Nim Tau “the little idea” and second – Chum Kiu “searching for the bridge” forms of Wing Chun; …

Shaolin meets Wing Chun

I met Shifu Yan Lei a 34th generation Shaolin disciple on Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado in the Summer of 2010; we had lunch at the Moongate Asian Bistro with Brian ‘Seraiah’ Wood MMA Champion Colorado, USA. During our meal ~ I set to conversing with Yan Lei as to the history of Chinese Boxing, he confirmed some very interesting points: …

The Passion of Martial Arts

Those on the path of martial art would agree, the discipline is unusual in its offering; the practice is a continual process of metamorphosis it offers to re-make the practitioner in a Way like no other, turning him into – the real man. Some years ago in Manila, Philippines I remember falling into conversation with Mandala Tim Waid of the …