Editorials

  • Mar/03/2017
    Talking 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.

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  • Feb/03/2017
    Grading examinations in the EWTO

    Dear readers,
    the month is coming to a close and I am in Kiel just after the instructor seminar weekend. I have to go and see SiFu soon, who is teaching at his mini-iWT school in Dänische Straße, but first let me pen a few lines to you.

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  • Dec/31/2016
    An outlook on the next EWTO year

    After a few days of rest and relaxation with my family, I am looking forward to the new year with WingTsun and its many new projects. Here is a brief outlook:

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  • Dec/02/2016
    After 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.

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  • Nov/03/2016
    The Main Thing

    In a "20-minute editorial" for November, Grandmaster Kernspecht reiterates the essential points that must be observed during any movement in WingTsun.

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  • Oct/05/2016
    BlitzFight – 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.
    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.

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  • Aug/31/2016
    Handling contradictions

    "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".

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  • Jul/31/2016
    The 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.

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  • Jul/02/2016
    The 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.

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  • Jun/02/2016
    The broad spectrum of the EWTO

    Dear Readers,
    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 …

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