On 7th May GM Oliver König was awarded the title of “Professor emeritus“ by the State University of Plovdiv/Bulgaria in recognition of his achievements in the dissemination of the eastern martial arts –specifically WingTsun – and for his contribution to giving martial arts academic status.
The special Whitsun seminar will be dedicated to the motto ″Learn from the Best″. From 8th to 10th May, GM Gokor Chivichyan, my team of grandmasters and I will teach on various subjects in Großwallstadt. I will be focussing on function-oriented ChiSao, with the aim of making the eternal WingTsun dilemma transparent and finally resolving it …
Normally I leave the past year behind in my New Year greeting, and turn my gaze to all the things we can look forward to in the new year. This time I have not found this easy, as we have unfortunately had to say goodbye to two great fighters and personalities.
One day before the funeral of my student Uwe Kopplin, 8th MG WingTsun, the sad news reached us that Kaicho Jon Bluming had passed away. He died on 17.12.2018 at the age of 85.
The death of Kaicho Jon Bluming has deprived the martial arts world of one of its greatest teachers and fighters.
Here is the report on the EWTO seminar with grappling legend GM Gokor Chivichyan in Bruchsal:
What child has never dreamed of being able to pick and choose anything it wants in a candy shop? Transposed to a martial artist, this would mean: I can spoil an opponent's attack without having to ask myself if I have the strength to do it. This is what we have always sought to achieve in WingTsun, and it also has top priority in grappling, as grandmaster Gokor Chivichyan emphasised in Bruchsal.