General Stuff

Wing Chun vs. MMA

Posted by cristian in General Stuff on October 4, 2013 | No Comments

Wing Chun vs. MMA Or Facing Someone Who’s Trained While teaching any kind of practical combat system like Wing Chun for example, you sometimes hear comments or questions from students and trainees, who might say things like: ““I have a family member who’s been training for almost three years in MMA and he’s the kind Read more

Wing Chun Forms

Posted by cristian in General Stuff, Sample on August 28, 2013 | No Comments

Introduction to the forms in Wing Chun Kung Fu “Wing Chun is like an onion, it has layers upon layers of ideas and applications for beginners as well as for advanced learners.” – Sifu Talib Fehlhaber The nature and purpose of the forms in the Wing Chun method are fundamentally different compared to forms or Read more

Bruce Lee and Wing Chun

Posted by Sifu Talib in General Stuff on December 31, 2011 | No Comments

Bruce Lee and Wing Chun by Jesse Glover (Bruce Lee’s first and foremost student) When Bruce came to the U.S. in 1959 he knew about sixty percent of the Wooden dummy, the first form and parts of the second and third form but his Wing Chun training didn’t end there. Fook Young a friend of Read more

Becoming an instructor in a martial arts school is often a really exciting time because in many ways you feel like you have made it. In order to teach others you must have already mastered the basic content and now is your chance to “give back” your knowledge and continue the progression of your style. Read more

True skill

Posted by Sifu Talib in General Stuff on November 17, 2011 | No Comments

I have been involved in the martial arts, in one way or another, since I can remember. My dad, God rest his soul, introduced me to Judo when I was about six years old. Since then I’ve seen a lot of different things ranging from the amazing to the ridiculous and bizarre. Over the years Read more

Escrima – The Filipino Martial Art

Posted by Sifu Talib in General Stuff on November 15, 2011 | No Comments

Escrima is a popular Filipino martial art dating back to the 1500s, during the colonization of the Philippine Islands by the Spanish. Escrima is a very simplified but practical form of combat technique originally designed as a self-defence tool. Escrima is also known by many other names such as Eskrima, Arnis, Arnis de Mano, Kali Read more

Overcoming Fear

Posted by Sifu Talib in General Stuff on November 13, 2011 | No Comments

“If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.” General George S. Patton Now there are plenty of DVD programmes, books, etc. designed to teach you how Read more

Ignorance is not bliss.

Posted by Sifu Talib in General Stuff on November 10, 2011 | No Comments

“Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought.” Matsuo Basho – Japanese Poet 1644 -1694 As in every human endeavour and especially in the martial arts a significant breakthrough often comes as a break-with, with existing patterns and traditions. All those we consider to be the great masters Read more


Posted by Sifu Talib in General Stuff on November 30, 2010 | 1 Comment  

Pushing The Nose Bone Into The Brain

Posted by Sifu Talib in General Stuff on November 13, 2010 | No Comments

Martial Arts Myth #3 Can a trained fighter really strike someone in a way that will drive the nose bone into the brain and thereby kill the other person? Short answer: No! It is anatomically impossible to drive the nose bone into the brain, whether you are a heavy weight boxing world champion or a Read more