Entries by Sifu Sonnenberg


Dynamic book

Dynamic book I recommend the book Dynamic WingTsun Kung Fu by Grandmaster Leung Ting as a good beginner book, especially for those who want to see where the basic training leads, even beyond the famous chi sau techniques.  There are many photos, basic diagrams for hand technique and floor diagrams for footwork, drawings, mottos and […]

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Time and Place

Time and Place It is said that WingTsun™ can be used at “any time and any place.”  It is true. WingTsun techniques or its principals can be used at any time or any place. One does not have to get into a low stance first or even draw the hand back for a full long […]

Wing Tsun Kuen

Wing Tsun Kuen The 324 page hard cover book “Wing Tsun Kuen” by Leung Ting, 10th Level M.O.C. is probably what helped make Leung Ting WingTsun® so famous world-wide. Its author had to follow-up by teaching in countries all over the world! It has been published in English, Traditional Chinese, Simple Chinese, German, Slavonic, Hungarian, […]


Learning Chinese Culture

Learning Chinese Culture One fact that is not often brought up in martial arts circles is that many traditional people from the martial art country of origin believe that western people cannot truly learn the martial arts from their country because they do not understand their culture.  It is believed by them particularly because western […]

Happy Chinese New Year!

Photo: Sifu Keith Sonnenberg presenting Sifu John Brusstar with a Dragon calligraphy scroll on his birthday in the Year of the Dragon, 2012. Happy Chinese New Year! Happy Chinese New Year! Today, January 23, 2012, starts the Year of the Dragon.  The most famous martial artist born in the year of the Dragon is Bruce […]

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Just the WingTsun™ basics

Just the WingTsun™ basics If you want better health and fitness, you can practice just the WingTsun™ basics by repeating the “Little Idea Form,” the single punches with wrist circle, the turning stance, the advancing steps and basic drills from Student Grade One.  Also included in this are the circle step drills and the wrist […]


The WingTsun™ Stance

The WingTsun™ Stance The story of simplicity in the Leung Ting WingTsun® system continues with the adduction stance also referred to as the Character Two Adduction Stance.  It is so-named because if you draw a line between the toes and another line between the heels in this stance, this formation is the Chinese character for […]


Begin with a little idea

Begin with a little idea WingTsun™ begins with a set of movements called Siu Nim Tau. This name translates as Little Idea Form. The first third of this set of movements is done slowly. Learning how to move patiently and slowly through a set of movements over several minutes challenges many new students. It is […]


Review of the movie The Prodigal Son

Review of the movie The Prodigal Son As one of the first theatrical productions to feature Wing Tsun (Wing Chun) as a martial art, the movie won the 1983 Best Action Choreography at the Hong Kong Film Awards and was nominated for best picture and best director. Herewith is my review of the movie The […]