Entries by Sifu Sonnenberg


Some WingTsun™ principals…

Some WingTsun™ principals… 1)      Use the straight-line – guard the center line 2)      Simultaneous defense with offense – hit and defend at the same time 3)      Do not clash with your attacker’s force 4)      Use your attacker’s movement to trigger your own counter attack 5)      Use your attacker’s force to enhance your own counterattacking force […]


WT vs. the indirect arts

WT vs. the indirect arts One of the most important differences between Leung Ting WingTsun® and other arts is the DIRECT versus INDIRECT concept… This concept goes hand-in-hand with the straight-line / centerline concept and so I must explain this concept first in order to make the DIRECT versus INDIRECT concept clearer.  In WingTsun, we […]


Part of the Mental Training

Part of the Mental Training Part of the mental training of WingTsun is in the Siu Nim Tau and Chum Kiu forms training. Doing the Siu Nim Tau each and every day is vitally important to clarifying one’s thinking. Once or twice is enough if it is done well. The movements themselves are less important […]


WingTsun, A Different Concept

WingTsun, A Different Concept WingTsun™ cannot be classified so easily in to the framework of the spectrum of martial arts.  It is a descendant of techniques sometimes called Siu Lam (Shaolin) kung fu.  More likely it is based on techniques from several older systems.  It is not necessary to claim that it came from Siu […]

Jesse Glover R.I.P.

Jesse Glover R.I.P. I only met Jesse Glover once.  It was at the Bruce and Brandon Lee Memorial Banquet in Seattle in April of 1999.  We had a nice but short conversation about Bruce Lee and about my Si-hing, GM Keith Kernspecht having learned from him for a short time in the late 1970s I […]

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Women and WingTsun™ Kung Fu

Women and WingTsun™ Kung Fu Many women think they don’t have a chance against a man in a violent confrontation so some say “why bother.” Actually women have an excellent chance of defending themselves; equal to men, if they get the proper training. A woman has just as much leg strength as a man pound […]