Category: Sifu Alan Orr

Structure or No Structure

Alan Orr Sifu

Wing Chun – Structure Or No Structure That Is The Question.

The term ‘Structure’ or ‘Body Structure’ is being used to describe people’s explanation of why they do something as if by saying it’s the ‘structure’ then it will be right and work. Over the last few years I have taught a many open seminars to other Wing Chun groups. It made me realise why Wing Chun is developing a reputation of being an art that would not work under real pressure. Some people have become locked into the theory and not the ‘alive’ practice i.e. working … Read More...

Alan Orr Sifu Wing Chun - Structure Or No Structure That Is The Question. The term ‘Structure’ or ‘Body Structure’ is be...

Chinese Boxing the Lost Art

Excellent article from my teacher, Sifu Alan Orr. Wing Chun is more than Chi Sao, it is a stand-up martial art. A (Chinese) boxing art. Key point is: your training must be alive not compliant to develop real skills. It’s how you train, how you fight. Enjoy

Sifu Alan Orr: Chinese Boxing the Lost Art.

Published “Wing Chun Masters” 19th July 2017.

Wing Chun is a Chinese Boxing system. But it would seem that many branches have moved away from the heart of the art. It is often said the problem is the solution. So let’s look at the problem!… Read More...

Excellent article from my teacher, Sifu Alan Orr. Wing Chun is more than Chi Sao, it is a stand-up martial art. A (Chine...

CHI SAO

By Alan Orr – First published in UK Martial Arts Illustrated Aug 2004

Sifu Alan Orr CSL Wing ChunIn Wing Chun we have a unique method of training our awareness skills called ‘Chi Sao’, often known as ‘Sticking Hands’. This name, however, doesn’t really do justice to what is a unique method of developing not only tactile skills but also a complex mental awareness and understanding of timing, space, distance, pressure and so on. I say complex as at first it is, but once learnt and trained it then becomes a part of your normal thinking and seems to be just your body’s common sense. Read More...

By Alan Orr - First published in UK Martial Arts Illustrated Aug 2004 In Wing Chun we have a unique method of training o...