Entries by Sifu John Brusstar

San Antonio Seminar with GM Leung Ting

The weekend of October 20-22 Grandmaster Leung Ting led a Kung-Fu training seminar in San Antonio, Texas.  In addition to receiving instruction from my Si-Gung, It was a chance to train with my WingTsun family from all around the nation. I always delight in catching up with them and working on techniques. Below are some […]

The Man-Sau

A few months ago, I made a blog about barriers and how they contribute to safety. In that post, I emphasized that martial arts techniques should only be used as a last resort.  Before I begin, I would like to restate that the best defense is to distance yourself from harms way using the barriers […]


Is that Karate?

Recently, I was asked what is the difference between Karate, Kung Fu and Tae Kwon Do.  I was a little amused at this question because as a martial arts enthusiast,  It is easy to forget that for most people when they hear these terms they just think of uniformed individuals, lined up counting out punches in unison- […]


March- Spring into Wing Tsun

March was a super month for Wing Tsun despite having a week off for spring break.  I traveled to Dublin Ireland for vacation.  While there, I was able to drop in on Master Aiden Canavan’s Wing Tsun class.  The class session was 2 hours long, and we worked on form training, padded drills, form application and […]

Choosing a Kung Fu School

With the popularity of the Ip Man films, Wing Chun (Wing Tsun) is seeing revived interest among martial artists and film fans alike.  In the films, Donnie Yen portrays Grand Master Yip Man- Famed for bringing the Wing Chun style to the forefront of Kung fu in Hong Kong, as well as being the Sifu […]


Special Seminar with Master Mike Adams

Master Mike Adams, 5th Level Practition, is holding a seminar on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Scottsdale Martial Arts Cener in Scottsdale, Arizona. Master Adams is among the first American students be granted the Master level by his Sifu Grand Master Leung Ting.  Currently, he is teaching martial arts in the Central Illinois and […]


Maximize Your Siu Nim Tau Form

If Wing Tsun is a building, then the Siu Nim Tau is its foundation.  Siu Nim Tau, a.k.a. the Little Idea Form,  focuses the mind and body  by combining simple movement with mindful effort.  As in many martial arts, form training is an opportunity to focus the mind and develop fundamental skills.  Increasingly MMA and  combat sports have de-emphasised “form […]

Simple Self Defense

In class, students often throw hypothetical situations at me asking how I’d deal with them- presumably expecting an extravagant display of martial arts prowess.  As a true student of Wing Tsun, I adhere to the idea of simplicity and opt for the simple solution: Run and hide behind a row of chairs, or behind one […]

New Years Special

Welcome to 2017, the year of the Rooster!  The new year is a great opportunity to celebrate our lives, and resolve to make those little changes in habits and attitudes that can lead to a better version of ourselves. At Everybody Martial Arts, self improvement is one of our top priorities, and  we’d like to […]

Wing Tsun for Life

Many people ask me: Is Wing Tsun an external or internal style?   External martial art (hard style) typically utilizes superior strength and force for defense.  Internal martial arts utilize angling and yielding for defense; These are often categorized as peaceful martial arts.  Wing Tsun has techniques that are from both schools, but at its […]