Hello one and all. My name's Marty, and being one of the main representatives for the art on the Internet, I'd like to welcome all Wing Chun practitioners new here to the Internet and the vast martial arts community that resides on it.
What I'm here for is to invite you to join the private Wing Chun mailing list that I run. It was started about three years ago when there was just myself and a handfull of other practitioners on the Internet. I saw more and more practitioners pop up on the net, and felt it would be great if we all had a private medium to talk and get to know one another. So, I started the World Wide Wing Chun Mailing List.
It's goals are:
The only real rules are No Politics, and a few other maintenance policies. There have been a couple flame wars on rec.martial-arts regarding Wing Chun politics that were real doozies. There is no place for this in a mailing list that is stressing unity above all else. This is also the main reason why the mailing list is private. Any people who cannot follow this simple policy are banned. (The second reason is to ensure that only practitioners of the art have access and are able to post to the mailing list).
The WWWCML has been very successful, with around 100 members from all over the world. Countries include Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, all over the U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Germany, and more.
Many of the major families and instructors are represented, including William Cheung, Leung Ting, Wong Shun Leung, Leung Shum, Wang Kiu, Augustine Fong, Francis Fong, Ben Der, Philip Holder, and many more, including those outside the Yip Man lineage.
If you are interested in joining, simply send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with "info wingchun" (without the quotation marks) as the body of the letter.
You will receive an introductory message telling you more about the list and an application to join (just a few questions to answer at your leisure). Just follow the directions and you should be added asap.
World Wing Chun Kung Fu Association
Tel: (414) 473-9729
Sidai's note: the "Wing Chun World" website and the "World Wide Wing Chun Mailing List" are maintened by different people.
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