World of Martial Arts Magazine Issue 2 Contributing Writers

World of Martial Arts Magazine Issue 2 Contributing Writers

World of Martial Arts Magazine Issue 2 Contributing Writers

The Contributors
​Athos Antoniades  
A 9th Dan Black belt, and a Kenpo Taiji and Tai chi (Dim mak) instructor. He holds classes in Finchley, North London and is available for workshops. Visit for more information.

Jonathan Barbary    
Sifu Barbary is the disciple of Sifu Lao Wei Kei, current head of the Fatsan Pakmei and the first son of Grand Master Lao Siu Leung. An expert in the practice of ancient Chinese weapons and a student for these weapons of Sifu Lai Chun Wah in Hong Kong. He continues on his path of researching real Chinese martial arts history; Pak Mei

Stephen Blomeley
A 6th Degree Black Belt in World Taekwondo (WTF Olympic style) and has been training, teaching and competing over a 38 year period; Ki Combat Taekwondo

Julie Gabriel
Julie Gabriel is a Professor in Savate, black belt in Combat Sombo, Doce Pares Eskrima, Traditional Korean Martial Arts, Instructor in Kali & Jun Fan / JKD under Rick Faye; Federation Internationale de Savate

Kristy Hitchens    
Kristy Hitchens started Taekwondo aged 40. She now writes about the inspiration, and the fun of training.

Peter Jagger    
Peter Jagger is a Bruce Lee Historian and martial arts instructor.  He has attained Black Belt grades in several styles/systems, including the grade of Black Belt 7th Dan Kickboxing (WKA).

Bob Jones
Recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of the British Aikido Association Bob Jones has been practising martial arts since 1966 and has attained the rank of 7th Dan Sport Aikido, 4th Dan Traditional Aikido and 1st Dan Judo. He competed for over 20 years achieving several honours. He was to be appointed National Team Manager in 1987, a role he held until 1997; British Aikido Association

Chris Kent
With over 45 years’ experience, Chris Kent is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Jeet Kune Do, and has gained international recognition for his knowledge and leadership in perpetuating the art, training methods, and philosophy developed by Bruce Lee. For further information go to​  

Lak Loi   
Lak Loi is a published author, pioneer and authority on cultivating Self Mastery using Martial Arts and Philosophy, personal and corporate wellbeing coach, executive advisor to the Wednesday Night Group board, and certified instructor in Bruce Lee’s martial art and philosophy, Jeet Kune Do. For more information checkout

Matthew Okuhara   
Matthew Okuhara is a military veteran of Iraq & Afghanistan, who now lives in Japan. He is a member of the Matsumoto Gun Corps.

Steve Rowe
Steve Rowe; 9th Dan Black belt in Karate and Kung Fu, International Tai Chi Teacher, 3rd Dan Iaido, 2nd Dan Jodo. Studied Buddhism, Zen and Taoism and many western philosophies. Chairman Shi Kon Martial Arts International and the Martial Arts Standards Agency. Writer for over 30 years including Traditional Karate, Combat and Martial Arts Illustrated magazines, many books. Teaches seminars across UK & Europe, ​Shikon Martial Arts​​​

John Will
Trained in Karate, Taekwondo, Silat, Vajra Mushti, BJJ and Shootfighting. He trained with the Benny Urquidez, Gene LeBell, Rickson & Rorion Gracie and earned his black belt from Rigan Machado​; Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Australasia

Adam Williss
Adam Williss is the founder of Dragon Defense System - a close-quarter protection system that specializes in insanely efficient tactical responses to real world threats. For more info, visit or

Master Wong
World renowned martial artist in Wing Chun and other martial arts; Master Wong System

Jim Wright
National Director, Catch A Rising Star USA.


Fatsan Pakmei Kune  06
Fatsan gets its fame for being the birthplace of Wing Chun and Hung Gar Kung Fu styles. However, there’s an unknown style outside of Fatsan, the White Eyebrow Monk’s Boxing. Jonathan Barbary explains…

Gun Samurai  10
Samurai are normally associated with sharp swords and close combat. However, the Matsumoto Gun Corps wear katana’s and wakizashi’s, but carry “tanegashima” guns. Matthew Okuhara explains the rarity of this martial art.

The Power of TKD 14
‘How Taekwondo saved my life’ a remarkable story that inspired ‘The Pink Belt Scholarship’, a unique fundraiser to help women learn Taekwondo, told by Kristy Hitchens, The Mortal Mouse Taekwondo Blogger.

The Power Pain Multiplier 16
Many martial arts systems, BJJ in particular, are built on an understanding and application of the principles of leverage. What does this mean though? John B Will explains…

Tradition is Killing Wing Chun? 18
Almost anyone who loves martial arts knows of
Ip Man, the Wing Chun teacher of Bruce Lee.
In Ip Man’s day, Wing Chun was highly regarded for its practicality and effectiveness. However, is Wing Chun in danger of becoming stuck in itself? Adam Williss explains…

Mental Health Warrior 22
Jim Wright interviews a remarkable man, Robert Consulmagno, who in the face of adversity, wants people to  join him on his quest to ‘End The Stigma’ associated with mental health.

JKD Investigated 48
‘We Are Right and You Are Wrong’  written while he was teaching in Italy recently Chris Kent talks about a problem that seems to be prevalent in the JKD world today.

Savate World Championships 50
Following several months of preparation, the 2018 Savate World Championships took place in October at one of the largest exhibition spaces in Southeast Europe. Julie Gabriel reports.

The Spirit of Aikido 52
In Aikido individuals must learn that it is not just techniques that they have to master. The development of “self” is also an important. Without this holistic approach to development, maximum effect can not be achieved. Bob Jones explains…

Bridge Building 56
Shock horror outrage: training in another system to enhance your style or martial arts bridge building: the principles of another art enhancing your own! Stephen Blomeley opens your eyes to different perspectives.

Traditional Training 60
‘Lose yourself to find the way’ Steve Rowe looks at finding the right balance.

Original Truth 62
It’s like riding a bike… ‘Hazard Fixation’ martial artists are very similar to motorcyclists. Lak Loi elaborates…

Dim Mak 64
Dim Mak is a far more sophisticated and complicated ‘system of fighting and self defence’ than simply striking a few points and hoping for a KO to happen. Athos Antoniades explains the complete fighting sysyem of Dim Mak.

Entertainment Section

Fighting Films  28
The latest action films reviewed. Including a review of Nightshooters with a profile on Jean-Paul Ly. And Zatoichi, the legendary blind swordsman boxset reviewed.

once upon a time  36
Tsui Hark’s phenomenal Once Upon A Time In China series, featuring the awesome Jet Li, captures the essence and physical embodiment of traditional Chinese values and moral incorruptibility, with off course awesome martial arts. Phil Wrath bring you up-to-date with the movies so far.

Jun Fan Journal  42
News and reviews of everything Bruce Lee and Jeet Kune Do.

Enter The Dragon  44
Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Enter The Dragon’s meteoric rise to Iconic status, resident Bruce Lee Historian Peter Jagger looks at how the critics first evaluated the film before its cult status, and then how over the years the film has been cut badly and finally restored and now theorized over.