Eric Lilleør was inducted into the World Ving Tsun Association (WVTA) Hall of Fame as “Sifu of the Year” 2016 for his contributions to Wing Chun. Born and bred in Denmark, but currently based in Helsinki, Finland, Eric is the SEO of Mui Fa Publishing (he is the editor and publisher of Sifu David Peterson’s latest book WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok: An Overview in the Form of Essays) and the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Wing Chun Illustrated Magazine. He has worked professionally in the publishing business for nearly 20 years. Eric started his martial arts training in 1978, and in 1984 he started to train Wing Tsun (Leung Ting lineage). Today, Eric is a proud and devoted Wong Shun Leung Ving Tsun Kuen Hok practitioner under the guidance of Sifu Morten Ibsen and Sifu David Peterson. Eric is a certified Sifu under Sifu Ibsen’s Danish Ving Tsun Federation (DVTF).
Wayne Belonoha is a certified instructor of the Ip Man/Moy Yat/Sunny Tang Wing Chun lineage, he is the author of the best-selling Wing Chun Compendium series of books, and is currently the flagship instructor at the Wing Chun University with his comprehensive video series. Visit website.
THE POWER OF PRINCIPLES
Carina Cirrincione is a certified disciple of Sifu Augustine Fong. She teaches Wing Chun with her husband Sifu Jim Dees at their school Southern Arizona Wing Chun Gung Fu. She is also the owner and artist of Raven Studios, which offers handmade martial arts training weapons and wooden dummies. Visit website.
UNDERSTANDING WING CHUN
Colin Ward is Senior Western student, Disciple and World Representative of Grandmaster Ip Man’s eldest son, Ip Chun. He opened his full-time school in Leeds in 1991 where he still teaches today. He is the chief instructor of the Northern Wing Chun Kung Fu Association. Visit website.
THE INNER CIRCLE
Jim Roselando Jr. is a disciple by ceremony of Sifu Henry Mui and Master Fung Chun in the art of Pin Sun Wing Chun Boxing. Jim’s Gulao Boxing Association is the HQ for Pin Sun Wing Chun in the US. His Gulao DVD, eBooks, and a plethora of articles have become true classics in the Wing Chun world. Visit website.
THE STRAIGHT LEAD
Jason Korol is a leading authority in Jeet Kune Do and Wing Chun, an author of two books on the arts he teaches and has been featured numerous times on TV and in Empire Media’s Mastering Wing Chun series. He is a Senior Instructor in the Ip Man Wing Chun Union and the co-founder of Cornerstone JKD along with Ted Wong’s student Jonathan Parsons. Visit website.
Dr. Robert Chu is internationally renowned in Wing Chun and Acupuncture circles, specialising in body structure methods. He is the co-author of Complete Wing Chun and has been featured in Masters Magazine, Inside Kung Fu, Black Belt, UK’s Martial Arts Illustrated and other similar publications. Visit website.
THE KUNG FU GENIUS
Alex Richter is the Chief Instructor of City Wing Tsun in New York City. He was a private student of Grandmaster Leung Ting and Sifu Carson Lau, as well as a graduate of the Langenzell Academy in Germany. Visit website.
MY MARTIAL ARTS JOURNEY
David Lampert trains out of the London Wing Chun Academy and is known broadly around the world for his sensible yet pragmatic Instagram training diary. He eats, sleeps, and breathes Wing Chun on a mission to inspire and infect the next generation with his passion for the art. Follow his journey @wingchun_dave on Instagram. Visit website.
Lafayette Harris began training in martial arts in the mid-1980s. Lafayette is a senior student and instructor of Sifu Tony Massengill in the Ip Man family lineage. He has been featured in Empire Media’s Wing Chun Combat Chin Na, Wing Chun Close Range Combat and Wing Chun Training Drills DVDs. Lafayette is currently teaching in Hampton Roads, VA. Visit website.
David Peterson is a direct student of the late Sifu Wong Shun Leung, and is well known for his books (Look Beyond the Pointing Finger: The Combat Philosophy of Wong Shun Leung and WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok: An Overview in the Form of Essays), DVDs, and many published articles on the Wing Chun (Ving Tsun) system. He is an in-demand seminar presenter all around the world and he is the Principal Instructor of WSL Ving Tsun Combat Science Malaysia. Visit website.
Alex Danos is a Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do instructor. Although he teaches Ip Man Wing Chun, he has also trained in the Yiu Choi and Yuen Kay San branches of Wing Chun.
Aaron Vyvial is an 11th generation Ving Tsun Disciple and a direct disciple of Master Moy Tung. He started his first school back in 2002 and teaches in Austin, Texas. Visit website.
Acton Victor Leow learnt Wing Chun from Masters Wong Shun Leung and Fung Bing Bol. His Kulo Wing Chun teacher is Master Leung One-Qi. He is also researching and studying Practical Wing Chun with Master Wan Kam Leung.
Adam Williss is a proud Leung Sheung lineage holder. He is the founder of the award-winning Wing Chun school, The Dragon Institute, in Orange County, CA and a charity using Wing Chun concepts to empower kids, called Wing Chun Against Bullying. Visit website.
Adrienne Stauffer has been training with her Sifu, David Bearce, in the women’s training programme at Portland School of Kung Fu for just over a year. During that time, she has attended multiple weekend workshops with her Sitaigung-gung, Moy Tung, including a women’s workshop in Austin, TX, as well as several one-day workshops in Portland, ME. Visit website.
Alan Gibson is renowned as a leading author of Wing Chun educational books and films. He founded The Wing Chun Federation in 1990 to promote the development of Wing Chun in both a relaxed and positive atmosphere. Alan’s popular seminars are always in demand. Visit website.
Alan Lamb moved to London in 1968 to study Wing Chun, first with Paul Lam, then with Joseph Cheng. Finally, he studied under Koo Sang, one of Ip Man’s most knowledgeable disciples in Hong Kong, and graduated in 1974 to become the world’s first non-Asian to master the system. Visit website.
Alan Orr has been involved in the martial arts scene since 1985, specialising in Wing Chun. He has trained in the complete Chu Sau Lei Wing system with his teacher Sifu Robert Chu. Alan is also a Black Belt in BJJ and a renowned MMA coach. He teaches Eskrima under Guro Mark Wiley. As a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, he has studied many Qigong and meditation methods. Visit website.
Alex Danos is a Jeet Kune Do instructor under Lamar M. Davis of Hardcore Jeet Kune Do. He is also a practitioner of Wing Chun and has trained in Ip Man, Yiu Choi and Yuen Kay Shan Wing Chun.
Andreas Hoffmann is the current Grandmaster of Chi Sim Weng Chun. He learned directly from the late GM Wai Yan from 1986 to 1996 and has introduced Weng Chun to more than 15 countries. He was awarded “International Grandmaster of the Year 2010” Hall of Fame, by Budo International. Visit website.
Andrew Williams lives in Perth and has been friends with Rolf Clausnitzer for many years. Utilising his extensive knowledge of biomechanics, he has introduced subtle refinements and a plethora of enhancements to the basic structures and movements of Wing Chun. He and Rolf have also agreed to collaborate on a number of future Wing Chun projects.
Anthony Caucci began studying traditional Wing Chun at the age of 12 and completed the Lo Man Kam Wing Chun system at the age of 22. Anthony is currently the Chief Instructor for Kai Sai Wing Chun International. He is a senior student of Professor James Cravens, who is the senior student of Christopher Casey (Kai Sai). Visit website.
Antonella Spatola, based in Brisbane, Australia holds a Wing Chun Ip Chun Academy Instructors Certificate since 2004. Training since 1996, Antonella believes in authentic empowerment through Wing Chun, coaching and training in personal development. Visit website.
Aaron Cantrell started training in Wing Chun in 1999. He has founded seven Wing Chun sites, including EverythingWingChun.com, WingChunUniversity.com, and eWingChun.com. He has experience using Wing Chun in MMA, challenge matches, and in the street against armed opponents, allowing him an uncommon perspective on certain topics.
Barry “Moy Lung” O’Brien began training Ving Tsun in 1990 under Anthony “Moy Tung” Dandridge. In 1991, he joined his Sifu’s inner circle and began training traditionally. Since 2000, he has been a member of his Sigung, Grandmaster Moy Yat’s, Grand Special Students Association and a Sifu in Richmond, VA. Visit website.
Bill Dowding lives and teaches in China. A writer of sorts, he has been learning Ving Tsun Kuen since 1975 and a disciple of Sifu Barry Lee since 1989. He has also trained in a number of other martial arts.
Bogdan Rosu is the founder of the first “Personal Development” through his martial arts club Empowerment Wing Chun, as well as a public speaker and published author. He has helped thousands of people through his courses, workshops, seminars, and publications, raising their self-confidence, helping them to become better leaders, raising their income and enjoying authentic relationships. Visit website.
Carson Lau trained under Sifu Cheng Chuen Fun and Great Grandmaster Leung Ting and is currently the Chief Instructor of the Carson Wing Tsun Academy, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. With more than 30 years of teaching experience, he is often asked to give seminars around North America as well as in Europe. Visit website.
Chris Collins is the Founder of the Hong Kong Wing Tsun Association (HKWTA), which derives from GM Leung Ting and GM Cheng Chuen Fun. Chris has spent a total of 20 years teaching. He is also a Master in Pekiti Tirsia Kali, a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a former Amateur Boxer and US Marine and now, Action Choreographer based in Hong Kong. Visit website.
Christopher Shea is a devoted practitioner of Dr. Leung Jan’s Gulao village Gung Fu. In 1999, Christopher began training Wing Chun under the guidance of Sifu Jim Roselando Jr. He exclusively trains Pin Sun Wing Chun at the Gulao Boxing Association HQ in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit website.
Chung K. Chow is a lifelong martial arts devotee and Sifu in the Leung Sheung lineage. He opened New York City’s first Wing Chun school in 1972, holds a purple belt in BJJ, and teaches MMA. Sifu Chow is the founder of 360 Integrative Wing Chun and a respected seminar presenter. Visit website.
Daniel Chu is a Detective with the Honolulu Police Department and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Chaminade University of Honolulu. He has been studying Wing Chun since 2010 under Sifu Wayde Ching and is an Assistant Instructor. Visit website.
Daniel Palau began practising martial arts in 1986 and WSLVT under Sifu Santiago Pascual in 1999. Daniel is an instructor of Asociación de Wing Chun Wong Shun Leung España. He has lived five years in Foshan and Guangzhou, where he trained in various Wing Chun lineages. Visit website.
Danny Xuan has been practising Wing Chun for over 40 years now. He studied under Ip Man’s second-generation students who were taught by Lok Yiu, Wong Shun Leung and Moy Yat. He plies his trade in China, Thailand, Morocco and Canada, and has a worldwide following for his website, which he started in 1999. Visit website.
Darrell Jordan is a disciple of Sifu Lee Moy Shan and is the Founder and President of the World Ving Tsun Association. Visit website.
Dave Bright is a student of Master Paul Hawkes and has studied the Ip Chun, Leung Ting and Tang Yick versions of Wing Chun. He holds a BSc in Sports Coaching Science, an MSc in Sports Psychology, and is an associate lecturer in Sports Coaching Science at the University of Chichester, UK. Visit website.
Dave van der Poel is a student of Sifu Philipp Bayer and he teaches Ving Tsun in the Netherlands. His passion for Ving Tsun started in 1991, and during 1994/1995 he participated in several seminars with the late Sifu Wong Shun Leung. Dave is an ex-military instructor and is currently the Chief Instructor for TCB Bodyguards. Visit website.
David Mainstone has been studying Wing Chun under Sifu Dave McQuillan (senior student of Sifu Bill Davidson) for 12 years. Since reaching instructor level in 2010, David has had the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong and learn directly from Sifu Ip Ching and his senior student, Sifu Albert Chan. He lives in North Wales. Visit website.
Derek Evans began his martial arts training in 1960. In 1992, he began training under Master Jim Fung Chuen Keung in Sydney Australia while running a sub-school for his academy for 12 years. Derek opened his very own school in 2010 after the death of his Sifu. Visit website.
Dominick Izzo is a former Police Officer and Defensive Tactics Instructor who has been training Wing Chun since 2001. He has applied his skill to real-life situations requiring hands-on tactics. His school is based in Chicago.
Donald Mak is a warrior and scholar with almost 40 years practising, teaching, and researching Wing Chun. He began his training in 1979 with the late Grandmaster Chow Tze Chuen. Sifu Mak’s International Wing Chun Organisation has over 100 affiliated schools in 18 countries. He’s written a book and numerous articles promoting Wing Chun. Visit website.
Dustan Carroll is the Chief Instructor and owner of The Wing Chun Boxing Academy in Huntsville, Alabama. He is trained in the lineage of Duncan Leung Wing Chun and has taught Wing Chun since 2004. Visit website.
Dwight Hennings is the Head Coach of S3VT: System/Science/Skills Ving Tsun (WSLVT) of Toronto, Canada, and is recognised by the WSLSA. Dwight has formally trained under Sifu Lawrence Leung Chee Sing since 1996 and is continuing to evolve his skills under the guidance of esteemed WSLVT international instructors. Visit website.
Eddie Chan has closely trained with Grandmaster Chu for the past 13 years, during which he had the honour of translating and producing Chu’s masterpiece, The Book of Wing Chun series. He dreams of always perfecting his level of Wing Chun as an art, as well as developing a communicative narrative to facilitate its propagation. Visit website.
Edward S. Majian is a writer, speaker, and magician whose background includes philosophy, social justice, and Zen meditation. He is President of SARTONK (premier designer and fabricator of professional championship Boxing belts) and a student of Sifu Chung K. Chow’s Integrative Wing Chun in New York City. Visit website.
Elizabeth Harm Och is an international grade school teacher and has been to over 27 countries. She has trained in Praying Mantis Gung Fu, Muay Thai, Karate, is a Wing Chun instructor and direct student and wife of Sifu Justin Och. She believes in hard training and good friends. Visit website.
Erik Larson began training under Grandmaster Moy Tung in 1991 and joined the MY3 Association in 1992. He is an instructor and administrator for the Richmond Moy Yat Kung Fu Academy and the Moy Tung Athletic Association. Visit website.
Ernie Barrios is the founder and chief instructor of Applied Body Mechanics Ving Tsun, certified in the Wong Shun Leung Method by both Gary Lam and David Peterson, and dedicated to the development of honest, effective, modern training methodologies. Visit website.
Evan Kwong is a medical specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He started his Wing Tsun journey in 2004. His primary instructors have included Sifu Asad Mir (Toronto), Sifu German Ferrer (Calgary), and Sifu Ralph Hänel (Vancouver), with whom he continues his training.
Gary Lam is a forty-year veteran of Wing Chun. He honed his skills under the guidance of legendary Wing Chun master Wong Shun Leung and is recognised worldwide for his expertise and contributions to the art. Sifu Lam currently lives in Southern California. Visit website.
Gregory E. LeBlanc has been involved in formal martial arts training for over 30 years. In 1997, Greg studied Wing Chun under Sifu Gary Lam, until eventually, becoming an indoor student and serving as Sifu Lam’s Assistant Coach from 2000 to 2005. Visit website.
Harinder Singh is a disciple of Sifu Ben Der and is well known for his DVDs, Online Training Programmes, and many published articles on Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do. He is highly sought after for seminars and training consultation by military, police and martial artists across the globe. Visit website.
Haw Kuo runs Art of Wing Tsun, located in California’s Silicon Valley. As one of the few Chinese Wing Tsun instructors in the US, he focuses on integrating classical Wing Tsun from Hong Kong with modern day application and evolution.
Hedley Paris is a 13th generation Ving Tsun disciple and a direct student of Sifu Nic Bartell and grand-student of Aaron “Moy 10 Tung” Vyvial. He is the Dai-Sihing of the Houston Texas branch of the Moy Tung Kung Fu Academy. Visit website.
Henry Araneda is a private student of Sifu Duncan Leung (disciple of the late Grandmaster Ip Man) and also the President of the International Applied Wing Chun Federation. With over 25 years of martial arts experience, he introduced Applied Wing Chun to Australia back in 2004 by founding the Ultimate Martial Arts Academy. Visit website.
Igor Tunik holds a PhD. in psychology and is a closed-door student of Grandmaster William Cheung. He is the only Chief Instructor of Traditional Wing Chun in former USSR countries as well as a hand-to-hand combat instructor for airborne troops. Visit website.
Ivan Rzounek began his martial arts training in 1976 with Greco-Roman Wrestling. He later studied Shotokan Karate, Filipino martial arts, and various other systems, but since 1988 his focus has solely been on Wing Chun. In 2009, he became a disciple of Grandmaster Leung Wai Choi, learning Baan Jung Wing Chun. Visit website.
Jack Leung started training Practical Wing Chun in 1996 under Sifu Wan Kam Leung. He is an indoor disciple of Sifu Wan. Jack has a background in different martial arts, including Tong Long, Karate and Muay Thai. He teaches full-time at Practical Wing Chun Australia and does different workshops and seminars. Visit website.
Jai Harman is a closed-door student of Master Wang Zhi Peng and Senior Instructor at Beijing WSL Ving Tsun, China. Known for his “no-nonsense, hands-on approach” to teaching and fighting, Jai has appeared in countless magazine articles and on every national Chinese TV channel exhibiting his skill.
James Woodcock is the co-coach at Havant Wing Chun (UK). He trained and graded under Alan Gibson, David Peterson, Kevin Bell and Mark Page in the WSL method of Ving Tsun. He has also trained extensively in the Self-Protection fighting systems. Visit website.
James Sinclair is the Founder and Chief Instructor of the UK Wing Chun Kung Fu Association. James has nearly 40 years of experience and has been featured on BBC, Bravo ITV and on the radio. He has taught many of the best Wing Chun teachers in the UK today, and he teaches seminars where invited. Visit website.
Jason G. Kokkorakis is an author and full-time instructor well-known for his practical approach to Wing Chun training, teaching no-nonsense methods of realistic application of fighting technique for self-preservation.
Jason Smith is a student of Sifu Phillip Romero, with whom he has co-authored a number of articles on Wing Chun. He currently teaches Wing Chun in the greater Las Cruces, New Mexico/El Paso, Texas metropolitan area.
Jeff Webb is the chief instructor of the National Ving Tsun Organization. He began learning martial arts in 1983, and Ving Tsun in 1985. A former private student of Grandmaster Leung Ting, he was the first American to achieve Master Level in the IWTA. Visit website.
Jesper Lundqvist has been a trained physiotherapist-osteopath since 1984. Infatuated with all forms of martial arts, he has spent considerable time learning other arts (BJJ, Shooto, Muay Thai); however, his main interest since 1992 has been Wing Chun. In 2012, he relocated to Guangzhou, China, where he now studies under his Sifu, Master Wong Nim Yi. Visit website.
John Barton is of Chinese and British descent and was born and raised in Hong Kong. Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, in 2008, he studied Wing Chun under Sifu Simon Lau in London. He has studied intensively under Sifu Kong Chi Keung, since 2012, and is an Instructor at his Association Headquarters. Visit website.
John Crescione has a background in exercise physiology, oriental medicine and herbology. He started Wing Chun at the young age of 13 under Lui Yiu Choi—a classical Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor. He continued training under Lee Moy Shan, William Cheung and Ip Ching.
John M. Kaufman has trained in Wing Chun since 1977. He has trained with Lee Moy Shan, Henry Mui, Ip Ching and, for the past 19 years, in the Chu Shong Tin lineage under Chu Shong Tin and Ma Kee Fai. John lives and teaches Wing Chun in Hong Kong and is available for private lessons and seminars worldwide. Visit website.
John Little is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His films have captured first place awards at the Toronto and Montreal World Film Festivals, and his film Bruce Lee: In His Own Words was submitted by Warner Bros. into consideration for a “Best Documentary” Academy Award©.
John Lobb has been practising Chinese Gung Fu and Muay Thai since 1991. He has been practising Wing Chun since 2002 and is a private student of Sifu Gary Lam since 2007. John teaches Gary Lam Wing Chun in England and is responsible for introducing it to the UK.
John Smith trained under the tutelage of Wong Shun Leung in 1991 and continued regular training until the untimely death of Sifu Wong in 1997. John continues to pass on what was taught to him by Wong Shun Leung in an undiluted manner. Visit website.
Jon Rister has over 27 years of martial arts experience with instructorships in both Wing Chun under Master Francis Fong, and in Jun Fan Gung Fu and Filipino Martial Arts under Guro Dan Inosanto. He is the author of Wing Chun Strategy and Tactics: Attack, Attack, Attack! Visit website.
Joseph Leung is an instructor of Chan Kim Man Scientific Ving Tsun in Hong Kong and a certified instructor of the Ving Tsun Athletic Association. He has trained under Sifu Chan Kim Man since 2000. Joseph has also trained in Muay Thai for 3 years and in Taekwondo for 9 years. In 2010, he became the Chi Sau champion at the Ip Man Cup of the 5th Hong Kong International Wushu Competition. Visit website.
Joseph Musse II is a direct student/son of Sifu Joseph Musse Sr, Founder of the Wing Chun Kali System. Lineage from Duncan Leung, a direct student of Ip Man. Sifu Musse is an entrepreneur who owns an animation and visualisation design company; authored several books; teaches Combat Self-Defence in New Jersey.
Justin Och is the World Ving Tsun Association Southeastern Regional Director, three-times certified Sifu from Masters under four lineages, travels globally training, enhancing his skills to assist those families in need of the combat behind Ip Man. Visit website.
Prof. Dr. Keith R. Kernspecht has been in the martial arts since 1958 and practising Wing Chun/WingTsun since 1970. Black Belt Magazine called him The Father of WingTsun in Europe. Kernspecht is less interested in traditional Wing Chun/WingTsun and its techniques but more in a scientific WingTsun that is “radical” because it goes back to the roots of WingTsun: the principles. Visit website.
Keith King is a specialist in Sum Nung Wing Chun. After relocating to Guangzhou in 2001, Keith has spent the last 15 years training Sum Nung Wing Chun in China. In 2015, he was officially recognised by the Chinese Wushu Institute as a Master of Wing Chun and opened his Sum Nung Wing Chun Academy. Visit website.
Kenneth Jay is a world-renowned author and researcher in exercise science and a lifelong martial arts enthusiast. He is best known for his kettlebell certifications, books on training and peer-reviewed research. Kenneth has been a consultant to many elite-level athletes including Olympians and world medalists in various sports. Visit website.
Kenton Sefcik is a Registered Acupuncturist, author and public speaker. He has previously been featured in such publications as Qi Magazine, OptiMYz, Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine, along with several other online venues. Kenton has been involved in Gung Fu since early 1994 and teaches Wing Chun privately in Nova Scotia.
Kiet Pham is a senior lead lineage disciple of Wing Chun Grandmaster Ho Kam Ming. He is the founder of Bamboo Forest Wing Chun Martial Arts Academy in Toronto, Canada, and the Managing Vice Director and an official judge on the Experts Examination Committee of World Ho Kam Ming Wing Chun Federation. Visit website.
Kleber Battaglia started training WSLVT in 2001 and since 2009, he has studied Practical Wing Chun under Sifu Wan Kam Leung. At present, he is teaching Practical Wing Chun in Shanghai. Visit website.
Kong Chi Keung became a disciple of Master Au Chi Sing in 1991. In 1996, he began studying under Sigung Chau Lin Fat to gain a deeper knowledge of Wing Chun and Qigong. In 1999, he started learning Jeet Kune Do from the late Ted Wong and became one of his first five disciples in Hong Kong. Visit website.
Kong Chi Yuen is a student of Sifu Kiet Pham and an Assistant Instructor at Bamboo Forest Wing Chun. He has trained in MMA, Jeet Kune Do and various other Wing Chun lineages. Visit website.
Lamar M. Davis II has practised martial arts for an astonishing 44 years. He is a 2nd generation Certified Senior Instructor of Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do, and the Executive Director/Senior Instructor of Hardcore Jeet Kune Do Chinese Gung Fu Association. Lamar is the author of several books, over 100 magazine articles and currently stars in over 50 instructional DVDs. Visit website.
Marc Debus started training Wing Chun in 1990. Since 1999, he has been a disciple by Bai Si Lai ceremony of Sifu Lo Man Kam and is today one of his German representatives. Marc is one of 15 disciples worldwide who have finished the system under Sifu Lo Man Kam. Visit website.
Mark Hobbs is a student of Master Lun Gai, Ip Man’s first student in China, and Master Hung Nguyen, Vietnamese Wing Chun. Renowned for getting Wing Chun functional in the MMA cage, he is the Head Coach at Kinetics Fight Academy, co-owner of Fusion Fighting Championship, and Pagoda Imports. Visit website.
Mark Page is a WSLVT coach at Havant Wing Chun (UK), which is part of The Wing Chun Federation. He has a background in the Chinese internal martial arts, with the last decade dedicated to the WSL method of Ving Tsun. Mark continues to learn the system from Alan Gibson and Cliff Au Yeung. Visit website.
Mark Phillips is the Director of the London Wing Chun Academy, which is part of the UK Wing Chun Kung Fu Association. Highly regarded internationally, he has nearly 30 years experience in practising Wing Chun. Mark holds a PhD in Psychology and is an expert in Violent Criminal Behaviour. Visit website.
Martin Murphy is a former US diplomat and a freelance writer currently living in Hong Kong. He started training Wing Chun in 2005 and has been studying with Sifu Donald Mak since back in 2009. Martin took home a silver medal at the 2012 1st Hong Kong International Wing Chun Cup. Visit website.
Matthew L. Schaffer is a cameraman, editor and writer based in Long Beach, CA. He specialises in producing martial arts videos and writing about various fighting systems. A seasoned martial artist, Matthew presents his material in a way that many will find enlightening, as well as entertaining.
Matthew Mills came to Wing Chun during his travels to Hong Kong between 2000 and 2002. He has a PhD. from the Department of Medicine at UCL. Through a long-standing friendship with Alan Gibson, Matt has developed a keen interest in the scientific basis of Wing Chun. He has co-authored several books with Alan Gibson.
Mia Velez has been a disciple of GM Pete Pajil since 2006. She is a co-founder and organiser of the International MYVT Kung Fu Sisters’ Retreats. As a certified Yoga Instructor, a Biologist, and a Naturopathic Practitioner (under the guidance of her Sifu), Mia combines her knowledge of healing and biological mechanisms to create an intuitive approach to transmitting Ving Tsun Kung Fu.
Michael McIlwrath has over 30 years of martial arts training, which include Shorin Ryu Karate, Ip Man Wing Chun, and Fut Sao Wing Chun. Some of his achievements include: “2007 I.A.M.A Hall of Fame, Outstanding Sifu of the Year & Life Time Achievement”, “2007 GM Don Nagle Hall of Fame, Silver Life (25 years) Achievement of the Year.”
Michael Watson has been a private student of Grandmaster Joseph Lee for over 15 years and is authorised to teach Lee Shing Wing Chun. In 2011, he founded the Lee Shing Wing Chun Centre of Excellence, which is a full-time Kwoon based in London.
Miguel “Mike” Quijano is a teacher of Ving Tsun and has been practising the art for over 40 years. He has served in the United States Army, is a former Police Officer, and Muay Thai champion in Thailand. He teaches a small group, privately at his home.
Mok Wai Keung is the chief instructor and founder of the International Mok Wai Keung Snake Crane Wing Chun Mun Kung Fu Association and the Mok Wai Keung Kung Fu Association. He is a close disciple of the Law family gatekeeper, Law Chiu Wing. Mok Wai Keung is an internationally recognised teacher of Chinese martial arts and is now one of the world’s leading exponents, promoting authentic Snake Crane Wing Chun. Visit website.
Monica Duran started her Wing Chun training in 1999 under Sifu Phillip Romero, who also teaches other people with disabilities and visual impairments. Monica resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She belongs to the Hawkins Cheung lineage.
Murat Kaplan started his martial arts journey at the age of six. He has been practising Wing Chun since 1977. Throughout his martial arts journey, Sifu Kaplan has trained under masters, such as Yen Chien, Shi De Wei and Zheng Xiahong. Finally, he became Sifu Samuel Kwok’s disciple in 2009, representing him in Poland and in Turkey. Visit website.
Nataniel Rosa, a disciple of Grandmaster Leo Imamura, started training Ving Tsun in 1992. In 2014, he earned the title of Senior Master from the International Moy Yat Ving Tsun Federation. Master Rosa is the director of Nucleo Brasilia and owns a school in the capital of Brazil. Visit website.
Nima King has become the most sought after teacher within Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin’s Wing Chun lineage. He has been practising Wing Chun since he was 14-years-old and now runs the biggest Kung Fu school in Hong Kong. He recently launched an online school, which covers the entire Chu Shong Tin’s method of practice. Visit website.
Peter Tung has been training Wing Tsun under Sifu Carson Lau since 2010. He is currently a Second Level Instructor and assists in teaching at Carson Wing Tsun Academy headquarters in Toronto, Canada. Visit website.
Philipp Bayer became involved in the martial arts during the early 1970s. After the loss of his left hand in 1980, he decided to go to HK to seek out an instructor who would teach him despite his injury. In 1983, he formally became a student of the late Sifu Wong Shun Leung. In 1990, he founded the Ving Tsun Kung Fu Association Europe. Between 1985 and 1996, he did seminars throughout Europe with Sifu Wong. Visit website.
Phillip Pang is a five-year student of Sifu Victor Chung and an active President of the non-profit Ving Tsun Sito Kung Fu school in San Francisco. He is also a contributing Cantonese and Mandarin translator for Ving Tsun Sito and the International Moy Yat Ving Tsun Federation. Visit website.
Phillip Redmond has trained with eight Wing Chun teachers since 1970; six Sifus from the Ip Man lineage with four being direct students of Ip Man, and two Sifus from other Wing Chun lineages. In 1983, he became William Cheung’s student and is now a closed-door student. Phillip currently holds a Master rank in Traditional Wing Chun. Visit website.
Phillip Romero began training martial art in 1974 and is today one of the world’s leading authorities on the art and teaching of Master Hawkins Cheung. Founder of Romero’s Wing Chun/Qigong Training Centers, he travels and teaches his vast knowledge of Gung Fu and Qigong around the globe.
Richard Lee is a Wing Chun student who has trained with Sifu John Smith and the Illawarra Ving Tsun School previously and currently trains with Sifu Darren Elvey in Melbourne, Australia. He travels abroad yearly to train with Kung Fu family from the Wong Shun Leung lineage around the world. Visit website.
Rolf Clausnitzer has 50 years of training, teaching and research behind him and ranks as one of Australia’s most experienced and respected teachers. As Wong Shun Leung’s first foreign student, he has since trained with several other instructors, including David Peterson. He co-wrote the first English language book on Wing Chun and lives in Perth, Western Australia. Visit website.
Sam Tran is an Assistant Coach and Gold Medal middleweight fighter under Coach Dwight Hennings and S3VT: System/Science/Skills Ving Tsun (WSLVT) of Toronto, Canada. Visit website.
Scott Buckler is a senior lecturer in education at the University of Worcester. He has trained in martial arts since 1981 and started training with Midlands Wing Chun Kuen (UK) back in 1994. His doctoral thesis investigated the history, philosophy and psychology behind Wing Chun.
Sean Peirce has studied various forms of martial arts since the early 1990s, before beginning his Ving Tsun training with Sifu John Smith at the Illawarra Ving Tsun School six years ago. He is now an Assistant Instructor and a second-generation member of the Wong Shun Leung Students Association. Visit website.
Sergio Pascal Iadarola is the founder of the International Wing Tjun Kung Fu Association. At age 12, he started studying Wing Chun under Wang Kiu and continued his study under several students of Grandmaster Ip Man, as well as studying several non-Ip Man lineages. Visit website.
Seth Piszczuk is the Principal Instructor of Full Circle Wing Chun and co-founder of the Australian Wing Chun Federation, an organisation dedicated to the growth and preservation of the Chu Shong Tin lineage of Wing Chun. He continues to train under senior students of his late Sifu, Jim Fung.
Seyfi Shevket is the Chief Instructor of the Spirit Wing Chun school in North London. He has experience in many martial arts including Judo, Wu Shu Kwan, Taekwondo and Jesse Glover’s Non-Classical Gung Fu. Seyfi is one of only three recognised students of Jesse Glover in the UK. He is currently teaching Wing Chun and aspects of NCGF. Visit website.
Shaun Rawcliffe is a former professional bodyguard who began training in Wing Chun during 1979, mainly to supplement his unarmed combat skills. Since 1989, he has studied under Ip Chun in Hong Kong and is one of only 20 instructors in the world to be certified by Ip Chun to teach and represent him. Visit website.
Simone Sebastiani has been training in the Chinese martial arts since 1984. In 2007, Sifu Donald Mak accepted him as a direct student. Simone is the Italian Representative of the International Wing Chun Organisation and founder of the San Bao Wing Chun Kung Fu Association in Italy. Visit website.
Siukee Wan is the founding principal of the Shaolin Ancestors Kung Fu Association and teaches his system of Shaolin Ancestors Wing Chun in the UK. He is the author of Wing Chun Sil Nim Tao: The Internal Path, a book described by the Wing Chun community as “Original”, “Insightful” and “Ground Breaking”. Visit website.
Stephen Dyde is the owner of Central Martial Arts and The Academy of Wing Chun in Nuneaton, UK. He has studied Wing Chun since the early 1980s. Stephen recently received his “Master” certification from Samuel Kwok Martial Arts Association.
Suki Gosal studied Wing Chun and Chinese Boxing under (the late) Leung Kwok-Keung and his Non-Classical Gung Fu under (the late) Jesse Glover. A keen advocate for pressure testing, athletic conditioning and mind-setting, Suki teaches privately in British Columbia, Canada.
Taner Erdogan & Graziano Di Giorgio was born in 1974 in the Year of the Tiger. Sifu Tanner started training Wing Chun in 1994 and Sifu Graziano in 1992. From 1992 to 2003, they were both members of the European Wing Tsun Organisation and learned the Leung Ting Wing Tsun system. In 2003, they met Sifu Sergio and became his student. In 2005, they were appointed to Master of Wing Tjun. From 2004 until 2011, they were the Chief Instructors for the International Wing Tjun Kung Fu Association (IWKA) in Germany. At the end of 2011, they formed their own organisation, namely the International Martial Arts Alliance (IMAA). Visit website.
Tony Massengill is an instructor in the Ip Man family lineage and is well-known for his books, DVDs, articles and seminars. His background in public safety (Police/Fire/EMS) has provided him unique experience in the area of real-world, application-based training. He is the director of the Ip Man Wing Chun Union. Visit website.
Victor Chung is a 30-year disciple of Grandmaster Pete Pajil and a recognised grand disciple of the late Grandmaster Moy Yat. He is also a certified Senior Master and one of the founding chief officers of the International Moy Yat Ving Tsun Federation and the Founder and Chief Instructor at Ving Tsun Sito, where he continues to teach today. Visit website.
Viet Le started practising Vietnamese Wing Chun in 2008. He has made multiple trips to North and South Vietnam, exploring Yuen Chai Wan’s legacy. He is also a disciple of the Ba Ji Quan art and currently in his second year of training as a neurology resident in Detroit, MI.
Zhang Tianyu is a professional translator/interpreter, operating out of Guangzhou/Foshan, China. She operates a travelling consultancy, specialising in customised trips and vacations all over China. In this capacity, she has helped many clients connect and learn from many Chinese Gung Fu masters.
Zopa Gyatso began his Wing Chun training in the mid-1960s, practising Hong Kong Wing Chun for 25 years before finally converting to the rare Yuen Kay San Wing Chun. Visit website.