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Sifu Fernandez

Wing Tchun Do - Founder

Sifu Fernandez started his studies under Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin’s student Jim Fung in 1972. He was at the time the youngest student to ever learn Wing Chun in Australia. (Chu Shong Tin is Ip Man’s 3rd disciple). He later studied under various Sifus of the Leung Ting lineage (learning the westernized versions of the system), and then under Grandmaster Leung Ting himself (learning the Chinese versions of the system) (Leung Ting was also a private student of Ip Man – about the 15th one more or less). Master Fernandez has also worked security for over 20 years, including body-guarding Grandmaster Ting himself. He has had hundreds of documented fights from his work, and many more “encounters” working security at clubs. He comes to you with 40 years in the martial arts, the knowledge of 2 complete Wing Chun systems, and a lot of real street-fighting experience – and with the pure intention of teaching you everything he knows.

 

WingTchunDo is Sifu Fernandez’s evolution of the WingTsun/Wing Chun system. You will learn the Chinese version, the Westernized version, and Sifu Fernandez’s evolution of the system to encompass modern fighting systems and teaching you how to adapt and use your Wing Chun in every situation possible.

Sifu Tyler Rea

Jook Wan Huen Wing Chun Instructor

Tyler R. Rea has practiced martial arts for over 30 years and has received international acclaim for his training manuals and videos. Sifu Rea specializes in the study of Chinese and Southeast Asian Martial arts with an extreme focus on the Martial systems of the Hakka people. He is recognized as a leading scholar in the history of traditional Chinese systems and in the comparative study of systems from around the world.  In addition to his martial endeavors, Rea has professional experience in the fields of Advertising, Publishing, Digital Broadcast media and video production spanning 28 years. This unique combination of skills allow him to provide exceptional quality in the books and videos he produces, making him a highly sought-after contributor in the martial arts community. He has also applied these skills extensively in the fields of Healthcare Advertising, and Marketing for nonprofit organizations.  

Sifu Larry Saccoia

Sifu of Applied Wing Chun

The lineage of Applied Wing Chun comes from Duncan Leung who was given the nickname of the "Wing Chun Warrior". He is a private disciple of Yip Man who had literally hundreds and hundreds of brutal fights while learning to apply his art. He has proven the principles and application of Wing Chun and has taught the same to many students, including the author of this video series, Larry Saccoia. Larry himself learned the application of Wing Chun through a countless number of fights.

Larry Saccoia started learning Wing Chun from Duncan Leung in 1977 while he was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia serving in the U. S. Navy. During those days the students in Duncan's class trained no less than 4 hours a day 6 days a week and the training was so brutal that only the most dedicated of students survived more than a year. By 1981 in just 4 short years Larry became the most skilled student in the school and was acting as Sifu Leung's assistant instructor and eventually became his private disciple.

Like Duncan, Larry also learned the application of Wing Chun through the school of hard knocks being a veteran of countless fights where the blood on his clothes was never his. Today Larry continues to teach Applied Wing Chun privately in Chesapeake Virginia and has over 37 years of experience. He has spent more continuous time learning from and teaching alongside Sifu Duncan Leung than any other person in the world; and as such is uniquely qualified to teach Applied Wing Chun Kung Fu.

Grandmaster 

Greg Yau

Internal Wing Chun Master

Born in Hong Kong and raised in San Francisco. Grandmaster Yau began studying the Ip (Yip) Man Wing Chun system in 1972 from his two uncles, Chris and Stanley Chan, both students of the Great Grandmaster Ip Man. Though GM Yau’s training was in the martial arts his natural temperament led him to question the value of studying violence as a means of solving problems. He came to realize that healing and helping others were areas that he was more interested in pursuing. He spent eight years working in an acupuncture clinic as an apprentice for Dr. John S. Yee Ph.D. from 1985 – 1992, learning Acupuncture, Herbs, and Qigong.

Grandmaster Greg Yau is different from other Sifus. With two uncles that trained with Yip Man and over 4 decades of experience teaching Wing Chun Kung Fu - and working closely with physicist, scientist, doctors, acupuncturist and psychologist - he believes his course contains the most advanced training and conditioning short-cut methods to date. He truly cares about his students and he teaches them to get in great shape preparing for their Kung Fu training. His course on Wing Chun Power, is a must for those who want to learn quickly and become powerful.