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Our mission is to preserve and promote Wing Chun as a
 practical fighting art passed down through the Yip Man Lineage.


We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the art of Wing Chun as passed down by Grandmaster Yip Man ("Ip Man") to his last disciple, the late SiFu Allan Che Kong Lee. In honor of their generosity and life-long sacrifice, Wing Chun Fist Art House has been established to offer communities in MD and DC a rare opportunity to experience the life-enhancing benefits of earning the art of Wing Chun.

The traditional Chinese term for a martial arts training house is 館, pronounced "kwoon" or "guan".  A kwoon traditionally operates more like a second home than a gym or school. In fact, Wing Chun MD is a 501(c) nonprofit organization. We do not operate like most martial arts businesses. We are a community of members who make a sincere commitment to train hard and support each other's progress in the art of Wing Chun and in our personal lives.

If you are interested in becoming a member, call or email us to Schedule a Visit. We encourage you to observe a session before applying to join our organization.

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About the Director:  Michael Speights (pronounced "Spates")

Like many people, my interest in martial arts stems back to childhood. However, I didn't explore my desire to learn until after graduating from college. I gravitated towards Wing Chun because it seemed simple, direct, and practical. After some searching, I began training Wing Chun Kung Fu in 2003 in New York City as a student of SiFu Allan Lee (  

It didn't take long for me to realize just how fortunate I was to have found such a hidden treasure. Over the years, my commitment to progressing in the art has been a major factor in all of my family, business, and other life decisions. Our kwoon in New York holds a prominent place in my heart and I cannot express enough just how deeply my life has been enriched by the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu and the many genuine, good-hearted people it has brought into my life. 

For years, I trained and assisted in teaching classes at Wing Chun NYC as a senior student.  I have trained intensively in the advanced theory and fighting methods of Wing Chun. I enjoy sharing my understanding of the art and look forward to continuing to explore and delve deeper in the years to come. I am humbled by the opportunity to guide others through their journey in this art. 

Thank you for visiting,

Michael Speights
Executive Director




SiFu Lee (sitting) and Michael Speights


Contact Information

Wing Chun Fist Art House
909 Fairview Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
 Open Visit Day: Thursdays 7:30pm
For Other Days: Make an Appointment 



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