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This wonderful art would not be around
were it not for the many sacrifices of generations past.


"I am deeply humbled and inspired by my SiFu, Allan Lee (Lee Che Kong). He has taught me generously and patiently for many years.  His depth of knowledge of, dedication to, and sacrifice for the art of Wing Chun is truly awe-inspiring. I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of many great practitioners and I am committed to share Wing Chun as it has been passed on to me."       - Michael Speights 

 

 

About SiFu Yip Man: 

The late Grandmaster Yip Man (sometimes pronounced or written "Ip Man") is perhaps the most iconic figure in Wing Chun Kung Fu.  For decades, his legacy has been well renowned throughout the international martial arts community. His popularity has spread in recent years as there have been several major international movie releases loosely based on his life as well as plays, documentaries and other artistic tributes.   Although SiFu Yip Man was a modest and sincere man who would never have sought such attention, the recent growth of popularity and recognition of his legacy in the general public is well deserved.

Today, Wing Chun Kung Fu is one of the most popular martial arts, practiced by many thousands of people in countries all over the world. This popularity is largely due to the dedication and sacrifice of SiFu Yip Man. He was one of the first people to teach Wing Chun Kung Fu publicly. His most famous student, Bruce Lee, is a pop culture icon and perhaps the most recognizable figure in martial arts in the world.  SiFu Yip Man taught many students over the course of decades. Among these students, there were a small few that he took on as private disciples.  Although he taught all of his students generously, he spent years with each of his disciples intimately teaching and passing on his knowledge. 

 

About SiFu Allan Lee: 

In 1967, SiFu Allan Lee began learning Wing Chun from SiFu Lok Yiu, the second disciple of the late Grandmaster Yip Man. In time, SiFu Lee became an assistant instructor for SiFu Lok Yiu’s schools. As a result of his good character, talent and dedication to the Wing Chun style, Grandmaster Yip Man chose SiFu Lee as a private student. This great honor allowed SiFu Lee to train intensively and complete the Wing Chun curriculum under the expert tutelage of Grandmaster Yip Man. 

In honor of the Late Grandmaster, SiFu Lee donated his residence in Hong Kong to establish the chief school and office of the Yip Man Wing Chun Martial Art Association. He would later be appointed Chairman and Director of the Yip Man Wing Chun Martial Arts Association, United States Chapter by SiFu Yip Chun, the elder son of Grandmaster Yip Man. 

After leaving Hong Kong and arriving in New York City in 1974, SiFu Lee had the great fortune and honor of meeting SiFu Duncan S. H. Leung, another private disciple of the late Grandmaster Yip Man. SiFu Leung furthered SiFu Lee's knowledge of the art and together they ran a Wing Chun Kung Fu school in New York City. SiFu Lee has always maintained the utmost respect for, and an open approach to other martial arts and artists.  

Read more about SiFu Lee at WingChunNYC.com in his article “My SiFus: Part I”

 

Here is a photo of SiFu Lee's kwoon in 2014 (Wing Chun NYC):

 

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 

240-230-7988

info@wingchunmd.com

 

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