OUR HISTORY

Sifu Chua is well-versed in various martial arts such as Hung Gar, Taekwondo, Karate, just to name a few. Sifu Chua is the 8th generation of the Fujian Traditional Wing Chun Martial Art Lineage, and holds a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine Pharmacy from TCM College Singapore.  Fujian Traditional Wing Chun Martial Art is recognized as the National Intangible Cultural Heritage of China. 

 

He first studied Wing Chun in 1971 under both Grandmaster Joseph Cheng and Sifu Nino Bernardo.  In 1981, he founded Wing Chun Martial Arts Academy in Streatham, London, and also Wing Chun Martial Arts Academy in Maidenhead, UK in 1986.

 

正中 (zhèng zhōng), the Mandarin name of Sifu Chua's Wing Chun Kuen Training Centre (WCKTC) was derived from his master's Chinese name, "鄭忠", better known as Joseph Cheng.  WCKTC was established in 2000 when Sifu Chua settled back in Singapore. 

 

Sifu Chua states that Wing Chun Kuen is more than a martial art, it is also a way of life.  Its fighting style goes beyond the form of self-defence.  It trains and strengthens the well-being of both the body and mind.   In fact, Sifu Chua see it as "a beautiful, unusual art as it applies the power and efficiency of our natural body structure to fend off aggressive confrontational force.  Its graceful combat comes from the discerning ability of the Art’s core principle – “Knowing when to take action and when not to.”

 

OUR LINEAGE

GRANDMASTER
YIP MUN

1893 – 1972

 

Yip Man was a Chinese martial artist and a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. He had several many informal and formal students who later became martial arts masters in their own right, the most famous among them being Bruce Lee.

Grandmaster's Disciple

LEE SHING

1923 – 1991

Lee Shing was UK President of the Yip Man Martial Arts Association and Founder of the International Lee Shing Wing Chun Martial Arts Association.

Grandmaster's Disciple

WONG SHUN LEUNG

1935 – 1997

Wong Shun Leung was known as Gong Sau Wong, 'King of Talking Hands' for his countless victories in beimo fights.

Study under Lee Shing

JOSEPH CHENG

Present

Yes he is still alive. Joseph Cheng opened the first Wing Chun school in Europe in 1970. He wrote a Wing Chun book called 'The Art of Simultaneous Defence and Attack’.

Study under
Wong Shun Leung


NINO BERNARDO

Present

Nino Bernardo had learnt the entire Wing Chun system from Sifu Wong Shun Leung and was his senior UK representative.

Study under both 
Joseph Cheng and
Nino Bernado


CHUA KAH JOO

Present

 

Chua Kah Joo learnt Wing Chun from Joseph Cheng and  Nino Bernardo. He opened his first Wing Chun school in Maidenhead, UK in 1981.

Master
Chua Kah Joo's student


SAM CATLIN

Present

 

Sam Catlin is the United Kingdom lineage holder under Chua Kah Joo, he is a strong Wing Chun practitioner and is currently teaching in Tianjin.

Master
Chua Kah Joo's student and disciple


DARYL YEO

Present

 

Daryl Yeo is the Singapore lineage holder under Chua Kah Joo. Despite learning many martial arts, he is most passionate for Wing Chun.

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ABOUT WCKTC'S LINEAGE

The Wing Chun Kuen Training Centre's (WCKTC's) Lineage started by Sifu Chua Kah Joo  since 2000, is a legacy that has a strong footing in Singapore.  It is the first Wing Chun Kuen Kwoon in Singapore with more than  2,000 students to date.  Besides, WCKTC's lineage has also been inducted into the Fujian Traditional Wing Chun's lineage under Grandmaster Joseph Cheng.  Fujian Traditional Wing Chun's lineage is recognized by China's municipal in Fuzhou as the National Intangible Cultural Heritage of China.  It holds a 主谱 (Offical Records) that lists down the Fujian Traditional Wing Chun's family tree.

 

Throughout his over 20 years of teaching in Singapore, Sifu Chua knows that a gifted student with passion is very difficult to come by.  This is why Sifu Chua has officially recognized Daryl Yeo as his protege and also awarded him as the WCKTC's lineage holder.  Sifu Chua also extended the WCKTC lineage holder for the United Kingdom region. to Sam Catlin.

To strengthen the WCKTC's foundation and pass on its legacy, Sifu Chua is on the mission to train more talented and dedicated students as instructors to carry on the WCKTC's lineage.

Hence, under Sifu Chua's leadership, Wing Chun Kuen under WCKTC is now organized into progressive program modules to guide students' training and also to set up milestones for students to upgrade their skills systematically and efficiently.