OUR HISTORY

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In 2000, Wing Chun Kuen Training Centre was established in Singapore by Sifu Chua Kah Joo. Sifu Chua is well-versed in various martial arts such as Hung Gar, Taekwondo, Karate, just to name a few. He is also the founder of Wing Chun Martial Arts Academy in Streatham, London, and Wing Chun Martial Arts Academy in Maidenhead, UK in 1986.

 

正中 (zhèng zhōng), the Mandarin name of Sifu Chua's Wing Chun Training Centre was derived from his master's Chinese name, "鄭忠", better known as Joseph Cheng. Sifu Chua views Wing Chun as a way of life, a form of martial arts beyond sports. Apart from the physical training, it is a form of self-defence that brings about well being to both the body and the mind.


Physically, it is a good system to understand body mechanics as well as a great exercise to strengthen the body. Mentally, it helps the practitioner relax the mind through active meditation. Through Chi Sau training in Wing Chun, active meditation is achieved as the practitioner concentrates on this intense activity.

 

It frees the mind from other stresses in our lives, very much like concentrating on a Yoga pose.  It is "a beautiful, unusual art, it integrates an understanding of the body’s natural force for powerful yet graceful combat  It also endows the discerning ability of knowing when to take action and when not to", says Chua.

 

OUR LINEAGE

YIP MAN

DOB: 1 October 1893 – 2 December 1972

Yip Man was a master teacher in Wing Chun and he had many informal and formal students, including movie star Bruce Lee. There is a three-part "Ip Mun" movie, starring Donnie Yen, which depicts Yip Man's life during the Second-Sino Japanese War (1930s - 1940s).

DOB: 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.

LEE SHING

DOB: 8 May 1935 – 28 january 1997

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

WONG SHUN LEUNG

JOSEPH CHENG

DOB: Unknown – Present

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

NINO BERNARDO

DOB: Unknown – 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’.

CHUA KAH JOO

DARYL YEO

SAM CATLIN

DOB: September 1948 – Present

Chua Kah Joo learnt Wing Chun from Joseph Cheng and  Nino Bernardo. He opened his first Wing Chun school in Maidenhead in 1968.

DOB: Unknown  – 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.

DOB: 14 December 1991 – Present

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

United Kingdom lineage holder Sam Catlin and Singapore lineage holder Daryl Yeo, are Sifu Chua Kah Joo's disciples who have been given approval to declare their Wing Chun Martial Art lineage to Wing Chun Kuen Training Centre (WCKTC). 

Approval for use of the lineage is granted based on the individual's devotion to Wing Chun Martial Art, technical proficiency and the maturity to uphold the integrity of Sifu Chua Kah Joo's teachings and values. 

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