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2013 US Wing Chun Grand Promotion Demo and Dinner
Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
- 108 wooden dummy techniques
- six - point and half pole
- eight-chops sword
Saturday, January 19, 20135:30 pm Buffet Dinner8:00 pm Demonstration/Sifu Promotion
When & Where
Grandmaster Chris Chan / U.S. Wing Chun
Grandmaster Chris Chan founded the U.S. Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy over 50 years ago and is currently the Chief Instructor. The Academy is headquartered in San Francisco, California with branch schools spread out all over the world.
Grandmaster Chan's students include men, women, and children ranging in age from 7 to 70+ years old. Everyone is welcome to visit and gain the benefits of the invaluable instruction he has been providing for over 50 years.
Grandmaster Chan Kam Shing (Christopher Chan) was born in Hong Kong in the Year of the Dragon. As a teenager, he trained in local recreation center learning basic kung fu exercises. One day in 1955, a friend invited him to witness a kung fu challenge match on a rooftop in Hong Kong. It was there that he saw Wing Chun Kung Fu for the first time. He was so impressed with the effectiveness of the system that he immediately sought to become a student of the late Great Grandmaster Yip Man.
At Yip Man's Hong Kong School, the young Chan met and trained with Bruce Lee. When Bruce left for America, he kept in touch with Grandmaster Chan. Bruce wrote a letter telling Grandmaster Chan how the American public knew nothing about Chinese martial arts. He also mentioned how easy it was to obtain students and earn a living teaching because of Wing Chun's superiority to the other arts taught in America. He advised Grandmaster Chan to apply for immigration to the United States so that he too could simultaneously attend college and earn a living teaching kung fu.
Over the years, Grandmaster Chan has shared his knowledge and experience by instructing thousands of students from all over the world in the art of Wing Chun. In addition to providing effective self-defense skills, his teachings have transformed many students, enabling them to improve themselves in many areas of their lives, especially their health.