Now

Having settled on the Sunshine Coast near Brisbane since mid 2015, I’ve found there are a lot of Ving Tsun schools with many lineages being represented. After briefly posting a small ad online I had a few students who had trained in some other schools approach me and begin learning, also some who had no…

Dave Jardine Ving Tsun: Lake Macquarie Kwoon

Towards the end of the previous post, Training in the Barry Lee Ving Tsun Martial Arts Academy, I mentioned that prior to mid 2012 the development of the training in my kwoon had taken a different direction in some respects, especially with regard to progression of the students, and it was simply time for me…

Barry Lee

These are just some of my reflections on what I observed and learned of Sifu Barry Lee while training in his Ving Tsun school, the Barry Lee Ving Tsun Martial Arts Academy. There are some great articles about Barry and some written by Barry which may be found on his school’s website, which can be…

Wong Shun Leung

Wong Shun Leung lived with a total dedication to Ving Tsun since the day he met Yip Man in the mid 1950s. WSL loved fighting, and began testing his VT in fights with other martial artists from very early on in his training. These were not sparring matches but real fights with few restrictions and…

Ving Tsun Lineage: Yip Man and Earlier

There are more origin stories for Ving Tsun than you can poke a pole at, but one thing that seems obvious to me is that the system has been designed and developed over a long period of time and by many practitioners. Some had Ving Tsun as their first martial art and others came to…