Mike Says:

Don't believe me just because of my reputation or who I learned from.  Don't even believe what you see me do. Maybe I'm the only one who can do it. Instead, listen to what I say and then go experiment with it to prove for yourself that it is true. Then you no longer have to believe it because you will know it for a fact."

This is the teaching approach of SiFu Lee, a man whose depth of understanding and level of commitment and sacrifice for the art of Wing Chun both humbles and inspires me.

The training at our school is exceptionally hard. It requires a lot from you; physically, mentally, and emotionally. I don't think anyone can imagine how much effort, commitment, and sacrifice it takes to become proficient as a Wing Chun fighter.  So whatever you think, it's probably much more. This is part of the beauty of kung fu (which roughly translates to "work hard"). There are no short cuts. You can't fake or coast your way through it. It cannot be given to you, no matter how much you pay or how many classes you attend. You are not entitled to it.

Honestly, to progress to an advanced level you have to want to learn to fight. This may seem obvious, but people look into learning martial arts for many reasons: getting in shape, inspired by a movie, fulfilling a childhood dream, looking for an active hobby, seeking more confidence, discipline or enlightenment, etc. The simple truth is that there are ways to satisfy all of these things that will cost you much less time, money, and sacrifice. These days most people enjoy the freedom of being able to dabble in a little bit of everything, but to become proficient at using Wing Chun to fight you'll have to set aside some of your other ambitions (and, at times, even some relationships) to make Wing Chun a major priority. 

As challenging as earning Wing Chun at our school may be, it is even more rewarding. First and foremost, you gain a family of selfless, supportive kung fu brothers and sisters and a SiFu who leads by example. And so much more.  But, do not believe me..." 

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Joe Says:

"I have trained under SiFu Lee for three and a half years now, and can honestly say I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. From day one I have been encouraged by SiFu to ask questions, research and experiment with what I learn in class. This approach has given me a deeper understanding of the science the style is based on, as well as putting me on the right path to earning this martial art. It has taken hard work and dedication from SiFu, my Kung Fu brothers and sisters and myself to train, but it has been well worth it. I look forward to learning everyday I walk through the doors of this one of a kind school and consider it a privilege."

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Angel Says:

"As a 16 year old teenage girl, I didn’t expect to encounter such a warm Kung Fu community. Despite being an outsider, from the first day everyone I’ve met is friendly, welcoming and caring. Sifu provides valuable details to everything I can learn at the Kwoon. When I was first taught the basics of the basics, the things I learned had much more than what was on the surface. From the quintessential horse stance to the most basic applicable punch, there was a whole world of knowledge for each thing itself.

Sifu’s emphasis vastly on details makes what I do a living thing. Just like how Wing Chun isn’t made up of solely just by its name, I’m made up of what I love, the food that I eat, and what I do on a daily basis. The small things in life makes me a whole. Similarly, Sifu’s school showed me that every little thing I do has integrity. These little things will gradually build up to a complete picture. Most of all, in order to acquire the complete picture, I’m free to train as I like with what I need to improve on. Everyone at the school is encouraged to work harder and break past their limitations. We grew and developed by always trying to do better than we did. My favorite part was after hours of consistent workouts, we often head out to restaurants. On a personal note, during a quandary where I had to quit training (against my will) because school was my priority, Sifu and my sihings were there to support my decision and encourage me.

Although we came from all sorts of places, I feel the unity as a family. After being away for a while, returning to the kwoon gave me a relieving feeling, “it’s nice to be back home.”

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Andy Says:

"Discovering and building a Hidden Treasure' would be the few words in describing my 4 years training experience to date with SiFu Allan Lee. Training in Wing Chun Kung Fu has personally helped me to properly focus in my daily life as well as in learning how to mentally digest an invaluable martial art. Over the past 20+ years, I have trained with at least 10 different martial arts instructors in 5 different martial arts prior to learning Wing Chun. These highly regarded instructors of the 5 arts do not compare to the knowledge, expertise, dedication, and the coaching skills as SiFu Allan Lee.

In addition, SiFu Allan Lee has cultivated the very strong, tight family-like atmosphere of the school as evidenced by age range group (ranging from 12 to over 50) and the various cultural backgrounds within the school. This school is one of the very few non-commercialized schools existing in the globe today. For example, while many martial arts schools nowadays will focus on sparring training right away (what I would call the 'run phase' of the art- usually within 2-3 months of joining the school), the strong emphasis on training of basic foundations (what I would call the 'crawl phase') of the art is one of the unique and critical elements of this school's achieving success in one's training progression.

This school is NOT for everybody as the overall high attrition rate of approximately 90% exists due to the rigorous training sessions and due to the lack of passion, dedication, & patience in wanting to learn our School's Art of Wing Chun. However, I would strongly recommend to anyone with a good hearted character who does have the potential passion, dedication, patience in wanting to learn this art of Wing Chun in the old fashioned way as SiGung Yip Man taught it in a private discipleship environment to SiFu Allan Lee."

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