Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Martial Art Association - Ip Man Family Wing Chun Lineage


Authentic lineage. International recognition. Exceptional instruction.

West Coast Wing Chun Master Sifu Bryan Talbot Biu Gee Advanced Ving Tsun

Welcome to West Coast Wing Chun Headquarters 

Welcome to West Coast Wing Chun Headquarters, your gateway to mastering the art of Wing Chun in the heart of Long Beach, California, USA. We are excited to offer comprehensive training programs designed to help you develop your skills, enhance your physical fitness, and cultivate your understanding of this ancient martial art.

Convenient Location

We are conveniently nestled at 4501 E Carson St, Ste 205, Long Beach, Ca near the bustling corner of Lakewood and Carson Blvds, and in close proximity to the LBX shopping center.  Our school offers a welcoming haven for martial arts enthusiasts of all ages, genders, and .

How We Can Help You

Whether you’re focused on self-defense mastery, fitness improvement, or seeking a tight-knit community, our martial arts classes provide the foundation for your empowerment and personal growth.

Expert Guidance

When it comes to Wing Chun training, Sifu Bryan Talbot stands out for his nearly four decades of Wing Chun experience and genuine care for his students. He’s not just another instructor – he’s someone who truly understands the art and its impact on your life.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

* indicates required
Privacy Notice:

By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy.

Intuit Mailchimp

What is Wing Chun?

Wing Chun 詠春 Kung Fu is a martial arts system that originated in Southern China. A female nun, Ng Moi, created the art, and Grandmaster Ip Man later modified it when living in Hong Kong. Bruce Lee, a student of Grandmaster Ip Man and one of the world’s most recognized martial artists, popularized Wing Chun in the United States during the middle of the twentieth century. He used Wing Chun as the foundation of his particular fighting style and philosophy, Jeet Kuen Do.
More recently, the success of the Ip Man movies rekindled interest in Wing Chun across the world. 

Wing Chun Kung Fu is a system of self-defense and empowerment based on Principles and Concepts that can be applied in both scopes.  As a system of self-defense, the art makes use of scientific principles to overcome force of a bigger and stronger opponent. Additionally, it utilizes short-range power and sensitivity of touch, as seen through the use of Chi Sau or Sticky Hands.  

The Core Principles of Wing Chun are Relaxation, Center-line, Economy, Facing and Yin/Yang.  Great emphasis is placed on concepts of efficiency, structure, power, and speed. Wing Chun makes use of quick, changing angles, simultaneous attack and defense, agile footwork and low, practical kicks. 

Wing Chun’s open hand forms are Siu Lim Tao  (Little Idea Form), Chum Kiu (Seeking the Bridge Form), and Biu Gee (Thrusting Fingers Form).  The Wing Chun weapons are the Luk Dim Boon Kwun (6 1/2 Point Long Pole), and the Baat Cham Do (Eight Cutting Knives). We also practice form on the Wing Chun Wooden Dummy.  

Wing Chun’s traditional training equipment are the Wing Chun Wooden Dummy, Tripodal (Kicking) Dummy, and Wall Bag.  

Students learning Wing Chun

How Difficult is it to Learn Wing Chun?

The question lingers: “How difficult is it to learn Wing Chun?” Described as “easy to learn, difficult to master,” Wing Chun’s journey is both challenging and rewarding. From grasping foundational principles to refining techniques, beginners navigate with patience and consistency. Under skilled guidance, students not only develop physical skills but also deepen their understanding of Wing Chun’s philosophies. Mastery goes beyond technique, becoming a transformative journey of self-discovery and growth, where dedication and perseverance lead to true proficiency.

Read More »
Why is Wing Chun so Powerful?

Why is Wing Chun so Powerful?

Unraveling the mystery behind the question, “Why is Wing Chun so powerful?” involves diving deep into its unique elements. This martial art’s distinctive effectiveness isn’t just about quick strikes or formidable force; it combines subtle yet powerful energies, precise anatomy understanding, and ingenious use of vectors and angles. But how does all of this result in such extraordinary power, particularly in real-life combat situations? Get ready to embark on a journey through the depth and complexity of Wing Chun in our in-depth exploration.

Read More »
The picture asks, "is wing chun effective in a real fight?"

Is Wing Chun Effective in a Real Fight?

Is Wing Chun effective in a real fight?” A question often pondered by martial arts enthusiasts. The answer is deeply tied to the unique principles of Wing Chun, hinting at a blend of contrasting energies, insightful anatomical understanding, strategic use of physics, and a meshing of various types of forces. The effectiveness of Wing Chun doesn’t merely rest on surface-level aspects; it dives deeper, into an optimal blend of these elements that ultimately make it a formidable martial art in real-life combat situations.

Read More »
what makes wing chun unique is its commitment to low kicks as demonstrated here

What makes Wing Chun unique?

Wing Chun, known for its efficiency and simplicity, offers a unique perspective on martial arts. Discover what makes Wing Chun stand out from other martial arts, from its key principles to comparisons with Karate, BJJ, and Taekwondo. Intrigued? Dive into our article for an in-depth exploration.

Read More »
Wing Chun Beginners learn the bow first.

Beginner’s Wing Chun Guide: Where to Start

Wing Chun, a rich Chinese martial art dating back to the Qing Dynasty, is accessible to all, and this article specifically provides a Wing Chun beginner’s guide to kick-start their training journey. It articulates the core fundamentals — Centerline Theory, Economy of Motion, and Simultaneous Defense and Attack unique to this martial art. The guide provides practical steps for Wing Chun beginners, emphasizing the importance of finding a good instructor, mastering the stance, and delving into Wing Chun’s basic techniques. Moreover, the article underscores the need for consistent, patient training leading to skill sustainability. Above all, the guide impresses upon the Wing Chun beginner that the practice extends beyond physical prowess to encompass mental discipline and focus. As Wing Chun beginners venture into this martial art with this guide, they will embark on a journey towards integrated physical and mental growth.

Read More »
Ai Generated Clsoe up of Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee’s Influence on Wing Chun: Exploring the Legacy of a Martial Arts Icon

The world of martial arts has seen its fair share of legends, but few have left an indelible mark like Bruce Lee. A charismatic actor, philosopher, and martial artist, Bruce Lee’s influence extends far beyond the silver screen. In this article, we delve into how Bruce Lee’s journey in Wing Chun and the creation of Jeet Kune Do transformed not only his own life but also the martial arts landscape.

Read More »

What's Going On in Our Wing Chun Community

Our Wing Chun School Curriculum

Our Wing Chun Curriculum is the most thorough and comprehensive Wing Chun Training from start to finish.  We teach the entire Ip Man Wing Wing Chun System in a well thought out and planned course of action which allows our students to progress quickly and efficiently, building upon a strong foundation.  

Why we do,

what we do.

Get Started