Wing Chun - Phoenix
West Coast Wing Chun in Phoenix, Arizona is under the direction of Master Sifu Bryan Talbot, one of two USA Representatives of Grandmaster Samuel Kwok.
Grandmaster Kwok is the most revered student of Ip Man’s two sons, Ip Chun and the late Ip Ching. He is the only student to participate in a formal Bai Si ceremony with both. He is considered one of the top Ip Man Wing Chun authorities in the world.
Master Talbot is no stranger to Wing Chun in Arizona. In the ’90s, he was the Arizona representative under Master Ron Heimberger, disciple to Ip Ching, for the Wing Chun Kung Fu Council. He opened his first Wing Chun school in Prescott, Arizona. During that time, he taught many Arizona Sifus: the late Sifu Rick Frye from Prescott Valley; Sifu Angela Minerva who taught in Phoenix; Sifu Barry Terrell, who now teaches in Michigan; and Sifu Keith Worfel, who now teaches in Denver.
About Jyun Lo Si Craig Hosman:
I became interested in eastern philosophy, specifically Japanese traditions and philosophies, when I was quite young. The discipline, self-control, and dedication to something greater than yourself appealed to me deeply. In 1977 I began studying Okinawan Kempo in Southern California achieving the level of Ni Dan (2nd degree) black belt. Following the closing of that school, I began teaching in California, as well as, studying Ba Gua,
Chin Na, Qigong and Tae Kwon Do.
In 2002 I began looking for a martial art which would provide more depth and balance; my search brought me to Wing Chun. I began studying Wing Chun in Sifu Ron Heimberger’s lineage with daily instruction under Jo Gau Dan Anderson. Fortunately, Sifu Bryan Talbot became the head instructor in California and that is when I began to see the depth and breadth of Wing Chun. I have remained dedicated and committed to
Sifu Talbot’s instruction and direction through the years.
In 2009, after the untimely death of Master Ron Heimberger, I was told by Sifu Talbot that he chose to train under Grandmaster Samuel Kwok, continuing his dedication to Ip Man’s Wing Chun lineage. I chose to follow Sifu Talbot and have continued training with him to this day.
Following my move to Arizona, Sifu Talbot asked me to assist him in spreading
Ip Man Wing Chun to this area.
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About Wing Chun:
Wing Chun Kung Fu is a fighting and empowerment system that is effective and efficient.
It excels in close-range fighting when trained from a reputable source.
Training focuses on developing sensitivity of touch through Chi Sau as well as short-range power to overcome unpredictability and lack of momentum at close-range. It is a complete fighting system.
West Coast Wing Chun is a traditional martial arts school that employs both traditional and modern training methods. Our curriculum is unparalleled in organization and structure.