I have been a student under Sifu Y.C. Wong for the past 16 years. To say that I
have learned Kung Fu from him is inadequate as most importantly, I have
learned how to live from him. Sifu Wong is an
exemplary Martial Artist, Master, and Human Being. Many people search for a
lifetime to find a teacher with one of these 3 traits. However, over the
years, I have learned that Sifu Wong has all of
Wong's repertoire is extensive and the fact that he is equally skilled at
the various forms of Kung Fu he teaches is even more impressive. One of the
great testaments to Sifu Wong's teaching ability
is that not only is he highly adept at the art of Kung Fu, but has a keen
talent in transmitting it to his students.
expansive curriculum begins with a firm foundation in the fundamentals of
Kung Fu, namely, the stances. As a child must learn to stand before it can
walk, so too does a martial artist need to have a strong stance before they
can begin the intricacies of Kung Fu. Sifu Wong
gave me this strong foundation which has served me well in all of the
respective arts I learn from him. Most modern instructors forego this
important stage in training their students. The result is often a student
with a wide breadth of curriculum but a severely limited amount of quality
in said regard. Sifu Wong ensures that all
students, regardless of their place in the curriculum, have a strong
foundation and with this he gives his students the roots from which they
blossom. At the same time, he allows his students to interpret the art form
they have learned and formulate their own hypothesis. This in turn allows
each person to grow as a martial artist and to further the art as a whole.
great leaders lead by example and Sifu Wong is no
exception. The qualities of humility, perseverance, and a positive outlook
are embodied in his day to day actions. It is these qualities that Master
Wong passes on to his students and those who are fortunate enough to meet
recommend Sifu Y.C. Wong's school enough to
anyone interested in learning the art of Kung Fu. For behind the hallowed
doors of this traditional martial arts hall lies experiences and lessons
that will broaden your horizons in life and within your inner being.
my life was forever changed. It was then I first walked into Sifu Y.C.Wong's studio. From
the first day it was clear that Sifu Wong was in
class above most. His depth of knowledge and skill always kept me
interested. He has amazing ability to communicate concepts and get them
into your head.
some previous years under another teacher. I remember well the many months
of retraining my basics.
He kept chipping away at my bad
habits until my foundation was strong. Many hours on just the basics, made
my body and mind strong. When he did start teaching me more advanced
concepts they came easily.
Sifu Wong has also
taught me how to be a good teacher. I teach Yoga full time for a living. It
has been through his example that I was able to be successful. I learned
patience and understanding from Sifu Wong.
In addition I learned how to teach people regardless of language. You see, Sifu Wong doesn't need to speak your language to teach
you. As teacher, that is very difficult skill to learn. Sifu Wong
does it easily.
is shining example of what a martial artists character should be. He is
humble, he is kind and you can trust Sifu Wong to
always do the right thing. Truly man of character.
the many things I love about his studio, is that it is family. There are no
belts and no ego. Everyone trains hard and is very helpful.
who is looking to be a part of something that is beyond just a cardio
kickboxing class, I cannot recommend Sifu Wong's
studio enough. Make the commitment and step into his doors. You will not be
Coming in and checking out a
class at Sifu Wong's studio was one of the best
decisions I've ever made. I didn't know at the time that in his studio, I
would learn an art that can give you a lifetime of good health, skills to
defend yourself and your family, and become part of a community of great
friends. Sifu Wong is a truly amazing martial
artist-- he has devoted his life to learning, training, and teaching his
art. There are only a handful of people in the world who have attained the
level of skill that he has. What is even more remarkable is that he is just
as talented as a teacher. He is kind, humble, and generous. His students
are serious about training and about helping others achieve their best in
the studio; the atmosphere is very open and friendly. No egos, just sweat
and dedication. The best testimonial to his teaching is how many students
have stayed to train with him for 10, 15, 20, even 40 years. When you train
in sifu's studio, what's amazing is the more you
learn and improve, you realize how much more there is to learn, and how
much more you want to put in the time to get there.
Master Y.C. Wong teaches one of
the great treasures of ancient China. He dedicated his entire life
imparting good character and great kung fu to his son and elder students,
thus assuring the real art of Kung Fu would not be lost. Master Wong is an
encyclopedia of profound knowledge about the essence of Kung Fu and
contrary to other, more commercial schools, he shows up daily and
personally guides the learning process of every student. Master Y.C. Wong
has helped me, in the last six years, to become healthier, stronger, and
more confident. I am honored and grateful to be among those lucky enough to
learn from him.
Real Kung Fu! Traditional Kung
Fu, not your modern day Wu Shu stuff. Sifu Wong has been teaching over 50 years. More than 40
years in San Francisco. Kung Fu for health, self confidence and self
defense. Specializing in Hung Gar, Pek Gwa, Tai Chi, Standing Meditation, Push hands. Sifu Wong is truly a foremost authority and master of
Kung Fu. No McDojo here.
Sifu personally taught and molded my brothers and I from
kids since 1969. Now more than 40 years later, we are passing on his rich
history, lineage and gung-fu knowledge he bestowed upon us to our children
and students. He personally taught us with patience and concise
instruction. He was very firm with his lessons but in contrast a very kind
and caring individual.
If one has the will and
determination to excel in Gung-fu (and Hung Gar in particular) then Sifu is THE master who can lead you toward that goal;
one merely needs to embrace the history, have the desire to learn, work
hard-often and constantly. You can succeed-I am proof of that.
If you are interested in
learning traditional Kung Fu, Sifu Y.C. Wong is
the real deal. He has been studying Kung Fu all his life. Hung Gar, Tai Chi
and Standing Meditation are a few of his specialties. Nothing he teaches is
watered down. I studied under Sifu Y.C. Wong in
the 80's thru the 90's and am very grateful to have Sifu
Y.C. Wong as my mentor and friend. He taught me skills I keep to this day.
He also taught me about life
along the way. Sifu Y.C. Wong is genuine and
caring. He is truly a master of the art of Kung Fu from the old school. I
have a lifelong family of friends from my time in the studio along with
When it comes to real
traditional Chinese martial arts, Master Y.C. Wong is the real deal. He is
one of the most knowledgeable and experienced martial artists in the world
today. His impressive reputation does not do him justice because he is so
modest and humble.
1993 when I was 12 years old, I have had the pleasure and honor of learning
Kung Fu from Master Wong and it was definitely a life changing experience
Through his dedicated teaching of Kung Fu, he has not only taught me to
defend myself, but also helped me to be a better person. If you are willing
to put in the time, Master Wong is the man who will guide you on the proper
If you want to study traditional
kung fu from a master who has dedicated his life to the art, then Sifu Y.C. Wong is the teacher for you. I'm lucky to be
considered his student. There are people that literally come from all over
the world to seek him out. Yes, he is the direct descendant of the famed
Wong Fei Hung; but more important than his
lineage is his real skill, vitality, lack of ego, openness to teach, and
his personal involvement in the studio. There are no belts, tests,
promotions, and only a roughly defined curriculum, but it's the traditional
system. My only regret is that I didn't start training earlier.
It's not easy to put into words
how influential a man Sifu Y.C. Wong is, nor is
it easy to sum up how training in his studio has changed my life. I first
walked into "Y.C. Wong's Kung Fu Studio" in 2001. Within a few
minutes I knew it was the perfect kung fu training environment for me. I
quickly learned there were no egos, there was simply respect for all.
(2012), just as always, the elder students help the younger students and Sifu Wong personally guides all. The amount of
knowledge and wisdom he offers is endless. Yes, he teaches the ways of
traditional Hung Gar, that alone is priceless, but he also passes down
sincere advice on how to live an honorable life. And we learn from his example.
He is a
great instructor and father figure. He is a firm but patient teacher. As
long as one shows interest, respect, and dedication towards the art, Sifu Wong will mentor and mold him or her. Because of Sifu Wong, I'm a better person today - physically, mentally
and within my inner being. I recommend Sifu Y.C.
Wong's Studio to any potential student out there who is serious about