Wing Chun Kung Fu

Wing Chun Kung Fu

This is a group of mostly long-term practitioners, but beginners are welcome and encouraged.

A unique style of Kung Fu developed by a woman, this practice is very effective for self-defense, and was made famous in Bruce Lee and Ip Man movies. The core practice is called Chi Sau (Sticking Hands), done with a partner, where we learn to redirect energy through feeling, without the use of brute strength. We also practice Empty Hand Forms, which are done solo.

Individualized instruction is given throughout by Sifu David Robinson, who has been teaching since he started the Boston University Kung Fu club in 1977. His senior student and tournament champion George Christian also assists in teaching.

Sifu David Robinson

Sifu David has been teaching Kung Fu since he started the Boston University Kung Fu Club in 1977. He started practicing with his teacher, Sifu Lee Moy Shan, in New York city while in high school, at age 16. Sifu Lee Moy Shan has a non-profit organization called Path to the Heart Foundation, which teaches moral and ethical principles derived from Kung Fu teachings. Sifu David is on the Board of Directors of this foundation. Sifu Lee Moy Shan studied with Sifu Moy Yat in New York City. Sifu Moy Yat was a close disciple of the famous Sifu Ip Man in Hong Kong.

However, Sifu David’s BIGGEST claim to fame, is that he is married to Shakti’s Owner and Director, Anna Winkler. They live in Maplewood with their 2 cats.

Sihing Rick Aiere

Sihing Rick Aiere has been studying Ving Tsun Kung Fu with Sifu Robinson since 2011. He is passionate about Kung Fu and constantly applies the principles in everyday life. He recently joined the board of Path to the Heart Foundation and likes to volunteer for non-profit causes. He also serves in the Pastoral Council of his Church as head of communications. He is a Data Management professional and provides advisory services to financial institutions.

Rick has been married for 23 years, has a college freshman daughter and a dog and attributes his successful family life to Kung Fu and Religion. 

Sihing George Christian

Sihing George Christian has been studying with Sifu Robinson since 2013. He is a full contact and “Chi Sao” tournament champion. He works as a Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Security Department at the American Dream Mall where he also serves as a Patrol Officer.

George is a gifted teacher who enjoys working with beginners as well as more advanced students.

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