Wing Chun in Melbourne

As I mentioned in my last post I was looking for an activity to focus on for health reasons. Martial Arts provide an excellent focus for this.

The martial arts I am interested in are

I have done Hapkido before but now lack the passion for it, BJJ is ruled out too because of injuries. That leaves Wing Chun.

The Wing Chun schools in Melbourne that I know

Those based on William Cheung’s style of Tradional Wing Chun Kung Fu

Former instructors now running their own schools:

Sifu Danna Wong is a wonderful teacher.
I don’t know Sifu Joe Savah, but there is a lot about him on the internet
Sifu Julian de Boers and his wife run a nice school in the centre of Melbourne. Haven’t attended a class yet, but they were very friendly and he was a chief instructor under William Cheung before branching out on his own.

Wong Shun Leung way of Wing Chun Chinese Boxing

Tn the Wong Shun Leung way of Wing Chun Chinese Boxing or WSL Wing Chun for short is based on Wing Chun as taught by Sifu Wong Shun Leung.
The main instructors in Melbourne that are close to me are David Peterson (City) and Sifu Enzo Verratt (Brunswick)

Enzo’s school is only $85 per month! Bargain. David’s classes are about $110 per month
Off course cost alone is not the dominate factor in choosing a school.  

There are probably other schools of course and no doubt I have missed out on good schools close to me, but I shall be trying out classes with Julian de Boers, Enzo Verratt and David Peterson to see what suits me.

3 Replies to “Wing Chun in Melbourne”

  1. So Stephen, are you planning to ever come back to actually take a few lessons? I got the impression that you were serious about learning WSLVT, …was I wrong? By the way, Enzo’s surname is Verratti (two “T’s” and two “I’s”) and he is my direct student 🙂

  2. I have to say that after many weeks of looking, I found a school with good linage and a great instructor. I found many of the academy’s churn people and don’t focus on training students properly. I guess after any years of being in business the focus turns to asking money. Eventually found this s hook in Oakleigh called Wing Chun Universe. The instructor Sifu Jason really takes the time to teach you the correct techniques of Wing Chun and you can see he really loves what he does.

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