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About the Museum

Wing Chun Kung Fu (wihng cheùn gùng fuh), like most martial arts, has its roots in a family setting with its founders and original practitioners bound together in a close-knit brotherhood. Learning and growth in the martial arts was greatly facilitated by their "homes", the Tong (tòhng) in which they met and practiced. The Tong gave teacheres and practitioners alike a sense of identity and purpose -- something that has greatly diminished with the 20th Century spread of the arts across the planet. Recent Ving Tsun Museum (wihng cheùn miuh sì äm) events have given the Wing Chun world back its "home" for learning growth, and a shared identity.
In a very brief window in time, the Ving Tsun Museum has set an incredible pace for Wing Chun practitioners world-wide with an amazing string of first-ever events:
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Founded in 1993, the Museum is the first organization in the entire Yip Man Family (yihp mahn gà) to accomplish the lifelong dream of Grand Master Yip Man (yihp mahn daaih sì) of providing a place where Wing Chun practitioners from all over the world can gather and pay respects to every previous generation of Wing Chun Masters.

The first organization to host all of the top instructors of Moy Yat International Ving Tsun Federation in a joint hands-on teaching seminar featuring two Grand Masters and nine Masters of Wing CHun in 1997.

The first Martial Arts Museum of its kind in the Western World, with an official Grand Opening Celebration in 1998.

Hosted the first Senior Instructor Certification Program (November 1998) held outside of the Ving Tsun Athletic Association (wihng cheùn tài yuhk wúih) in Hong Kong. This one was hosted in the United States.

The first organization to gather 8 original students of Yip Man together to give technical workshops on Wing Chun Kung Fu in November 1998 and September 1999 respectively.

Hosted the first Senior Instructor Certification Program (November 1998) held outside of the Ving Tsun Athletic Association (wihng cheùn tài yuhk wúih) in Hong Kong. This one was hosted in the United States.

The first organization to introduce the Southern Temple system of Wing Chun to the public with presentations of Hung Fa Yi lineage in May of 1999, April and July of 2000, and September and November of 2001.

The first organization to introduce 4 different lineages of Wing Chun together in one place at one time in May 1999 and May of 2001.

The first organization to promote and standardize Wing Chun into an international competition event.

United States Representative to the First World Ving Tsun Conference in Hong Kong and China in November of 1999.

Key Promotor of the Wing Chun Friendship Seminars

To understand the full significance of these events, we must first summarize the roots of the Museum itself.

Today's Wing Chun could not be possible without the studies and dedication put forth by the Grand Masters of today, their Sifu (sì fuh) and their Sifu before them. The idea of the Ving Tsun Museum was originated by perhaps the most famous of all these ancestors; Yip Guy Man (yihp gai mahn). See SIFU GALLERY to read more.

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