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What is Wing Chun?

Wing Chun (詠春) is a Southern Chinese Martial Art legend to have been invented by woman, but you don't need to be one to excel.  More recently, this martial art was made famous by Grand Master Yip Man (葉問). At 5'2" and reportedly only 120 lbs, Yip Man (葉問was able to take on challengers many times his size; a true testament of Wing Chun's roots legend.  Today, Grand Master Yip Man (葉問is immortalized in numerous hit movies.

Who are We?

Dedicated to passing on the teachings and essence of traditional Leung Sheung (梁相 Wing Chun, Sifu Kenneth Chung (鍾萬年) has been teaching for over 40 year.  The Stanford Wing Chun group was originally started by Eddie Oshins, a student of Sifu Kenneth Chung. After Eddie Oshins untimely passing on 10 October, 2003, Sifu Ken decided to merge his group with Stanford's.

Little has changed over time as Sifu Ken is dedicated to the tried and true ways of small classes, hands on teaching, and effective results.  Sifu Ken also honors his master, Leung Sheung (梁相), by following in his tradition of not advertising or growing the class too large. Master Leung Sheung (梁相) and Sifi Ken are fond of saying, "You are very lucky to find us".

Sifu Ken, emphasizes a softer structure approach where the question of "can Yip Man (who is very small) or a woman do this?".  Speed and strength cannot be the answer as Yip Man was only 5'2" and 120 lbs.  Position/Structure can over come other people's speed and power.  Sensitivity/Timing will give you speed and power. Lastly, Energy/Speed comes after you have the others. And when you are looking for more, then you need to start with Position/Structure & then Sensitivity/Timing all over again in a spiral.

Lineage

Yip Man (葉問> Leung Sheung (梁相> Kenneth Chung (鍾萬年)

Master Leung Sheung (梁相) was the first and most senior student of Grand Master Yip Man (葉問) and he turned out many outstanding hands. Sifu Kenneth Chung (鍾萬年) is one of them and he too has produced many outstanding Sifu's after him.

Who do we serve?

  Due to the 7 Jun SMAP shutdown, we can only serve Stanford students; undergraduate and graduates only.  No alumni, post doctorate or any community members.

Class Information

 7 Jun 2019:
STANFORD HAS JUST CANCELLED ALL SMAP CLASSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 9 Jun 2019:
Temporary new location will be Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-9pm at 608 N. 3rd St, San Jose.  We will retain Sifu Ken but most likely be changing our name.

7 Aug 2019
Due to no progress at Stanford, the best guess is that we will just continue through summer and fall at our temporary location, San Jose Wing Chun (608 N. 3rd St, San Jose). This website is mostly dead.  Only the Announcements page and Contact Us link are still active.

7 Sep 2019
To conform with current Stanford rules, only Stanford students are allowed.

5 Oct 2019
Stanford has allowed all the SMAP clubs to resume meetings, with the understanding only Stanford students are allowed.  Sifu Ken has decide against resuming class on site as it would alienate our loyal community members.  A decision may be made on community member by the next quarter.  In the meantime, we will continue to stay at the San Jose Wing Chun site.  If you are interested, pls contact us, and come visit us there.

Mar 2020
We have not restarted Stanford class, and will continue to wait to see if anything develops.  However, due to the coronavirus, even our new location has been suspended.  Pls check the Announcements page for any developments.

New Students (or just want to visit) 

We are not accepting any new students until further notice. 
But if you're interested in visiting, please contact us