Hi, I'm Nick Veitch in Taipei and I teach MMA-ready Wing Chun kung fu. 

My background is Yip Man lineage Wing Chun, plus Tai Chi, some Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, western boxing, and formal body-movement training. I stress ambidextrous three-limb fighting. That means fighting with your arms and legs (i.e. chi-shou and chi-jiao) simultaneously, all the time. 

What I don't teach is traditional Wing Chun. Instead, I've invented something much better suited to MMA and the UFC. 


There are essentially two types of wing chun kung fu. One is boat-based, the other is land-based. Everyone on the planet seems to teach the former, I teach the latter.

Here’s how it works: The final weapon taught in contemporary wing chun kung fu is the long pole, which was basically a barge pole, the same kind of thing that would be used by a gondolier in Italy to push his boat. There were a number of enigmas early on while learning wing chun, but this was a big one for me. Well, these Chinese gondoliers were primarily Tanka boat people; they lived their whole lives on boats (a sort of overgrown dinghy with a partial roof, with their family, their property, and everything else crowded aboard. So there was no space to move when fighting (pirates, competitors, etc.). Very little flat surface to use. So they adapted wing chun kung fu from its original land-based form as it was taught up in Yunnan so that they could fight while standing on a very small platform, even a gunwale, while on a boat. So they developed a very soft style. It had to be soft like tai chi.

Back in the day, I was helping John Kang open a school in California (East West Wing Chun, I think its now called) and I realized that the kung fu I was taught (including wooden dummy) was not working in fight situations and why it ​will never work in MMA (ignore all the excuses you hear about limitations and wearing gloves and all that BS preventing wing chun from working. For heaven’s sake, I can do wing chun wearing boxing gloves! ​Gloves are not the problem.) Since then, I’ve dabbled in other art forms, and I figured out what was missing and I’ve taken the time to rebuild the whole artform around some of the new ideas that I brought into it. It's been a five year journey, but with some ​final ​fine tuning what I have developed will be highly effective in MMA and the UFC for that matter. 

Think of it this way, in boxing you fight one limb at a time. With Muay thai you use your limbs in whatever number to attack one target at a time. I teach using three limbs to attack two targets at a time, all the time, no break, no rest for the wicked.

So why am I the person who's figured out how to make Wing Chun MMA-ready? Part of it is being in the right place at the right time. Encountering the right people. Serendipity. But part of it is being ready to take advantage of opportunity when it knocks on your noggin. I grew up in a dozen neighborhoods in six countries on three continents. Each new neighborhood told me all the norms in every preceding neighborhood were wrong. As a kid, that pretty quickly immunizes you against taking any local person seriously anywhere. So I have zero automatic respect for anything. I don't care about lineage, tradition, status, etc. So I'm free to accept new ideas, even when insufficiently or even incorrectly explained. I've enough intellectual freedom to make sense out things on my own, regardless of what anyone else thinks or fails to see. 

Come on out and you'll see. C'mon out and join the future of stand-up fighting.   

Fee: Free! 

I teach outdoors to a few friends. Get in now while it's still free. After I nail down all the final details to making this fully MMA-ready, I will charge. And it's going to cost you an arm and a leg if you're not already part of my insider crew.  So c'mon out now! 

Bio: grew up in the UK, equatorial Africa, and North America. Been on the ROC for 25 years. Self-taught Mandarin speaker, professional translator, transitioning into professional historian. Love history, politics, cooking, jazz. Am married.

Email: biffcapp@gmail.com  

Updated: March 2015

Above is me on TV trying to shed as much light as fast as possible in the few minutes available. Second video is me introducing Brian, who's studied Xingyi and Bagua, to part of how we flow. 

Below are Phil (no previous martial arts experience) and I mucking about. First standing still. Then walking. Then some very elementary leg and arm. Next is Phil and Nick (had several wing chun teachers in the UK, none of whom taught him to walk and chishou together apparently). 

背景: 我永春拳师傅是盧文錦先生(是葉問的外孫;葉問先生是李小龙的师傅)我也正式的学过太极拳于巴西柔道。 我散打经验包含跟永春拳,太极拳,鹤拳,螳螂拳, 蔡李佛拳,巴西柔道,与西方拳击。我有十几年的教学经验在台湾与美国(在后者,我帮忙了师傅John Kang开了 East West Wing Chun Kung Fu Bay Area Association)。我与师傅Bradley Temple 跟师傅John Kang一起合作翻译了师傅盧文錦的著作"Police Kung Fu: The Personal Combat Handbook of the Taiwan National Police."

实用詠春拳功夫:您看过电影‘叶问’或李小龙的影片那您就知道永春全是一个超好的防身术。它是以柔克刚, 又健身,又很科学,又好玩。


時間表: 認真的學生在短短几个月內可以使用在防身或化解打架的情形。

地点:我开了两门课 (白天于晚上在台大不同的地点): 请参考 这网站的'G: Schedule and Location' 页或大电话来问。


關於这网页的照片: 最上面的那張是我上電視節目關鍵時刻而介紹詠春拳.下面的那張是1996拍的.有師父盧文錦(葉問的外孫),(穿紫色的上衣),師父John Kang(現在在美國教學)師父Bradley Temple(現在在美國教學). 下面的影片是从初年关键时刻电视节目,当天我来示范一些永春拳观念,还有我台大的一门可的学生。

Nick Veitch...
Lo Man Kam (in blue, nephew of Yip Man, and my primary Wing Chun teacher), John Kang (teaches in Virginia), Brad Templeton (teaches in Las Vegas), and your humble instructor Nick (in purple, here in Taipei).