"Amazing Wing Chun training with Nick Veitch here in Taiwan today. If you are ever in Taipei and want to try a pretty creative, free thinking but still very solid and inspiring take on Wing Chun, I highly recommend him." - Dec. 2015PJ Pereira (second degree black belt in Shao Shin Hao Kung fu, brown belt in Shorinji Ryu Karate, and Wing Chun Instructor: PJ on the intersection of fighting and advertising) Co-founder of San Francisco ad agency Pereira & O'Dell representing such clients as UFC and Fox Sports. (http://www.pereiraodell.com/clients)

"In 2012 I had the honor of learning Wing Chun from Nick for six months. His style and take on the art is highly analytical, intelligent and effective. His ability to convey his ideas to his students, in my experience is second to none. His students can expect to attain a high level of proficiency in a genuinely short period of time. Tailored to each individual student, i believe this style is unquestionably the most flexible art for beginners and experienced hands alike." Ben Young, Brisbane Australia, 2016

Legs-on, hands-on, forward anti-thinking approach, experimental and modest, versatile and wise in the face of unending manifestations of the human antibodies we encounter. At any one time, Nick will be experimenting with another martial art or fighting sport, to make sure his own style stands up to the changing contexts and situations we enter, incorporating from other arts that of value into his metastructure. As a writer, he emphasises communication and accessibility, as a freelancer he is remarkably time flexible to the wishes of students, you can learn as much as you can give in time, even for short stays. Beginners can go from zero to a level of confidence quickly, and no advanced martial artists will leave without food for thought. - Nicholas Coulson, Taipei, 2016

"Your Wing Chun sessions were the highlight of our trip! Athena and I were hoping to have more sessions before we left. In the two or three sessions, you covered the fundamental blocking and kicking techniques. These were very beneficial--I felt I could apply what I learned immediately. It was empowering, to say the least. If we go back to Taipei, we will definitely contact you to get together." - Jarod Nozawa, Los Angeles, 2015

尼克的詠春拳是現代化的功夫,功夫的現代化。源自南中國的詠春拳,融合洪拳,連消代打,攻守一體,經李小龍吸收傳入西方,蔚為風尚。尼克深明拳意並能融合當代其他武技術再創新意,在臺北,倘若你想深究詠春拳原理,並想探討下一個時代的武術,這是保有以武會友精神的所在。蔡子岳 (Harry Tsai, Taiwan Print Reporter and Kung Fu Aficionado, 2015 - 武術愛好者)

This is Nick Coulson and I getting some exercise at NTU:

Nick C. and I getting some light practice in at NTU

2016 01 09 Wing Chun Kung Fu practice with Nick C in Taipei

This next video illustrates why I teach modified boxing entries and defense (ex: an improved guard and an inside cross as well as the standard outside cross). It's a great way to end a street fight fast:

How to end fights fast


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 (rather like Ido Portal but invented by local martial artist Will Mounger). 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 (adapted for the Pearl River delta), the other is land-based (the original form, out of the Himalayan foothills, where Wing Chun Kung Fu started). Everyone on the planet seems to teach the former, I teach the latter.

Here’s how the journey into kung fu heresy began: The final weapon taught in contemporary wing chun kung fu is the long pole, basically a barge pole, the same thing used by a gondolier in Venice to push his boat down a canal. There were a number of enigmas early on while learning wing chun, but this was a big one for me. Why the long pole? Well, the Chinese gondoliers were Tanka boat people. They lived on overgrown dinghies with a partial roof, with their family and property crowded aboard. So there was little space to move about when fighting (pirates, clan disputes, competitors, etc.). Little uncluttered flat surface to use. So they adapted wing chun kung fu from its original land-based form as taught up in the Himalayan foothills so they could fight standing on a small platform, even just a boat gunwale. 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) and I realized the Wing Chun I was taught was not working in fight situations (and, per corollary, 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 fighting arts and body movement training (the most illuminating of all) and I figured out what was missing. I’ve spent several years rebuilding and strengthening Wing Chun around the new ideas. The result: the original Himalayan foothills version. Everything in Wing Chun finally works as advertised.  

In boxing you fight with one fist 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.

So why me? Why am I the guy 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. I grew up in a dozen neighborhoods in six countries on three continents. Each new neighborhood/country told me all the norms in every preceding neighborhood/country were crazy. That quickly immunizes you against taking any local notion at face value. So I don't care about lineage, tradition. No voluntary intellectual prisons for me. Which frees me to try new ideas and not care a damn if any local or expert disagrees.

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

Fee: Free! 

Teaching paradigm: no forms, no theories. Everything is hands on. In a nutshell: I teach you to beat me as fast as humanly possible. I can't learn from you unless you're better than me. I'm not just here to teach, I'm here to learn. There's always more to learn.

I teach fighting with hands and legs. You start with my modified boxing and then go quickly to ambidextrous hand fighting. Then add legs. Then knives too if you want. Wing Chun Kung Fu is actually knife-fighting without the knives. So learning knives once you've got the ambidextrous hand movements down is a snap. 

Learning Time-frame: train 6 days a week and in three months you're fighting ambidextrously with all three limbs. Train three days a week, and in five months the same.  

I teach outdoors to a few friends. That's what you want. A big class and you don't get individual training and you learn vastly more slowly. Think years. Just like everywhere else. So come now!

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: January 2016

Teaching Dwayne K some legwork

First video is me yakking in Chinese about kung fu on a popular local TV show. Second video is me teaching 
Brian (Xingyi & Bagua background) some elementary hands. Third video is teaching Dwayne some basic leg work. Notice I don't teach forms, there's no theoretical stuff. It's all hands on, experiential, so you can test it in real-time and know it works.   

Below are Phil (no previous martial arts experience) and I mucking about. First standing still. Then walking. Then some very elementary leg and arm. 

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).