Sifu Francis Fong - has over 50 years of experience in Wing Chun Kung Fu, and is recognized as one of the top Wing Chun instructors and martial artists in the world.In addition to actively teaching students at his academy, Sifu Fong has trained both amateur and professional fighters for competitions, appeared in movies and television, and traveled both internationally and throughout the U.S. to teach his highly regarded martial arts seminars, as well as conducting innovative business leadership and motivational seminars for major corporations. Sifu Francis is an honorable member of the Defensive Tactics Instructor Association of the state of Georgia, and has been a certified ‘Head Police Defensive Tactics Instructor’, whom has trained police officers, S.W.A.T. teams, and
“Fort Benning Rangers” in close quarters tactics. Due to his diverse background and experience, the U.S. Army sought his help in updating Army training manuals to include principles in the arts of Wing Chun, Muay Thai and Filipino Kali. He maintains ‘Special Deputy Sheriff’ classification in the Training/Special Operations Division in the state of South Carolina.
SiFu Allan Lee (Lee Che Kong)
In 1967, Sifu Lee began learning Wing Chun from Sifu Lok Yiu, the second disciple of the late Grandmaster Yip Man. In time, Sifu Lee became an assistant instructor for Sifu Lok Yiu’s schools. As a result of his good character, talent and dedication to the Wing Chun style, Grandmaster Yip Man chose Sifu Lee as a private student. This great honor allowed Sifu Lee to train intensively and complete the Wing Chun curriculum under the expert tutelage of Grandmaster Yip Man.
In honor of the Late Grandmaster, Sifu Lee donated his residence in Hong Kong to establish the chief school and office of the Yip Man Wing Chun Martial Art Association. After leaving Hong Kong and arriving in New York City in 1974, Sifu Lee had the great fortune and honor of meeting Sifu Duncan S. H. Leung, another private disciple of the late Grandmaster Yip Man. Sifu Leung furthered Sifu Lees knowledge of the art and together they ran a Wing Chun Kung Fu school in New York City.
Sifu Lee has always maintained the utmost respect for, and an open approach to other martial arts and artists. In 1978 Sifu Lee was appointed Chairman and Director of the Yip Man Wing Chun Martial Arts Association, United States Chapter by Sifu Yip Chun, the elder son of Grandmaster Yip Man.