Sifu Derrick is a 7th generation lineage holder under Yip Man’s senior-most Hong Kong student, Leung Sheung. He is recognized as a full lineage holder of Dragon Family Wing Chun and the Worldwide Leung Sheung Lineage Association. Leung Sheung was Yip Man’s senior-most student in Hong Kong.
Sifu Derrick absolutely loves Wing Chun and has dedicated himself to helping others through the art, of which he calls “the best thing I’ve ever done”.
In the fall of 2018, Sifu Derrick founded the UCI Wing Chun class and USC Wing Chun group. He is Vice President of the Dragon Family Wing Chun Association and serves on the Board of Directors for Wing Chun Against Bullying.
Sifu Derrick is also the senior-most student of Sifu Adam Williss, founder of The Dragon Institute. Prior to that, he was a local high school basketball player for Mater Dei and played NCAA Division I basketball at the University of Montana.
“Derrick is a humble, soft-spoken leader with tremendous fighting and teaching ability. He has trained consistently with me since 2008 and I am proud to have Derrick Mansell as my senior-most student.” – Sifu Adam Williss