"My eight year old son has studied Wing Chun with Sifu Derrick Mansell for almost 2 years. I wanted my son to have the best self defense instruction available and he loves this school and Sifu Derrick." -Eric G, Irvine, CA
"Sifu Derrick knows Wing Chun, and is more than capable of teaching with patience at just the right level for whoever he is instructing. He is humble, and he has a great attitude, and most importantly, he is highly skilled at Wing Chun."-Jason Z, Irvine, CA
Our Kung Fu Classes (aka Wing Chun Classes)
Our Irvine Wing Chun school is proud to be able to offer authentic Ip Man lineage Wing Chun Kung Fu in Irvine (Orange County, CA). Our Wing Chun classes bring legit Wing Chun (Dragon Family Wing Chun) to Irvine presenting both the practical applications of Wing Chun along with the brilliant science behind its principles.
Our Kung Fu heritage began in Hong Kong in the 1950s with Ip Man and his famous martial arts student, Bruce Lee. Our Wing Chun instructors teach Dragon Family Wing Chun, part of the Leung Sheung lineage (Ip Man's senior-most student in Hong Kong). Dragon Family Wing Chun is a practical self-defense martial art system which works to allow a smaller person to overcome a bigger, stronger attacker. It does this by using the ground for power and solidity, tactile sensitivity to use the force of the other person and efficiency to become quicker than them.
Here is our full class schedule for our adults, juniors and kids.
Our adult classes are 60 minutes long and include warm-ups, forms, drills, a lesson of the day and application-based training and/or sparring.
Class sizes are kept small. There are all levels in each class. It is a very cooperative student environment where senior students get excited about sharing their passion of Wing Chun with the newer students. Our students are all very friendly, encouraging and love to help! Because of this, classes listed on our schedule are all great for beginners!
We do have an adult martial arts curriculum but adults don't wear belts or sashes. Rather, we have personal levels and certificates along the way.
We recommend wearing comfortable workout attire and sneakers for class at our Irvine location.
You can expect a safe and encouraging environment for your child. An environment that in addition to teaching kids practical martial arts for self-defense, also teaches focus, respect and discipline.
Beginners Kids classes are for new students (children ages 5-10). They are 40 minutes long.
Kids Level II are for students (children ages 5-10) that have been with us for a longer time. These classes are also 40 minutes long.
Juniors (aka Teens Classes) are for both beginners and longer term students ages 11-15. They are 60 minutes long.
Class size will range, anywhere from 8-15 students. In addition to our head instructor (Sifu), we also have a coach to assist throughout class.
While we do not participate in tournaments or competitions, there is monthly testing to help keep the kids on track with the curriculum.
Kids Kung Fu Classes
Fiercely Focused, Kind Young Warriors
Our Irvine kids Kung Fu classes teach kids the art of Wing Chun - a Kung Fu system known for practical self-defense, calm nerves and its compassionate philosophy.
Our kung fu classes teach children how to directly and realistically handle bullies and protect themselves with a calm confidence. Kids gain razor-sharp focus, learn what it means to be a true leader!
Wing Chun Classes for Adults
A Brutally Effective Combat-PROVEN Art!
Specializing in the devastatingly effective martial art of Wing Chun, our training means a fearless new sense of calm...
...and an enormous boost in self-confidence that infuses into every part of your life.
So if you want to know how to fight and actually WIN... without "belts"... or competitions... then take action.
This may be the most important chance you EVER get.
About Wing Chun Kung Fu Martial Arts
Wing Chun is a martial art known for its devastatingly close-quarters combat effectiveness. However, Wing Chun not only a fighting art! Its reputation for close-quarters hand-to-hand combat overshadows the art's multi-faceted health benefits. Its classification continues to confuse even some of the most experienced martial artists.
Wing Chun Kung Fu - A Life Philosophy Beyond Martial Arts
Wing Chun's mental and philosophical applications to everyday life, and journey of self-improvement, are truly endless. Within each of Wing Chun concepts, are life-changing principles that have the ability to revolutionize the way you look at things. Through the lens of Wing Chun, you learn to look at everything in whole new way... more balanced, simplifying issues, clarifying opportunities, prioritizing tasks, operating in the present, becoming more efficient, confident and self assured, relaxed and calm, focused and aware, and much, much more!
Wing Chun Kung Fu - Mental, Emotional and Physical Wellness
Wing Chun Kung Fu is in complete harmony with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its movements includes powerful healing postures and exercises. Wing Chun uses deep breathing, moving meditation, postural healing and energy sensitivity drills to cleanse, balance, and circulate Chi (the life energy of the body). What's more, Wing Chun also builds flexibility, muscle strength and endurance in the legs, abdominal muscles, arms, hips and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, a rooted connection to the ground, healthy movement habits, developing a strong core and improving coordination and balance. Make no mistake, Wing Chun can lead to improved health, vitality and a more relaxed mind and body!