Our ADULT and KIDS classes are filled. If you'd like to be placed on a waiting list, contact us and we will notify you when a space becomes open.
Our TEENS / JUNIORS classes have two spots open. To try a class, please sign-up below.
Our Irvine Kung Fu Classes
Our Kung Fu Irvine school (Wing Chun Orange County) is proud to be able to offer authentic Ip Man lineage Wing Chun Kung Fu in Irvine / Lake Forest. Our Kung Fu classes specialize in both the practical applications of Wing Chun along with the brilliant science behind its time-tested 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.
Irvine Kung Fu Classes / Schedule
Here is our Irvine Kung Fu school class schedule for our adults, juniors and kids. Our Kung Fu school caters to many looking for "Kung Fu Irvine", "Wing Chun Irvine", "Irvine Kung Fu" and more in the surrounding Orange County area.
Adult Classes are Currently at Full Capacity.Contact us to get on our waitllst.
Our adult Wing Chun Kung Fu classes include warm-ups, kung fu forms, drills, a lesson of the day and application-based training and/or sparring.
You can expect small class sizes and a cooperative learning environment.
Our focus is on both practical application of the art for self-defense as well as long term development of the student.
We recommend wearing comfortable workout attire and sneakers for Wing Chun class at our Irvine/Lake Forest martial arts school.
You can expect a safe and encouraging kids martial arts environment for your child. An environment that, in addition to teaching kids practical martial arts for self-defense, also teaches kids focus, respect and discipline.
Beginners Kids Kung Fu classes are for new students (children ages 5-11).
Kids Level II are for students (children ages 5-11) that have been with us for a longer time.
Juniors (aka Teens Classes) are for both beginners and longer term students ages 12 and up.
We have monthly testings that help keep the kids on track with our curriculum.
Irvine Kung Fu School Address
22762 Aspan St Suite 210, Lake Forest, CA 92630 Here is our Irvine Kung Fu school address. Located right off the 5 in Lake Forest, our Kung Fu school is so centrally located in Orange County that students looking for "Kung Fu Irvine", "Martial Arts Lake Forest", "Kung Fu Classes in Irvine" and more all come to train here!
Kids Kung Fu - Irvine Martial Arts
Fiercely Focused, Kind Young Warriors
Led by Sifu Derrick Mansell, our Irvine kids Kung Fu classes teach kids the martial art of Wing Chun - a Kung Fu system known for practical self-defense. In our kung fu classes, Sifu Derrick teaches children how to directly and realistically handle bullies and protect themselves with a calm confidence. Kids not only gain razor-sharp focus, they learn what it means to be a true leader!
World-Class Instructors who bring the VERY Best out in Kids!
Leadership Development - Character-Based Lessons
Teaching Focus, Respect, Perseverance, Integrity, Courage and Confidence!
Bullying Prevention for the REAL World!
Direct, Applicable, Efficient Self-Defense for Kids
Irvine Kung Fu - Martial Arts for Adults
Effective Combat-PROVEN Art for Adults
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 to win on the street, then take action.
About Wing Chun Kung Fu Martial Arts
Wing Chun Kung Fu is a martial art known for its devastatingly close-quarters combat effectiveness. However, Wing Chun Kung Fu is not only a fighting art! Its reputation for close-quarters hand-to-hand combat overshadows the art's multi-faceted 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!
Sifu Derrick Mansell
Sifu Derrick Mansell is the head instructor of our Irvine Kung Fu school. He is an expert-level, fully certified Sifu and Orange County's Wing Chun authority of Dragon Family Wing Chun (a branch of the Ip Man & Leung Sheung lineage). With a solid 14 years of experience, Sifu Derrick is known for his outstanding fighting ability, professional teaching skill and humble leadership approach.
"My eight year old son has studied Wing Chun Kung Fu in Irvine with Sifu Derrick Mansell for almost 2 years. I wanted my son to have the best self defense instruction available and he loves this martial arts school and Sifu Derrick." -Eric G, Irvine, CA
"Sifu Derrick knows Kung Fu... and is more than capable of teaching martial arts 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 Kung Fu."-Jason Z, Irvine, CA
"Irvine Martial arts school, The Dragon Institute, will change you! I speak from experience. Never has a martial arts school felt so engaging, welcoming, and encouraging. If you want to learn Wing Chun Kung Fu in Irvine, this is the place to learn it!"-Dustin Sanborn, Irvine, CA
"Great energy here. Sifu Derrick is a great martial arts teacher and the kids love him!"-Sherise Gallerito, Irvine, CA
"I really can't say enough great things about this Kung Fu school. I have been a part of The Dragon Institute when it opened. The quality of the instruction makes it so worthy. Sifu Derrick is very attentive and knowledgeable. I feel like this martial art and school has changed my life in a way much deeper than just learning how to defend myself."-Kathryn Le, Irvine, CA