Authentic Kung Fu in Orange County
Learn Authentic Kung Fu in Orange County at The Dragon Institute
- Personally study Kung Fu under professional masters with authentic lineages.
- Our Kung Fu school is an institute for the teaching and promotion of traditional Kung Fu in Orange County
- The Kung Fu masters of our school are currently accepting students who wish to learn authentic Kung Fu as passed down from Grandmaster Ip Man
Voted Best martial arts school in Orange County, our Kung Fu School is proud to represent authentic Wing Chun Kung Fu. We have two OC Kung Fu schools (Irvine & Dana Point) with students of all ages (5-75), all training for the love of Kung Fu. Their infectious passion for authentic kung fu is inspiring. They are the heart and soul of The Dragon Institute Kung Fu school and our OC Kung Fu classes.
What is Kung Fu?
Kung Fu generally refers to Chinese martial arts. It involves the act of studying, learning or practicing and takes patience, energy and time to complete. But its original meaning, is something different altogether. Kung Fu really means any skill or discipline developed through hard work and practice… not only fighting or martial arts.
Even though there are many different types of Kung Fu, Wing Chun is one of the most popular due to its practicality and efficiency. It is also the type of Kung Fu that Bruce Lee practiced.
Orange County Wing Chun Kung Fu
Our Orange County Kung Fu school specializes in the devastatingly effective close-quarters kung fu style of Wing Chun. Wing Chun Kung Fu is a fighting system that uses one’s own natural body structure to develop power and speed. Students learn efficient tools to deal with the reality of violent physical assault. Wing Chun is a unique and scientific form of martial arts.
Wing Chun is a type of Kung Fu that originates in China, later refined in Hong Kong. Its specialty lies in realistic self defense and close-quarters combat. By using quick punches and low kicks with a tight defense, students are able to make a quick advance. The effectiveness of Wing Chun Kung Fu is achieved by well coordinated attacks with simultaneous defense.
Many self-defense experts consider Wing Chun as their personal choice of hand-to-hand combat. The most important lesson that the Wing Chun Kung Fu student must learn is to deliver the correct amount of energy. Most of all, they must stay as relaxed as possible. Students learn to overcome force with positioning and footwork rather than meeting it head on. Wing Chun Kung Fu classes also teach kicks and sweeps, palm strikes, elbows and knees. In addition, trapping and grappling control techniques are part of the fighting arsenal.
Our Orange County Kung Fu Classes
Our Orange County Kung Fu classes offer unique self-improvement of the mind, body and spirit – an integrated approach to higher levels of self-development and enrichment you simply don’t find in other activities, sports or other types of training. Our Kung Fu class instructors keep you motivated with engaging and fun classes, personalized one-on-one instruction and caring guidance for not only practical kung fu application for self-defense, but also applying kung fu to your daily life.
Orange County’s top Kung Fu Masters
We are excited to introduce our Kung Fu masters to you. You can choose to learn more about them by clicking the links. We consider our masters to not only be the top Kung Fu masters in Orange County, but also some of the most qualified and talented Kung Fu masters in the world.
Sifu Adam Williss – Founder of The Dragon Institute
Sifu Adam Williss is a Kung Fu master with an expertise in Wing Chun Kung Fu. He is not only an experienced master of Ip Man Wing Chun but also a 7th-generation lineage holder under the line of Ip Man’s senior-most student, Leung Sheung. Sifu Adam has over 24 years of Kung Fu experience.
Sifu Derrick Mansell – Head Instructor of our Irvine School
Sifu Derrick Mansell is also an expert in Wing Chun Kung Fu. He is not only an experienced master of the Ip Man Wing Chun Kung Fu lineage, he is also the #1 student of Sifu Adam Williss, having trained under his guidance for the last 10+ years.
Practical Kung Fu Training
Not all Kung Fu specializes in practical training. Some are more interested in cultural preservation, others enjoy theoretical historical training and yet others practice Kung Fu for demonstration and form. However, for us, Kung Fu training is first and foremost practical. Everything we practice is for modern, real world application. Sparring, pressure testing and alive training is a part of Kung Fu and therefore everything we do.