Sifu Derek Fung

Sifu Derek Fung is a Wing Chun master and a disciple of the legendary Grandmaster Yip Man, and a senior training brother of the late international martial arts star Bruce Lee.

Born in 1939 in Guangdong Province in China, he settled in Hong Kong in 1945. In 1954 at age 14, he was introduced by a relative to Grandmaster Yip Man and began learning Wing Chun. From this young age he was fascinated by Wing Chun and devoted himself to training the art from Grandmaster Yip Man, and in time was hailed by his Wing Chun brothers as ‘lightning hands’.

In 1958, he moved to Australia to study, and continued to train in Wing Chun and refine his ability. After sixty years of training, studying and verifying his research through real life experience, Derek has developed his ‘gung lik’ and skills to a deep and profound level.

Wing Chun originated from Southern China and has over 200 years of history. Wing Chun emphasises ‘soft overcoming hard’. It is a famous martial art around the world, so much so there is a saying “North has Taiji; South has Wing Chun”. Wing Chun trains both internal and external. Internal, ‘gung lik’; external, tendons and bones. The benefits include self-defence and strengthening of the body. Through long term training, ‘gung lik’ matures in control and power with time. It is suitable for all to train– both young and old, men and women.

Sifu Derek Fung now teaches in Sydney, at 18 Mary Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010.

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Derek Fung Wing Chun
Ground Floor, Chinese Masonic Hall
18 Mary Street
Surry Hills
NSW 2120 Australia


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