Ancient Fighting Arts

Traditional Chinese Martial Arts

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Wing Chun                     

A practical self-defense martial art

Learn the principles and concepts of the Wing Chun system. Wing Chun can be practiced by people of all ages, sizes, shapes and degrees of physical ability. It is equally applicable to both men and women. Wing Chun uses structure rather than strength and timing rather than speed. Our instructors teach students at their own pace whether they are a beginner or have extensive previous martial art experience.             

We teach the traditional three empty-hand forms, two weapons foms and wooden dummy form as taught by Ip Man and his son Ip Chun. Training includes "sticky-hands"(Chi-Sau) as well as other practice drills for close-range fighting. If the student is ready and chooses to test their Wing Chun skills further they may participate in non-competitive continuous sparring. Learn more about our kung fu program.

Learn more about our kids kung fu program

Benefits of Wing Chun Training

  • Physical fitness - no matter what physicall fitness level you are currently
  • Mental fitness - self-confidence, focus, break through self-doubt
  • Relaxation - yes, relaxation! One of the biggest obstacles to becoming a good Wing Chun practicitioner is being able to relax under pressure
  • Improve reflexes - there are various practice drills designed to improve your reflexes
  • Relieve stress - escape your busy world for a while and take time for yourself!

Tai Chi Chuan                     

Low impact exercise that improves overall health

Join us as we learn and enjoy the practice of Tai Chi together in a supportive and friendly environment. We start the class with warm ups, qigong, stances, and basic footwork exercises. We then go through the Tai Chi form and study its body mechanics, martial applications, proper breathing and mental intent. Making Tai Chi a wonderful exercise and moving meditation. 

Tai chi chuan literally translates as "Supreme Ultimate Fist". It is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for self-defense as well as its health benefits. Forms are practiced with slow movements coordinating the body, breath and mind together


Learning the form is only a part of Tai Chi Chuan. The principles and body mechanics learned in the Tai Chi form can also be applied and tested with push hands, traditional Chinese weapons, and two person fighting sets. You have the option of learning Tai Chi only for its health benefits or explore its martial applications as well. Learn more about our tai chi chuan program.

Scientific studies show the benefits of Tai Chi:

  • Increase energy and agility 
  • Improve sleep quality 
  • Relieve chronic pain 
  • Improve balance, flexibility and muscle strength 
  • Improve overall feelings of well-being 
  • Alleviate symptoms of asthma 
  • Reduce falls in older adults
  • Lower blood pressure 
  • Improve cardiovascular functions 
  • Alleviate symptoms of arthritis, Parkinson's Diseases And Fibromyalgia

Weekly Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tai Chi Chuan
12:00 - 12:45 pm
Tai Chi Chuan
12:00 - 12:45 pm
Kids Kung Fu
6:00 - 6:45 pm
Tai Chi Chuan
9:30 - 10:15 am
Tai Chi Chuan
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Tai Chi Chuan
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Adults Wing Chun 
7:00 - 7:45 pm
Adults Advance
10:15 - 11:00 am
Adults Wing Chun 
8:00 - 9:00 pm
Adults Wing Chun 
8:00 - 9:00 pm
Tai Chi Chuan
7:45 - 8:30 pm
Adults Wing Chun 
11:00 - 11:45 am
Kids Kung Fu
11:45 - 12:30 pm

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Sifu Yip Pui (Terrence)

Sifu Yip has over thirty years of Martial Arts experience and over ten years experience in teaching Martial Arts. In the late 1980's, he came over from Hong Kong with his dream of bringing Authentic Wing Chun to the United States.  

He acquired his Wing Chun expertise from Grandmaster Yip Chun, the premier Wing Chun Artist in the world today and the eldest son of the late Grandmaster Yip Man. According to Inside Kung Fu magazine, Yip Man was one of the most influential Martial Artists of the 20th Century. Before Yip Man opened his doors to the public, Wing Chun was a Secret Style that was passed on to only a selected few. Since then, Wing Chun has grown to be one of the most popular styles in the world. Yip Man taught many famous martial artists, but his most recognizable student was the legendary Bruce Lee.  

Sifu Terence Yip attempts to teach Wing Chun in its purest form. He is not interested in adding any fancy, flashy movements that would win tournaments or that might even make the style more interesting or pleasing to the eye. Sifu Yip teaches Wing Chun the traditional way - the way it was taught to him which is the way Grandmaster Yip Man taught it.

Grandmaster Hsu Fun Yuen

Grand Master Hsu was born into a traditional agricultural family in Tien Tai village on the East Side of Che Chiang Province in the People's Republic of China. Suffering from a feeble constitution while young, he was prone to illness. His parents encouraged study of Shaolin in order to obtain strength. This gradually replaced weakness with vigor and good health. Rarely ill from then on, Hsu developed a passion for Chinese Martial Arts. Following high school he continued study of Martial Arts with Li Yuanchih at a military school. Thereafter he furthered his instruction under the tutelage of Chen Man Ching in an intense study and analysis of the Martial Arts, particularly Tai Chi. Mr. Cheng was known as a connoisseur of the Tai Chi forms.

In 1951 he began a career as an instructor. In 1964 he traveled to such countries as Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in hopes of popularizing the study of Tai Chi, successfully teaching over 2,000 students. In Taiwan he founded the Tai Chi Chuan Association of Taipei, Taiwan. Membership grew to 10,000.  

In 1977 Sifu Hsu came to the United States and taught Tai Chi in New York and Miami. During the winter of 1978, he was invited to teach in Chicago. The amount of students in Chicago interested in learning Tai Chi steadily increased. Hence, during the summer of 1981, the Hsu Fun Yuen Tai Chi Academy in North Chicago was founded. Within 10 years of its establishment the number of students accumulated to approximately 1,000.

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Dr. Yang started his Gong fu (or Kung Fu) training at the age of fifteen under the Shaolin White Crane (Bai He) Master Cheng Gin Gsao. In thirteen years of study (1961-1974 A..D.) under Master Cheng, Dr. Yang became an expert in the White Crane style of Chinese martial arts, which includes both the use of bare hands and of various weapons such as saber, staff, spear, trident, two short rods, and many others. With the same master he also studied White Crane Qin Na (or Chin Na), Tui Na and Dian Xue massages, and herbal treatment. At the age of sixteen, Dr. Yang began the study of Taijiquan (Yang Style) under Master Kao Tao. After learning from Master Kao, Dr. Yang continued his study and research of Taijiquan with several masters and senior practitioners such as Master Li, Mao-Ching and Mr. Wilson Chen in Taipei. Master Li learned his Taijiquan from the well-known Master Han, Ching-Tang, and Mr. Chen learned his Taijiquan from Master Chang, Xiang-San.

 Dr. Yang has mastered the Taiji bare hand sequence, pushing hands, the two-man fighting sequence, Taiji sword, Taiji saber, and Taiji Qigong. 

At 18 he began the study of traditional Shaolin Long Fist (Changquan or Chang Chuan) with Master Li, Mao-Ching at the Tamkang College Guoshu Club (1964-1968 A.D.). From Master Li, Dr. Yang learned northern style Gong fu, which includes both bare hand (especially kicking) techniques and numerous weapons. In 1974, Dr. Yang came to the United States to study Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. At the request of a few students, Dr. Yang began to teach Gong fu (Kung Fu), which resulted in the foundation of the Purdue University Chinese Kung Fu Research Club in the spring of 1975. While at Purdue, Dr. Yang also taught college-credited courses in Taijiquan.