We are very thankful to you all for helping make our Ian a better person.
The classes at the Academy have helped Ian develop his presence of being. By this, we mean a holistic change more than a one dimensional thing like being less shy. Ian has grown to become much more aware of himself and his surroundings. For example, when he is at a party, he looks around to make sure all the other kids are ‘taken care of’, be it bringing them a toy or closing a door that someone left open. Now we don’t know if this is a result of the Life Skills or learning Pak Sau or the fact that everyone always starts Wing Chun class with their own cones, but we are very thankful to you all for helping make our Ian a better person. –Wendy & Lei, parents of Ian, age 4
When I was in Tigers my favorite thing in Kung Fu was when we could play games. My favorite game was the game where we could tag people with the ball. I think that Kung Fu is a really fun Martial Arts. My favorite form is Ping Kuen. It is my favorite because there are a lot of big moves and I like big moves. There are two main forms of Kung Fu that we learn about – Shaolin and Wing Chun.
I like Shaolin a lot because it has big moves based on animal actions. I also really like Wing Chun because it teaches conservation of motion and makes you efficient in your moves.
– Ria M., age 8
Teach your children all the important things in life like respect, focus and how to treat people in everyday life.
I studied under Sifu Tei in 1996 and since that time, I have gotten married and have 2 amazing boys, Nick 11 and Kris 8, who also studied with Sifu Tei. I never thought learning Kung Fu would change my life so drastically but it has. MA FIT LA is a great place to not only learn Kung Fu, but to strengthen your soul and teach your children all the important things in life like respect, focus and how to treat people in everyday life. You’ll meet a lot of great people there and make friends that you’ll have the rest of your life. It was something I needed in my life and your children will be grateful too. – Kent Niepert and Family, now living in China
There’s a really great group of people here.
Been practicing here over a year now in the adult classes (I am an adult, though some would debate this). I come here twice a week, but would do more if not for working annoyingly far away. To start, there’s a really great group of people here. Very warm and friendly. Egos left at the door. It feels like a group of friends who treat the training seriously while still managing to enjoy themselves. If you’re looking for a Wing Chun, or Kung Fu school in general, this is a strong choice. If you are serious about learning Wing Chun, not just from a technique application angle, but a cultural one as well, this is a great fit. I think it’s most accurate to view this school as a syllabus of types of class, spread over 7 days a week that cover different parts of a solid Wing Chun syllabus. The full week’s worth of classes will cover Wing Chun forms, drills, light sparring, gear sparring, history, theory, weapons forms of Wing Chun, weapons forms of non-Wing Chun weapons and other forms that were close to Wing Chun at the time of its inception. Syllabus-wise, it reads as intended to be very holistic in its design. If you can put in time every day to train, you’ll get a hell of a lot out of it. I’ve not been able to come for more than 2-3 days a week, but I see the students who hit 5 days a week on average and their transformation over time has been significant. A year on, and I’m happy with the school and would recommend it. Just be aware that if you’re looking for a McDojo / Belt Farm, this is not for you. If you’re looking for something more involved, you’ll probably find a happy place here. – Dan B.
I still learn new things every time I come in.
Are you looking for a school to learn authentic Wing Chun? Then look no further cuz this is the school for you. I was always interested in martial arts, but had a bad experience at a martial arts school when I was younger, and felt hesitant on joining ever again. Luckily I gave this school a chance, and boy was it the right decision! I have been training at at for 1 year and it has been wonderful! The chief instructor (Sifu) Todd Shawn Tei is incredibly skilled in the art of Kung Fu. One of the wonderful things about him is, unlike other schools, he always there leading the classes! So you get to have direct instruction from him! Also, he has trained with both of Ip Man’s sons: Ip Chung and Ip Ching, and if you don’t know who they are, they are the current Grandmasters of Wing Chun internationally! Once you join the school, you are part of a family. We do other functions together as a school like birthday parties, field trips to Buddhist temples, and social nights just to name a few. If you are interested in other styles too, they offer other forms of Kung Fu as well: Tai Chi, Choy Li Fut, and Shaolin forms. Joining this school has been one of the best decisions of my life! Wing Chun Kung Fu is so much fun and very practical!! – Sean M., student since 2010
Still lovin the kung fu life!!! This october will be 4 years for me at this kwoon (chinese name for kung fu school. ITS NOT A DOJO) I cant belive its been almost 4 years since I joined my kung fu family. Ive made sooo many friends here. I’ve watched students come and go, join and quit. The one thing thats never quit is my Sifu’s commitment. Sifu Tei is simply the best. He even puts up with my crazy personality. Lol I still learn new things every time I come in. That is the true beauty of this style.
YOU NEVER STOP LEARNING.
I am now a what would be considered a diciple. I’m not a new fish, and I’m not a master…. but don’t get it twisted. I can spar with the best of ’em. 😉 WHAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! – Jennifer S.
I can honestly say that it has been the best decision I have made in my entire life.
You will not find a better martial arts school or Sifu. Period. If you are looking to train to protect and defend yourself realistically on the street, you will not find a better style than Wing Chun or a greater school. Wing Chun was developed for anyone of any size to be able to defend themselves against anyone else of any size. You learn to deflect and redirect energy and use it against your opponent, rather than use muscle and size or hard blocks. While MMA has become very popular, it is not a martial art. It is a sport with rules. Remember, on the street, there are no rules. Wing Chun is a true martial art that will prepare you for real life situations. You will gain confidence, self-esteem, character and get in shape, all while learning the greatest martial art. It has been exactly 3 years to the day that I signed up for classes. I can honestly say that it has been the best decision I have made in my entire life. Before attending the school, I was overweight and unhappy, spending most of my time hanging out in front of the t.v. playing video games. I knew there was something very important missing from my life. I had been talking with a friend for awhile about martial arts. He studied a different style and through our talks, I realized I was interested in martial arts, but I needed a style and a school that would fit me. Being a huge Bruce Lee fan, I did some research and found out the style he had trained in – Wing Chun. I did a quick Google search to find any nearby Wing Chun schools and this school came up. Little did I know that it was the finest martial arts school around and that I would be embarking on a journey that would change my life forever. I have lost a ton of weight, gotten healthy, gained confidence and made lifelong friendships. I have learned to use the knowledge I’ve gained at the school not only to protect myself, but to handle many situations in my personal life. MA FIT LA provides not only unparalleled instruction in wing chun, but a true sense of family at the school. You will develop not only physically, but also spiritually, mentally and socially. Sifu Tei, the students and instructors are the greatest people around and I have grown so much and become a better person and martial artist because of them. MA FIT LA will equip you with the skills to defend yourself and provide you with a true martial arts experience. As with all things in life, you will only get out of it as much as you put in. So do yourself a favor and start changing your life for the better. You will not be sorry. – Chris M., now a Senior Instructor