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Marvon Wilkinson

Taught by Marvon. A direct student of NG Chun-hong, and 3rd Generation student of Yip Man.
studied Wing Chun: 14 years Hong Kong, 8 years UK, and 6 years in Canada.

Message from WCJJA:

The WCJJA offer a unique blend of Wing Chun theories and techniques taught by Marvon Wilkinson.

Marvon’s first and sincere suggestion to any student, is to do as he did and visit Hong Kong to learn traditional Wing Chun at the NG Chun-hong Wing Chun Association ….. it will be a memorable and rewarding Wing Chun experience.

Should this not be possible, Marvon Wilkinson is currently running classes in Ontario, Canada.

wong shun leungFor further details of our Regular Classes, Workshops and Private Sessions, please check our schools & classes menu, or our Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Marvon’s induction to Wing Chun:

yip manI was born in the United Kingdom. My first exposure to Martial Arts was during the early 70’s when my elder brother was practicing Karate. He would return home after watching the latest Bruce Lee movie and provide me with a detailed synopsis of the movie, with a particular focus on the action scenes, ‘of course!’. At that time, the best I could do was to mimic my brother and simulate mental models of Bruce in action. I decided to find part-time jobs in order to study Martial Arts which at that time began with karate, then various forms of fighting such as boxing and Wu Shu.

I enjoyed free-fighting with persons from different Martial Art disciplines and while at university I had a friendly encounter with another university student. Regardless of what kicks or punches I tried to use, for some strange reason, my opponent would defeat me using one and only one technique, over and over.
In fact, he had only been practicing for about one month and the only combat technique he had learnt was how to execute a flurry of chain punches. Although his application of repetitive punches seemed somewhat cumbersome (where for instance in fear of being hit by me, his eyes were half closed together with his head tilted to one side as he charged forwards with non-stop rolling of punches down my centre), yet he was still able to destroy each technique I tried to throw at him. Thankfully, he also kindly withheld from hitting me with full force ….. I was clearly defeated. Upon inquiring of the name of the style which he was using, the reply was Wing Chun. Despite his cumbersome Wing Chun technique, I was still inquisitive to know more about that style of Kung Fu called Wing Chun. I was convinced there must be more to the Art than what I had just seen for the very first time. ….. and “why had I not heard of Wing Chun before?” From that day, I decided that one day, Wing Chun would be the Martial Art for me.

By chaartist impression by my daughternce I was introduced to a Wing Chun teacher Nino Bernado (in fact, a dear friend of mine who was studying Wing Chun under another famous UK Sifu, suggested rather than I join his school, that the best Wing School around would be The Basement, run by Nino Bernado). Nino Bernado was raised in Hong Kong and studied Wing Chun under Wong Sheung Leung before moving to the UK to teach in London.
The day after sitting my last exam at University, I excitedly rushed to Nino Bernado’s Wing Chun school. There, I started my journey of studying the Wing Chun Kung Fu system. As I look back at this chain of events, I had absolutely no idea prior to starting Wing Chun that the person I had admired all along, Bruce Lee, had also studied Wing Chun. And now, ironically, I was also able to study that very same Martial Art system that my idol Bruce Lee had also studied.
I studied with Nino Bernado for approximately 4 years and then studied under one of his senior students Michael Louison for a further 5 years. While studying at Michael Louison’s school, Michael Louison went to Hong Kong to further study Wing Chun under Nino Bernado’s senior Kung Fu class mate, Ng Chun-hong. While in Hong Kong, Michael Louison also spent some time learning Wing Chun under Wong Sheung Leung, but most of his tuition while in Hong Kong was with Sifu Ng Chun Hong. After Michael Louison’s return to the UK, he incorporated what he had learnt from Ng Chun Hong into his classes. Seeing this different “flavour” of Wing Chun is what inspired me to go to Hong Kong, in 1993, to study Wing Chun under Ng Chun Hong.

sifu ng chun hongUpon immigrating to Hong Kong, I studied Wing Chun under the close supervision of Sifu Ng Chun Hong for over 12 years, before leaving Hong Kong for business reasons. From that day on, I have never abandoned my deep passion for Wing Chun, and I practiced at every opportunity I could. I immigrated to Canada in 2009 where the best way I could continue to practice the same “flavour” of Wing Chun as taught by my Sifu Ng Chun Hong was to open my own school. Hence the founding of the Wing Chun Jing Jung Association in 2009. Given the option, I would by far prefer to remain in Hong Kong training under my Sifu Ng Chun Hong, but primarily for business reasons, this was not feasible. I believe that by teaching Wing Chun in the same traditional way that was taught to me by my Sifu Ng Chun Hong, will help spread Wing Chun in its unaltered and pure form.

The style of Wing Chun is renowned worldwide for its simplicity, directness and effectiveness.
Wing Chun evolved from Fat Shan in China and was further technically refined and optimised in Hong Kong by Yip Man. Yip Man had improved the Art considerably and he is acknowledged as being the pioneer of what is often coined, “Yip Man Wing Chun” (or Hong Kong Wing Chun). Another famous Wing Chun practitioner during the Yip Man era was Jiu Wan. The Yip Man lineage and Jiu Wan lineage are just two of many noted family tree’s in Wing Chun.ng chun hong
Sifu Ng Chun Hong studied Wing Chun under both of these factions – studying under Jiu Wan, Lok Yiu and Wong Sheung Leung (comprising 3 of the 5 most notable senior student’s of Yip Man). It is of my personal opinion, that Sifu Ng Chun Hong has managed to blend the principles that he learnt to an extraordinarily proficient standard.
I was fortunate to live in Hong Kong and there spend the majority of my Wing Chun training under the close guidance and supervision of my Sifu Ng Chun Hong, where Wing Chun was taught in its purest, authentic and traditional form.

Likewise, I also aim to share and teach this flavour of Wing Chun with my fellow students.
The Wing Chun Jing Jung Association was established in 2009 with the primary aim to provide an environment where students are able to study and learn the Wing Chun Jing Jung Martial Art system in its orthodox, unaltered form, “Jing Jung”.

At the WCJJA, we are committed to teaching the NG Chun Hong style of Wing Chun.

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→  Muk Yan Jong: Original Koo Sang Wooden Dummy (made by Koo Sang, the Yip Man dummy maker).
→  Baat Jum Doa: Replica of Wong Shun Leung’s personal knives given to my Sifu NG Chun hong.
→  Lok Dim Boon: Six and a half point wooden pole (shown diagonal, leaning against the wall).

An outline of the complete Wing Chun system can be found here: Wing Chun Fundamental components, techniques and concepts.
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