SIFU Asad Mir, owner of WingTsun™ Toronto, is a certified WT-Instructor with close to 30 years of experience in the Martial Arts. After having trained several years in other arts (Tae Kwon Do, Shaolin Kung Fu, Full Contact Kickboxing, Western Boxing) and looking for an art that stressed efficiency and practicality, he came to WingTsun™ Kung Fu in 1991 and Escrima (Weapons-System) in ’94 and hasn’t looked back since.
Mondays 6pm – 7pm
Tuesdays 12pm – 1.30pm Drop-in Mode (arrive and leave as you please)
Tuesdays 8pm – 9.30pm
Sifu Keith Sonnenberg began the study of martial arts while in high school, learning Korean tang soo do from a Detroit area instructor. His interest was strong and he achieved a 1st degree black belt in 1970. He continued training in this style until 1975 when he moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Shortly after his move he became acquainted with a Tucson area instructor who taught wing chun. He began training in that style until 1979 when events convinced Mr. Sonnenberg that he could find better instruction. He began sending letters to Sifu Leung Ting on the off chance he would actually get a reply. Of course there was no e-mail in 1979. He finally got his chance in 1980 when he began to train in Wing Tsun as part of Sifu Leung Ting’s tour of the United States as part of his effort to spread Wing Tsun in North America. Grandmaster Leung Ting met many would-be instructors on his tour but he eventually settled on Keith Sonnenberg as his first American student.
Sifu Sonnenberg received the to-dei designation in the early 80s but the ceremony was formalized in 2002 when he joined his kung-fu brothers in the tea ceremony at Grandmaster Leung Ting’s 55th birthday celebration in San Francisco. At the birthday celebration event he received his 4th Level Technician rank after testing at the seminar taught that weekend.
Sifu John Brusstar is a Third Level Technician in Leung Ting WingTsun®. He is the senior and direct student of Sifu Keith Sonnenberg. He has trained in WingTsun since 1995 and attended many high level seminars by senior instructors of the IWTA and IWTA-NAS as well as Filipino Escrima training. He won first place in the chi sau event, Welter Weight Division, Austin Martial Arts Festival in the fall of 2006. Sifu Brusstar was awarded the title of “Sifu” of WingTsun kungfu in June 2008. He received the Third Level Technician rank from his Si-Kung, Grandmaster Leung Ting on October 13, 2013 at the yearly seminar in San Antonio, Texas after many years of training under the instruction of Sifu Keith Sonnenberg. Sifu Brusstar is a public school teacher in special education in the Chandler, Arizona school system.
Sifu John Brusstar teaches WingTsun at Mountain View Karate 8445 E. McDonald Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 (480) 905-9404. It is located just west of Loop 101 frwy in the Park Scottsdale shopping center in the southeast corner of the intersection of Granite Reef Rd. and McDonald Dr.
Schedule: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Master Mike Adams is one of the most respected (and one of the most senior) WingTsun instructors in America today. Sifu Adams has been training in martial arts since 1976. In 1980, Sifu Adams met and began training with Dr. Leung Ting, the Great Grandmaster of WingTsun Kung Fu. This was during the Great Grandmaster’s first trip to Texas (and one of his first trips to America) from Hong Kong. Today Sifu Adams is a To-Dai (“Kung Fu son”) of Great Grandmaster Leung Ting. He was promoted to 5th Level Practician (Master) in March 2011. Sifu Adams has been teaching WingTsun professionally in Illinois since 1988, and is the father of WingTsun in the Midwest. He is a founding member of the International WingTsun Association – North American Section, and serves on the Board of Directors as the Financial Manager. He is one of only two Leung Ting WingTsun® masters in the USA today. Sifu Adams has trained many leading WingTsun instructors in America today. In addition to being the primary instructor at Dynamic Martial Arts of Bloomington-Normal, Sifu Adams also has schools in Chicago, in the Chicago suburbs, and in Fairfield, Iowa.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dynamic Martial Arts
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Sifu Brian Carter is a long-time student of Sifu Mike Adams, and a certified instructor. Sifu Carter is a 3rd Level Technician in WingTsun and he teaches at our Lisle, Illinois school in the Chicago suburbs.
Sifu Guerman Atanassov is a long-time student of Sifu Mike Adams. Sifu Atanassov began his WingTsun training in his home country of Bulgaria. He is a 4th Level Technician in WingTsun and he teaches in the Chicago metropolitan area in Wheeling, Glenview, and Mount Prospect, Illinois.
Sifu Darrell Taylor is a student of Sifu Mike Adams, and a certified instructor. Sifu Taylor is a Second Level Technician and he also spent 14 years in the Marines and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.
Sifu Guerman Atanassov is a long-time student of Sifu Mike Adams. Sifu Atanassov began his WingTsun training in his home country of Bulgaria. He is a 3rd Level Technician in WingTsun and he teaches at the Wheeling, Illinois school and in the Chicago metropolitan area.
My Journey From Student to Sifu only to empty my cup and become a Student of WingTsun and then again climb my way back to Sifu. My journey began in the 60’s from childhood thanks to a younger Brother who wrestled with Me and a Father who was a great boxer and street fighter. By 1969 I started my excursion into the evolution of the Chinese Martial Arts. Beginning with the brute force and then leading the energy, progressing to the more eclectic and philosophical, ending with the most practical. Tai Chi Chuan and Taoism from Master Gia Fu Feng. The Koushu Federation Republic of China, a general curriculum of Chinese Kung Fu headed by Professor James C. Cravens who holds a 4th black in Kodokan Ju Jitsu and heads the Chinese Boxing Institute Inc. International course of study included: Chinese Hawaiian Kempo – Chinese Okinawan Kempo. Both influenced by the Old Pine Tree Style Kung Fu. Northern and Southern Shaolin—Chuan Fa, and White Lotus. Students obtained a general feel for the five animal energies. Chin Na-(grappling, joint twisting, vital points.) Chinese Boxing included (Wing Chun, Pa Kua Chang, Tai Chi Chuan, Yang and Chen style, Hsing-I Chuan) The goal being to give the student a diverse view of the Chinese Martial Arts from the external to the internal, hard to soft, long to short…etc. Seven Star Praying Mantis – Honorable mention my original Teacher in Mantis was Si-hing Bill Clark who was one of Tony Eggerts’s assistants in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Sifu Tony was a student of Sifu Brendan Lai who taught in San Francisco . A hybrid Kung Fu with its circular movements. Which in turn led me to the most practical I have ever seen. “WingTsun Kung Fu” I happily gave up everything previous, because once you have a seven course dinner in front of you there is no need to add anything! It felt like coming home. I finally found what I was looking for, my destiny path. Even though I still respect all those styles and teachers along the way, WingTsun is the top of the mountain for me, the peak of martial arts evolution and Grandmaster Leung Ting is the guiding light shining the way. From the caveman’s club to the fencer’s foil which can parry and thrust in one motion, this is evolution and when it’s reached its highest point of freedom this is WingTsun! I first wrote to the Headquarters (In Phoenix, Arizona at the time) in 1980 with My Credentials and Arranged a Training Session with my Si-hings’ Keith Sonnenberg, Robert Jacquet, and Stephen Freriechs. I trained for a week of Intensive Seminars with these Gracious People. I fell in Love at first sight, recognizing the most efficient, fiercely fluid, Totally Applicable, Freed up martial arts I’ve encountered. A true self-defense in that it can be applied by everyone, and it teaches to overcome stronger enemies. Which I believe was the original reason the Arts where invented in the first place. There is a saying in the Traditional Styles, “ The fullest stalk of rice bows its head the lowest”. Meaning to me the more knowledge and understanding you possess the more humble you should become….Immediately they Introduced Me to the Grandmaster, and I emptied my cup, and requested to become his Student. He accepted my Sincerity, and allowed me to become his Direct Disciple (What an Honor). After training with him in Arizona I asked him if we could hold a Seminar in Montana. We held our first Seminar in Billings, Montana at My first Commercial WT Public Professional School on the Busiest Street in Montana (1111 Main Street). That was in 1982. From 1981 to 1985 I Trained intensively at all his Stops, and in 1985 He Awarded me the Title of Sifu, and Montana WingTsun Kung-Fu Headquarters. Then soon allowed Me to Pioneer Branches in Great falls, Montana, Wyoming, Boise, Idaho, Seattle, Washington, Oregon. Currently I have been Training with Master Sifu Carson Lau http://www.wingtsun.ca 7th Level, who Guest Instructors at my gym twice a Year. He always inspires me and keeps the system pure to the Traditional Chinese Ways. (Thank You Sifu Lau) My two Senior Kung-Fu Brothers are Dei Si-hing Elmond Leung http://www.eleungwingtsun.com and Si-hing Keith Sonnenberg http://www.wingtsunaz.com which includes me as one of the Original Students, and Instructors in the United States. I have a younger Kung-fu Brother Sifu William Parker who like Sifu Lau is a Visiting Guest Instructor, and recently achieved Master Level (Congratulations by the way.) My Eastern Kung-Fu Brother Sifu Mike Adams (Much Success to you Mike),. There are many up and coming Sifu’s I haven’t met or forgot to Mention, but none the less just as important to our organization. Upon the forming of the I.W.T.A. – N.A.S. Sifu gave me the Title of Coordinator for the Northwest. I have completed the Long Pole, and I’m applying for 4th Instructor Level. It’s taken me longer than some to accomplish what I want, but my Sifu always told me “More is not the answer, Better is” so I just keep training and I think I always will be the eternal student, because when you think you know it all, you quit learning! It’s not often in life you get the chance to bask in the light of True Genius! Thank You Sifu for all these glorious years, and here’s to Many More of the Same. Your Forever Loyal Student in Montana Steve Brandon. I would like to close with an invitation to all to come and see this Love Affair I have with WingTsun Kung-Fu, and Why it just may be Your Destiny to Take This Path.
This school is currently closed, however private or small group instruction may be available. Please contact Sifu Steve Brandon.
Background includes – 15 Years of Experience
WingTsun, Judo, karate, Boxiing, Tai Chi Chuan Probation Officer,
B.A. Criminal Justice
Self Defense Expert – Wing Tsun IWTA Certified Instructor International WingTsun Association – North American Section
Wing Tsun Adult Class Openings
5:00 p.m. To 7:00 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday
Sifu Jason began studying Chinese Kung Fu over ten years ago, while a student at Texas Tech University, and has been strictly been focusing on wingtsun kung fu for the last six years. He became a student of Master William Parker in February of 2008. Jason, aka “JB” is a hard working student/instructor who commutes monthly from Dallas, Texas to participate in classes and take private instruction from his Sifu, Master William Parker. He has been running a Leung Ting WingTsunTM school in Dallas since January 2009.
Master William Parker is the owner and head instructor at the San Antonio WingTsun™ Academy. He is a private student of Great Grandmaster Leung Ting, and has trained in this system since the late 1980′s. His accomplishments include: Competed and placed at the First Chi-Sau Tournament held in Houston, Texas (Sept. 1990). Received the title of “Sifu” (Summer 2001). First American to receive the 4th Technician Level. Achieved the level of “Master” – 5th Level Practician (Dec. 2005). First American to receive the 6th Practician Rank (March 2011). Completed the entire Long Pole (Luk-Dim-Boon Kwun) program directly under GGM Leung Ting. First American to complete the entire Eight Cutting Knives (Bart Cham Do) directly from GGM Leung Ting. Also trained in Fillipino Escrima. Has taught Army personnel at Camp Bullis, as well as members of the Marines 4th Recon unit in San Antonio. Has taught at TMI Military Institute in San Antonio. Under his direction, San Antonio WingTsun™ is one of the longest running professional WingTsun™ schools in Texas. To date, Master Parker is the highest ranked and most experienced WT instructor in the San Antonio metro area. Each year, he takes private instruction from his Sifu, GGM Leung Ting, as well as Master Carson Lau (8th Practicion Rank). Master Parker is also a National Instructor for the IWTA-NAS, L.L.C.; he travels to other schools, giving seminars and providing advanced teaching to the students and instructors at affiliated branches. Sifu Parker holds a Masters Degree in Communications and is an accomplished author. His work has been published in magazines such as Inside Kung Fu and the San Antonio Fitness and Health.