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 8473 E. McDonald Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 (480) 519-5287. It is located right off of Loop 101 on the Southeast corner of Granite Reef Rd. & McDonald Dr.
Schedule: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Sifu Eric Galicia is a certified instructor and a Second Level Technician in Leung Ting WingTsun®. Beginning martial arts in the Air Force, he trained in Judo, Ju-Jitsu, Kook Sool Won, and Aikido and achieved a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. But rough housing with fellow service members, he still consistently lost to those bigger and stronger… until he began learning WingTsun in Germany. Impressed in the first class by WingTsun’s simple attacks and devastating stopping power, he was soon applying his new skills successfully in sparring.
Later, while living in Chicago, Sifu Galicia trained extensively under Sifu Guerman Atanassov and taught WingTsun at Sifu Atanassov’s schools in Des Plaines and Wheeling, Illinois in the Chicago suburbs. After also attaining his Master’s degree in Physics, Sifu Galicia moved to Livermore, California and opened his new school, Wing Tsun California, in Livermore.
Sifu Galicia uses intelligent training methods and a principle-based, scientific approach to teach realistic fighting skills. But he also believes Wing Tsun fits those who want to improve their lives physically and spiritually. Besides teaching, Sifu Galicia also loves to choreograph fight scenes and produce independent films.
Mondays & Wednesdays
WingTsun Training: 6 – 7:20pm
WingTsun Class 7:30 – 9pm
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 students and grand-students with schools in the Chicago suburbs; in Fairfield, Iowa; in New York City, New York, in Livermore, California, and in Brazil.
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 at the Glenview, Illinois school in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Sihing Adam Patt is a Primary Level Technician and Certified Instructor who grew up in the Chicagoland area.
An unexpected altercation sparked Adam’s desire to find a martial arts system that would allow a smaller person to defend against larger attackers in the real world. He found WingTsun™ and was impressed by the system’s sensible approach, efficiency, and opportunity for personal growth.
Adam began practicing with Sifu Eric Galicia (WingTsun™ California) and continues under Sifu Guerman Atanassov. He has also had the privilege of studying with 5th Level Practitioner, Master Mike Adams, and with 6th Level Practitioner, Master Will Parker. In addition, he has trained at the IWTA Headquarters in Hong Kong with Master Robin Tsang and Great Grandmaster Leung Ting.
Adam hopes to help others find the same passion for the art of Wing Tsun that he has found.
Sihing Jonathan Fox is also a Primary Level Technician and Certified Instructor.
Jonathan has trained extensively with 4th Level Technician, Sifu Guerman Atanassov, attending almost 600 classes, including many private lessons, for a total of more than 1400 hours of training.
Jonathan has also attended seminars and “black shirt” instructor classes with Sifu Guerman Atanassov; 5th Level Practitioner, Master Mike Adams; 6th Level Practitioner, Master Will Parker; and Great Grandmaster Leung Ting.
In 2015, Jonathan trained for 4 days at Great Grandmaster Leung Ting’s School in Hong Kong, China, and attended day-long classes taught by 5th Level Practitioner, Master Robin Tsang as well as Great Grandmaster Leung Ting.
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 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.
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
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.