Instructors

Sije Yuka Yoshioka

Progress comes through the consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. Diligent Practice.  If you are able to do the simple things perfectly, you will acquire the skills to do difficult things easily. WingChun practice gradually decreases your limb stiffness, thus creating smoother motion and maximum efficiency. It is where the tasty part of WingChun begins!  I will help you to find your flow in WingChun!

Sije Yuka has the keen ability to breakdown the WingChun technique to the key simple elements and make it easier for students to practice step by step.  In the class, her precise observation identifies what individual student needs to focus on at each stage. Prior to start practicing WingChun, she accumulated over a decade of martial arts experience in different styles, including  Tae Kwon Do, Iai Do, Karate, etc. She can effectively addresses the benefits and challenges in various martial style, body types, and the stage of life.

Sije Yuka is currently a First Technician Grade and Instructor Degree I in WingChun as well as a Serrada Level in Escrima. She is an academy leader at the Academy of WingChun Berkeley.

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Dai Sifu Klaus Brand

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Sifu Klaus Brand is Founder of the International Academy of WingChun (IAW) and Grandmaster of WingChun. With 50 years of martial arts experience — the last 30 years as a WingChun professional — he tirelessly leads the IAW worldwide.

Sifu Brand breaks down every component of WingChun to its exact essence. Nothing that you learn from him is arbitrary. Everything he transmits has a definite Self-Defense purpose, function and meaning. Not only can he explain the theory of the art, but also demonstrate its logic at the highest level.

Based at the International Headquarters in Bruchsal, Germany, Sifu Brand occasionally travels to conduct United States Event Series in Berkeley, California or Atlanta, Georgia.