Instructors

Sihing Tom Richards

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I do my best to show you the logic of WingChun. My goal is empowering you while engaging you mentally and physically. During class, I teach you to integrate solo movements into partner drills, and then Self-Defense applications. You also incorporate a more biomechanical understanding to optimize your techniques. My teaching philosophy is twofold — there is a time for being didactic and a time for learning experientially.

Sihing Tom Richards has professional expertise in the functional anatomy of the human body. He brings this awareness into the dynamic, detailed and deliberate way he teaches you WingChun. Thus, you gain a better sense of how to move with greater balance, ease and flow.

Sihing Tom is currently a Fourth Technician Grade and Instructor Degree II in WingChun as well as a Espada y Daga Level in Escrima. He is an academy leader at the Academy of WingChun Berkeley.

 

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. Her teaching style 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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