Sije Yuka Yoshioka

Progress comes through diligent practice on basics.  If you are able to do the simple things perfectly, you can acquire the skills to do difficult things more naturally. WingChun practice gradually decreases your limb stiffness, then creates smoother motions with higher efficiency. I will help you to find your inner power and flow in WingChun!

Sije Yuka has a solid skill to identify what each student needs to focus on at each stage, and transmit it comprehensively, with 19 years of martial arts experience.  Prior to WingChun, she accumulated over a decade of practice in different styles, including Tae Kwon Do, Iai Do, Karate, etc. She can effectively address the benefits and challenges in various martial styles, body types, and the stages 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.

For more information, please visit her member spotlight.

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Robert Armstead

Robert teaches WingChun with his genuinely enthusiastic and caring nature. With his warm personality and the presence of self-discipline, he has been a role model and a mentor to many students at the Academy of WingChun Berkeley.  His precise teaching helps students not only to improve their techniques, but also to encourage them to acquire the confidence to boost their progress consistently.

He has been a practitioner of WingChun since 2016 and is currently 11th student level.  Prior to WingChun, he practiced Boxing and gained his core athletic discipline from playing college football in the late 90’s. Robert is an assistant instructor at the Academy of WingChun Berkeley.

Andrew Emerson

Do not practice until you do it right; practice until you can no longer do it wrong!

Andrew teaches a self-defense program based on the Keysi Fighting Method (KFM) and his own military experience. The focus of his lessons is to recognize statistically predictable patterns of violent behavior among criminal assailants and exploit those patterns for the benefit of the defendant. His approach to teaching is to start with a probable self-defense scenario, demonstrate an appropriate technique in response to that scenario, and develop that technique into a new instinct through repetition.

For more information please visit his KFM program.

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