- World Ving Tsun Athletic Association Senior Director of the ENTIRE Southeastern USA
- 6th Degree Master Wing Chun Instructor Tested and Certified
- 3x Independently Black Sash certified and tested
- 14+ Countries traveled (Hong Kong, Malaysia, England, Switzerland, Portugal, Bali, Jakarta, Thailand, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, USA, Iceland, Korea, Mongolia)
- 4x Lineage Certified Sifu Black Gold Sash under the Ip Man lines of Moy Yat, Ip Ching, Ip Chun, Simon Lau
- Only school in Florida certified and tested to teach the Entire Ip Man system under four lineages of Moy Yat, Ip Ching, Ip Chun and Simon Lau.
His knowledge of Wing Chun martial arts is expansive and is only matched by his zeal to not only share with his loyal students, but to continue to learn from other masters and students in Wing Chun and other martial arts. I urge anyone who lives in or around the Lakeland area to pay a visit to his studios at 116 E. Pine Street in the downtown Lakeland area. His school is a true family environment and if your goal is to get fit or learn self-defense, you’ll definitely meet that goal with us.
I am the 1st Black Sash Sifu under Sifu Och. I have been under his instruction for over 13 years and continue to train under him on a weekly basis. I can honestly say that I am learning new ways of self-defense and martial arts and am looking forward to sharing these techniques to those who are willing to be under my tutelage.
Outside of underground boxing, I’ve had no previous martial art experience. My biggest issue was being able to stand toe-to-toe with fighters bigger than myself. With the knowledge that I’ve gained under Sifu Och, I am very confident in my ability to react and defend myself or others when the need arises.
Wing Chun Gathering 2021
Sifu Och Wing Chun hosted the first ever multi-lineage Wing Chun Florida Gathering. – Taking care of all permits and costs with the city, and renting out the entire center of Downtown Lakeland Munn Park. Sifu Och Wing Chun provided a place for Invited Wing Chun Schools and their students to come down, train and exchange for Free. A Full 7 hour day of training with special thanks to Sifu Garret Brumfield, Sifu Jesse Jones, and Sifu Ray Peteres for helping to provide Workshop insights into their lineage of Wing Chun.
Black Sash Test 2021
On March 27th, I tested and achieved the rank of Sifu. The test lasted 4 hours and was tiring but in the end, I became Sifu Och’s first Black sash.
I began this journey 13 years ago and just wanted to learn how to defend myself better. In May 2008, I made the slightly difficult decision to start my training under Sifu Och. At that time I was living in Wesley Chapel and making that trip to Lakeland, at least 4 times a week was rough. But 13 years later, that sacrifice has, and is still paying off.
Dwight Hennings WSL Workshop 2018
Sifu Dwight Hennings under the WSL Wong Shun Leung Lineage. – Flying down from Canada and training students in the Wong Shun Leung way of Ving Tsun Kung Fu. Dwight Hennings ran students over 2.5 days through fundamentals, forms, practical applications, footwork, structure, and simultaneous offensive and defensive techniques. – to view more information on Dwight Hennings click here.
Since 2013, we’ve competed in full contact sanda, continous sparring and chi sao at ICMAC in Orlando. We’ve had several Gold and Silver medals in fighting, chi sao and forms.
WSL Lineage Seminar hosted by Gary Lam 2017
In September 2017, we werer invited to attend the 1st annual Wong Shun Leung North America seminar. It was held at Gary Lam studios in Alhambra, California. Presenters included Gary Lam, Dwight Hennings, Wan Kam Leung, William Kwok and Gregory LeBlanc