Sifu Gary Lam, Head Coach
Sifu Gary Lam (Lam Man Hog) - Sifu Lam has been teaching thousands of students for over 20 years. He trained exclusively with the world renown Wong Shun Leung for 15 years and was Sigung Wong's head coach in Hong Kong for 6 years. Sifu Lam is one of the world leading experts in Wing Chun Kung Fu and like his teacher honed his skills in tournament fighting and personal self-defense experiences. He teaches Wing Chun Kung Fu at his training institute in Monterey Park, California. Click here for more information about Sifu Lam and his school.
The following are Sifu Lam' students that have been given formal permission to teach:
Gregory E. LeBlanc (Coach level certified)
- Gregory has been a student of Sifu Lam's since 1997 and served as an assistant coach at the Gary Lam Wing Chun training center in Monterey Park California. In July 2005 Gregory was awarded the third and final (Coach) certification in Sifu Lam's Wing Chun system, becoming his first formal coach. He has a background in Jujitsu, Aikido and Northern style Kung Fu systems. Gregory practices acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and tuina in Berkeley, California. For information regarding Chinese medicine or Wing Chun instruction in Oakland, please go to: http://leblancwingchun.com/
or contact him at (510) 593-0165
Peter Hsu (Coach level certified) - Peter Hsu, born in New York City but raised in Los Angeles has been involved in various martial arts for over 12 years. He's had the great opportunity to train with many experts in the field of JKD, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Balintawak Kali, and of course Gary Lam/Wong Shun Leung Wing Chun. Having the fortunate experience to meet Sifu Lam in Monterey Park, California Peter decided to train Wing Chun in both groups and private lessons full time until given formal consent to open up his own Wing Chun training studio in Shanghai, China. To contact Peter, please go to his website at http://www.phwingchun.com/
Paul Park (Coach level certified) - Paul has been studying martial arts 1991. He started training in the Chinese art of Kung Fu San Soo, and later became a student of Sifu Gary Lam. Paul has been a student of Sifu Lam's since 2000, and in October 8, 2005, he was awarded Coach certification in Sifu Lam's Wing Chun system. He continues to train under Sifu Lam.
For further information, please contact
Sam Halim (Coach Level Certified)- Sam has a passion for martial arts and has been studying various martial arts since eleven years old. Sam has been training Wing Chun with Sifu Gary Lam in groups and private lessons in Monterey Park, California until he was awarded to teach his systems. Sam also is presently training in Pangamot (Filipino weapons) with Felix Pascua , Silat Serak® with Victor de Thouars, Kosho Ryu with Hanshi Bruce Juchnik and Brazilian Jiu Jistu with the late Franco DeCamargo.(Carlson Gracie). To contact Sam, go to http://www.samhalim.net or email add :
Alan Huang (Coach Level Certified)- Alan is a Wing Chun coach based in Taiwan. In addition to Wing Chun, he is also an instructor in Chen style Tai Chi and has a background in Japanese, Filipino and Israeli martial arts. Alan can be reached at
Werner Leuschner (Coach Level Certified) - Werner began his martial arts career in 1978, in Munich, Germany. He trained in Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu, Jitsu, KickBoxing, Hung Gar, Pa Kua, Choy Lee Fut, Southern Praying Mantis, and Escrima. Twenty-six years have been dedicated to training in various Wing Chun styles. Werner holds his Guru in Escrima and participated in a number of full-contact Escrima championships where he won first to third places. He also won the gold metal in Philippine stick fighting at the Philippine Escrima World Tournament Organization in 1996. Werner has been inducted into numerous Hall of Flames worldwide. He holds a coaching certificate from Sifu Gary Lam who he trained under. More information at http://www.wingchunescrima.com
Siheng Mitch Grimm - Siheng Grimm is a senior practitioner of Wing Chun, having previously trained in the art for 9 years before meeting Sifu Lam. Siheng Grimm serves as an assistant coach at Sifu Lam's school in Monterey Park, California. He trains with Sifu Lam in Monterey Park and holds private and semi-private classes in Palm Springs, California. If you would like to reach Mr. Grimm regarding Wing Chun instruction in the Palm Springs California area, please email him at:
Ulrich Stauner (Coach Level Certified)- More Information at http://www.vingtsun-kuen.de Email:
Evangelos Vasilakis ( Coach Level Certified ) Greece. More detail coming soon.
Maurizio Kemptner ( Coach Level Cerified ) Germany. Maurizio Kemptner is specialised in body and mind mechanics through his studies in sports followed by his professions as an sporttherapeut and personal trainer. After experiences in professional rugby, boxing and Shaolin Kung Fu, he started at Sifu Lam's school as a fulltime private student in 2004 following 2005 being the first foreign student to attend 6 months private training in a role. In April 18, 2009, he was awarded Coach certification in Sifu Lam's Wing Chun system. Sifu Kemptner's Academy is open 7 days a week. To contact Maurizio please go to www.garylamwingchun.de
John Lobb (Coach Level Certified) - John has been training in Chinese Martial Arts since 1991. At the age of 11 he began studying Zhuan Shu Kuan Chinese Kick Boxing and was active in teaching and full contact sparring under the tutelage of Sifu Frederick McQueen until his departure from London in 1998. After moving to Warrington he continued his studies in Chinese Kung Fu spending 6 years learning Ip Ching Wing Chun whilst cross training at Warrington Thai Boxing Gym under Kru Dave Jackson who is widely recognised as one of the top trainers in the sport coaching many Thai Boxing Champions. John has been studying and teaching Sifu Gary Lams Wing Chun system since 2007 and is the first coach from the UK to attain Sifu status in his method after many months of intensive full time tuition at the LA headquarters. John continues to train under Sifu Gary and teaches at his Warrington Gym.
Raphael Deletroz ( Coach Level Certfied) - Raphael first met Sifu Lam in 2008 and since that day he kept on studying his great curriculum where he found simplicity, because Wing Chun is simple, density, because Sifu Lam's Wing Chun is so overwhelming and humility, because he has met such a humble and intelligent teacher.
Every once in a while Raphael comes back to LA to stay up to date with the latest infos in the Curriculum. Raphael is also the first Swiss to have received the Coach Level Certification.
For more information, please visit www.garylamwingchun.ch
* Below is the traditional terminology used in our school for chronological class position and ranking, presented here for the benefit of the websites visitor and our students:
- Sidai: Male classmate who joined after you
- Simui: Female classmate who joined after you
- Sihing: Male classmate who joined before you
- Sijeh: Female classmate who joined before you
- Sifu: Your teacher
- Sisuk: Teacher's Sidai
- Sibak: Teacher's Sihing
- Sigung: Your teacher's teacher
- Sijoh: Teacher of Sigung
- Toudai: Students
- Touxun: Students of your students
- ThongMun: Follower of the same style