Kung Fu Southside

Learn Wing Chun in the traditional way

Passed down privately behind closed doors from Master to Student.

Private Lessons

All Ages

Historically Wing Chun was passed down to close family members. It was not taught publicly as a source of income, as the Masters were already wealthy businessmen and most Sifu’s only took in a handful of private students during their lifetime.

This changed during the 1950’s when Grandmaster Ip Man had to teach publicly to provide an income during a very hard time in his life when he fled to Hong Kong  from a government ruled China.  It was in the  1970’s and ’80s when his student Bruce Lee exploded onto the screen and made the art of Wing Chun known world wide, thus changing the way wing chun was taught forever. 

Even though the Hong Kong Grandmaster had a public school, it was his senior students (that had been taught traditionally), who conducted most of the classes. 

I have been extremely lucky to have been accepted as the last student of Ip Man’s senior private student from the 1950’s,  Grandmaster Choi Siu Kwong.  He has taught in the traditional method where there is no grading system, no colored belts or sashes, just hard work and elite instruction. And just like myself, you will be given the information and structured learning tools to become the best version of yourself and then it is up to you to practice and perfect them under the guidance of your teacher. 

The syllabus is tailored to your individual strengths and weaknesses and is a microstudy in the art of Wing Chun, designed to help you meet your goals and overcome challenges. 

Ip Man Wing Chun

Private lessons can be beneficial for students who are slow or fast learners. These lessons can be used to polish techniques or enhance a skill. They can boost your confidence during regular class.

You can move forward in a troublesome area with the help of elite private lessons with a qualified instructor, outside of regular classes.

Interested in arranging a Private Class with a Kung Fu Southside instructor outside of regular class hours? Please contact us right away!

With martial arts, education, and coaching, we’ve been transforming lives since we launched in 2012. Everyone at Kung Fu Southside is welcome and safe. We take pleasure in fostering an atmosphere where people may grow and flourish.

Every age, gender, and experience level is welcome at our martial arts school. We are convinced that our realistic and practical approach will help every member to achieve greatness and live their best life through all of our programs, and we stand by it.

This is what makes training so valuable.

Improve your fitness and confidence
with Kung Fu Southside

Always remember to work at your own pace. Don’t compare your results to others. Set realistic goals based on your abilities. With attendance and a positive attitude, nothing is impossible! If you have any questions, please CONTACT US. We are happy to assist you!


I would just like to say thank you to Sifu Dave, for running a happy, relaxed atmosphere school, without compromising on teaching the skills. Having trained for many years in Taekwondo, I knew it would be a challenge changing to a different style, but Sifu and the rest of the class have made this transition a lot easier. I very much look forward to climbing the Wing Chun ladder...read more
John Walker
Great teacher and supportive fellow students make Kung Fu Southside a friendly and fun environment for learning.
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Annie Whitinui
My son started at Kung fu southside a month ago and already I have noticed a major change in his behaviour, he was bullied at school, so I decided to sign him into Kung fu south side and I’m glad I did. In short time he has gotten back his confidence and mental stability. He is more concentrated on his studies and has more discipline at home and school...read more
Nat Adlan
My youngest son James has just completed the 2 week trial and love's doing it. We have found that it has calmed him down. Thank you Kung Fu Southside.
Kane Fellowes
I was really impressed with Kung Fu Southside. There was no hesitation to bring my son along and when we arrived Sifu Dave was lovely, as was Karmony. I am really excited to continue practising WingChun here!
Chloe Wells
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Kung Fu Southside and Sifu Dave. I have no martial arts experience, so I was feeling nervous about attending their free women's self defense class—but Sifu Dave made me feel comfortable and paced the session really well for newbies. I highly recommend Kung Fu Southside!
Erin Maclean
Positive martial artist with positive energy. A true martial artist! Thumbs up!
Jack Leung
My two boys started Kung Fu here last week and absolutely love it. Thank-you Sifu Dave, you are great with teaching kids.
Rena Petrides
Great training and fitness. A1 Sifu and Atmosphere.
Steve Prowley
4 of my kids learn Kung Fu at Southside and they are all loving it. The teachers are all great at keeping the kids engaged while teaching them some pretty impressive stuff, and they're always excited about their lessons. One of my kids is autistic and Sifu is fabulous at including him in the lessons and still having high expectations of all the students...read more
Sue Barlow
Amazing school and amazing staff, The Sifu is great with kids and very caring for his students you couldn’t find a better place to train. Every time, you will leave with a smile on your face. Highly recommend.
Rob Bradley
My youngest son James has just completed the 2 week trial and love's doing it. We have found that it has calmed him down. Thank you Kung Fu Southside.
Kirsty Carvey
One big happy family, lots of fun with hard work. Love every bit Sifu Save does.
Sinisa Pavic
I have been taking my 6yr old grandson for lessons for about 3 months because I was concerned about his attitude towards others. Prior to that he was getting into fights at school and having detention most days. In the time he has been doing Kung Fu he hasn't had detention once, in fact he has been coming home with awards for good behaviour...read more
Keith Holden
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