Let coaches Sean and John oversee your development in Wong Shun Leung Ving Tsun.

Both coaches have international recognition and an unequalled understanding of the Ving Tsun system. As taught in Hong Kong.

Share the journey in a safe and progressive training environment that has world recognition and a leader and are fully qualified to pass on this amazing legacy.
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If you are looking for flashy and over-complicated Ving Tsun, then Sifu John Smith ISN’T your man. However, if you want an instructor who teaches simple, direct, and efficient, then he’s your absolute best choice! Instructor who teaches simple, direct and efficient /sifumortenibsen - Morten H. Ibsen - David Peterson It has been my extreme pleasure to know & to train with Sifu John Smith over a great many years, and I can confidently say that he is a man of great integrity, an excellent teacher with skills to match, and an outstanding representative for the ‘WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok’ method of Chinese Gung Fu. As such, I have no hesitation in recommending anyone to train at the ‘Illawarra Ving Tsun School’ under his guidance. Testimonial for Sifu John Smith & the Illawarra Ving Tsun School WSL Ving Tsun Combat Science (Malaysia)
Wong Shun Leung and John Smith, 1993 Read More Sifu John Smith is very humble, approachable, and an extremely experienced WSLVT coach, whose power and knowledge is phenomenal. No matter what level you are at in your training, he can guide you to your fullest potential. If you are interested in learning authentic Wong Shun Leung Ving Tsun Kuen Hok, you have come to the right place! - Sifu Eric Lilleor Wing Chun Illustrated Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Wing Chun Illustrated Magazine Read More When I talk about my Sisok, or rather Sifu John Smith, everyone can see it's with great enthusiasm. During the summer of 2012 in Malaysia while on a break from training, my Sifu David Peterson spoke really well about him to me, telling me that if I had the possibility to take WSL Ving Tsun lessons from him it would be awesome. Sifu Archimede Tentindo, Italy Authentic, realistic and systematic presentation of the Ving Tsun system Sisuk John Smith delivers an authentic, realistic and systematic presentation of the Ving Tsun system. His knowledge of the practical application of WSLVT is second to none; he is a dedicated, generous and dynamic teacher. WSLVT is characterized by specific skills related to angle, ground connection and driving towards the opponents center of mass; these skills and more you will find in abundance and clearly presented by Sisuk Smith at his school and in the many seminars he teaches throughout the year. - Greg LeBlanc LeBlanc Wing Chun

Both coaches have international recognition and an unequalled understanding of the Ving Tsun system. As taught in Hong Kong.

Share the journey in a safe and progressive training environment that has world recognition and a leader and are fully qualified to pass on this amazing legacy.
View Class Times Let coaches Sean and John oversee your development in Wong Shun Leung Ving Tsun.
If you are looking for flashy and over-complicated Ving Tsun, then Sifu John Smith ISN’T your man. However, if you want an instructor who teaches simple, direct, and efficient, then he’s your absolute best choice! Instructor who teaches simple, direct and efficient /sifumortenibsen - Morten H. Ibsen - David Peterson It has been my extreme pleasure to know & to train with Sifu John Smith over a great many years, and I can confidently say that he is a man of great integrity, an excellent teacher with skills to match, and an outstanding representative for the ‘WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok’ method of Chinese Gung Fu. As such, I have no hesitation in recommending anyone to train at the ‘Illawarra Ving Tsun School’ under his guidance. Testimonial for Sifu John Smith & the Illawarra Ving Tsun School WSL Ving Tsun Combat Science (Malaysia)
Wong Shun Leung and John Smith, 1993 Read More Sifu John Smith is very humble, approachable, and an extremely experienced WSLVT coach, whose power and knowledge is phenomenal. No matter what level you are at in your training, he can guide you to your fullest potential. If you are interested in learning authentic Wong Shun Leung Ving Tsun Kuen Hok, you have come to the right place! - Sifu Eric Lilleor Wing Chun Illustrated Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Wing Chun Illustrated Magazine Read More When I talk about my Sisok, or rather Sifu John Smith, everyone can see it's with great enthusiasm. During the summer of 2012 in Malaysia while on a break from training, my Sifu David Peterson spoke really well about him to me, telling me that if I had the possibility to take WSL Ving Tsun lessons from him it would be awesome. Sifu Archimede Tentindo, Italy Authentic, realistic and systematic presentation of the Ving Tsun system Sisuk John Smith delivers an authentic, realistic and systematic presentation of the Ving Tsun system. His knowledge of the practical application of WSLVT is second to none; he is a dedicated, generous and dynamic teacher. WSLVT is characterized by specific skills related to angle, ground connection and driving towards the opponents center of mass; these skills and more you will find in abundance and clearly presented by Sisuk Smith at his school and in the many seminars he teaches throughout the year. - Greg LeBlanc LeBlanc Wing Chun

Welcome to
Illawarra Ving Tsun school

Our school teaches Wing Chun/Ving Tsun Kung Fu. Learn from a Hong Kong trained teacher with international recognition and who has lectured at many locations around the globe. We teach real life protection!

At the Illawarra Ving Tsun School you will only learn effective street fighting strategies, not something based on hearsay. The Ving Tsun or Wing Chun that is taught at the Illawarra Ving Tsun School is very practical and effective for real life self defence. John Smith’s experience running seminars both overseas and within Australia makes him the perfect teacher to provide you with the skillset you need  to be able to protect yourself when you need it the most!

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The Logic of Ving Tsun

There is one form of self defence that is quickly gaining popularity because it is more suited to our urban environment from the very beginning and teaches sound fighting principles.  It is a Chinese form of Traditional Martial Art called Ving Tsun Gung Fu (or Wing Chun Kung Fu).  Ving Tsun had remained a secret for a couple hundred years until it was decided to be taught  publicly by the late Grand Master, Yip Man. Bruce Lee was also a student of Yip Man and incorporated a lot of Ving Tsun’s theory into his now famous fighting system (called Jeet Kune Do).  This system was made famous by the late Great Master Wong Shun Leung, who single-handedly fought countless challenge matches against numerous styles and…
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