SCHOOLS & INSTRUCTORS
Purpose of Provisions. The purpose of these provisions is to promote the study and instruction of Wing Chun Gung Fu. As such, the accompanying goal of these provisions is to promote the peaceful and harmonious interaction of those instructors wishing to study and teach the Fong style of Wing Chun with fellow Fong's Wing Chun brothers and sisters as well as practitioners of Wing Chun as a whole and other martial arts. Since politics and dissension are detrimental to one's personal development and to the promotion of Wing Chun Gung Fu, Sifu Fong and Fong's Wing Chun Gung Fu Federation openly condemn any action or inaction that would cause factions within the system or the martial arts community. Si Fu Fong encourages all his students to go out to teach up to his/her level. That is the only way to learn and to digest what he/she has learned from SiFu Fong as well as attain a deeper level of understanding sooner and faster. However, it doesn’t mean that the student is a certified or qualified Wing Chun instructor; he/she is only a student teacher and is as good as to teach at his/her own level. Sifu Fong makes no representation and takes no responsibility regarding the Instructor's knowledge and skill.
Fong's Certified Instructor (Fong's Disciple). A Disciple is a Fong's Wing Chun Instructor who has demonstrated, to the Sifu’s satisfaction, superior physical, mental, and spiritual skills at the time of certification. Simply becoming a Fong's Certified Instructor does not mean that learning the Fong's Wing Chun Gung Fu System ends.
Fong's Wing Chun Instructor. A Fong's Wing Chun Instructor is a Wing Chun Instructor who has attended all levels of Sifu Fong's Annual Reunion Seminars as well as visited Sifu Fong for additional learning and assessment. Attendance at the Annual Reunion Seminar does not automatically qualify any attendee to be a Fong's Wing Chun Instructor. Rather, being a Fong's Wing Chun Instructor denotes that the Instructor has demonstrated a specific level of understanding and skill development in the Fong's Wing Chun System, and can teach others the Fong's Wing Chun Gung Fu System. Fong's Wing Chun Instructors must use the guidelines set up within Fong's Wing Chun Gung Fu Federation. The goal of a Fong's Wing Chun Instructor is to continue learning the Fong's Wing Chun Gung Fu System to become a Fong's Certified Instructor.
Recognized Instructor. A Recognized Instructor is an Instructor who teaches a martial art (does not have to be Wing Chun), and has demonstrated an interest in learning and teaching Fong's Wing Chun Gung Fu System at their respective level. A Recognized Instructor has the skill and knowledge to teach the Fong's Wing Chun Gung Fu System, but still requires additional knowledge and skill before reaching the Fong's Wing Chun Instructor level. The goal of a Recognized Instructor is to continue learning the Fong's Wing Chun Gung Fu System to become a Fong's Wing Chun Instructor.
Below is a list of teachers that have, at a minimum, updated their Wing Chun skill and knowledge within the last two years.