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We teach traditional Chinese martial arts in the northeast end of the Greater Toronto Area, specializing in the Sum Nung style of Wing Chun kung fu. All classes are led by Master Henry Lo, who has over thirty years of teaching experience and is a direct descendent of our lineage’s grandmaster:
Sum Nung > Lee Chi-Yiu and Leung Dai-Chiu > Henry Kuen-Hung Lo.
Like other lineages of Wing Chun, the Sum Nung style emphasizes close-range, practical, self-defence skills. The techniques are primarily based on deflections, hand-strikes, and trapping, although there are also elbows, knees, low kicks, trips, takedowns, chokes, and joint locks. Wing Chun uses a blend of hard/external and soft/internal power. It is known for the “one-inch punch,” which means the ability to generate powerful strikes even in very short-range. Wing Chun is also famous for its “sticky” hands (chi sao).Read more
The Sum Nung Wing Chun Academy offers not only instruction in practical self-defence, but also a path of self-cultivation and wellness. Training in kung fu builds physical fitness, reduces stress, and increases energy levels. Our academy is like a family, and we offer an attitude-free learning environment. If you are interested in developing self-discipline, confidence, and health through rigorous, traditional martial arts, we encourage you to join us! For more information, or to arrange an appointment for a free trial lesson, please go to our contact page.Read more
Classes & Schedule
Our school offers group classes as well as private and semi-private lessons. The main training hall is located in a quiet neighbourhood that is easily reachable from all major routes in Markham, while (semi)private lessons are held near Fairview Mall in Toronto, which is just off the intersection of the DVP/404 and 401 as well as close to the Don Mills stop on the Sheppard subway line. All classes are open to all levels. Both beginners and people with experience in other martial arts will quickly see the value of learning Wing Chun skills, strategy, and fighting methods.Read more