Rick Spain

Rick Spain

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


For more than four decades, Sifu Rick has dedicated himself to the art of Wing Chun, honing the techniques he initially learned from none other than William Cheung. Notably, Cheung was not only Bruce Lee's senior training partner but also lived in close discipleship under the legendary Ip Man. Over the years, Sifu Rick's journey has been one of continuous evolution, as he has seamlessly integrated elements of a sophisticated kicking game and the art of Will/Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu into what has now blossomed into a comprehensive and highly effective Wing Chun Martial Arts System.

In our classes, we maintain a steadfast commitment to accommodating individuals of all experience levels. Whether you're a beginner taking your first steps in martial arts or an advanced practitioner seeking to further refine your skills, you'll find a warm welcome within our walls. One of the cornerstones of our training philosophy is the rigorous process of pressure testing everything we teach. This approach ensures that our techniques and strategies are not just theoretically sound but are genuinely effective even in high-stress combat scenarios.

Sifu Rick himself boasts an impressive background, having once held the esteemed title of World Champion Full Contact fighter. Under his guidance, our school has been instrumental in nurturing numerous talented martial artists who have not only competed but triumphed on various platforms. While our Sydney school may not currently offer a formal fight program, our sister schools in other parts of the country are proudly upholding that tradition. Nevertheless, we maintain a robust sparring curriculum that proves to be an invigorating challenge for the majority of our students. For those with aspirations of competitive combat, we wholeheartedly support their journey.

Within our esteemed roster of instructors, you will find a diverse array of seasoned martial artists. Some have dedicated their entire martial arts journey to Red Boat Wing Chun and Will/Machado BJJ, while others bring a rich tapestry of experience from disciplines such as Boxing, Muay Thai, Tai Chi, Hsing-I, and Karate. This wealth of knowledge and expertise ensures that our students receive a well-rounded education in martial arts.

At the heart of our school lie values that resonate deeply with our students and practitioners. Family, Honour, and Loyalty are not just words but guiding principles that permeate our every interaction. We embrace each student as if they were a part of our own family, fostering an environment of care and respect that mirrors the bonds shared within a close-knit family unit. Our mission is to provide a nurturing space that empowers individuals on their path toward martial arts excellence. For those who have embraced our culture, the transformation extends beyond the martial arts studio, positively impacting their lives in myriad ways.

Awards & Certifications

Sifu Wing Chun King Fu | 1994-09-02

Black Belt Kyokushin Karate | 2018-09-23

Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu | 2019-04-01

Work Experience

Red Boat Kung Fu | Sifu

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Alexandria, Sydney, NSW, AU

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