Coaching Category: Fitness Coach
Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness
Meet William Cheung, the visionary founder and esteemed Grandmaster of the World Wing Chun Association. From a tender age of ten in 1951, William Cheuk Hing Cheung embarked on his extraordinary journey in Wing Chun Kung Fu under the tutelage of the legendary Grandmaster Yip Man. His dedication and commitment led him to become a live-in student of Grandmaster Ip Man from 1954 to 1958, during which he attained mastery over the comprehensive Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu system.
During his formative years between 1957 and 1958, Cheung showcased his remarkable skills by triumphing over seasoned opponents in the highly competitive Kung Fu elimination contests held in Hong Kong. Notably, in early 1954, he introduced the iconic Bruce Lee to Grandmaster Ip Man, assuming the role of Lee's trainer. Their deep friendship blossomed over four and a half years, as Cheung imparted his extensive techniques and contributed to Lee's growth, fostering his confidence and honing his combat expertise—a legacy that would influence Lee's future endeavors in both competitions and movies.
Grandmaster William Cheung's martial prowess extends beyond his training lineage. He served as the esteemed Chief Instructor for the US 7th Fleet in Yokosuka, Japan, leaving an indelible impact on the martial arts community. His invaluable contributions were recognized in 2012 when he received the Distinguished Law Enforcement Community Impact and Life Achievement Award from Chapter 38 of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association in Delaware, USA.
Renowned as a 1st generation master of the esteemed Wing Chun system of Ip Man, Grandmaster Cheung's expertise has transcended borders, captivating individuals from all walks of life. From dignitaries and celebrities to movie stars and everyday citizens, he has generously shared his knowledge and trained numerous individuals worldwide. Grandmaster William Cheung's legacy as a true pioneer of martial arts is firmly established, ensuring his place in history as one of the world's greatest practitioners.
Experience the essence of Kung Fu in Melbourne with Grandmaster William Cheung and embrace the transformative power of Wing Chun.
Awards & Certifications
Grandmaster Wing Chun | 1978-03-02
Multiple Hall of Fame Awards including Black Belt Magazine | 1995-09-21
Trainer to celebrity students including Robert Downey Jnr, Mike Tyson, Bob Hawke, | 2023-03-21