Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness
Barry Pang is a Sifu - Master teacher in Wing Chun Kung Fu Barry’s interest and dedication to martial arts training began at an early age. As soon as able, he travelled to Hong Kong to learn Wing Chun from notable student of Ip Man, Wong Shun Leung.
With a focus on effective, applied martial arts, his students frequently trained for and competed in open styles tournaments. As a result, some of the club champions included Anne Pang (Blitz Hall of Fame Award for Female Self Defence Instruction) and Scott Peterson (Australian Kung Fu Champion 1995). Barry Pang is a Wing Chun Kung fu Master who has been described as the 'pioneer of Kung Fu' in Australia.
Sifu Barry founded one of the first Kung Fu schools in Melbourne in 1974 and produced many martial arts fighting champions. The Barry Pang Kung Fu Schools expanded rapidly in the 70s in Melbourne CBD, decentralised into the suburbs in the 80s and went into universities in the 90s. One of the most memorable achievements was establishing the Southern Universities Sports Associations Kung Fu games opened to all martial arts across seven universities. Sifu Barry Pang continues to be a proficient exponent of the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu and a well-respected Australian martial artist. After two decades refining his art and running his school in Melbourne, he began his training in Lung Ying (Dragon Shape), learning from an esteemed senior student of Grandmaster Lam Yiu Gwai, Wu Hua Tai. Both styles trace back hundreds of years to the same founder, Ng Mui. Reuniting these complementary kung fu styles is the Barry Pang Kung Fu mission.
Barry continues to develop his martial arts and teach to this day, focussing strongly on practical application. He also manages and invests in diverse business interests. If you want to experience the physical and spiritual characteristics of one of the world’s most effective self-defence systems, then Sifu Barry Pang is a man who can be deemed a conduit to the earliest philosophies of the art of Wing Chun!