Specialization/s: Wing Chun,
In 1951, at the age of ten, William Cheuk Hing Cheung started his training in Wing Chun Kung Fu under Grandmaster Yip Man. From 1954 to 1958 Cheung was a live-in student of Grandmaster Yip Man. It was during this time that he mastered the complete system of Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu.
Between 1957 and 1958 Cheung won the Kung Fu elimination contests in Hong Kong, defeating opponents with many more years' experience. In early 1954 Cheung introduced Bruce Lee to Grandmaster Yip Man, and became Lee’s trainer. Throughout the four and a half years the two men developed a very close friendship, and Cheung passed on to Bruce Lee most of his techniques and helped developed his overall confidence and experience in fights. In later years he was to use these techniques in competitions, and also in his movies.
Sifu William Cheung was Chief Instructor for the US 7th Fleet in Yokosuka, Japan, and in 2012 was awarded the Distinguished Law Enforcement Community Impact and Life Achievement Award by Chapter 38 of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association in Delaware, USA.
Grandmaster Cheung is a 1st generation master of the Wing Chun system of Ip Man, he is recognised in all parts of the world for his talents as a martial artist and has trained many people including dignitaries, celebrities, movie stars and every day citizens from all corners of the globe. Its fair to say that Grandmaster William Cheung is one of the true originals of martial arts, one who will go down in history as one of the worlds best.
Diploma Sport Development | 2003-06-04
Certificate IV Trainer and Assessor | 2004-08-03
Bachelor Economics | 1959-10-03
Bachelor Science | 1962-11-02
Ip Man Wing Chun | Student
Australian National University | Bachelor Arts / Bachelor Economics
Cheungs Wing Chun Academy | Sifo
Australian Kung Fu Federation | President
U.S. Seventh Fleet based in Yukosuka, Japan | Chief Defensive Tactics Instructor
Black Belt Magazine | Hall of Fame Award Kung Fu Instructor of the year
Inside Kung Fu Magazine | Hall of Fame Award - Kung Fu Instructor of the year
Harvard University, Boston | World Speed Punching Record