Leung Martial Arts Academy started as David Leung Chinese Kung Fu Tai Chi academy by Master Leung in the late 70’s. Master Leung opened the Academy to honor his Chinese heritage that had given him his martial arts education and to share those arts with others.
Over the years, with the passing of many top level Tai Chi and Kung Fu masters, including his own Yang style teacher, Master Leung has dedicated himself to the preservation of traditional Chinese martial arts. Out of the hundreds of traditional Chinese martial arts, he concentrated on the internal arts, such as Tai Chi, Bagua, Hsing I and Wing Chun.
Today, Master Leung’s martial arts family has grown ever larger, including hundreds of students and instructors all over the world. With his daughter and sons joining his Academy, David Leung Chinese Kung Fu/Tai Chi academy evolved to Leung Martial Arts Academy.
Born in Hong Kong, Master David Leung began his studies in the martial arts at the age of 9. He is a second-generation student of Wing Chun Grandmaster Yip Man (under Master Ho Leung) and a third generation student of renowned Yang style T’ai Chi Ch’uan Master Yang Ch’eng-fu.
He is the Co-Director of the United States branch of the World Chinese Internal Martial Arts Association, and the honorary president of the Tsang Cheuk Yi Chen Style Tai Chi Association of Hong Kong.
All studio instructors have undergone many years of rigorous training and personal study with Master Leung, demonstrating not only excellence in practice, but also a passion and aptitude for teaching the arts.
Classes are personally overseen by Master Leung to ensure both instructors and students develop toward their potential. Following is a list of our instructors:
Sifu Joel Triplehorn has trained with Master Leung for over 20+ years and is the chief Wing Chun instructor.
Sifu Poh Kheng Loi has trained in the Academy for over 18 years and is the instructor for the Weapon Class and Qi Gong class.
Sifu Shag Snyder is the senior Chen Tai Chi instructor. Shag has many years with Master Leung, and has also studied with masters in China.
In addition to chief instructors, there are senior instructors, junior instructors and instructors-in-training, all of whom are available to assist new students. Senior instructors include Brian Fahrion, Greg Wilson and Beverly Reed.