Head Instructor -
Sifu Chad Smith
Sifu Chad Smith began training in the martial arts in 1983, and like most children he started out in a Karate class. It wasn't until his teenage years, in the fall of 1993, that he discovered Wing Chun Kung Fu and immediately he was hooked. Sifu began his instructor apprenticeship in 1996 and received his level 10 Instructor's grade in 2000; at the time, he was the youngest person in the Canadian Wing Chun Association to do so. Sifu moved to Vancouver in 2004 and took over stewardship of the Vancouver Wing Chun school in 2008. Sifu also holds rank in Aikido, Capoeira, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
Sihing Craig Desharnais
Sihing Craig received his level 10 Instructor's grade in 2014. He has been practicing Wing Chun since 1994 and instructing since 1997. Craig believes the heart of the system is its Chi Sao; its key, its subtleties; and its strength, its community.
Sihing Peter Lohuaru
Sihing Peter received his level 10 Instructor's grade in 2014. He has been training in Wing Chun and acting as an assistant instructor since 2002. Peter also achieved his 1st Dan training in Shotokan Karate (10 years as a student and assistant instructor), and his 2nd Dan training at the Vancouver Ryukyu Kobudo Shinkokai Okinawan weapons dojo (8 years as a student and assistant instructor). Peter feels that his strong involvement in the martial arts cultivates peace of mind, and promotes personal, mental, and physical development.
Sihing Jacob Allen
Sihing Jacob has been training since 2002 and instructing since 2010. He started his training while in high school in Kelowna, BC, and has continued to train since moving to Vancouver. He received his level 10 Instructor's grade in 2014. Jacob believes that the principles of Wing Chun apply not only in the class, but to every aspect of life; simplicity, efficiency, balance, awareness, utilizing the centre, and forward intention.