East of England Wing Chun Academy

East of England Wing Chun Academy

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Wing Chun Summary (Ving Tsun / Wing Tsun)


China/Hong Kong


Close contact combat


Attack with simultaneous defence. Speed structure - Minimum effort maximum damage


Flexible and relaxed


Shortest distance


Four hand forms which include, Siu Lim Tau, Chum Kiu, Bil Gee and Chark Yu. These are then followed by wooden dummy, long pole and Butterfly knifes

A Brief History of Wing Chun

Fighting arts have been independently developed all over the world, but mention of Martial Arts automatically brings to mind the Chinese styles of Kung Fu.

Although the Martial Arts in China have been recorded for thousands of years, the traditional beginnings of Kung Fu started with the Shaolin Temple; founded around the period 500 AD by a monk called Bodhidharma who introduced Zen Buddhism to China from India.

It was at this time the Martial Arts became more of a secret knowledge, taught only to family or a very few select disciples, so preserving the arts through the generations.

Sifu Adie Gray is taught directly by Ip Man’s son, Grandmaster Ip Ching in Hong Kong.

The Myths and Truths

Myths and Truths of the Chinese fighting arts styles of Kung Fu.

Over the years a great deal of self proclaimed Grandmasters have exploited the art and people by offering the secrets to Ip Mans Ving Tsun ( that there arent any ) and always for a hefty price tag.

Unfortunately we have all been subject to someone offering the secrets to being a better martial artist. But the myths must be addressed.

A fighting art is just that - what would work on the street in a high pressured situation. It's not about dancing on a matt for a plastic trophy or one of many titles. Now listen before you scream blue murder if that is your goal good luck to you. However too many people get a false sense of security and a false sense of confidence.

If you are a fighter training in a fighting art will improve your ability fact. If you arent a fighter then training should give you a better idea of yourself your surroundings including situation and self awareness. It WILL NOT make you a good fighter on the street.

All arts are great and bring something to the table there (in my humble professional opinion) are no single unbeatable art.

So to sum it up easily Know yourself be honest with yourself and if it sounds too good to be true IT ALWAYS is.

Ip Man

Ip Man (1 October 1893 – 1 December 1972), also known as Yip Man, and also Yip Kai-man, was a Chinese martial artist. He had several students who later became martial arts masters in their own right, including Bruce Lee.

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Ip Man with a young Bruce Lee

As depicted in recent films by Donnie Yen. Ip Man is the founder and Great Grandmaster of modern day Wing Chun.

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Grandmaster Ip Ching

Ip Ching (born in Foshan, China in 1936) is the second eldest son of Ip Man. At a young age Ip Ching started his training, under his father.

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Sifu Adie Gray and Ip Ching

After extensive training with Grandmaster Ching since 2009 - Sifu Gray is a 2nd generation Ip Man Student.

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Grand Master Ip Ching 1936 to 2020 R.I.P

Ip Ching will always remain within the hearts if the EOEVTV and be a true beacon of light showing all his students the pure art of Ving Tsun

Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.

John Hancock

Skills You Will Learn

Wing Chun is a very unique and scientific form of martial arts. Ip Man Wing Chun specialty is in close contact combat, using quick punches with a tight defence, coordinated through agile stances for a quick advance. We run wing chun martial arts classes in and around Norfolk and Suffolk.







Sifu Adie Gray



Started boxing at 15.

Adie had various competitive fights in and around Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft

Security Work

Adie started security work in 1988 aged 17

Adie worked throughout London and the Norfolk / Suffolk area including Bury St Edmonds and local Great Yarmouth clubs and Pubs, also various body guarding roles.


Opened his own gym in 1992.

A large commercial gym on the Harfrey’s industrial estate (Great Yarmouth, Norfolk) built from scratch, which at its peak had over 1500 members.

Started martial arts in 1989

I loved the Wing Chun Art but didn't understand as the structure was very limited. I moved from Private teacher to private teacher until I met Grand master Ip Ching and the door to Wing Chun was fully opened for me. Sifu Adie Gray

Wing Chun Experience

Training under Grand Master Ip Ching

I was already a certified Sifu within another Wing Chun lineage, However Grand Master Ip Ching made me start from scratch dissecting and correcting everything I had already learnt previously. Sifu Adie Gray

Extensive Wing Chun Training Worldwide

Hong Kong and China, Switzerland, Germany, Thailand, France, USA, Portugal, and Belfast. Sifu Adie Gray continues to find new places train to the present day

Chinese Name

2007 Sifu Adie Gray was given the Chinese name of Chung Yong.

Ip Man / Ip Ching certified Sifu

In 2013 Adie Gray became a formal Sifu under Grandmaster Ip Ching. He continually trained privately (1-2-1) with Grandmaster Ip Ching in Hong Kong at his Kung Fu brothers kwoon (school) also at Grand Master Ip Ching's personal residance - making him a 2nd generation Ip Man Student.



Wing Chun Martial Arts Training Times - Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Norwich.

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Tuesdays 19:00 - 21:00 and Thursdays 19:30 - 21:00

Cliff Park High School, Kennedy Avenue, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth NR31 6TA

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Fridays 19:00 - 21:00

Manor Rooms, The Street, Trowse, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 8ST

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Sundays 10:30 - 12:00

12 Pinecot Ave, Bradwell,Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR31 8QB.

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Affiliated Clubs

Sifu David (Dawadah)

Based in New York - U.S.A

Sifu Carlos A GonzaleZ

Based in South Jersey - U.S.A

Sifu Antonios Carlos Santos

Based in Tennessee - U.S.A and Porto - Portugal


Ving Tsun for the 21st Century: A fighting chance in a changing world

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For more information on East of England Wing Chun Academy please contact Sifu Adie Gray.
Sifu Adie Gray is also available for 1-2-1 personal training, Seminars are avialable and by request.

Mob: 07875 345963