The Dragon Institute is hands-down the best Wing Chun in Orange County - - Honest, high quality Wing Chun!
-William Levinson, Irvine, CA
"If you want no-nonsense fighting, you will learn real Wing Chun at The Dragon Institute! No other school does martial arts like them."
-Scott Brians, Security Officer (Dana Point, CA)
"This isn't for for the ring, Octagon or some other sports competition. This is Wing Chun... practical martial arts for realistic self-defense. I love this stuff!"
- John Goodwin, Wing Chun Student
The Dragon Institute is the leading authority for Wing Chun in Orange County. Our private martial arts school consists of around 150 students of all ages – adults, seniors, teens and kids. Our Wing Chun schools in Irvine & Dana Point offer unique classes and private lessons. We specialize in traditional Chinese Martial Arts with progressive, comprehensive high-quality instruction. Dedicated to the traditional methods of Wing Chun training, we make sure everything we do is relevant to all aspects of your life.
You stand on the threshold of a very important first step in your martial arts journey that, if you allow it, will change your life forever! Congratulations on appreciating yourself enough to seek our “outside the box” self-improvement. Later, you’ll thank yourself even more! We’re different in our approach to martial arts. For us, kung fu is our vessel for self-growth. No matter where you are in your life, your journey with us is about where you’re going, not where you are. It’s about a vision of your future and reaching higher levels of potential in all areas of your life. We use martial arts as the gateway to an integrated approach to healthy living for the mind, body and soul.
But make no mistake, the training you will receive in our classes is second to none! Not only will you learn the same amazing kung fu system that shaped the life philosophy of Bruce Lee, you’ll learn at the top-ranked school of Wing Chun in Orange County. Built upon an authentic passion for high quality Wing Chun, our martial arts schools beam with the kind of honest dedication to quality all too uncommon in today’s world. The more you learn about us, the more you will want to be part of our uniquely exciting Orange County kung fu family.
Originating in China, Wing Chun is a highly effective system of practical martial arts for self-defense. It is very unique in its approach to fighting. Wing Chun specializes in using efficiency and positional leverage to deal with the reality of violent physical assault.
Wing Chun allows people to…
→ Defend against bigger, stronger assailants by using leverage, posture and proper positioning
→ Borrow an attacker’s force and turn it back against them
→ Gain strategic control of an attacker from the moment of the first touch
→ Fire rapid punches like a machine gun
→ Close the gap quickly, jam up an attacker, and neutralize their ability to fight
→ Defend with the brain not the brawn, defeating even larger, stronger attackers using superior leverage
Wing Chun’s traditional Chinese martial arts (Kung Fu) roots embody a spiritual essence and a deep philosophical insight missing from most modern martial arts. Yet Wing Chun is also very different from other types of Kung Fu (Chinese martial arts). Known for its overwhelming close-quarters effectiveness, Wing Chun swarms its attacker with constant pressure and a simultaneous attack and defense to take away an opponent’s spacing and timing. It specializes in precise cutting footwork angles in order to maneuver inside to place an attacker on the defensive.
Due to its effectiveness in realistic confrontations, Wing Chun is considered by many realistic self-defense experts as their personal choice of hand-to-hand combat. However, the Wing Chun student must learn to deliver the correct amount of energy, while staying as calm as possible. A good Wing Chun Sifu (instructor/teacher) will teach the student to overcome force with positioning and footwork rather than meeting it head on. Wing Chun classes also teach kicks, sweeps, palm strikes, elbows, knees, trapping and grappling control techniques as part of the fighting arsenal.