Wing Chun OC - FAQs

The Dragon Institute is the official Orange County Wing Chun representative for the California Wing Chun Association, American Wing Chun Association, Worldwide Leung Sheung Lineage Association and The System Wing Chun Gung Fu.

The Dragon Institute's method of Wing Chun in OC serves the following cities and locations:

Orange County Wing Chun - Laguna Beach


Orange County Wing Chun - Newport Beach


Orange County Wing Chun - Tustin


Orange County Wing Chun - Laguna Niguel


Orange County Wing Chun - Irvine


Orange County Wing Chun - Laguna Hills


Orange County Wing Chun - Ladera Ranch


Orange County Wing Chun Martial Arts - Dana Point


Orange County Wing Chun - Mission Viejo


Orange County Wing Chun - Aliso Viejo


Orange County Wing Chun - San Juan Capistrano


Orange County Wing Chun - San Clemente


Orange County Wing Chun - Huntington Beach


Orange County Wing Chun - Fountain Valley


Orange County Wing Chun - Lake Forest


Orange County Wing Chun - Anaheim


Orange County Wing Chun - Santa Ana

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Frequently Asked Questions


What accreditation and associations does The Dragon Institute have?
The Dragon Institute is proud to be one the leading institutes of Kung Fu in the US. Recognized internationally
for the quality of its instruction and training, the school’s professional curriculum offers distinguished qualification for certification.

The Dragon Institute is proud to have the honor of being Orange County's representative of the Yip Man (aka Ip Man) method of Wing Chun as passed down by his senior-most Hong Kong student, Leung Sheung.

The Dragon Institute has two locations: Our headquarters martial arts school in Dana Point and our latest addition, Irvine Wing Chun.

Our owner and head instructor, Sifu Adam, is one of the foremost experts in the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu recognized by several of today's top international organizations. Sifu Adam practices the art today as given to him by his instructor Sigung Bill Graves - having had the humbling experience of training under Bill for nearly 15 years. Make no mistake, Bill is one of the best practitioners in Wing Chun today. Bill recognizes Sifu Adam as one of his very top students and is one of only 4 people in the world to have earned instructor status under him. and as a Director and State Representative of California for the World Ving Tsun Athletic Association. He was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, is an Associate Member of the International Kung Fu Federation, member of the Independent Martial Arts Federation, International Combat Martial Arts Unions Association, the United States Kuo Shu Federation, Hong Kong's Ving Tsun Athletic Association, National Qigong Association and more.

What kind of time commitment is involved?
Committing yourself to your training is required. We recommend coming to at least two classes a week in order to consistently progress.

What monetary commitment is involved?
At The Dragon Institute, we know we offer the highest quality martial arts training in all of Orange County. We also know that we could easily charge $300/mo for the kind of quality we provide. However, we are also committed to helping as many people as we can. Therefore, you’ll find our training to be very affordable.

Do you guarantee your program?
Absolutely. Our risk free program offers a complete 30 day refund guarantee. It shows how confident we are that you’ll become a believer in what we do. We don’t “sell” you anything. The art of Wing Chun sells itself. We are just love sharing it.

Do you have any age limits?
We have totally different classes for kids, adults and families. Our categories group kids ages 5-10 together and ages 11-15 in another class. Our Adult categories area unit ages sixteen to those well over sixty.

What benefits do your children's program offer? (also see our kids kung fu site)
Its difficult to mention them all, but here are a few…
  • Our children's reward system and monthly tests provide clear expectations in order to improve a child’s focus and teach discipline.
  • Our structured classes provide a feeling of emotional security to children. This gives them consistency and a transparent framework in order to provide constant challenges for individual development. Our program gives children a place of their own where they can build their confidence and learn the value of hard work. When children have a place that they feel they belong, they are provided with dignity.
  • Our classes channel children's energy. This enhances a child's ability to focus and balance their approach to social skills, schoolwork and family life. They learn how to take a positive approach in order to be successful in many areas of their life.
  • Our program teaches practical self-defense skills to kids. They learn he mental and physical realities of self-protection. This includes what to do in order to decrease their chances of child abduction as well as how to deal with bullies.
What advantages do your adult's program offer?
Our classes relieve stress. Its sort of a mini-vacation that helps you to find your center. Wing Chun philosophy can be taken into everything you do. Our class sessions facilitate build confidence. Everything we teach is reality-based and can very well save your life! What’s more, our program is a ton of fun.

How does Wing Chun work?
Wing Chun students defend themselves through efficiency of movement and an offensive mindset. Utilizing scientific close-quarters positional leverage and precision-based angles use an attacker’s strengths against them. Wing Chun is effective for everybody, no matter size, strength or gender. It teaches smaller, weaker individuals to be ready to over come stronger, larger individuals.

Does Wing Chun have grappling?
The Dragon Institute includes stand-up grappling, trapping, sticking and flowing skills and an outstanding takedown defense. Wing Chun blends grappling and striking into a fluid system of close-quarters combat.

Do I need to be in good shape to join?
No you do not! Wing Chun training is about the mind, the nervous system and developing the tendons and ligaments. Our classes are geared toward the individual. Everyone trains at his or her own level. No one holds anyone else back! We are here to help each other reach higher levels. There's no pressure to try and do things that your body is not ready to do.

Is Wing Chun sensible for women?
According its legendary history, Wing Chun is the only self-defense system to be created by a woman! So it’s made for smaller or weaker people to defend against bigger, stronger or overly aggressive attackers. In fact, women can usually learn to relax faster in order to permit themselves to "feel" what's occurring before reacting. Women seem to possess a better time permitting themselves to "yield" to overwhelming force so as to use an attacker's force against them.

Is our coaching safe?
Student safety is a primary concern throughout all classes. Students are instructed the way to train intensively and safely with a partner.

What am i able to expect within the training?
Fun but hard work. We train impart in a friendly setting wher the students interact during a wide selection of drills, exercises and coaching routines serving to one another in a family-like atmosphere.