Wing Chun is a Chinese form of close-range combat. According to legend, Wing Chun was created by a woman in order to defeat a larger man. Wing Chun uses small, precise forces to deflect powerful attacks. Wing Chun works by using practical, efficient movements.


Our style of Wing Chun emphasizes the skills that a smaller person needs to effectively defend against a larger, stronger person. We don’t teach students how to be stronger or faster. Instead, we work to minimize muscular tension and aggression, which are counter-productive.

We spend a lot of time on the basics. With the proper body positions and a solid foundation, we can stay relaxed under pressure, which helps us anticipate our opponents’ moves.

Beginners are welcome to every class and no experience is needed. We all train together and there are no belts or separate grade classes. Advanced students regularly work out with beginning students in partner drills and free-form sparring.

The class is relatively small and taught very casually, with the necessary information given freely, but learning this style requires practice and self-discipline.


Our classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

We workout in the garage in between Odumak and Sunny Cleaners

Please feel free to email us at sanfranciscowingchun@gmail.come for more information.


Sifu Francis Der has taught Wing Chun for over 15 years in the Sunset District in San Francisco. He began learning Wing Chun in 1980 from his father, Sifu Ben Der. Francis credits his father, along with Sifu Kenneth Chung, Steve and Sandy Wong, and many other brothers and sisters at San Jose Wing Chun for their expert guidance in continuing the Leung Sheung lineage.


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