In Loving Memory of Sifu Dr.Teddy Wong Ph.D (Wong Tiet Wai)
Sept. 1, 1938 - July 8, 2017
Sifu Wong has dedicated nearly his entire life to learning martial arts. He chose to master Wing Tzun under Sigung Sum Nung and Sihing Leung Dai Chiu. Sifu Wong shared Wing Tzun with thousands of students through seminars, performances, articles and private instruction.
Sifu Wong was a mentor to many, not only in martial arts, but also in mathematics. He possessed a Doctorate in mathematics from New York University (NYU) and was a mathematics professor. He was also an author to an advanced mathematics text book.
Wing Tzun (also spelled Wing Chun) is a Chinese martial art that dates back to the southern Shaolin Temple. Folklore tells that it was created by a Buddhist female nun who put all the knowledge of the martial arts and condensed it to its most practical, supple techniques, enabling a smaller, weaker person to defeat a larger, stronger person. As the old adage goes, it uses your brains rather than just brute force. Examples of this is the use of redirecting force rather than over powering it. It’s about simultaneously blocking and striking, and trapping and striking, vulnerable body locations with relaxed, explosive speed.