East of England Wing Chun Academy

Wing Chun Kung Fu

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Wing Chun Summary (Ving Tsun/Wing Tsun)


China/Hong Kong


Close contact combat


Attack with simultaneous defence


Flexible and relaxed


Shortest distance


Three hand, knife, wooden dummy, pole and Ip Ching competition form.

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.

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.

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.

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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 courses in and around Norfolk and Suffolk.







Sifu Adie Gray



Started boxing at 15.

6 Years

June 1986 - May 1992

Various competitive fights in and around Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft

Security Work

Started security work in 1988 aged 17

10 Years

June 1988 - May 1998

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 my own gym in 1992.

14 Years

April 1992 - July 2006

A large commercial gym on the Harfrey’s industrial estate built from scratch, which at its peak had over 500 members.

Wing Chun Experience

Started martial arts

Started martial arts in 1993.

Started Ip Man Wing Chun

Started Wing Chun in 1996

Extensive Wing Chun Training Worldwide

2008 Hong Kong and China, Switzerland, Germany and Belfast.

Chinese Name

2009 given the Chinese name of Chung Yong.

Ip Man/Ip Ching certified Sifu

In 2013 Adie became a direct Sifu under Grandmaster Ip Ching, after extensive training with the Grandmaster since 2009 - Making him a 2nd generation Ip Man Student.

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

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Mondays 19:00 - 21:00

Poringland community centre, Overtons Way, Poringland, Norwich NR14 7WB

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Tuesdays 19:00 - 21:00

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

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Wednesdays currently cancelled

Bloodmoore Centre, Dale End, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft NR33 8US

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Thursdays 19:00 - 21:00

Mill Lane, Bradwell, Great Yarmouth NR31 8HL

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Fridays 19:00 - 21:00

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

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Sundays 11:00 - 13:00

Bloodmoore Centre, Dale End, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft NR33 8US.

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For more information on East of England Wing Chun Academy please contact Sifu Gray.
Sifu Gray is also available for seminars, demonstrations and Conflict management and physical intervention courses
(to run in line with s.i.a and home office regulations).

Mob: 07875 345963