It is our mission is to enhance our communities through leadership and personal development of our students as well as provide inspiration of personal excellence as demonstrated by our Black Belt students.
Ip Man &
Wong Cze Wing
Wong Cze Wing
Chiu Lau &
Chau Lin Fat
Chau Lin Fat, Mike Gubbels, Eric Budd, Donna Manca
Ip Man – Wong Cze Wing – Chau Lin Fat – Grandmaster Chiu Lau
Michael Gubbels, Donna Manca, Eric Budd
Sifu Michael Gubbels
Sifu Michael Gubbels has been training martial arts since 1990. He began in Tae Kwon Do before moving to Hapkido. He found his passion for Kung Fu training under Grand Master Chiu Lau beginning in 1993. He has trained at the school ever since, achieving his black belt in 2002. Thanks to his dedication and skill he was chosen to be an instructor at the Chiu Lau Kung Fu College in 2002, and ran the Kung Fu program at the Royal Glenora Club from 2005 to 2013. He trained at the Shao Lin Temple in Deng Feng, China (2005, 2011, 2014), where he specialized in the two-handed sword. Sifu Mike completed his training of the Ving Tsun system in Hong Kong (2016, 2017, 2018) and received instructor certification under Grandmaster (Sigung) Chau Lin Fat. He loves the exercise, art, and philosophy of practicing Kung Fu and is driven to pass on the benefits to others to build their lives through increased confidence, energy, and health. He works to support Edmonton’s community through organizing several performances and demonstrations each year, adding to the cultural vibrancy of our city, and showcasing positive activities for youth. He believes Kung Fu has significantly increased his self-defence skills, but more so, it has given him the tools needed to be a good father, husband, and friend, and to build a successful career as an Indigenous Relations Advisor for the Government of Alberta’s Environment Ministry.
Sifu Eric Budd
Sifu Eric Budd began his kung fu training under Grandmaster (Sifu) Chiu Lau in 2005 and was awarded his Black Belt in 2010. Sehing Eric completed his training of the Ving Tsun system in Hong Kong (2008, 2016, 2018) and received instructor certification under Grandmaster (Sigung) Chau Lin Fat. He has trained at the Shaolin Temple in Deng Feng, China (2011, 2014), where he learned the nine-section chain whip, drunken fist, and yin-shou-gun (staff) forms. Sifu Eric coaches the school Dragon Team and has performed at many community events since 2006. He has a passion for Wing Chun and Shao Lin Kung Fu and is committed to sharing his formula for success, leadership, and technical Kung Fu skills with all students of all levels.
Sifu Donna Manca
Sifu Donna Manca began her martial arts training in 1997 and earned her first and second-degree black belt from Sifu Chiu Lau in 2001 and 2009 respectively. Her training focused on Wing Chun instructor training, as well as Shaolin and Dragon Dance training. She was the head position on Grandmaster Chiu Lau’s dragon team, which performed at many events including the 8th IAAF World Game Championships (2001). Sifu Donna trained overseas at the Shaolin Temple in Deng Feng, China (2015), focusing on the broadsword and chi gung forms. Sifu Donna also trained under Sigung Chau Lin Fat in Hong Kong (2016, 2017, 2018), and received instructor certification in the Ving Tsun system. Sifu Donna’s name is published in the Ip Man Tong Development Council Ltd book titled Ip Man’s Ving Tsun Genealogy.