Sifu Wayne's 6 Martial Art School Red Flags
You want to learn martial arts. Who doesn't really - it's cool and practical. Knowing about and watching for these red flags can keep you safe and save you money.
The teacher will not share where he learned or who granted his rank.
The teacher teaches multiple obviously incompatible arts or if the techniques of one art look suspiciously like they came from another art.
You are asked to sign a long term high-value contract.
The focus seems to be on selling instead of teaching and learning.
The school offers a weekend certification or the teacher just learned the material he's teaching recently.
There are a LOT of belt colors and testing fees. Oh, and if one of the belt colors is camouflage...
At Wai's Kung Fu, we're the real deal. No tricks, no contracts and a legendary lineage. If you're considering getting into martial arts or if you want to learn wing chun, please try us out.
Global Head of Talent Acquisition & Sourcing
"Hi, I'm Monté, one of sifu Wayne's students. A few short years ago I was like you looking for a martial arts school, and not really sure what I would get. I'd like to try to help you out. At Wai's Kung Fu, the focus was consistently on helping me develop my skills. There was never any pressure to sign any long term financial commitment or other tricks. Plain and simple, sifu Wayne is a real professional who treats all of us like family. He really wants us to learn the traditional and effective martial skills and never holds back any detail.
I’m still here after 10 years, working on the wooden dummy and swords, and helping to teach. I couldn’t have asked for better experience! I hope you'll read on and consider trying out Wai's Kung Fu.
Come visit during class and talk with me if you'd like."
How We're Different
... and why that's important to you
Sifu Wayne literally wrote the book on wing chun.
"I have specialized in Ip Man's family of wing chun kung fu for over 30 years and wrote the best selling wing chun series on the market. I've lived in China, been inducted into 2 hall of fames, am a staff writer for the highest rated wing chun magazine ever, am an international judge and have students who have brought home gold at international competitions. And I hope to pass along real martial arts to you too.
I'd like to invite you to become my student and come try out a month of classes.
It's only $79 and you get a free uniform."
Our school is run more like a traditional apprenticeship than a "business" whose primary focus is on making money. We keep our classes small and our learning is personalized to you. Sifu Wayne makes sure you get the best training and the best advice.
We Teach Ip Man Ving Tsun
There are many families and styles of wing chun. Some families are led by instructors with a direct lineage and others are not. We represent the distinguished lineage of Patriarch Ip Man. Without a lineage certification, you don't know what you're getting.
We Have A Cohesive System
Just because it fits doesn't mean it fits. Many techniques appear to work together as a cohesive team but upon closer inspection gaps are revealed. Race cars are good. Tractor trailers are good. Race car wheels don't work on tractor trailers. Martial arts are fit for purpose and the techniques from one often don't fit another - even if they may appear to.
We Have A Beautiful Facility
Our 5,000 sq. ft. facility is a place you can be proud to train. It's beautiful, clean and big. You can consider our school, library and other facilities to be your second home in West Midtown. Have to study, work or take a meeting? Use one of the spare offices in your second downtown home.
We Are A Soft Style
Using good biomechanics, we can redirect heavy incoming force while striking with power beyond our size. Couple this with intelligent strategy and we are able to defeat much larger opponents. Wrestling, grappling and other sports put the smaller opponent at a disadvantage - which is why they have weight classes. Wing chun levels the playing field.
Moy Yat Federation Member
Wai's Kung Fu is recognized as an official school, and sifu Wayne is recognized as a 7th Level Senior Master by the International Moy Yat Ving Tsun Federation.
We Have A Family Environment
Our school resembles a traditional family environment where we take care of each other and help each other grow. This is contrasted by schools that have a paramilitary or "fight club" environment. It's a real place you can learn and not just get beat up.
We Are Specialists
We've been studying and teaching wing chun kung fu for over 30 years. With deep knowledge and developed skill there is no situation it can't handle. Don't trust your security training to anybody but a specialist - it could literally be a life or death decision.
We Were Named "Best Of Atlanta"
We were honored with the "Best Of Atlanta 2021" award for martial arts schools. We were selected based on "quality, not quantity" and "best practices and programs to demonstrate long-term value" for our members.
We Teach Warrior Scholars
Deep study of efficiency, economical movement & philosophy leads us to be intelligent fighters and critical thinkers with high EQ. We're teaching skills that will be of benefit on the street, in the boardroom, and in all your relationships. We also develop a valuable mastery of soft power, which can divert and de-escalate attacks before they become physically violent.
Sifu Wayne is internationally recognized as a master instructor, judge, wing chun authority and author. If you're interested in learning, Wai's Kung Fu is the place to come.
Kung Fu Is Insurance
Kung fu is a type of insurance - a safety net. We hope you won't need it but it's risky to be without it.
Each month your skill grows. Your safety net gets bigger, more durable and has less holes. Eventually, through practice your safety net will be big enough to handle all problems, big and small.
When this happens, you will be truly confident.
All safety nets are fit for purpose, meaning when finished they will catch what they were designed to catch. Some nets have big holes in them, some of them have no holes but cannot handle heavy objects. Some nets can handle heavy small objects, but not very many.
It's important to learn the limits of a martial art to make sure your safety net will handle what you need it to handle.