About Us

Sifu Ethan Caudy

Image: Wing Chun Demonstration

Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts

September 13, 2014

     Ethan has been exposed to the martial arts from an early age - studying Tai Chi, Karate, and military combat training under his father.

 

     No single system seemed to satisfy Ethan's pursuit of self-mastery, despite dedication to training.

     While attending University, Ethan met instructor John Siu at his studio nearby. He studied under Mr. Siu for 4 years, eventually assisting with instruction.

 

     Wing Chun was the perfect fit: grounded in reality, with clear roots in natural philosophy. Ethan went on to teach privately for several years.
 

Focus

Forest Wing Chun

In 2014 Ethan demonstrated Wing Chun at the Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts, at the request of Christopher Newport University's Director of Asian Studies.

Around June of 2017, Ethan decided to teach Wing Chun full-time. By October of the same year Forest Wing Chun was created, and group classes began at the East West Center.

In 2018 and 2019, Forest Wing Chun demonstrated together at the Lynchburg International Festival.

Today we continue to grow, will you join us? 

Image: Before class

East West Center

July 8, 2018

Efficiency

Our Philosophy

     Wing Chun originated in a culture where self-discipline, compassion, and an exalted character were life pursuits. These qualities venerated in ancient China are largely ignored today, leaving Wing Chun a physically effective but ultimately empty system. Many modern martial arts are victim to this transformation.

     The struggles encountered in Wing Chun are intimately linked to the struggles of everyday life. What someone faces at work, school, or home shapes who they are as students of Kung Fu. Why shouldn't Kung Fu shape their everyday lives in return?

     Using his education in Psychology alongside independent studies in philosophy, Ethan has worked to reunite the physical form of Wing Chun with its noble roots. Training toward physical, emotional, and mental temperance brings the true student of Kung Fu closer to the ultimate goal of Self-mastery: becoming a stronger, healthier, and better person overall.

Image: A moment of reflection

Sharptop, Blue Ridge Mountains

November 23, 2017

Self-Mastery

What Our Students Say:

“Sifu Ethan Caudy realizes that not all students are the same, and takes the time to learn what your goals are and how best to help you achieve them. Studying Wing Chun has given me a much greater appreciation and insight into my other martial arts practice.”

— Matt N., Student

"Wing Chun gave me confidence as an athlete and as a woman. Ethan trains at your pace, allowing you to feel comfortable and really enjoy the lessons."

— Kat F., Private Student

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