SiFu Curtis Alden – Chief Instructor
Curtis Alden has over 10 years of martial arts training, with experience in Wing Chun Kung Fu, and Taekwondo. His expertise is in close combat, and is very knowledgable about suprise attack and multiple attacker situations. Curtis is a career educator, and has been a public school teacher for the last 20 years.
Curtis has been instrumental in developing and fine tuning the Women’s Self Defense curriculum here at the Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy. As a loving father, he has worked tirelessly to ensure the course addresses the safety and self defense needs of women and teenagers. Curtis believes a well-rounded program designed to protect women should empower women in every circumstance, ranging from seemingly innocuous banter, harassment, and conflict to the worst case assault and rape, including situations involving their friends and loved ones. [biography]
SiFu James Sasitorn – Founder
SiFu James Sasitorn began his martial arts training learning Yang style Tai Chi Chuan in 1998. His training quickly branched out to other Kung Fu styles, including Northern Shaolin, Choy Lee Fut, other variations of Tai Chi Chuan, Wing Chun, and also techniques such as iron palm. SiFu James Sasitorn is dedicated to teaching safety, self defense, awareness and physical fitness and has been actively teaching Wing Chun Kung Fu and its applications for self defense since 2006.
As a SiFu (師父, Teacher/Father) in Wing Chun Kung Fu, SiFu Sasitorn teaches his students techniques for self-defense and the underlying concepts and principles behind the techniques. This type of instruction provides students an immediate and practical skill they can use for self-defense, and a foundation for their long-term progress in the art. SiFu Sasitorn believes students must be engaged in their own learning, and adapts his lesson plans in response to students’ performance, questions, and understanding. Instead of a simple right or wrong, SiFu Sasitorn wants students to develop an intuition for Wing Chun and be able to adapt and respond to changing situations. [biography]