Wing Chun is Intelligent

Training focuses on the use of efficient movement to deliver devastating results.

Wing Chun is Universal

Learn to use an attacker’s aggression to your advantage, regardless of your size or strength.

Wing Chun is Compact

Learn the entire system in a year — spend a lifetime perfecting it.

At SPRINGS WING CHUN we train in an authentic KUNG FU as handed down by grandmaster IP MAN to his son IP CHING. We provide a safe environment in which students train hard under close supervision.

We value dedication and hard work more than the ritual and pretense. There are no uniforms, no belts, and no ranks — And you will never be asked to pay a testing fee.

While this is a martial school, at Springs Wing Chun we also strive to maintain Wing Chun’s philosophical nature.

We don’t train for the fight that may never come. We train for the fight that happens every day.

Classes are available to students three times a week. Private lessons available. Please visit our Classes page to find out more. Classes are only open to adults, 18 years old and older.

Read here for more information on how Wing Chun is taught at Springs Wing Chun.

Springs Wing Chun founder Chet Hardin and his sifu, Russ Cichon

Springs Wing Chun founder Chet Hardin and his sifu, Russ Cichon

Springs Wing Chun founder, Chet Hardin

Chet is a 3rd-generation student in the Ip Man lineage. He began his martial arts training in 1999 under the guidance of Sifu Russell Cichon — Master Ip Ching’s first American disciple.

In 2010, Chet moved to Colorado Springs from Albany, New York. On a visit to his sifu’s school, he received permission to take on his own students.

Before setting foot into his sifu’s school, Chet had never trained in any fighting style. He has been dedicated solely to his lineage for 16 years. Yet, Springs Wing Chun has students from many styles, including boxing and Shaolin.

As sifu, Chet encourages students to feel comfortable in his training studio, and challenged by the martial art that he loves.