Short Bridge Athletic Association

Is a private club dedicated to the study and practice of traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu.

Wing Chun is part of a family of gung fu systems from southern China that also include Fujian White Crane, Hakka Praying Mantis, and others that focus on speed, low kicks, trapping, disrupting, and counter-attacking from close range. It is not a sport system, but one designed for quick resolution of a violent conflict. It is very applicable to modern self-defense and it is entirely traditional to focus on application in contemporary context.

Our club is directly tied to a long tradition and larger community both in Seattle and around the world. Membership is open to a limited number of adult students who wish to learn effective, practical kung fu in a non-commercial environment. It is being passed down as it was received and our members may become stewards of these traditions going forward.