Short Bridge Athletic Association

Is a private club founded in October 2014 for 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 other systems that focus on speed, low kicks, trapping, disrupting and counter-attacking an opponent 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 we consider it 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. We have a highly qualified and engaged instructor dedicated to teaching a limited number of adult students who wish to learn effective, practical kung fu in a traditional and non-commercial way. It is being passed down as it was received and our members may become stewards of these traditions going forward.