The Francis Fong Martial Arts Academy in Johns Creek, Georgia, offers classes in Wing Chun Kung Fu, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Muay Thai, Filipino Martial Arts, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and Fitness Kickboxing! Wing Chun is unique among martial arts, as legend attributes its development to a woman.
The effectiveness of this style of Chinese “Kung Fu” relies on principles rather than brute strength. Wing Chun is a close range system known for its use of quick movements and trapping skills. The practice of Wing Chun develops extraordinary sensitivity, balance and coordination.
Sifu Francis Fong has over 30 years experience in Wing Chun Kung Fu and is considered by many to be one of the finest Wing Chun instructors in the U.S.A. Beginning his study under Sifu Jiu Wan in Hong Kong back in 1965, he later decided to share his knowledge and passion for training in the arts by moving to the United States. In 1973, he traveled to New York, relocating two years later to Atlanta. It was at this time, he opened the Francis Fong Martial Arts Academy.
While working on the movie “Sharky’s Machine” in 1981, in Atlanta, Sifu Francis met recognized martial arts legend Guro Dan Inosanto, who later introduced him to the studies of: Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino martial arts. He is currently the ‘Georgia Representative’ for Guro Dan Inosanto with full ‘Senior Instructor’ rankings in both Filipino Martial Arts and Jun Fan Gung Fu (JKD Concepts). Additionally, Sifu Francis is an instructor in Muay Thai and is recognized as the ‘Director of the Southeastern Region’ for the Thai Boxing Association U.S.A. under the direction of Ajarn Surachai “Chai” Sirisute.