About Sifu Tommy – An Introduction

Sifu Tommy Cheng

“People think it’s magic, but really, it’s physics”

Sifu Tommy

Sifu Tommy has over 50 years of fighting hand to hand combat skill. the secret Tai Chi passed down by Yang Luk Chien, from a Buddhist monk; Ling Yan (靈 因), a direct student of the second Yang Invincible – Yang Ban Hou. He studied this form Tai Chi from the age of thirteen to eighteen.

At eighteen he entered the Chinese University of Hong Kong, graduating to teach Physics to high school students while continuing his martial arts career.

A Champion and Master in the arts of Tai Chi, Boxing, Thai Boxing, Wing Chun, Chinese Wrestling, and Judo, Sifu has proven his experience over the last 60 years. From the knowledge, study, and refinement of these and many additional martial art forms, Sifu Tommy created “Yee Chuen Do” (Mindless way to Self Defense).

There are numerous benefits for all ages in Yee Chuen Do and Tai Chi. First of all, they improve overall health. The emphasis is placed on the inside, rather than on the outside, which creates a type of ‘moving meditation. Students will learn problem solving and critical thinking skills throughout the process. They will learn efficient body mechanics, physiology, and psychology that will apply to all areas of life. Most importantly, however, they will build self-confidence and feel safe, living a peaceful life in society.

Sifu Tommy Cheng

Sifu Tommy teaching his students.

In Yee Chuen Do, the focus is on health and longevity first, self-defense second, and competition third. We emphasize very much on safety in practice as safety guarantees high repetition, high repetition guarantees proficiency, proficiency guarantees effectiveness. The purpose of training in martial arts is to live long, happily, and healthily.

It does not make sense to learn something to avoid being hurt by hurting yourself in practice first. We are able to learn this complex art in a safe way. Our art is a soft art and teaches students to let go of resistance, allowing possibilities to appear. Through practice and discipline these opportunities create a positive outcome and healthy mindset. We place great emphasis on not using violence for hatred or self-pride, and do not condone the need to win at all costs. We create an atmosphere of family and peace so everyone has a chance to grow up at their own pace.