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1st Annual Knife Fight BBQ Potluck Picnic

May 10th, 2014. Our first annual BBQ knife fight picnic was a great success! Our Adult and Teen students
met at North Weddington Park and enjoyed a huge BBQ potluck plus rubber knife fighting in white T-shirts. We dipped our knives in BBQ sauce and went at it for most of the afternoon.


Wing Chun YouTube Exceeds 2 Million Views


We’re proud to announce that our Wing Chun YouTube has exceeded 2 million views from fans and students all over the world.




March 7th and 8th – Ninja Day for Kids!

ninja training burbankCalling all Burbank ninjas! On Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th we threw “Ninja Day” ninja-themed classes for all our Kung Fu Kids. Thanks for joining us for a day of rolling, creeping, kicking, throwing and sneaking!







Burbank Valentines Day Parents Night Out

All Kung Fu kids ages 5-13 are invited to join us on Friday, February 14th from 6-9 pm for a VALENTINE’S DAY PARENTS NIGHT OUT PARTY. Parents, enjoy a date night while we wear the kids out with a night of Kung Fu, movies, and a special pizza party menu including a build-your-own dessert bar. Spaces limitedand we do expect this event to sell out. Contact Us to RSVP. ($30 for students/$35 for non-students; sibling discounts available. No uniform required.)






LA Fit Expo Todd Tei

Sifu Tei and his Los Angeles Kung Fu Demo Team are featured performers at the L.A. Fit Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, January 25th. Their set starts at 12:30 pm in Area “I”. Fitness and martial arts celebrities such as Jillian Michaels and Tito Ortiz are also slated to attend. For more information, see: Sifu Tei at the L.A. Fit Expo.


Our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Martial Arts Day Camp was a success! Our students as well as students from Roosevelt Elementary, Rio Vista Elementary and Stevenson Elementary joined us for a day of Kung Fu, board games, movies, relay races and Menchie’s.


August 10th, 2013. We celebrated our 18th anniversary with our annual anniversary potluck BBQ at Brace Canyon Park in Burbank.


Rufino Cuevas, Sifu Tei and Patricia WhiteheadJune 6th, 2013. Sifu Tei has certified Patricia Whitehead and Rufino Cuevas as Sifus, or masters, of the Wing Chun system through the Ip Man-Ving Tsun Athletic Association. Patricia (better known as Sifu Patty) has been a student since age 8 and Rufino for 6 years. Rufino’s daughters, Xochitl (age 5) and Itzel (age 3) are students in our Little Pandas program for preschoolers. Congratulations to them on their great achievement.


Our annual Memorial Day Martial Arts Camp was a smash! Campers enjoyed a day of Kung Fu, self-defense drills, foam sword combat training, and games.


Valley View Elementary Spring Fling Festival

April 21st, 2013. A few of our most experienced Demo Team members performed for Valley View Elementary’s Spring Fling Festival at North Weddington Park in North Hollywood.

Check out video of the Crane Form on YouTube.

Hsi Lai Temple Field Trip

Martial arts students at Hsi Lai Temple

March 9th, 2013. Drop by our Facebook page for more photos from our 3rd annual field trip to Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, CA.

Lantern Festival Los Angeles

March 2nd, 2013. Our Wing Chun Demo Team was invited to perform at the 13th Annual Lantern Festival at downtown’s Chinese American Museum. Video of Sifu Tei’s Chi Sau (Sticky Hands) demonstration follows:

Chinese New Year Party

February 8th, 2013. Our Lunar New Year party to celebrate the Year of the Snake was a great success, with 50+ kids and adults in attendance for Chinese food and desserts, crafts, and games.




Anti-Kidnapping Seminar for Kids 

November 3rd, 2012. We’re excited to announce our comprehensive anti-kidnapping seminar for kids ages 3-13. We’ll cover how to avoid kidnapping and abduction, discussing everything from street safety and prevention to active resistance and escape.

The seminar is split into two parts:

  • 10-11 am: Ages 3-5. A parent or guardian must attend the class with their child.
  • 11 am – 1 pm: Ages 6-13. No parent is required, but parents are encouraged to stay and observe.

This anti-abduction seminar will incorporate reenactments of famous kidnappings, role-playing of street safety and kidnapping prevention techniques, discussion of topics ranging from calling 911 to maintaining privacy on social media, and a Q&A session. Children will also extensively practice striking and kicking vital targets.

This seminar is free to our students, their siblings, and adult students’ children. We are also accepting a limited number of non-student enrollments. For pricing and availability, e-mail us using our Contact Page.

 17 Year Anniversary Party & Potluck

July 7, 2012. Our students, friends & families gathered to celebrate our kung fu school’s 17th Anniversary. We held our annual BBQ potluck picnic at Brace Canyon Park in Burbank once again!

Thanks to all who joined us in celebrating 17 amazing years teaching Wing Chun in Los Angeles.

Wing Chun Demonstration in San Diego, CA

February 18, 2012. Our Kung Fu Los Angeles ‘demo’ team performed to a packed audience of over 1,000 people at the International Art Festival in Poway, CA, just outside San Diego. The demonstration featured Wing Chun fight choreography by Sifu Tei, Shaolin and Tai Chi forms by Sifu Nancy and senior instructors Christopher Marshall and Patricia Whitehead, and Kung Fu weaponry.

1000 Ways to Die

Wednesday, February 2, 2011. Sifu Tei recently shot new episodes in his role as martial arts expert on Spike TV’s popular show “1000 Ways to Die*”. The show recreates unusual deaths and includes interviews from experts detailing the science behind the deaths.

 Sifu Tei was previously featured on episodes “Samu-Fry” and “You’re Dead! LOL!”.

*Due to its content the show is not recommended for younger viewers.

Ip Man 2 Demonstration

Saturday, January 29th, 2011. Sifu Tei led a team of California Academy of Martial Arts instructors in a Wing Chun Kung Fu demonstration at Mann Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood/Highland. Sifu and Instructors Paul, Gannon & Mark demonstrated chi sau, defense against multiple attacks, simultaneous attack and defense, and many other aspects of our Wing Chun style.

Ip Man 2 is a fantastic film and we highly recommend it.

George Lopez/Lopez Tonight

15-Year Anniversary Potluck & Picnic

July 2010. California Academy of Martial Arts celebrated its 15th year in Burbank!

We celebrated with a barbecue and potluck picnic at Brace Canyon Park. It was very hot, but the kids (and several adults) kept cool with water guns. Many families brought their dogs to join in on the fun, too! Thanks to all who attended!


Grandmaster of Wing Chun Kung Fu Ip Ching recently came to Burbank, California to teach a Wing Chun Seminar at Sifu Todd Shawn Tei’s school, California Academy of Martial Arts.

The Seminar participants were very enthusiastic as Master Ip Ching began the first day of his two day Wing Chun Seminar.

People came from across the nation to learn from Master Ip Ching, the foremost authority in Wing Chun today. Showing the skills passed down from his father, Ip Man, famous for teaching Bruce Lee, Grandmaster Ip Ching was truly outstanding in the demonstration and execution of all of his techniques. The amazed crowd applauded every time he finished a form or demonstrated a movement.


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    California Academy of Martial Arts is Burbank's top traditional Kung Fu program for children and adults. We offer classes 7 days a week. All students learn authentic Wing Chun, the style of Bruce Lee and Ip Man.

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