Welcome to the official website of
Sifu Matt Johnson
Ving Tsun Self Defense Academy

1932 S Halsted St Suite 505
Call: 773/301-6257

The only school in Chicago and one of the few in the United States with a direct link to the Ip Man Lineage of the Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) system.
To learn Ving Tsun kung fu in it’s purest form -
come to the Ving Tsun Self Defense Academy/Chicago

In each class you will get expert instruction in all aspects of the Ving Tsun Kung Fu system. Forms, application in self defense situations, Chi Sao practice, Wooden Dummy, weapons training and sparring at the appropriate level. Call Sifu Matt at 773/301-6257 to learn more.


Since the Academy is a semi-private kwoon (training hall) and is not operated on a commercial basis, accepting anyone who shows up at the door, prospective students must call and set up an interview and fill out an application to join. This interview process is in place to insure a good fit between Sifu and student, and to make sure the potential student is of good character and will not adversely affect the other students or the atmosphere of the school. Also, the potential student can see the school, meet other students, get an overall feel for the school, and ask questions about the kung fu style, about self defense and the instructor.