Anton Van Thomas

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Sifu Anton van Thomas (born 1962) is a martial arts practitioner and teacher in the Chinese art of Wing Chun.[1]

Biography[edit]

Background[edit]

Anton Van Thomas was born in London, England on April 10, 1962. He began his Wing Chun studies in the early 1980s under Sifu Samuel Kwok. He also studied under Grandmasters Ip Chun and Ip Ching in Hong Kong. During this period, Anton Van Thomas also worked on a security team for the British Royal Family

Career[edit]

In 1996, Master Thomas attended a Master’s seminar, hosted by Grandmaster Shum Ng, in Canton, China, on the development of Ving Tsun/ Yong Chong/ Wing Chun Kung Fu worldwide. That same year, he delivered a demonstration at the Chin Woo/ Wu Shu Kung Fu World Championships.

In 1999, Master Thomas took part in demonstrations at the first World Ving Tsun Conference in Hong Kong.

On 10 November 2002, Master Thomas and Sifu Gary Mckenzie demonstrated Wing Chun/Ving Tsun at the opening of the Ip Man Tong in Fatsan, China.[2][3][4]

Master Thomas hosted a Wing Chun demonstration on the Leitai at seni 05 & 06 (Martial Art Exhibition) [5][6] In 2006, Van Thomas spoke at the British Museum and demonstrated Wing Chun and Chi Sau (sticky hands) [7]

In 2009, Master Thomas participated in Hong Kong in a record breaking demonstration of the most people simultaneously performing Siu Nim Tao

Current work[edit]

Van Thomas published a book, The Centre of Wing Chun: Chi Sau.[8] He has appeared on both United Kingdom and Chinese television discussing Wing Chun. Van Thomas has written columns and articles for Combat Magazine (UK).

In 2001 Van Thomas was inducted into the Combat Hall of Fame.

Van Thomas is a member of the Ving Tsun Athletic Association and a board member of the Ip Man Museum in Foshan . In conjunction with Ving Tsun, Van Thomas has organized seminars for Ip Chun, Ip Ching, Sifu Tui Shong Tin, and Kwok. He has also been involved in many Martial Arts Tournaments as organiser and judge.

Van Thomas teaches the application of Wing Chun principles to every aspect of daily life.

Lineage[edit]

Lineage[edit]

Ip Man – Ip Chun – Anton Van Thomas.

Senior Students[edit]

[9] [10]

  • Richard Manson
  • Tammi Willis
  • Riaz Hussenbux
  • Neil Parris
  • Patrick Morris
  • Carlton Newsome
  • Saffron Spracklin
  • Bjork

References[edit]

  1. "Style". Eternalwingchun.com. Archived from the original on 2011-01-27. Retrieved 2011-04-04. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. Video on YouTube
  3. "One Inch Punch Master Tong". Wn.com. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
  4. "bruceleevideos.net". bruceleevideos.net. Retrieved 2011-04-04.[permanent dead link]
  5. ": : : YYA Limited Online : : The Archive : :". Y-y-a.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2011-04-04. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. ": : : YYA Limited Online : : Reports : :". Y-y-a.co.uk. 2006-03-28. Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2011-04-04. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. YYA Mimited 2007. "Links". The Yum Yeurng Academy. Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2011-04-04. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. The Centre Of Wing Chun: The Art and Science of Chi Sau: Amazon.co.uk: Anton Van Thomas: Books. Amazon.co.uk. ASIN 1874250960. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  9. the Wing Chun Archive. "Wing Chun Sifu's - R (presented by the Wing Chun Archive)". Wcarchive.com. Archived from the original on 13 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-04. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. the Wing Chun Archive. "Wing Chun Sifu's by Lineage Index - the Wing Chun Archive (Ving Tsun)". Wcarchive.com. Archived from the original on 13 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-04. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)


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