Looking for any information on my Sifu

Posted By : Dana
Date: May 18, 2016


My name is Dana Goulston and I live in the Sacramento, CA area. I've been trying to locate my Wing Chun Sifu for several decades. Every few years I browse the internet hoping to find more clues. I suspect my Sifu has removed himself from the Wing Chun world. Here's what I know:

In 1972-1975 I attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA when I was 18-20 years old. There I started studying Wing Chun with Sifu Arthur Chan in an evening class. Sifu Chan was a young graduate student in Engineering at the time and in his  mid-to-late 20's. He was about 5' 4-5", and had a thick Chinese accent. I don't remember the exact year I studied with Sifu Chan or his Chinese name.

Sifu Chan said he studied Wing Chun from Yip Man before coming to the states. He also said he had a brother named Peter Chan (or Chan Pui) in his class. He said he and his brother had grown apart, and that his brother lived in Florida.

My class was the 2nd class (generation) he started ... there were also about 15 students in the "advanced" class, and the same number in my class. I learned the 1st two forms and 1/2 of the 3rd form, Chi Sao, simple sparring, wooden dummy basics, and a few other things (I've gone on to learn Butterfly sword basics on my own). My class uniform was a pair of traditional black silk martial arts pants, a black silk sash, martial arts slippers, and a white T-shirt with a silk-screened design consisting of 2 red flowers each with a  Chinese character underneath (Wing Chun I assumed). I remember the night we made the T-shirts.

I've been to San Francisco and talked to Chris Chan, also a student of Yip Man, but he was not able to help me, and have made numerous phone calls to many WC organizations over the years including a phone call to Chan Pui in Florida. Nobody has heard of my Sifu ... or was able to help me.

If you can help me with any other information or know who I might contact, I would greatly appreciate it. Feel free to call or e-mail me. If you were in Sifu Chan's classes at UMass PLEASE PLEASE get in touch with me.


Mr. Dana Goulston
Folsom, CA USA
916 996-6672