Influenced by the TV show “Kung Fu” with David
Carradine, Sifu Talbot began training in Kung Fu in 1973
at the Inglewood YMCA. For the next twenty years, he
trained many forms of martial arts. Most were mixed
kung fu styles that incorporated Wing Chun techniques.
In 1991, however, Sifu Talbot began his relationship
with Master Ron Heimberger, his Ip Family Lineage, and
traditional Wing Chun. He began instructing under the
close supervision of Master Heimberger, and in 1994
opened his own school. After a few more years of
grueling training, he was accepted as Master
Heimberger’s disciple. In 1996, he had the great
opportunity to train and chi sau with Master Ip Ching,
his Sigung and the youngest son of renowned
Grandmaster Ip Man. Sadly, however, Sifu Heimberger
passed away in 2008.
Approximately one year after Sifu Heimberger's death,
Sifu Bryan was introduced to Grandmaster Samuel Kwok
by his good friends - Sifus Nick and Angela Minerva
Seeking to preserve his Ip Family lineage and to
continue improving his Wing Chun, Sifu Talbot
exchanged hands with GM Kwok. He was deeply
impressed by Grandmaster Kwok’s world class skill , his
deep passion for preserving Grandmaster Ip Man's Wing
Chun, and his caring and humble character. In late 2009,
Sifu Talbot was accepted as Grandmaster Kwok's
student and disciple and is a current member of the
Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Association.
In 2010, Sifu Talbot founded West Coast Wing Chun in
Long Beach, Ca. He has affiliate clubs in
San Diego, Ca. and Layton, Utah.