Sifu John Longobardi had a deep burning desire to learn martial arts at an early age and by the time he was 15 years old, he began his personal journey by studying Okinawan Ishinru Karate, a martial a Read more
John's lineage is disputed by Sifu Colon who states that "This person did took classes with me but never reached the instructors level, he is presenting a certificated with my signature which is not the way I sign. I know this person for a long time and while I was running a school in Atlantic city we had some differences and he was told leave. He is not a bad person but he supposed to do right."
Sifu John Longobardi had a deep burning desire to learn martial arts at an early age and by the time he was 15 years old, he began his personal journey by studying Okinawan Ishinru Karate, a martial art that stemmed from the original Okinawa Te (Okinawan Hand). He also trained in western boxing, Shotokan Karate, Praying Mantis Kung Fu, and Aikido.
Sifu Longobardi began his Wing Chun training in 1975 at the New York Wing Chun Kung Fu Club, in Queens, New York, with Sifu Chung Kwok Chow. He later continued his training with Sifu Jose' Colon, a direct disciple of Chung Kwok Chow. Sifu Longobardi has devoted many years, traveling far and wide, to the study of Yip Man lineage Wing Chun under the tutelage of Sifu Jose’ Colon. He was a founding member and former assistant instructor of the first Wing Chun Original Kung Fu Club of South Jersey which was formed in 1993 in Brigantine, New Jersey. Sifu Longobardi is a fifth generation instructor in Yip Man lineage Wing Chun Kung Fu.
Sifu Longobardi is passionate about passing on Yip Man lineage Wing Chun to those who are of serious mind and heart.