Sifu Kevin Martin is a master of Ving Tsun Kung Fu with over 35 years of martial arts experience. Sifu Martin began his study of Ving Tsun Kung Fu in 1976 under Sifu Julian Cordero. A year later, he w Read more
Sifu Kevin Martin is a master of Ving Tsun Kung Fu with over 35 years of martial arts experience. Sifu Martin began his study of Ving Tsun Kung Fu in 1976 under Sifu Julian Cordero. A year later, he was introduced to Grandmaster Moy Yat and began training at the first Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu school in the United States, in Brooklyn, NY. Subsequently, Sifu Martin had the good fortune to be chosen to become a special disciple (in Chinese culture equivalent to adopted son), studying directly under Grandmaster Moy Yat. Sifu Kevin Martin soon after became one of Grandmaster Moy Yat's closest disciples, having been fortunate enough to spend countless hours of Kung Fu Life with the Grandmaster for many many years.
Eventually, developing into one of Grandmaster Moy Yat's top disciples, Sifu Kevin Martin had the rare opportunity to travel throughout Hong Kong and China with the Grandmaster, representing Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu in international demonstrations and lectures. Additionally, Sifu Martin has also traveled extensively throughout the U.S. with Grandmaster Moy Yat introducing, developing and preserving Ving Tsun to eager audiences across the nation. Sifu Martin has furthermore been featured in several of Grandmaster Moy Yat's books and videotapes.
Sifu Kevin Martin was one of the few disciples to learn the complete Ving Tsun system from Grandmaster Moy Yat. As a result of Sifu Kevin Martin's close association with Grandmaster Moy Yat, Sifu Kevin Martin was one of the only people ever to complete private instruction and training in the famous Bat Chum Doa (eight way chopping knives) technique under Grandmaster Moy Yat himself and has become one of the foremost experts in the world in this advanced, top secret technique, which is the ultimate treasure of Ving Tsun Kung Fu.
At twenty-one years old, Sifu Kevin Martin was one of the youngest Ving Tsun Sifus ever under Grandmaster Moy Yat when he opened one of the first Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu branch schools in White Plains, New York in 1980.