Ricky Lew, a Chinese born Canadian, starting his martial arts training in 1992 at the age of 17. He first practiced karate, quickly finding himself in a teaching role and eventually achieving a 5th de Read more
Yip Man - Moy Yat - Sunny Tang (Dun Wah) - Walter Jakimczuk - Darrell Carreon - Ricky Lew
Aug 2012 Black Sash (assistant instructor)
Jan 2013 Founded and established VTMTL-Dawson College
Sept 2013 Gold Sash (Instructor) (presented by GrandMaster Sunny Tang)
Ricky Lew, a Chinese born Canadian, starting his martial arts training in 1992 at the age of 17. He first practiced karate, quickly finding himself in a teaching role and eventually achieving a 5th degree black belt. While earning his living doing restaurant work, he dedicating himself to the study of martial arts. He has formal training in judo, aikido, bukiho (Japanese weaponry), tai chi and boxing. Finding his vocation in teaching, he went back to school and completed his bachelors in Physical and Health Education at McGill University in 2008. In the same year, he joined the faculty of Physical Education at Dawson College and became a tenured teacher within 4 years. He teaches classes such as: Tai Chi, Self-Defense, Karate, Fencing, and newly added Kung Fu
Like many martial artists influenced by the writings and life of Bruce Lee, he was on a quest to keep things as efficient and effective as possible in the arts that he studied. His search finally lead him to look towards Ving Tsun.
In 2002, Ricky Lew had the good fortune of meeting Sifu Darrell Carreon and joined VTMTL (Ving Tsun Montreal). Ricky became an assistant instructor in 2012 and 2013 marks many milestones for Ricky. Engaged to his beautiful girlfriend and proud father of a baby boy, he now looks forward to his new journey in the “kung fu life” of Ving Tsun and to share it with his kung fu family. Ricky is grateful and humbled by being honored with the presentation of his gold sash at such a prestigious event such as Master Sunny Tang’s 40th anniversary gala!
Ricky has a Gold Sash, instructor level and is a 5th generation Yip Man student (student of Darrell Carreon who is a disciple of Master Walter Jakimczuk, who is a disciple of Grandmaster Sunny Tang (Dun Wah), who was a disciple of the late Grandmaster Moy Yat, who was the disciple of the late Great Grandmaster Yip Man).
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