Wing Chun Orange County


The Dragon Institute is for everyone. The benefits are limitless. Whether you’re an adult looking for overwhelmingly effective self-defense training, a kid in need of real-world confidence or someone whose heard of our reputation of quality Wing Chun in Orange County, The Dragon Institute is definitely for you.

Our spacious Orange County Kung Fu school in Irvine (along with our Dana Point school) is Orange County's leading authority for Wing Chun. Our Orange County Wing Chun family consists of over 150 students of all ages - all training for the love of the art. Their infectious passion for this unique form of kung fu is inspiring. They are the heart and soul of The Dragon Institute.

For both adults and kids, our Irvine martial arts classes offer outside-the-box development - things you don't find in other activities, sports or training. Our Irvine kung fu instructors keep you motivated with engaging and fun classes, personalized one-on-one instruction and caring guidance for martial arts, self-defense and beyond.

The Art

When Yip Man (aka Ip Man) began teaching Wing Chun publicly in 1949, his unique martial arts system gathered quick attention for its devastatingly effective close-quarters dominance. His students took on challenge matches and annihilated other forms of kung fu. Unlike other kung fu styles, Wing Chun is not based on animal movements. It finds its basis in science, the human body and the laws of physics.

Our one-of-a-kind Martial Arts programs provide adults and children with proven physical and mental training to improve their health and wellness. Through physical conditioning, self-defense instruction, and consistency, The Dragon Institute's martial arts training will increase your energy and improve your confidence. Discover more on the different pages of our site. The more you learn about us the more you'll want to be a part of our exciting martial arts family.

THIS is Kung Fu!
Our Orange County Kung Fu classes bring Ip Man's authentic Kung Fu to Irvine. Our school is proud to be the only authentic school in Orange County to hold the valid lineage under Ip Man's senior-most student, Leung Sheung. Led by Orange County's Wing Chun Kung Fu authority, Adam Williss, a 21-year practitioner and Leung Sheung lineage holder, you can be certain of the credibility and authenticity of our methods.

When Quality Matters - Nothing Compares to The Dragon Institute

We are more than just another class you will take. The Dragon Institute is a lifestyle and a philosophy of excellence. The Dragon Institute stands alone in its ability to empower anyone -- regardless of age, gender or ability -- using the scientific concepts and teaching techniques put to test over the last 60 years. There are a lot of martial arts schools, classes and other activities you can do. However, when quality matters, nothing compares to The Dragon Institute!

Kung Fu Orange County

The Dragon Institute
Orange County Wing Chun

8 Hammond #113, Irvine, CA 92618

Our Wing Chun school is located in Irvine, right next to Lake Forest & Foothill Ranch!

Here's a look at our Irvine Kung Fu School Grand Opening last February!

Orange County Kung Fu

Orange County Kung Fu
Bruce Lee practicing Chi Sao (sticky hands) with his sifu, Yip Man.

As one of our nations largest and most respected Wing Chun Kung Fu schools, its a great honor to be able to pass on the authentic art and legacy of Yip Man (aka Ip Man) and his most famous kung fu student, Bruce Lee.

Our Orange County Kung Fu school, The Dragon Institute, is the leading authority of Wing Chun in Orange County. More people, young and old, choose our classes, our school and our instructors than any other Wing Chun Kung Fu in Orange County - or southern California for that matter. We maintain two beautiful, professional locations / schools in Orange County. With over 150 students, our students come in all ages, shapes and sizes. They come in all fitness levels and from all walks of life. The common denominator is their dedication to seeking more from themselves.

Kung Fu Orange County 

Located very centrally in Orange County, our Kung Fu school offers classes for adults and kids in Irvine. Our school address is 8 Hammond Ste 113. We are located right next to Lake Forest & Foothill Ranch, and right off the 5.

Adults Martial Arts / Self-Defense

Self-Defense Irvine

Chinese Martial Arts / Self-Defense Irvine

Wing Chun Kung Fu is the most efficient self-defense system in the world.
Sometimes referred to as "Practical Kung Fu" or "Scientific Self-Defense," nothing is off limits in Wing Chun Kung Fu. It uses the hands, feet, shins, forearms, shoulders, head, knees, elbows and hips in a devastating self-defense system of trapping, forward pressure and fluidity to simultaneous attack and defend.

Through our award-winning kung fu classes, you will feel yourself begin to walk tall with increased calmness and focus, plus become more aware of your surroundings for self-defense and while improving your overall health. Instructor motivation and mental engagement will keep you enjoying it.

Learn the most effective self-defense techniques utilizing every part of your body for a complete and total mind / body / soul kung fu experience.

Self-Defense and close-quarters hand-to-hand combat experts agree, The Dragon Institute is one of the best places to learn Wing Chun Kung Fu.

See our martial arts classes schedule for days and times for our adult martial arts program.

Kung Fu Kids

Kung Fu Kids

Find Out Why Our Kids Kung Fu Classes are Irvine's Premiere Kung Fu School for Children’s Martial Arts Classes and Your Child’s Development Success! 

Make no mistake, it is our purpose to empower your kids with the Confidence, Character and Self-Esteem they need in order to succeed. Our Wing Chun martial arts classes for kids are fun, inspiring and empowering!

Our Kids Kung Fu classes teach children authentic Wing Chun with patience and encouragement. We offer evening kung fu classes for kids as young as 5 at our Irvine martial arts school.

Wing Chun is unlike other martial arts. It is more a life-philosophy of success than simply a martial art. Wing Chun's philosophy is simple, direct and practical. And that's why it is so effective. It doesn't spend time chasing fancy things. It teaches kids to focus on priorities and how to become efficient in all areas of their life.

No other martial art can give kids this. No other martial art changes lives the way Wing Chun does! 

See our schedule of martial arts classes for information on days and times.