The International Academy of WingChun® is a community of individuals, groups, and Academies that train the self-defense system created by Dai Sifu Klaus Brand who refined what he learned after years of martial arts experience and deep analysis. We keep a culture that is friendly, open-minded, and likes functional training.  As a self-defense system, the training program in our Academy is comprehensive.  We not only train standing hand-to-hand combat but also ground techniques, weapons fighting, unarmed defense against stick or knife, and tactics against multiple attackers. The IAW uses a standardized ranking system as a guideline to keep students on the correct path.  Each rank consists of certain skills that every student is required to learn and progresses in difficulty and complexity.