Grand Master Sunny Tang (Dunn Wah)
|Grandmaster Sunny Tang (Dunn Wah) is a second generation student of the late Grandmaster Ip Man (aka Yip Man) and disciple of the late Grandmaster Moy Yat. He introduced Wing Chun (aka Ving Tsun) Kung Fu to Canada in 1973 with the establishment of Sunny Tang Martial Arts Centre.|
After training in Wing Chun for more than a decade in his home of Hong Kong, Sunny Tang moved to England in 1971. Two years later, Grandmaster Tang immigrated to Toronto, Canada, where he started the first Sunny Tang Martial Arts Centre. Over the years, many people from different professions, cultures and martial arts systems have benefited from practicing Wing Chun under Master Tang. To date, more than ten Wing Chun Centres have been established by Master Tang and his senior students across Canada, making it one of the nation’s largest Martial Arts institutions.
His contribution both as a martial artist and community leader have earned him much respect and admiration from his students, other martial artists, his community and his country.
Recognized for his many achievements and contributions, he received the Canada Day Achievement Award in 1990. In 1992, this recognition earned Master Tang the unique opportunity to perform for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, during Canada’s 125th anniversary celebrations.
As well as teaching and promoting Wing Chun Kung Fu, Master Tang also promotes Wushu in Canada. He was the team leader for Canada during the 1996 and 1998 Pan American Championships, as well as at the 1995 – 2003 World Championships. Master Tang is currently the National Executive President of the Confederation of Canadian Wushu Organizations, as well as a leading director for the Canadian National Wushu Team. Master Tang and his team of instructors and coaches have established a positive and highly recognized reputation across Canada, both for their competitive and coaching achievements.
As a result of his efforts, Grandmaster Tang led the Canadian Olympic Wushu Team at the Beijing Olympics in the summer of 2008.