Sifu | 3rd Level Technician
Sifu John is the head instructor of Everybody Martial Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona. He believes thateverybody can reap the benefits of martial arts training. His mission is to increase the appreciation for Wing Tsun Kung fu one student at a time.
For over 20 years, Sifu John has been studying the art of Wing Tsun. Sifu John began his Wing Tsun training in 1994 under Sifu Keith Sonnenberg, 4th Level Technician, in Mesa, Arizona. Then in 1998, he began teaching martial arts as an adjunct faculty member at Mesa Community College. Since then he has been empowering people of all ages utilizing the benefits kung fu training. He is recognized as a 3rd Level Technician by the International WingTsun Association-North American Section (IWTA-NAS) with the auspices of Grand Master Leung Ting; Sifu John founded Everybody Martial Arts, LLC. in 2015.
In addition to teaching the practical applications of the wing tsun forms, Sifu John also brings his unique understanding of the far reaching benefits wing tsun has to offer. His interest in martial arts goes back over 25 years when he began studying Kempo as a teenager. In college, he studied Tai-Chi and Qi-Gong; finally he found Wing Tsun and has been hooked ever since. To him, Wing Tsun is the ultimate embodiment of the internal and external martial arts.
Guest Instructor | 4th Level Technician
Sifu Keith Sonnenberg was named by Grandmaster Leung Ting as his first American disciple in the book Dynamic Wing Tsun Kung Fu. He was one of the earliest pioneers in teaching wing chun in Phoenix, Arizona. After several years of training and difficult business relationships, he discovered Leung Ting’s Wing Tsun kung-fu system in 1979 from reading Leung Ting’s Hong Kong published book, Wing Tsun Kuen.He has taught in various venues throughout the years including out of state seminars. He attained the rank of 4th Level Technician in 2002 where he was conferred for the second time (the first time was in absentia in the early 80s) as a disciple of Great Grandmaster Leung Ting in a tea ceremony in San Francisco. This was on the occasion of Great Grandmaster Leung Ting’s 55th birthday celebration. Today he is a member of the management team of the International WingTsun Association in the marketing advisory role.
Wing Tsun Scottsdale
8445 E. McDonald Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85250