SiFu Dean MacLeodAbout SiFu Dean MacLeod

SiFu Dean MacLeod started his WingTsun training after a life-long love affair with martial arts. He has trained in such systems as Goju-Ryu karate, Yamanni Ryu Bo-Jutsu (Okinawan weaponry), Muso Shinden-Ryu Iaido (Japanese swordsmanship), Yang style T'ai Chi Ch'uan, and alternate lineages of Wing Chun.

Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, he worked extensively as a bouncer and security professional, serving high profile clientele such as President Bill Clinton, Ozzy Osbourne, Olympic skater Katarina Witt, and many others. SiFu Dean is also a certified personal trainer specializing in functional strength training, and has 5 years of experience in the industry.

In 2007, SiFu Dean began learning WingTsun under the International WingTsun Association. He has had the good fortune of learning from some of the finest WingTsun instructors in the world, including Grandmaster Leung Ting, SiFu Carson Lau, SiFu Alex Richter, and SiFu Haw Kuo, to name a few.

Now leading Gotham Kung Fu, SiFu Dean blends his love of martial arts and his fitness expertise with practical experience in real-world violence gained while working in the security industry to create a no-nonsense approach that is both fun and safe for learning WingTsun.