Dai-Sifu Jeff Webb, 6th Degree Master, is the chief-instructor of the National Ving Tsun Organization and of the Austin Ving Tsun Academy. He has studied martial arts for over 36 years and has taught professionally since 1996. During his career he has taught more than 200 seminars and weekend training camps throughout the United States and Canada.
He began studying So-Ryu style Karate in Austin, Texas at the age of 12. Two years later, he began training in Ving Tsun Kung Fu and has been studying it ever since. Master Webb is a former private student of Professor Leung Ting, the closed-door disciple of the late Grandmaster Yip Man.
In 1992 he joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Ramstein AB, Germany. While serving there he taught and trained as an instructor in the European Wing Tsun Organization (EWTO) for three and a half years. Master Webb also trained directly with Grandmaster Keith R. Kernspecht, the founder of the EWTO, who is generally credited with spreading this style of kung fu throughout the continent of Europe.
Following his honorable discharge from the Air Force in late 1995, he promptly returned to the United States to begin teaching Ving Tsun professionally. The next year he opened his first commercial school in Austin, Texas, which has run successfully for more than 16 years. In late 2007 Master Webb, with the help of his instructor-level students across the country, founded the National Ving Tsun Organization (NVTO).
With a passion for teaching the public about the physical and mental benefits of Ving Tsun, Master Webb has inspired many to practice varying styles of martial arts. He has written a number of articles that have appeared in the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine, Wing Chun Illustrated, and Austin FIT magazine. He has also appeared in television interviews on Austin’s KEYE and KXAN stations and in local publications such as the Daily Texan and the Pflugerville Pflag.
Master Webb feels that as a teacher, his greatest pride comes from seeing his students achieve great things. He has a welcoming and non-threatening instruction style that has helped his students excel. To date, more than 55 of Master Webb’s direct students have reached the rank of instructor and 8 of these advanced practitioners have also earned the title of “Sifu.”