It took Thierry Cuvillier 13 years to reach the wing chun level of senior instructor (seventh degree), a plateau only a fraction of practitioners attain. Photo: J. Su FotoIt took Thierry Cuvillier 13 years to reach the wing chun level of senior instructor (seventh degree), a plateau only a fraction of practitioners attain. Photo: J. Su Foto
It took Thierry Cuvillier 13 years to reach the wing chun level of senior instructor (seventh degree), a plateau only a fraction of practitioners attain. Photo: J. Su Foto

How a French wing chun master in Taiwan trained by Ip Man’s nephew went from wayward youth to focused man of wisdom

Thierry Cuvillier arrived in Taipei in 1999 with just a backpack and the address of the wing chun master he wanted to learn from. Now, nearly 20 years later and having taught over 200 of his own students, he is planning his return home

Topic |   Wellness
It took Thierry Cuvillier 13 years to reach the wing chun level of senior instructor (seventh degree), a plateau only a fraction of practitioners attain. Photo: J. Su FotoIt took Thierry Cuvillier 13 years to reach the wing chun level of senior instructor (seventh degree), a plateau only a fraction of practitioners attain. Photo: J. Su Foto
It took Thierry Cuvillier 13 years to reach the wing chun level of senior instructor (seventh degree), a plateau only a fraction of practitioners attain. Photo: J. Su Foto
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