Hawkins Cheung is recognized as the most senior yip Man Wing Chun instructor in the U.S. today, as well as one of the top practitioners in the world. He began his extensive martial arts training with Grandmaster Yip Man in Hong Kong as a youth and continued his training over a span of almost twenty years, up until the Grandmaster's death in 1972.
Sifu Hawkins Cheung is widely known in the martial arts world for testing and proving his practical Wing Chun skills "on the streets" in Hong Kong, alongside Bruce Lee and Wong Shun-Leung in the 1950's. Sifu Hawkins Cheung also holds a third degree black belt in Goju-Ryu Karate. In the late seventies, Sifu Cheung moved to the U.S. to help promote the art of Wing Chun.
Throughout his career, Sifu Hawkins Cheung has instructed many students from various law enforcement agencies, including the F.B.I., as well as members of some elite U.S. military special ops- capable units, such as the Marine Corps' Force Recon.
Sifu Cheung has been featured in many martial arts publications, including "Black Belt," "Inside Kung Fu" and Martial Arts illustrated."
In addition, he has prepared and trained actors within the entertainment industry for "action" roles in motion pictures, both in the U.S. and Hong Kong.
Read a detailed history of Hawkins' Hong-Kong days with Yip-Man and Bruce Lee.