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Sifu: Jimmy Manfredy


Address: 7343 US-HWY 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809

Tel: (863) 937-9319

Text: (863) 606-8199

Professional info

  • Founder & Director of the "Wing Chun Fighting Arts Federation" 

  • 3rd Generation Disciple of the "Ip Man" Lineage Under Sifu Samuel Kwok

  • Ip Man's "Ving Tsun Athletic Association" Certified Master Instructor 

  • Member & representitive of the "Ving Tsun Athletic Association" in Hong Kong

  • Florida representative for the "Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Martial Arts Association"

  • International Chinese Martial Art Championships Veteran Judge

  • International Martial Arts Hall Of Fame Inductee

  • International Martial Arts Hall Of Fame "Sifu Of the Year" Award Winner 2013

  • U.S.A Martial Arts Hall Of Fame Inductee

  • U.S.A Martial Arts Hall Of Fame "Black Sash of the Year" Award Winner 2014

  • U.S.A Martial Arts Hall Of Fame Award Winner 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

  • Action Martial Arts Magazine "Hall Of Honors" Inductee 2015

  • Action Martial Arts Magazine "Hall Of Honors"Award Winner 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

  • Florida Headquarters for the US National Martial Arts "Alliance"

  • Polk County Florida, School Board Approved Volunteer 

  • ‘Florida Headquarters’ for “Wing Chun Against Bullying” Non-Profit Organization

  • Former Chief Instructor of the Lakeland Police Athletic League Kung Fu program

  • C.O.B.R.A Self Defense Systems Certified Instructor

         (Combat.Objective.Battle. Ready. Application)

Sifu Manfredy began his martial arts training at the age of five in the Bronx, NY in the style of Chang Quan(Long Fist), Zui Quan(Drunken Fist) and Qin Na under the late Chen Sifu (Sifu Wang Zhi Chen).

Today Sifu Manfredy has dedicated his focus of study to the art of Wing Chun Keun, Jeet Kune Do concepts(Jun Fan Gong Fu) and Qin Na for close quarter combat as well. Additionally, Sifu Manfredy  also holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do(Han Moo Kwan) and is a former member but still in good standings with the US Chung Do Kwan Association. Sifu Manfredy is also an accomplished practitioner of Yang Style Tai Chi, Jow Ga, Capoera, "No Gi" Jiu Jistu and Muay Thai just to name a few.

Sifu Manfredy's methodology can be expressed as follows: “Kung Fu is more than self-defense or fighting. It is a way of life and is in everything; it is in every cultures history, medicine and philosophy around the world."

Styles Practiced


  • Wing Chun Keun

  • Jeet Kune Do Concepts

  • Chang Quan (Long Fist)

  • Ziu Quan (Drunken Fist) 

  • Qin Na (Joint Locking)

  • Sanshou (Sanda)

  • Tai Chi (Yang Style)

  • Jow Ga

  • Capoera

  • Han Moo Kwan

  • Chung Do Kwan

  • Jiu-Jitsu

  • Muay Thai

  • C.O.B.R.A

2010 - present

2010 - present

Simo: Maryann Manfredy


Address: 7343 US-HWY 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809

Tel: (863) 937-9319

Text: (863) 606-8199

Simo Maryann Manfredy recieved her martial arts training in the U.S. Army during hand to hand combat training which consisted mostly of the basics Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing and from that moment her love for the martial arts grew, after her discharge from the military it was a few years before she began her formal training under Sifu: Jimmy Manfredy in the arts of Wing Chun, Jeet Kune Do concepts and Sanshou (Sanda) which for her were ideal combination of martial arts techniques, strategies, philosophies and many other fighting methods.


Simo: Maryann Manfredy has been training full time and has achieved a coach level under Sifu: Jimmy Manfredy and is the instructor for the Junior Tigers program for students from ages 5 - 10 and combined with her years of training in early childhood development as well as her substitute teaching for the polk county school system makes her understanding of a child's education an extremely valuable asset to the Twisting Tiger Family.

Styles Practiced


  • Army Military Combative Arts

  • Basic Muay Thai

  • Basic Jiu-Jitsu

  • Basic Chang Quan (Long Fist)

  • Wing Chun

  • Jeet Kune Do

  • C.O.B.R.A

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