Sifu at Mindful Wing Chun, based in Hong Kong
Sifu Nima King was born in Iran during the war with Iraq and emigrated to Sydney Australia at the age of 9. Not being able to speak English as well as living in a poor neighbourhood in Sydney meant that he always got into fights as he was defending himself against the bullies.
When he turned 18 he began working as a bouncer in Kings Cross which was Sydney’s red light district and is notorious for how rough and rowdy it can get. During this time he naturally had to defend himself and others and put his Martial Arts ability to test countless number of times.
Nima Began practising Wing Chun in Sydney, Australia, in Sifu Jim Fung’s Wing Chun Academy in 1998. In 2003 he met Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin (CST) in a seminar and was absolutely blown away by his seemingly effortless yet tremendous power!
CST was the 3rd student of Ip Man and was actually living with Ip for 5 years and was the main teacher at his school for 14 before he started his own school. He began practicing Wing Chun 6 years before Bruce Lee so was one of his senior classmates at Ip Man’s school. CST was coined the “King of Siu Nim Tao” by Ip Man and is known for the most powerful Wing Chun practitioner of our time.
Nima decided to move to Hong Kong in 2005 to continue his practice with CST, and continued to train under him full-time for nine years before he passed away in 2014, and of all the non-Chinese disciples of Grandmaster Chu in the past 60 years, Nima has spent the most time training under him.
Even after Grandmaster Chu passed away, Nima continued to practise at Chu Shong Tin’s school, and is now one of their senior instructors. Nima is also on the board of directors of the 'Chu Shong Tin Alumni', which was set up by
Grandmaster Chu himself to ensure that his teachings would be preserved and passed on after he passed away.
Nima has over 14 years of Wing Chun teaching experience and is a certified Sifu in Wing Chun by the Ving Tsun Athletic Association (Ip Man’s official association). Since he began his Wing Chun practice, Nima has been training and teaching for over 50 hours a week.
In 2008, Nima established Mindful Wing Chun in Hong Kong and it didn’t take long for it to become the biggest fulltime Kung Fu school in the city which is remarkable since Nima and his team are not Chinese and only teach in English.
In January 2019, with the help of his team, Nima launched Mindful Wing Chun Online which was years in the making, and is the most comprehensive Online School to date! In this, he shares with the world the entire Wing Chun system as passed down by Chu Shong Tin to him in Hong Kong.