Robert Chu, L.Ac., QME, PhD
10th Degree Black Belt – Grandmaster
Founder of Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun Association
Acupuncturist/Herbalist/Homeopath/Bodywork, Clinical Hypnotherapy/NLP Master Practitioner, Natural Health Consultant/Life Strategies Coaching
Dr. Robert Chu (Chu Sau Lei) began practicing the traditional Chinese medical and martial arts in the early 1970s. Robert is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, specializing in the Master Tung Acupuncture and Optimal Acupuncture methods in which he effectively treats pain, industrial injuries, sports injuries, and neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Chu also treats a wide variety of internal diseases including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, psoriasis, thyroid disorders, gynecological disorders and side-effects from cancer treatments. He is appointed by the Industrial Medical Council as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME).
Dr. Chu was formerly affiliated with the St. Vincent Medical Center, as the first fulltime Acupuncturist on staff and treated cancer patients with Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Qigong and Tai Chi. Dr. Chu is a former faculty member of Samra University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles, where he taught acupuncture. He has also taught Tai Chi and Qigong at Loyola Law School. Dr. Chu volunteers at Pasadena’s Wellness Community, where he does monthly lectures for cancer patients and a weekly lifestyle/nutrition and Qi Gong/Stress reduction class. He has also featured as a speaker for the American Cancer Society. In July of 2004, Dr. Chu was selected as the Acupuncturist to Olympic athletes at the Olympic Trials held in Sacramento, CA.
Dr. Chu also lectures nationally and abroad on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to provide continuing education to MD’s and Acupuncturists. In 2003, he founded the International Association of Optimal Acupuncture and Clinical Chinese Medicine to spread his effective clinical system. Optimal Acupuncture is a system of five pillars of Acupuncture, drawing from classical acupuncture, imaging, point properties, chronotherapeutics, and holographs. He also serves as Founder/CEO of the non-political ITARA – International Tung’s Acupuncture Research Association, which he founded in 2005, to preserve, standardize, educate, and research new applications of the Tung family system of Acupuncture with integrity, open sharing, and a goal to help end suffering in fellow beings. He has been decorated as an honorary member of the Finnish Traditional Chinese Medicine Society of Acupuncture and Herbs and a therapist member of the National Register of Acupuncture Therapists in Finland. Dr. Chu is also listed as a Master Practitioner of Oriental Bodywork Therapy and Master Practitioner of Tui-Na Manipulations.
He has lectured at Samra University, Emperor’s College of TCM, SCUSOMA, ACAOM, CSOMA, AAOMA and other functions as a dynamic and entertaining speaker. In 2004, Robert was awarded a Ph.D. in Ayurveda, and in 2005 awarded a Ph.D. in Alternative Medicine. Dr. Chu is also a Diplomate of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Neurolingustics Master Practitioner, and also does Life Coaching. He also holds a Diplomate of Clinical Homeopathy from the American Academy of Clinical Homeopathy.
In the martial arts world, he specializes in combat application and health aspects with a focus on the Yip Man Wing Chun Kuen system as taught to him by Hawkins Cheung and the Yuen Kay-San and Gulao Wing Chun Kuen systems as taught to him by Kwan Jong-Yuen. Robert teaches at his school in Los Angeles, where he is the chief instructor of the Dragon Gate Martial Arts Academy, and is head of the International Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun Kuen Association, which has branch schools throughout the USA, Europe and South East Asia. Dr. Chu is also proficient in Tai Chi, Xing Yi, Ba Gua and Shaolin systems of martial arts.
He is the co-author of Complete Wing Chun, (Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc, 1998) and has been featured in Kung Fu Masters (Unique Publications, 2002), Black Belt Magazine, Inside Kung Fu, Martial Arts Legends, Inside Martial Arts, Martial Arts Combat Sports and other publications, in addition to his regular monthly column, Noble Warrior which appears on the Internet Magazine WingChunKuen.com. He teaches privately in the Los Angeles, California area.
8th Degree Black Belt – Master
European Head of Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun Assiocation
Alan Orr is a renowned teacher who has been involved in the Health, Fitness and Martial Arts since 1985. He has trained with many of the leaders in their own fields. Alan has travelled the world to find and train with best Martial Art and Healing teachers in the world. He has taught martial arts, fitness and healing all over the world.
Qualified Acupuncturist, Master Practitioner of Tui Na Chinese Massage Therapy, NLP Practitioner, Martial Arts Teacher, Holistic Personal Trainer.
One to One • Classes • Small Groups • Seminars • Workshops
- Combat Arts Athletic Association – Head Instructor / Founder
- Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun: 8th Degree Black Belt – Master
- European and Australasian Head of Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun Assiocation
- CSL Chinese Boxing:- Head Instructor
- Chu Sau Lei Gu Lao Wing Chun: 8th Degree Black Belt – Master
- European and Australasian Head Instructor for Shark Tank NHB
- Shark Tank Phase 3 Purple Belt – Assistant Instructor
- Integrated Eskrima – European and Australasian Chief Instructor
- Director of Kalis IIustrisimo under Guro Mark Wiley
- European and Australasian Chief Instructor – Integrated Knife Fighting:
- Warrior Fighting Fitness: Head Instructor – Founder
- Qi Gong: Instructor
- MMA Certifiied Strength and Conditiong Coach
- Certified Kettlebell Instructor
- Black Belt Coach in BJJ under World Champion Leo Negao
Health and Healing
Alan is an Acupuncturist who holds qualifications from the Bodyharmoics Centre, Renshu Collage, The Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Beijing) and International Tung’s Acupuncture Research Association. He has trained to Master Practitioner level in Tui- Na Chinese Massage and Manipulation Therapy with Maria Mercati the leading teacher of Tui Na in the UK. Alan also holds many other qualifications in areas such as Chinese Dietary Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Guan Fa Cupping, Gua Sha Scraping, Chinese Herbology, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy, Meditation, Yoga, many Qi Gong methods.
Alan has been a Holistic Personal Trainer for many years. He holds a Diploma in Fitness and Nutrition, qualifications in Exercise and Fitness Coach/Instructor ( YMCA), Certificate in Teaching Exercise (RSA), Teacher of Exercise to Music (RSA).MMA Certifiied Strength and Conditiong Coach.
He has trained in Combat Conditioning with functional training Guro Matt Furey. Was able to take in the essence of power training via powerhouse Tony C He continues to train under top fight trainer Eddy Millis in LA, who is one of the best trainers in the sport of MMA and kickboxing. Has been guided in many traditional training methods of the martial arts via Robert Chu Sifu and Guro Mark Wiley. Both our experts in their fields of Martial Arts and Chinese Medicine. Alan has trained in and continues to train in Kettlebells with the world-class athlete and fitness coach Steve Cotter. Steve draws from an extensive and diverse background as a champion athlete and cutting-edge trainer to develop the most complete strength and conditioning programmes today. Alan is also the Founder of Warrior Fighting Fitness Training Programmes. He is the Founder of the Combat Arts Athletic Association