Orange County Wing Chun Sifu Adam Williss
A Message from our Sifu
Orange County Wing Chun Sifu Adam Williss – Founder of The Dragon Institute
This message is for those seeking to become part of the Dragon Family. It’s designed to help you to know who we are, what we stand for and give you information on what you are about to begin.
You’ve initiated the very important first step in a journey that, if you let it, will change your life forever. Congratulations for appreciating yourself enough to seek our “outside the box” self-improvement. Later, you’ll thank yourself even more!
We’re different in our approach to martial arts. For us, martial arts is our vessel for self-growth. No matter where you are in your life, your journey with us is about where you’re going, not where you are. It’s about a vision of your future and reaching higher levels of potential in all areas of your life. We use martial arts as the gateway to an integrated approach to healthy living for the mind, body and soul.
But make no mistake, the martial arts training you will receive as a student of The Dragon Institute is second to none! Not only will you learn the same martial arts system and leadership principles that shaped the life of Bruce Lee, you’ll learn at the #1 ranked martial arts school in all of Orange County.
The more you learn about us, the more you will want to be part of our uniquely exciting martial arts family.
Yours in Wing Chun,
Adam Williss, Sifu
Founder of The Dragon Institute
Orange County, CA
About Sifu Adam Williss
Sifu Adam Williss is the founder of The Dragon Institute. He’s made it his life’s mission to empower individuals from all walks of life with the physical, mental and life-changing benefits of martial arts.
For nearly 20 years, Sifu Adam Williss has been training the art of Wing Chun. He has empowered and educated people of all ages through the benefits of martial arts with his Orange County classes, private martial arts training, distance learning program and seminars. He has trained numerous military, law enforcement, security, amateur and professional athletes and thousands of every day people. He is also a self-defense expert instructor to large companies, community-based service clubs, local Orange County businesses and other Southern California organizations.
In addition to the practical self-defense capabilities of Wing Chun, Sifu Adam has also brought the unique personal developmental benefits of Wing Chun to those seeking the internal, energy-based aspects of the art. He leads a regular morning class called Dragon Family Qigong isolating mind, body and energy. Through the years he’s helped many seniors, those with with disabilities, stroke victims, recovering drug addicts and alcoholics through his qigong work with them.
Although Sifu Adam has chosen to dedicate his life to the art of Wing Chun, he has also trained and studied other martial arts and mind/body practices including Chen style Tai Chi Chuan & Silk Reeling Qigong (Chan Ssu Chin), Zhan Zhuang, yoga, other Wing Chun lineages, Jeet Kune Do concepts, Boxing, Classical Pugilism / Bare-Knuckle Boxing, Filipino Martial Arts, Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Muay Thai. To Sifu Adam, Wing Chun is the most efficient and comprehensive art he has ever seen and it shows in his passion for sharing it.
Sifu Adam Williss is the founder of Wing Chun Against Bullying. Founded in 2014, Wing Chun Against Bullying (WCAB) is a non-profit public charity aimed at combating bullying. It’s mission is to raise awareness, provide access to information, develop resources, offer services, and mobilize students, educators, parents, and others in the efforts to end bullying.
Memberships and Affiliations
Wing Chun Sifu Sifu Adam is the State of California representative of The System Wing Chun under Sifu Bill Graves and the Florida Line of Leung Sheung Wing Chun. As such, he is a lineage holder of the Worldwide Leung Sheung Lineage Association. He acts as senior advisor to the Dragon Family Wing Chun Association. Is an advocate for the National Association for People Against Bullying, was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2010, is an Associate Member of the International Kung Fu Federation, member of the Independent Martial Arts Federation, International Combat Martial Arts Unions Association, the United States Kuo Shu Federation, Hong Kong’s Wing Chun Athletic Association and National Qigong (Chi Kung) Association.
Even though I’ve trained in several different martial art styles with a black belt in two of them, Sifu Adam Williss shuts down every attack I try to get off. I feel very lucky to learn Wing Chun from such a true expert. – Jason Corbett