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Australia’s Kung Fu Legend
Sifu Rick Spain.

Beginning Martial Arts

Sifu (Master) Rick Spain has dedicated his entire life to the Martial Arts, moving to Australia in 1975 to begin training in Wing Chun Kung Fu with Grandmaster William Cheung, which proved to be a turning point in his career, “this was the first time I had been exposed to a full time professional training facility”. This allowed Rick to train full time in Martial Arts and really dedicate himself. Even though he had competed many times as a youngster, he was now training for serious competition in a very active tournament scene.

Lineage – Ip Man – William Cheung – Rick Spain


Representing Australia in Kung Fu

After competing successfully in Martial Arts for a few years Rick was chosen to represent Australia at the World Full Contact Martial Arts Championships in Hong Kong. This proved to be a competition highlight in his career made even more special after winning the middle weight division and crowned world champion 82/83 retiring undefeated as the title holder.

Full time training Facility in Sydney

A few years later Rick chose Sydney as the ideal location to open a full time Martial Arts school specialising in Wing Chun Kung Fu and in the mid 90’s BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jutsu, Will – Machado family) was brought into the curriculum. “There are a lot of schools in Sydney but I think that this creates a healthy industry that, because of the competition must really hold itself to high standards” The school has over the years produced some prodigious talent. Some have gone onto their own schools, some choose to remain and teach at the headquarters “Their dedication and talent are the cornerstone of our organisation.”


RedBoatUniversity.com was launched in 2017 and is the next evolution of spreading this unique Wing Chun Kung Fu system across the world. For the first time students can learn directly from Rick Spain in the comfort of their own homes on any device. Battle tested and incorporating traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu, grappling, takedowns and clinch work it is a complete self defence system available to anyone in the world 24 hours a day.