Training Centers

Authorized Sifus

 Barnaby Hazen (Taos, NM)
 J Seth Wiggins (Denver, CO)
 Monica Duran (Abq, NM)
 Maytee Lerttamrab (Bangkok, Thailand)
 Jason Smith (Las Cruces, NM / El Paso, TX)
 Michael Gidwanie (NYC)
 Aaron Richardson (Abq, NM)


Sifu Phil Morris, student of Sigung Hawkins Cheung and sidai classmate of Sifu Romero, was interviewed for the Special Features Section for the film “Ip Man 2” starring Donnie Yen. This compelling video is highly recommended for anyone interested in Wing Chun.


Starting around 8:00 minutes, Sifu Morris talks about training under Sigung Hawkins, and mentions Sifu Romero and others.


Phil Morris on Wing Chun from Philip Morris on Vimeo.



The second Longpole article, The “Other” Wooden Dummy: The Wing Chun Long Pole by Sifu Romero and Jason Smith, is out on news stands! Look for the July / August issue of Kung Fu /Tai Chi Magazine.

Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine July/August 2012

In this video, note the wrist motions of Sifu’s right hand, in the pole movements and then in the applications. The longpole set teaches the appropriate focus (yi) and timing (jing) for the applied force/movement (qi).


fr02-2010-04fr01-2010-04On April 1, 2012, Sifu Romero and Coaches Korner were pleased to host an advanced seminar under the auspices of UNM’s Institute for Traditional Martial Arts (ITMA). Internationally recognized and respected master of Hung Gar Kuen, Sifu Frank Rivera, took the floor to present principles and demonstrate applications on the topic of punching and kicking.


UNM students had the opportunity to review and sharpen their skills by examining basic and familiar material from the perspectives of a different tradition. We hope that Sifu Rivera’s generous presentation will be a valued experience for these martial artists of tomorrow.

saenz01Sifus Kurt Saenz and Phil Romero present a seminar on the healing aspects of Wing Chun, a little known skill set of techniques that increase one’s proficiency by enabling a fighter to develop a better understanding of body structure, internal energy, and herbal medications. It is excellent as a means of understanding a wide range of vital skills and techniques to care for yourself, your training partner, and your family. Come join us for some fun and exercise.


Date March 17, 2012
Time 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location 7 Well Tank, Santa Fe
Contact Kurt Saenz (505) 438-7248
Cost $55 per person ($35 students)
**Limited to 12 people-please call to reserve your place**


SAENZ WING CHUN GUNG FU In Santa Fe, Sifu A. Kurt Saenz: 1979-Present under Master Augustine Fong (Fong Chi Wing) in Tucson, AZ.


ROMERO’S WING CHUN GUNG FU In Albuquerque, Sifu Phil Romero, 1979-Present under Master Hawkins Cheung in Los Angeles, CA.

Hello, and welcome, to all that visit Romero’s Wing Chun!


It’s been may years in the making, studying the art as well as training many Wing Chun practitioners and visitors, here in the vast state of New Mexico (not a country as some assume!).


Our door is open to all schools, inside and outside of Wing Chun. My thanks to my Sifu Hawkins Chueng, for his blessing to teach the Art, as well to my all of my kung fu brothers back in Los Angeles (my home town), and all over the country, and in Asia.


There is more to come. So come back again and also send an email and say hello!


Sifu Phillip R Romero

Wishing all of our Kung Fu, Martial Arts, and Qi Gong family and friends a warm and happy holiday season, and all the best for 2012!

strong hawkins romero cortez la 2012

Strong, Hawkins, Romero, Cortez. LA 2012.

Sifu Pat Strong, Sigung Hawkins Cheung, Sifu Phil Romero, and Sifu Robert Cortez, photographed on a recent visit to LA.

The slow and peaceful movements of qi gong may not bring heroism to mind, but Monica Duran’s struggle and determination to live with and beyond her crippling and blinding diabetes can’t be called anything less than heroism.