IWTA - THE WORLD’S LARGEST MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION AND INTERNATIONAL UMBRELLA-ORGANISATION OF LEUNG TING WINGTSUN
Great Grandmaster Leung Ting began to teach martial arts in 1967. In 1970 he opened a well-equipped school in Hong Kong and made teaching his main profession. With the help of his KungFu brothers, friends and students the "Wing Tsun Leung Ting Martial Arts Association" was founded on 24th July 1973. Over the years, the original name was changed several times, in line with structural development of the association. It is now "International Wing Tsun Association" (IWTA) and acts as the worldwide umbrella-organisation to which other multinational branches such as the International WingTsun Organisation (IWTO) or the European WingTsun Organisation (EWTO) are affiliated.
Leung Ting WingTsun Gym on Nathan Road, Hong Kong
EWTO – QUALITY AND INNOVATION UNDER THE EUROPEAN UMBRELLA-ORGANISATION OF LEUNG TING WINGTSUN
Grandmaster Keith R. Kernspecht made the acquaintance of Leung Ting, the world's highest-ranking WT Master, in 1975 and invited him to Germany in 1976, where he gave Germany's first public demonstration of WingTsun, a Chinese martial art previously completely unknown in Europe. Since its formation in Kiel in 1976 the European WingTsun Organisation (EWTO) has carried out three major functions: 1) to maintain and develop the theory and practice of WingTsun, 2) to act as an umbrella- organisation for all European WT-students and instructors and 3) to represent WingTsun towards the public.
EWTO’s Headquarters at Langenzell Castle, Germany
Sifu Kasper Lund Nielsen
DK - 5260 Odense S