Instructor


bb tieDustan Carroll, the Owner and Chief Instructor of The Wing Chun Boxing Academy™ LLC, is a practitioner and instructor of Wing Chun in the Ip Man/Duncan Leung lineage.

He is a professional educator with nearly two decades of classroom experience.

Mr. Carroll started instructing students in Wing Chun in 2004 and has proudly been instructing students in Huntsville, Alabama and surrounding areas for over a decade now.

While serving in the U.S. Army in 1993 in Norfolk, VA he was introduced to Wing Chun by  David W. Meadows, a disciple of Master Duncan Leung.

Mr. Carroll has trained in Jeet Kune Do and multiple arts including, but not limited to, Aiki-Jitsu, Combat Knife Fighting, Muay Thai, Kali/Arnis, Tai Chi Chuan and Kempo.

After receiving a degree in Education from the University of North Alabama, Mr. Carroll began his career as a public educator in Houston, Texas. In his spare time, he trained in multiple Kung Fu styles such as Northern Shaolin, Choy Lay Fut, Wing Chun, and Tai Chi becoming an assistant instructor at the school and teaching classes in the absence of his instructor. Even with all these achievements he wanted to learn what he had experienced in Norfolk. Using Master Leung’s website, he contacted a formal disciple of Dave Meadows and former student of Duncan Leung. He began training as a private student and “formal disciple” shortly thereafter with this individual.

In 2006, he relocated to Huntsville, AL, to continue his career in public education and be close to family members who had become ill. Almost immediately, people sought to learn from him and requested that he open a school. Upon their repeated requests he opened his new school under the name of The Wing Chun Boxing Academy™. He has since given instruction to a wide variety of students who have had varying degrees of knowledge in many different martial arts (including competitive, military, police and self defense based arts and styles).

Mr. Carroll has been recognized for his understanding and ability in the Wing Chun system by multiple master level instructors and his first instructor in the Duncan Leung Family Style in 2006. Mr. Carroll and his first instructor in the Duncan Leung Wing Chun Style no longer associate with one another over personal and ethical differences. To this date, Mr. Carroll has continued his education in the Duncan Leung Family Style of Wing Chun with other more senior members of the family as his mentors. Mr. Carroll considers himself a life long learner and promotes others to do the same.

Mr. Carroll has also received several honors from multiple professionals and organizations within the martial arts community to include Sifu Of The Year in 2012 (Kung Fu Instructor Of The Year in 2012),  induction into multiple Martial Arts Hall of Fames, even the prestigious Masters Hall of Fame and he has also been featured in Wing Chun Illustrated for his unique method of teaching Wing Chun as a weapons based art. In 2018, he founded The Bladed Monkey™.  It should be noted however that he most values all that he has learned and is learning from his friends and mentors in the arts.

 

 

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