Coach Jon Nielson began training in the martial arts in 1971 and has, throughout the years, received instruction in Shotokan, Kenpo and Wado Ryu Karate, Taekwondo and Hop Ki Do, Muay Thai, Monkey, Black Tiger, Chun Shu and various Kung Fu systems, Wu Shu, Aikido, Jiu-jitsu, and Judo. In 1980, Coach Nielson discovered Wing Chun. "Up to that point, my experience with martial arts had left me with several questions. Wing Chun answered them all one by one. Occasionally, I would enroll in another martial art system, but I found that I had already learned the root of every technique in Wing Chun, and that Wing Chun allowed me to find more efficient ways to apply those techniques."
Coach Nielson has an eclectic background in Wing Chun training:
Jon Nielson - Jerry Gardner - Duncan Leung - Ip Man
Jon Nielson - Malcolm Lee - Eddie Chong - Kenneth Chung and Ben Dur - Leung Sheung - Ip Man
Jon Nielson - Malcolm Lee - William Cheung - Ip Man
Jon Nielson - Eddie Chong - Kenneth Chung and Ben Dur - Leung Sheung - Ip Man
Jon Nielson - Ron Heimberger - Jim Fujitsu - Bruce Lee - Ip Man
Jon Nielson - Ron Heimberger - Leung Ting - Ip Man
Jon Nielson - Ron Heimberger - Francis Fong - Jason Lau - Ju Wan - Ip Man and Ju Chao - Chan Wah Shun
Jon Nielson - Ron Heimberger - Ip Ching - Ip Man
Jon Nielson - Ip Ching - Ip Man
"My varied background in Wing Chun has given me a broader perspective of what Wing Chun is, can and ought to be."
In addition to Wing Chun training, Coach Nielson practiced gymnastics for 18 years, licensed as an EMT, achieved a Master's Degree in Linguistics and taught English at the university level for 20 years.
Coach Logan Williams studied Ninjitsu before he discovered Wing Chun. He completed the system and now teaches in Ohio.
Coach Ken Smock teaches in Salt Lake City, Utah
Coach Ben Richards teaches in Salt Lake City, Utah
Coach Brent Thompson teaches in Salt Lake City, Utah
Coach Bryan Madsen teaches in Salt Lake City, Utah
Coach Benjamin Judkins is the Co-author of "The Creation of Wing Chun," and teaches in Rochester, New York