Cory Walken, Head Instructor
Sifu Cory Walken has trained in Wing Chun for over 20 years. He began training in Wing Chun in Seattle. After moving to Bellingham to attend Western Washington University, he started his training in Close Range Tactics™ (CRT™) under the instruction of Master David Neal Brown of Total Confidence Martial Arts. Master David is the most accomplished and accredited WingTsun™ teacher in the northwest and a direct student of Grandmaster Leung Ting the father of WingTsun™.
When Cory began training at TCMA he set a goal of earning his Black Belt/Technician. After many hard years of training, Cory completed his Martial Arts Instructor Certification Course in 2003, earned the title of 1st Technician (Black Belt) in 2006, and has since achieved the rank of 4th Level Technician (4th Degree Black Belt) from Master David.
Cory is committed to teaching his students the most practical system self defense. He has trained in various systems of martial arts to offer a comprehensive approach to self defense for his students. These systems include Wing Chun, Escrima, Muay Thai, ground fighting and anti-grappling techniques.
Cory has received instruction and trained with some of the most renowned teachers worldwide including Grandmaster Leung Ting, Grandmaster Rene Latosa, Sifu Carson Lau and Stephan Kesting. He believes it is critical that an instructor maintain the sharpness of their skills in order to evolve with the times and keep teaching the most practical self defense to their students.