William Moy

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William Moy is a Grandmaster (martial arts) of Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) Kung Fu. He is a 10th generation disciple of Ng Mui - the creator of the Ving Tsun Kung Fu system[1] and the son of grandmaster Moy Yat, who studied under grandmaster Ip Man.[2]


Though Moy teaches traditional Ving Tsun principles - including centerline theory, facing, body leverage, and hand unity - he believes it is the Sifu's role to "give the students the foundation, and allow them to explore their own style"[3]. Ultimately, he considers "a brilliant teacher [as] one that inspires you to reach higher goals".[4]

He emphasizes attention to detail, in body mechanics and hand position, as well as in artistry. Thus, the documentary series American Kung Fu contended that "his mastery is not only noticeable in his physical Kung Fu, but also in the way he lives his life".[5]


In addition to teaching his own students, Moy participates in televised videos,[6] recorded lectures[7] and demonstrations[8] to promote and advance the art of Ving Tsun. He was featured in video lessons created by Grandmaster Moy Yat[9] served as one of the models demonstrating the long pole form and applications for the instructional text Luk Dim Poon Kwan[10] and designed the cover for the book Dummy: A Tool for Kung Fu, which illustrates the 108 Muk Yan Jong techniques.[11]


Moy is a Level 8 grand master certified instructor and leader of the International Moy Yat Ving Tsun Federation.[12] His school, located in New York City, is the headquarters for Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu schools, which include locations across the United States, as well as internationally, in Brazil, Canada, and Mexico.[13] He is the Global Director of the Moy Yat Institute network, based in Sao Paulo.[14]

Personal life

Grandmaster Moy moved with his family from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, New York in 1973[15]. He attended the Pratt Institute[16]. He resides with his family in Long Island, New York.


  1. "Ng Mui - The Nun Who Invented the Martial Arts Wing Chun". Our Ancient History. PhDeed. Retrieved June 19, 2022.
  2. "Moy Yit-Kai". Wing Chun Concepts. Kung Fu Online. Retrieved June 19, 2022.
  3. Korolkova, Stacey (September 4, 2007). "Punching, blocking, and drinking tea". The Ticker. No. 92:2. CUNY Academic Works. Baruch College. Retrieved March 30, 2022.
  4. Belanoha, Wayne. "William Moy - Cultivating a Legacy that Spans Generations". Wing Chun Illustrated. No. 62. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  5. "Shifu William Moy". American Kung Fu. SinoVision.
  6. "A World of Dance. Season 3, Episode 17". Born to Explore with Richard Weise. ABC. Retrieved June 1, 2022.
  7. "VTM - International Workshop 05 - William Moy - Chum Kiu". Everything Wing Chun. Ving Tsun Museum. Retrieved June 1, 2022.
  8. "William Moy in Kung Fu Masters: Teaching Ving Tsun Secrets". Richmond Moy Yat Kung Fu Academy. Retrieved June 1, 2022.
  9. "Moy Yat". Everything Wing Chun. Retrieved June 19, 2022.
  10. Moy, Yat (January 1, 2000). Luk Dim Poon Kwan (1 ed.). New York: Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu.
  11. Moy, Yat (June 28, 1998). Dummy - A Tool for Kung Fu. New York: Philip and Karen Vedova.
  12. "Certified Instructors". International Moy Yat Ving Tsun Federation. Retrieved June 19, 2022.
  13. "Official Moy Yat International Ving Tsun Kung Fu Headquarters". Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu. Retrieved June 19, 2022.
  14. "About the Moy Yat Institute". Moy Yat Institute Sao Paulo. Retrieved June 19, 2022.
  15. "Grandmaster Moy Yat". Ming House Ving Tsun. Retrieved June 27, 2022.
  16. "William Moy, Instructor". LinkedIn. Retrieved June 27, 2022.

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