IWKA Brisbane is Queensland’s premier location to learn Sifu Sergio Iadarola’s WingTjun Kung Fu system. The school is fully equipped and permanently located within the grounds of the Serbian orthodox church, underneath their iconic dance hall, right on the corner of Stephens Road & Vulture Street in South Brisbane. Conveniently there is an abundance of parking space within the premises, and the South Bank Railway and Busway stations are just across the road.
Sifu Jürgen Wolfgang Baha, 2nd technician instructor level WT, began with his Martial Arts practice as a young teenager, nearly 3 decades ago. Taekwondo was quite popular in his German hometown at that time, so he joined a local club where he trained passionately for several years.
A huge fan of the late Bruce Lee from childhood, Jürgen was always intrigued by Wing Chun Kung Fu, the art that the young Bruce Lee learned under the late Great Grandmaster Yip Man. In 1995, Jürgen discovered a WingTsun (WT) School that had recently opened in his town. Following a demonstration and trial lesson, he was inspired to pursue what would become a serious passion for him. He joined the school that was then owned by Sifu Stefan Fischer, the founder and former head instructor of WT Australia.
In 1999 Jürgen became a student at the Instructor Academy of the European WT Organisation (EWTO), where he furthered his studies under Sifu Thomas Schroen, Sifu Heinrich Pfaff and the late Sifu Bernd Wagner for the following 4 years. It was in this same year that Jürgen first visited Australia for several months to train full time at the Australian WT Instructor Academy in Sydney. When he returned to Germany he continued his intensive training and studies at the EWTO HQ, began teaching WT in the school where he was initially introduced to the WT system, and eventually opened his own school.
In 2003 Jürgen came to visit Australia again and decided to stay and settle in Brisbane where he opened the first local WT School, ‘WingTsun Brisbane’. He continued his training under Sifu Stefan Fischer, until Sifu Fischer retired from active WingTsun in August 2014.
Soon after this, Jürgen became a direct student of Sifu Sergio Iadarola, 10th Grandmaster level WT and founder of the IWKA. Jürgen is now leading the Brisbane school in the IWKA system and is excited to continue his journey to mastering Wing Tjun Kung Fu under the guidance of one of the most knowledgeable and skilled WT teachers in the world.
Jürgen is also a certified Personal Trainer and owner of ‘The Fitness Bunker’, his independent group & personal training studio with a strong focus on Hardstyle Kettlebell training, Functional Strength/Movement and healthy nutrition.
PO Box 8386, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
247 Vulture Street (Cnr of Stephens Rd), South Brisbane QLD 4101
Phone today: 1300 855 330