“There are two types of martial arts instructors; The one that teaches “Insurance” and hope that it will work. The one that teaches “Assurance” and know that it will work. What I teach you today, You will be able to use today.” – Master Anthony Arnett
Arnett Sport Kung Fu Academy is under the direction of Master Anthony Arnett, 9th Generation Disciple of Grandmaster William Cheung. Master Arnett is a Wing Chun Specialist and the Grandmaster of Arnett Sport Kung Fu. Throughout his martial arts career, Master Arnett, The Champion of Champions! has competed in full contact and non contact tournaments since 1974 and has won over 4000 trophies as well as held several division championships, including 2004 Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame Martial Artist of the Year-Kung Fu. He still continues to compete on the local and national level, and has also produced several tournament and kickboxing champions throughout the country.
Master Arnett began competing in Point Tournaments in 1974. In 1977 he became a division champion in local tournaments. He opened his first Wing Chun School in Maryland and co-opened a second school in 1983. In 1984 he became an East Coast Grand Champion. In 1986 he opened the first Traditional Wing Chun School in Georgia and opened the second Wing Chun School in Augusta, Georgia in 1987. He became Grand Champion in Fighting and Forms while competing in Georgia in 1989. He opened the first Traditional Wing Chun School in Florida in 1990. In 1993 he was Grand Champion in Continuous Sparring for the 3rd year in a row. In 1996 he completed a three volume video series on Arnett Sport Kung Fu starring Grandmaster William Cheung and himself. He retained the Division Championship title for 6 years in a row. In 1998 he opened his first private lessons studio exclusively for one on one sessions in Jacksonville, Florida. He retained the Division Championship title in the Tri State Circuit and started promoting tournament training camps and seminars in 1999. In 2000 he won numerous championships including the Overall Championship in the National Arts League for Forms Demonstration, Weapons Demonstration and Most Student Competitors. He was awarded NKKU Ultimate Grand Champion for 2001 in Forms, Weapons, and Fighting in the Masters Division. He was also Grand Champion in the North Florida Martial Arts Association. He also opened a new chapter of Arnett Sport Kung Fu located in Hilton Head, SC.
In 2002 Master Arnett opened a 3rd school in Orange Park, Florida and completed several DVD and CD-ROM training guides for TWC and ASKF. In 2003 Master Arnett opened a second private lesson studio where he started his Certificate Course Program. Summer of 2011 Master Arnett opened the first customized Wing Chun School in Jacksonville. It is at this location that students learn and practice forms and techniques on rice wall bags to develop open hand Kung Fu striking. July 2012 Master Arnett was personally invited by Grandmaster William Cheung to be guest instructor at the Cheung’s Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy in Melbourne, Australia Headquarters of the Global Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Association. He has studied Kenpo Karate, Judo, Karate, White Crane Kung Fu, Jeet Kune Do, and Wing Chun. He has participated in dozens of fundraisers for tournaments for MDA, Sickle Cell Leukemia, and Fight Against Drugs. He has instructed free classes for underprivileged students and the handicapped including Shannon Miller’s 2011 Camp for Champions and 2012 Life Skills Workshops for Young Adults. He has also given free date rape seminars at Pane College in Georgia.