Ezcrima WingTczun Org.
Sifu Zimmermann started up EWO in 2000, the Ezcrima WingTczun Org., to promote realistic and most effective Martial Arts and self defense for grownups, children and teenagers.
After realizing that the (Y)Ip Man system in general was not the only Wing Chun lineage he decided in 2004 to study other lineages, e.g. the lineages of the Eternal Spring families Tang, Lo and Ding.
Eternal Spring – Dai Duk Lan
He studied the art of the Eternal Spring lineages of the Dai Duk Lan of the Great Grandmasters Tang Yick and Chu Chung Man under Sifu Tang Chung Pak (successor of GGM Tang Yick) and Sifu Sunny So (the last student of GGM Tang Yick).
From the Wai Yan/ Cheng Kwong lineage Sifu Zimmermann also received the knowledge of the Saam Baai Fut form and applications.
From the Pak Cheung lineage he got another view on the Eternal Spring system of Great Grandmaster Tang Suen who was the father of GGM Tang Yick.
Secret Societies – Praising Spring
Recent couple of years, due to research into the secret societies, Sifu Zimmermann studied the teachings of different systems (Fujian) and the teachings and history of different Praising (Beautiful) Spring lineages.
Another great passion of Sifu Zimmermann is using a variety of swords, spears, shields, staff weapons etc. from the European Medieval and Renaissance combat systems (source of Ezcrima).
In addition to his ongoing teachings in the Netherlands, Sifu Zimmermann gave also lessons in Germany, England, Finland and Turkey.
He taught high degree practitioners from different Martial Arts such as Wing Chun, Hung Gar Kung Fu, Kyokushin Kai Karate, Ashihara Karate, Aikido, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Taekwondo, Escrima, Jodo etc.
Man of Arrival – 9th PG WingTczun
In april 2015, after 28 years of practice in WingTczun (Wing Chun, Wing Tsun, Weng Chun), Sifu Edgar Zimmermann officially became Grand Master with the age of 45.