Originally from Syracuse, NY, Keith has lived in Florida, Arizona, Iowa, &
Beijing, China, and has been residing in the Denver area since 2000. His travels
have led him to many wonderful countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Korea,
Japan, Russia, Finland, & Honduras. His most rewarding experience has come from visiting
and living in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong. Keith had the incredible oppor-
tunity to learn about Chinese culture and language as he encountered many facets of life in
Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangzhou (Canton), Shanghai, the Shaolin Temple, and dozens of other
cities and sites throughout China. Unquestionably, the highlight of all his international travels
is the multiple gung fu training expeditions he has undertaken since 1999 to receive personal-
ized training from his Sifu’s, Master Ron Heimberger and Grandmaster Ip Ching, at Ip Man’s
Ving Tsun Athletic Association headquarters in Hong Kong.
Founder, owner, and lead instructor:
Keith Worfel is a fully certified instructor in Ip Man’s Ving Tsun Athletic Association (VTAA, Hong Kong) and the Ving Tsun Ip Ching Athletic Association (VTICAA, Hong Kong) under his current Sifu, Grandmaster Ip Ching, youngest son of Great Grandmaster Ip Man.
Keith began his martial arts career in Arizona in 1995, and in 1998 he humbly accepted the honor of becoming an internationally certified instructor in the art Wing Chun Gung Fu under his late Sifu, Master Ron Heimberger. Keith has had the extreme privilege and distinction of being a student of Master Heimberger, personal disciple of Grandmaster Ip Ching. Sifu Keith continues to uphold the wishes and spirit of Master Heimberger by traveling to Hong Kong annually to train directly under his current Sifu, Grandmaster Ip Ching.