Taganashi

Renegade Wing Chun Todd Taganashi

Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Todd Taganashi. I am the founder of Renegade Wing Chun Inc. At the time of writing this I am 52 years old. I have spent the past 40 years of my life practicing the martial arts. There were many different teachers and life experiences that contributed to the development of my Kung Fu during this time. Notably, I would like to mention a three teachers because it was through knowing these men that I would go on to practice and learn the fighting art of Wing Chun Kung Fu.

In the early 1990s I was a student of Master Daniel K. Pai (Dr. Pai). Dr. Pai was master of the White Dragon Kung Fu System. His teachings changed over the years, at that time were practicing a lot of very fast close range hand techniques. The best I can describe these techniques would be like a cross between Kempo Karate and Wing Chun Kung Fu. It was Dr. Pai who gave me my my first introduction to the art of "Iron Palm Kung Fu."  Old students of the Pai Lum in Daytona Beach Florida will remember me as "Tiger" which was the nickname he gave me.

In 2002 while living in Virginia Beach Virginia I met and became a private student of one of Dr. Pai's colleagues, Jow Ga Kung Fu Master Hoy K. Lee. I only trained with Master Lee for about a year. But it was through my relationship with Master Lee that several years later I would become acquainted with Wing Chun Kung Fu Master Hing Fai Chan, commonly known as Sifu Sam Chan. I would become a private student of Sifu Chan for three years. It is Sifu Chan who is responsible for teaching me the entire Wing Chun system.

Renegade Wing Chun Todd Taganashi
Sifu Sam Chan and Todd Taganashi 2012.

Many people have asked me about the meaning behind the name Renegade Wing Chun. Let me explain. Renegade Wing Chun is not the name of a new hybrid Wing Chun system. What I teach is traditional Ip Man Lineage Wing Chun Kung Fu. However, the name Renegade Wing Chun is not just simply the name of my school and business. The name Renegade Wing Chun has everything to do with freedom of interpretation and expression my Kung Fu. Although I respect the masters who came before me, I refuse to be limited to the favorite fighting techniques or teaching methods of any man or organization. I reserve the right to teach and express Wing Chun (and all other arts that I have learned), as a unique extension of my individual experience. My Kung Fu is uniquely my own, and it should not be compared to any other schools or teachers

The Zen of My Life

 

 

 

Renegade Wing Chun Todd Taganashi

"Given enough time, any man may master the physical.
With enough knowledge, any man may become wise.
It is the true warrior who can master both... and surpass the result."

Please feel free to contact me directly via my personal email:
sifu@renegadewingchun.com