Team

All of our Instructors, Trainers, and Assistant Trainers have gone through rigorous instructor training, including CPR/First Aid certification.  Below are the top four instructors in the CWTAA HQ.  

Sifu Alex Richter

Founder of the CWTAA

  • Chief Instructor, CWTAA
  • 5th-Level Senior Inst. (HK)
  • 8th-Level Master (WWKM) 
  • Cardio Code Certified
  • Movement Code II Certified
  • Taekwondo Black Belt
  • Author, The Little Idea

Dubbed the "Kung Fu Genius" by his peers, Sifu Alex Richter founded the City Wing Tsun Athletic Association in 2002.  Sifu Alex still teaches the Inner Circle classes at the NYC HQ when he is in town.  Sifu Alex oversees the instructor training in all CWTAA branches.

Sifu Craig Savino

Head Instructor, NYC

  • Top-tier WT Instructor
  • Cardio Code Certified
  • Movement Code II Certified
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Leadership 4 Certified (WT)
  • National Seminar Instructor
  • Previous: Fencing & Kung Fu

Sifu Craig is the head instructor of the classes at the CWT HQ in Manhattan.  As such he oversees the progress of all of the students and maintains strict quality controls on the assistant instructors.  Sifu Craig is one of the only instructors authorized to teach in Sifu Alex's absence.

Sifu Nicole Daniels

Senior Instructor, NYC

  • Top-tier WT Instructor
  • Women's Prog. Coordinator
  • Only Female WT Sifu in US
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Leadership 4 Certified (WT)
  • National Seminar Instructor
  • Previous: Ving Tsun

Sifu Nicole is a shining example of what a Wing Tsun instructor should be - intensely skillful and humble at the same time.  Sifu Nicole teaches Advanced & Senior classes at the HQ and coordinates all the women's self-defense classes.  She is Sifu Alex Richter's highest-ranked student.

Sifu Ethan Hampton

Instructor, NYC & Brooklyn

  • Top WT Instructor
  • Fight Class Instructor, NYC
  • Brooklyn Branch Instructor
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Leadership 3 Certified (WT)
  • Rock Star (Hampton Bros)
  • Previous: Karate

Sifu Ethan is part of the new-wave of instructors who are helping to innovate the way Wing Tsun is taught.  Extremely skillful as both an exponent and instructor, Sifu Ethan has been vital to the success of the NYC branch.  In addition to teaching at the HQ, he also runs the Brooklyn branch.