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Training Unlike Anything That Exists

ELITE is where you'll realize your unique performance goals and create powerful new habits, all while gaining a mental edge with martial arts.  On the physical side of things, we teach traditional martial arts optimized for the modern day. Fill out the contact form below to get a free eBook detailing the ELITE program and what it can do for you. 


Martial arts teach you to solve problems in the here and now which is perfect for dealing with life's stresses. You might be zen'd out in a yoga class only to find your stress rocket the moment you get back to work. With martial arts you learn strategies to deal with stress as well as remedying it with training. 


Some clients want a fun when to get in shape and others just want to learn martial arts and self-defense. Whatever your specific drive is, we will tailor the program for you. ​Never waste your time with a program that doesn't fit your needs, schedule or lifestyle, thus saving you money and effort.


After every session you will receive a recap of the material that was covered, tips for improvement, and the next steps in progressing. 


We will pair you with instructors who fit your schedule. Whether you're an early bird or prefer late night training, ELITE has got you covered.   Clients may book 1-5 sessions per week depending on goals. 



All ELITE Trainers are chosen from the top-tier of City Wing Tsun instructors.  Only the best make here it to deliver the customized training you deserve. You can work with one or multiple instructors.



Transport yourself away from the grind of Manhattan into our facility and feel how easy it is to focus on yourself.   Our facility is a tranquil portal to a quaint kung fu school in Hong Kong. Leave your stress and ego at the door.  

About Sifu Alex Richter

Sifu Alex Richter has been training in the martial arts since the age of eight.  In 2002, he began his school City Wing Tsun. Since its humble beginnings in a small dance studio, Sifu Alex has developed CWT into a 2-floor, fully-equipped Training Center in the heart of New York. His school is visited by martial arts practitioners and enthusiasts from around the world.  He has been featured on NBC, the Discovery Channel, VICE, Harper’s Bazaar, Inside Kung Fu and Wing Chun Illustrated. Sifu Alex created the Elite Martial Arts Club so valuable instruction is available to those who could benefit the most but can't make regular classes at City Wing Tsun.

Focus and specialties: As the most experienced instructor on the team, Sifu Alex is able to create training plans for a wide variety of clients with divergent goals.  Whether for self-defense, fitness, hobby, or for serious martial art study (his personal passion), Sifu Alex can teach anyone regardless of background, skill, or lack thereof.  His only requirement is a good attitude.

Sifu Alex's Qualifications
  • Currently: One of only four legitimate Wing Tsun (WT) practitioner-level (master) certified in Hong Kong and teaching in North America today

  • Hong Kong, 2014: A recognized Wing Tsun master under the Lee Yun Tim Wing Tsun Association 

  • 2014: The youngest master featured on the cover of Wing Chun Illustrated
  • Hong Kong, 2014: A permanent member of the Ving Tsun Athletic Association, the association founded by the late Grandmaster Yip Man himself in Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong, 2013: An 8th Level master under the World Wushu & Kung Fu Association, one of the youngest masters qualified to earn this distinction
  • New York, 2013: Picked by the website to be the “wing chun expert” for a series of 50+ instruction videos on their site. 
  • USA, 1992: A 1st dan black belt in Taekwondo under the World Taekwondo Federation in Seoul, Korea
  • 1985-Present: Has studied a diverse number of systems and trained with masters of many different styles including Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, muay-thai kickboxing, hung gar, white crane, Bruce Lee’s jeet kune do, and Western boxing 
The ELITE Team

Our team of ELITE trainers and instructors have been trained by Sifu Alex Richter himself and hand-selected to be part of this specially-designed approach to martial arts training. Not only are each of them highly-skilled in Wing Tsun, they have undergone rigorous training in the art of teaching Wing Tsun, a rare commodity in the martial arts world. Our team will take you to levels you never expected were possible.

Sifu Nicole
Sifu Craig
Sifu Ethan
Instructor Dre
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