Master Bruce Corles


Master Bruce Corles has been training in Wing Chun Kung Fu for over 30 years; he is also a Trainer of Boxing, Kickboxing and Sanda Champions.


As the head instructor and founder of Lifestyle Martial Arts Sifu Bruce began his martial arts training in 1975 in Karate, Preying Mantis Kung Fu, and then boxing. As a keen Rugby player since the age of five, Sifu Bruce found a need to learn self-defence at a young age as football often erupted into fist fights and the streets of Auckland New Zealand in the 70’s were not much better. After competing in the Queensland amateur boxing championships in 1983, Sifu Bruce moved to Melbourne in search of a Martial Arts system that was not only practical at self-defence but a way of life.


After observing a number of styles Sifu Bruce found himself in China town Melbourne at the headquarters of the World Wing Chun Kung Fu Association. The head instructor was Grandmaster William Cheung and after witnessing his unique skills and teaching methods Sifu Bruce had found his path.


That was 1983 and Sifu Bruce trained in Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu directly under Grandmaster William Cheung for the next 20 years. In 1990 Sifu Bruce was promoted to Gold Sash instructor level and began teaching as head instructor of the World Wing Chun Kung Fu Association in Melbourne Australia. After competing in Kickboxing and Sanda he then furthered his training in Tai Chi and various Kung Fu weapons under World Wushu champion Master Liang Chang Xing.


1992 saw the opening of Lifestyle Kung Fu and in 1997 Grandmaster Cheung graded Sifu Bruce to master’s level. In 2003 Lifestyle Martial Arts opened in Dandenong adopting the government accredited sports coaching programs, and in 2006 became affiliated with the Shaolin Temple in China.


Over the past 25 years Sifu Bruce has conducted many overseas seminars, organized local and National Martial Arts tournaments and trained numerous State and National champions. 


Master Bruce has Trained and coached athletes representing Australia at the 2013 World Games in Malaysia, 2014 Junior World Games in Turkey and was an Australian coach and trainer at the 2014 Junior Youth Olympics in Nanjing China.


Over 40 Gold Medals Coached by Sifu Bruce Corles since 2012.

2015 Australian Championships             12 Gold medals 

2014 Australian Championships             11 Gold medals 

2014 Junior Australian Championships     9 Gold Medals 

2013 South Pacific Championships          8 Gold Medals 

2013 Australian Championships              3 Gold Medals 

2012 Oceania Championships                 4 Gold Medals 


Sifu Bruce devotes much of his time developing the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu through practical combat experience While also teaches Boxing, Kickboxing and Sanda to all age groups at the Dandenong Training Centre.


·         Certificate IV in Fitness,

·         Certificate IV in Sport Coaching – Martial Arts 

·         Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.

·         Red Sash Masters level Wing Chun Kung Fu.

·         Coaching Accreditation at the AIS Australian Institute of Sport. 

·         Victorian State Sanda Coach.