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For over 20 years Herbert Maier has been the sole American student of GrandMaster Wang Kiu (bio at bottom of page). Wang's teaching and influence led Maier to graduate school, where he established a new research field and research method in Tactical (Martial Arts) Cognition.

Lineage: Yip Man -> Joseph Wang Kiu -> Herbert Maier, PhD
Wang Kiu mini-biography: Founder of Wing Chun Kung Fu in The Netherlands. One of Yip Man's Original 4 Core Students, Wang was the first one taught the Wooden Man, by means of the partner version. He participated in the famous challenge matches, and wrote the newspaper accounts. Living in Europe since the 1960's, he has a large, well-respected organization.

Lineage: Yip Man -> J. Wang Kiu