Grandmaster, Sifu Klaus Brand, born 1964 in Germany.
1969 Start of training in martial arts.
1985 Start of training as a soldier in the German federal armed forces.
1986 Military training in a helicopter operation group.
1987 Military training to carry out evacuation measures in the event of a nuclear or biological threat.
1988 Start of the training of WingChun.
1989 Start of the training of the weapon martial arts.
1990 Appointment as a professional soldier in the German federal armed forces.
1990 Received specialised education as a German army ranger; hunting squad (EK 2) at the army combat troops school.
1987-1991 Instructor at the army school for the following areas: self-protection, rescue and recovery under special circumstances, radiation protection, property protection, nuclear, biological and chemical defence.
1994 Opening of the first WingChun school in Germany.
1994-1998 Full-time study of asian martial arts at a private academy (1994-1996 exemption from military service)
1996 Official termination of civil service as a professional soldier.
1996 Development of combat training in addition to WingChun.
1997 Creation of a new style of weapon fighting, in which the original styles on which 'Escrima' is based were in the foreground.
1997 Opening of several training centers in the 'Bay Area of San Francisco' / California.
1998 Development of a new, own style of 'WingChun' with the merging of the former weapon forms into four newly designed forms and twenty newly created sections of the system. Reforming footwork and increasing the speed and power of arm techniques.
2003 Foundation of the International Academy of WingChun as grandmaster. Since then, WingChun has spread in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.
2014 Development of a new, contemporary self-defence system without traditional elements, the S.A.T (Special Applications Training Program), which was created only for the development of highly functional skills.
2017 Start as managing director of the security company S.A.T (Security Advice And Tactical Training).