A vast experience over 30 years
In 2001, with 30 years of experience and trained many expert instructors, Dai-Sifu Emin Boztepe founded EBMAS Wing Tzun and Escrima organization. Undoable Dai-Sifu Emin Boztepe’s history and 30 years of vast experience plays an important role for his name to be beneath a few globally known in martial arts field.
Dai-Sifu’s approach to martial arts education, philosophy, his personality and life story continues to give inspiration to tens of thousands of EBMAS members, people that know him and even to other martial art practitioners throughout the world.
Emin Boztepe was born in Eskişehir, Turkey, and moved to Germany with his family when he was 4 years old. Emin’s early days in Germany were not easy due to his Turkish Heritage. He was a constant target for racial insults, and more often than that verbal abuse would swiftly turn into physical abuse. Martial Arts became something of a necessity. His father urged him to begin training, and thus at age of 14, Emin’s martial arts career begun and he practiced so many different branches of martial arts including:
Tae Kwon Do
Turkish Freestyle Wrestling
Leung Ting Wing Tzun
At the age of 18, he was impressed by a Wing Tzun demonstration and started training Wing Tzun. He is thoroughly convinced that the self-defense techniques and philosophy of Wing Tzun are second to none. He became the senior master student of the IWTA, Hong Kong. Today he is representing EBMAS Wing Tzun & LATOSA Escrima in almost 60 countries.
Wing Tzun & Dai-Sifu
Though Emin has trained in many different martial art disciplines, he bases his self-defense solely on Wing Tzun Kung Fu and Latosa Escrima. He feels this helps him fulfill his philosophy of ending conflicts quickly by using effective and simple techniques. These sorts of techniques are the hallmark of Wing Tzun. In 1990 Emin Boztepe opened up his first Wing Tzun School in Los Angeles, USA. At that period Boztepe gave seminars and lessons to organizations like:
Los Angeles Police Force
A True Martial Artist
Due to Emin’s preference to effective self-defense techniques, he now views himself as a true Martial Artist and not a sportsman. It was this same preference that originally attracted him to Wing Tzun when he saw a demonstration in Germany. This led him to seek instruction from internationally, noted European Wing Tzun Masters. Many years of training in the Wing Tzun system have now passed for Emin.
Embodiment of The Wing Tzun Philosophy
The life of Emin Boztepe is a mirror for the Wing Tzun Philosophy as taught by the EBMAS: be aggressive in all encounters while avoiding conflict whenever possible. When faced with the unavoidable challenge of conflict, meet it head on, finish it quickly, spend as little energy as possible and continue on your way. According to The Wing Tzun Philosophy: the simplest, easiest and most effective way is the best way. Avoiding a physical confrontation that is not truly necessary does not mean being a coward but being humble, states Emin. However, conflicts must be met head on when left no other choice because of possible harm to yourself, your loved ones or your family. This includes the EBMAS family, which currently spans in almost 60 countries.
He only believes in using techniques that work as fast as possible and minimizes injury to the person. The Wing Tzun philosophy states: to be kind to your enemy is to be cruel to yourself. Why be kind and gentle to someone who is trying to harm you or your loved ones?
The Wing Tzun philosophy also advocates realistic training. Emin feels that this is one of the most important factors in developing effective self-defense techniques. Although Emin believes in other forms of training such as bag-training, aerobics etc. he feels that nothing can take the place of sparring and Wing Tzun Chi Sau practice with a live partner, as well as Anti-Grappling which he officially created according to the scientific believes of Wing Tzun System. Emin emphasizes that training should become a regular routine for any serious Martial Artist. You can have the best techniques and the best instructors, but if you don’t practice regularly and realistically it will not be useful. Emin exemplifies this himself by adhering to a strict training schedule of 4 hours a day.
Dai-Sifu Emin Today
Emin has been a professional Wing Tzun & Escrima Instructor throughout Europe and USA for the past 30 years and has become widely recognized for his fighting skills. His Seminars are in great demand in the world. He is The World Chief Instructor & Founder of EBMAS (EMIN BOZTEPE MARTIAL ARTS SYSTEM). He has trained many elite Police and Military Personnel, including The Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) of The FBI and The 4th Recon Battalion of The U.S. Marine Corps. Emin Boztepe is one of the highest-ranking Wing Tzun Instructors in the World (a Master) and continues to commit his talents to help spread Wing Tzun in the World.