I am normally not on any of these forums, I was just looking for a wallbag and found this. I registered and logged in just because i wanted to say if you're serious about learning wing chun then training with Phil Nearing is the opportunity of a lifetime. it has really made a difference for me and I hope other people are able to have the same benefit. I've used wing chun to defend myself on the street and it hasn't failed me yet.
I agree with everything that has been said previously. Phil Nearing teaches Ip Ching's wing chun, and he's represented it on four different continents. I learned more in my first six months with Phil than I did in over 3 years at another wing chun school, to the point that I feel like a completely different fighter. I've never seen anyone else teach any of the things he knows about energy, chi-sao, position, etc.
He's also the most articulate and intelligent teacher I've ever had, and his commitment to the art is sincere and demonstrated, he doesn't use it as a vehicle for self interest, and he respects his students.