Sifu Jim Wilkinson was born in Stanley, Hong Kong 1963 and moved with his family to live in Australia in 1967.
He began learning boxing from his father at the age of 8 and studied Karate for a number of years in his early twenties. Sifu Jim Wilkinson went with his wife and family in 2005 to continue his martial arts training in Hong Kong under the instruction of Master Chan Ko Wah who continues to be his Sifu today.
During this time in Hong Kong Sifu Jim Wilkinson trained in the traditional ways of Hung Kuen Kung Fu for both forms and weapons. He has done a number of public Kung Fu Performances while in Hong Kong and also entered the Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Association, Martial Arts Competition (an International Level Competition) in 2006 and was awarded a First Place.
Having returned to Australia he is Sifu of Australian Hung Kuen Kung Fu.
His school is a member of the Australian Kung Fu and Wu Shu Federation ( the peak martial arts body in Queensland and also executive member of the Martial Arts Industry Association -Peak Industry Body for Martial Arts in Australia).