Tai Sifu (Dr.) Neil McRitchie


Dr. Neil McRitchie B.Sc., D.C. began training early, in the art of Judo at age six, under the guidance of a Winnipeg martial arts pioneer, Sensei Tug Wilson. Later, in his early teen years, he was introduced to Karate, and studied in the Shotokan System.

In the early 1970’s, Sifu McRitchie began his Kung Fu training, under the legendary Master Richard Kudding, when an acquaintance brought him to The Flying Dragon Institute. Master Kudding taught the art of Shaolin Kempo, and he attained the Black Sash Instructor’s Level in 1980.

Further to this, Sifu Neil has extensively studied Choy Li Fut Kung Fu and Yang Style Tai Chi, directly under the tuteledge of Grandmaster Doc Fai Wong.

As a direct student of Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong, Sifu McRitchie is the
Canadian Representative of the Plum Blossom International Federation.

Dr. McRitchie received his Bachelor of Science Degree, with a major in Biology. Further to this, he continued postgraduate studies at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minneapolis, where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree. While at Northwestern, he also received clinical certification in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Dr. McRitchie is currently a practicing Chiropractor and Acupuncturist in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dr. McRitchie continues to pursue advanced training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbology, Low level Light Laser therapy and clinical nutrition. In his practice, he treats many local athletes, and continues to contribute to the martial arts community with his knowledge, and expertise in sports injuries and Acupuncture.

Early Kung Fu Days - Here Sifu Neil Demonstrates Hard Chi Kung Breathing, while training with
the Legendary Flying Dragon School under the direction of Master Richard Kudding.
(Winnipeg China Town - 1977)

A veteran of the rough and tumble tournaments of the 70's and 80's, Sifu Neil was an avid competitor,
in the old school times with limited rules, and no safety equipment.
tsnHere Sifu Neil delivers Fei Gwa Chui - Flying Backfist to his opponent - (Winnipeg,1975).