Near me, there is an instructor who studied with the following guy.
Denis Shink was born in Québec City in 1957 and began to practise martial arts in 1964 with Sensei J.G. Tremblay in the Shito-ryu style. It was thus at an early age that he embarked on the path of discipline, respect, loyalty, and mental and physical development required to learn and master an art. Reading French magazines and viewing a report awakened his interest in the Chinese martial arts, which were little known in Québec City at the time. With no traditional Chinese schools to turn to, his search was not easy, but he finally met a master who, seeing his determination, agreed to teach him. Thus began his entry into the world of the Chinese martial arts.
Sifu Tan Wu Chen taught him the Wu Dang style, a Chinese martial art, little known in the Western world, that originated on Mount Wu Dang. For years, he trained intensively and regularly, learning the rudiments of “Kung Fu” and acquiring a solid foundation in several traditional styles: Sil Lum, Baji, Lama, Mi Tsung, Long Fist, Tong Long and Tai Chi San Feng. His master then returned to China. At that time, he began lessons with Victor Nabhan, a teacher of Wu Style Tai Chi and student of Sifu Li Lita of Berkeley, California.
In 1975, he moved from Québec City to Montréal. He continued his martial arts study and met Sifu Ma Yuk Ping. Through his master Tam Lei, Sifu Ma Ping was of the line of Yip Man (who taught Bruce Lee). With Sifu Ma Ping, Denis not only mastered Chinese techniques, but learned Chinese culture: language, writing, medicine and philosophy. He learned Wing Chun in its entirety, as well as Dragon, Pak Mei, White Crane and Tai Chi.
In 1978, he gave a demonstration at the China pavilion for the Chinese ambassador. On the recommendation of Sifu Tan Wu Chen, he took part in the World Championship in Toronto, a private competition lasting three days. The matches were supervised by the World Chinese Martial Arts Association (W.C.K.F.A.). After 45 matches, he was declared world champion, a title he kept for five years
This is the website : http://www.institutyveslaprise.com/menu-en.html
My goal really would be to learn some complements to Uechi, such as Chi Sao. I am a 1000 kilometers from my Sensei and from any other Uechi that I know of, so some kind of "martial contact" would be good for me. I have always thought the clips I have seen of Chi Sao and even Tai Chi push hands are facinating. For someone like myself, would it be better to try to arrange a few private sessions with a WCK instructor?