Master Loukas Kastrounis’ lineage can be traced as far back as 1893 to IP Man. Master Loukas Kastrounis was taught by Master Nino Bernardo- Master Wong Shun Leung, the foremost instructor Bruce Lee.

Bruce Lee
Loukas & his teacher Nino in 1997

Ip Man


Yip Man, also known as Ip Man, was born on October 1, 1893, in Foshan, China. He studied Wing Chun and went on to become one of the most respected martial arts masters of his time. Among his most notable students was Bruce Lee. Yip Man died on December 2, 1972, in Hong Kong.

wong shun Leung

Wong Shun Leung


Master Wong Shun Leung was a Hong Kong martial artist who studied Wing Chun kung fu under Yip Man and was accredited with training Bruce Lee. Master Wong Shun Leung claimed to have won at least 60 and perhaps over 100 street fights against martial artists of various styles. Due to his reputation, his students and admirers referred to him as ‘Gong Sau Wong’ or ‘King of Talking Hands’.

Nino Bernardo

Nino Bernardo

1946 to current day

Master Nino Bernardo was one of a handful of students to learn the whole system of Wing Chun from legendary martial artist Master Wong Shun Leung in Hong Kong in the 1970s. In 1984, Master Nino Bernardo set up an infamous word-of-mouth kung fu school in London called ‘the Basement’, where he developed a reputation as one of Europe’s most skilful and influential Wing Chun teachers. He was also Master Wong Shun Leung’s senior UK representative.


Loukas Kastrounis

Loukas Kastrounis

Master Loukas Kastrounis taught Wing Chun and Kali Eskrima at the legendary ‘Basement’ (closed since December 2000) in London in the 1980s, the school of Si-fu Master Nino Bernardo – Master Wong Shun Leung under the guidance of Master Nino Bernardo. 
Master Loukas Kastrounis has been teaching the Wing Chun Kung Fu and Kali Eskrima JKD systems since 1992. He was also Master Nino Bernardo’s UK representative until 2008.

Master Loukas Kastrounis with his teacher Master Nino Bernardo at `The Basement` in London 1995

At the Basement 1995 with  Nino Bernardo , Basement Students & my students
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