Matthias Gruber is a professional researcher, specialized in biomedical informatics and artificial intelligence. He ia also a pilot, rock climber, cave diver, hunter and judical expert for software development. But his main passion is martial arts.
He has been studying Wing Chun since 1991 in several lineages (mainly Yip Man 葉問 lineage). Matthias has developed the Eight Pattern Wing Chun System during the years 1999 to 2011, using some of the methods and knowledge from his research and from his own experiences, as well as intensive exchange with other martial artists.
The Eight Pattern Wing Chun system is only taught to a few private students for optimal quality. Among his private students are well known security professionals like Marco Löw, teachers and even masters of other wing chun lineages, and also successful fighters from other styles such as kickboxing.