We are pleased to announce that we have more wonderful masters of Chinese Martial Arts visiting us this year and performing during out Masters Demonstrations on Saturday, November 3, at 12 noon.
Master Gao Xi’an | Honorary Chairman
A guest professor at the Xi’an Sports Institute, Master Gao is principal of Gao’s Kung Fu Academy in New York City. He is a sixth generation lineage holder in Ma style tongbeiquan, and a national champion and international gold medal winner in this style. Master Gao is also an accomplished actor, choreographer, and trainer, having appeared in films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Grandmaster Bai Wenxiang
Grandmaster Bai was the coach of the Shaanxi wushu team in China and taught such illustrious champions as Master Zhao Changjun, the greatest wushu athlete of the 1980s, and movie star Donnie Yen. Known for his mastery of both traditional and contemporary wushu, Grandmaster Bai was a competitor in China even before the founding of the Chinese Wushu Association.
Grandmaster Bai will be teaching a seminar on one of his signature styles, fanziquan, on Sunday, November 5th, at our school here in Connecticut.
Master Zhao Changjun
One of the greatest wushu athletes of all time, Master Zhao was the top champion of the 1980s. His remarkable power, speed, and spirit are an inspiration to students of wushu worldwide. He has also acted and directed in films before moving to the United States, where he now resides in New Jersey, operating his own wushu school, the Zhao Changjun Wushu Academy. He also hosts an annual martial arts tournament.
Other Visiting Masters
(in alphabetical order by last name)
Master Sitan Chen
A member of the Fujian Wushu Team in China in the 1990s, Master Chen was one of the most highly regarded tai chi competitors in modern history, winning 32 gold medals in national and international competition. His success earned him the title “Tai Chi Prince.” He now runs his own school, Sitan Tai Chi and Martial Arts, in New York City, and is president of the America Tai Chi & Health Qigong Center.
Master Chen Xiaoyi
Master Chen earned her degree in wushu education from Beijing Sport University. She has a 6th duan in wushu, and is a Class I wushu judge and Class I Wushu Athlete. She currently teaches wushu at Harvard University and Wellesley College
Master Cheung Kam Pang
Born in Hong Kong, Master Cheung began his training in Chinese martial arts, learning southern kung fu, and later achieving a black belt in tae kwon do. He also studied northern kung fu and weapons, as well as Zhaobao He Style Tai Chi, from renowned Grandmaster Kei Cheong Sau. After a successful career as a competitor, he now lives in New Jersey and teaches at his school, Cheung’s Martial Arts Academy, and other locations.
Grandmaster Calvin Chin
Grandmaster Chin is the senior disciple of Sifu Grandmaster Kwong Tit-fu, and the lineage holder of Fu Hok Tai Hei Morn. He opened his school in 1996 in Newton, MA, where he teaches Wu Style Tai Chi, Lam family Hung Kuen, and Mu Dong Yat Hei Ng Hang Morn. His school is also famous for their outstanding lion dance team, which performed at the Opening Ceremony of our tournament last year!
After losing his wife to cancer, Grandmaster Chin founded, in her name, the Helen Gee Chin Scholarship foundation, which has awarded over $83,000 in college scholarships to students of Chinese martial arts from all over the country.
Master Gao Sen
Master Gao is the owner and head instructor of the Ohio Wushu Academy. As a member of the Shaolin Performance Touring Group for more than ten years, he traveled around the world promoting the art and sport of Chinese Martial Arts. His students in the U.S. have achieved outstanding results in domestic and international competition over the past several years.
Master Shi Guolin
Shi Guolin is a 34th generation disiple from the song mountain Shaolin Temple. Also the 30th abbot’s transformation disiple, former head coach to the Shaolin temple warrior monks, and one of the fifty of the world’s contemporary successor of Shaolin kungfu. He is the master instructor at the Shaolin Temple Overseas Headquarters in East Northport, New York.
Master Guan Zhirui
Certified as a national Chinese coach and judge, Master Guan began learning traditional wushu at the age of 7, later going on to learn Liu He Ba Fa, Chen style tai chi, and other styles from famous masters such as Grandmaster Xia Bohua, Grandmaster Zhang Guangde, and Grandmaster Xue Jujin, as well as train at the Beijing Sports University. He won many gold medals in competition every year.
Master Hou Jiguang
Master Hou, born in Henan, China, is a third duan wushu practitioner (Chinese Wushu Association), and among his many famous teachers was also an indoor disciple of tenth generation Chen style tai chi lineage holder Grandmaster Zhu Laohu. He won many gold medals in provincial competition.
Master Hou Min
Master Hou began learning wushu at the age of 7, joining China’s national sanda team at age 16, where he represented China in international competition. After retiring from competition, he went on to coach at famous wushu institutions. Since coming to the U.S., he has promoted fighting sports through “Legend of Heroes” (Chairman), the World Wushu Fighting Union (Secretary-General), and the U.S. Wushu Masters Association (Standing Committee member).
Master “Jack” Guo Cunjie
At the age of eight, Master Guo began training at the esteemed Henan Changyuan School of Martial Arts in Henan, China. He went on to become a national champion as a member of the Henan provincial wushu team. After coming to the U.S. as a performer for Disney World Company, he opened his school in southern Connecticut, the Wu Dang Kungfu Academy, in 2008.
Master Jiang Bangjun
Born in Chongqing, China, former Beijing wushu team member Master Jiang had an illustrious career as a competitor in China prior to moving to the U.S. and opening his school, the Professional Martial Arts Academy, in 2006, where he trains many of America’s top wushu athletes. He also holds a degree in training pedagogy from the Shenyang Sports Institute.
Master Lan Chaohai
Master Lan first learned traditional Shaolin Kung Fu from his grandfather in Henan, China, later becoming a 34th generation secular Shaolin disciple under the venerable master and Abbott Shi Yong Xin, receiving the Buddhist name Yan Shen. Master Lan moved to the U.S. in 2004, where he now teaches at the Shaolin Kung Fu Center in Flushing, New York.
Master Leng Xianfeng
Master Leng from Hong Kong is an 11th generation disciple of Chen Style Tai Chi; founding Chairman of the Hong Kong International Wushu Federation; and tai chi champion on multiple occasions in Chinese national and Hong Kong wushu championships.
Master Li Qiang
Master Li began training in wushu at the age of six. She was a member of the Beijing wushu team under the legendary Mr. Wu Bin, winning several gold medals in national competition before moving to the U.S. She is now a chief instructor at Beidou Kungfu School.
Master Lin Chuantong
Master Lin trained and later taught at the Shaolin Temple Tagou Martial Arts School in Henan, China, where he learned authentic Shaolin martial arts. An international wushu champion, he is also a USAWKF-certified wushu judge. He the principal and head instructor at the Shaolin Kung Fu & Tai Chi school in New Jersey.
Master Lynn Lin
Master Lin began training in Wushu at the age of seven. After graduating from the Fujian College of Physical Education in 1992, she worked at the Fujian College of Traditional Chinese Medicine as Director of the Traditional Health Maintenance Teaching & Research, and as head coach of the college Wushu team. She now teaches at Sitan Tai Chi & Martial Arts with her husband, Master Chen Sitan.
Master Lin Ruibin
Master Lin began learning wushu at the age of 8, mastering many styles as well as qigong from famous masters. In 1991 he won the wushu championships at the Fujian Games, and since then has gone on to win many gold medals in wushu and qigong competition. He has been invited to teach Chinese wushu and qigong in many countries such as the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Korea.
Master Alexander Liu
Master Liu of Shandong province is accomplished in traditional Chinese martial arts and qigong, including styles such as Cha Quan and Yang style tai chi. Since coming to the U.S., he has judged at many national and international tournaments over the past 30 years. He currently teaches tai chi and qigong courses at the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Master Ma Lincheng
A highly ranked wushu martial in China and certified wushu coach in the Chinese Wushu Association, Master Ma is a 5th generation disciple of Baguzhang and a lineage holder in the art of using acupuncture qigong for pain management.
Master Daniel Ostrow
Master Ostrow has spent a lifetime mastering martial arts, learning Goju Karate as a youth, tai chi under Sifu David Chandler, and then Choy Lay Fut from Master Darrell Levack and Master Tat-Mau Wong. A successful competitor in forms and sparring, he now runs his school, the Tat Wong Kung Fu Academy, in Middletown, Connecticut, and is a USAWKF-certified national coach and judge.
Master Sun Changrong
Master Sun is a 12th generation descendant of Chen Style Taichi Quan, a disciple of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei. She is a certified tai chi instructor and certified Health Qigong trainer. She has won numerous Gold and Silver awards in Taichi and Qigong national competitions. Master Sun currently teaches tai chi and Health Qigong in New York City.
Master Wang Mingxun
Among his many qualifications, Master Wang, who currently resides in New York City, is a certified judge of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts and a sixth degree master of Chinese wushu. He is also the president of the American Tai Mantis Kung Fu Association.
Master Wang Rengang
Master Wang is a master of northern praying mantis and the unique style Dachengquan, which he will be performing today. He is the founder of the International Dachengdao Kungfu Association. Master Wang has won numerous gold medals in national and worldwide competitions and has served as a judge at tournaments throughout the country. He currently teaches in New York City.
Master Wang Wenguang
Originally from Qingdao, China, Master Wang is a 31st generation disciple of the Shaolin temple, and has mastered many other styles, including taijiquan push hands, and liuhe bafa. His students have won many medals in push hands competition. Master Wang is a Chinese nationally certified judge and USAWKF-certified national instructor and judge.
Master Wei Wentao
Master Wei of Beijing began learning Chinese martial arts at the age of eight, first from his uncle and later from his grandfather. He studied tai chi under Grandmaster Liu Gaoming, a lineage holder of Yang style tai chi, and became a disciple of Grandmaster Li Zongru, becoming a well-rounded, knowledgeable master of wushu. Master Wei is also known for his knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupressure.
Master Victor Wong
Master Wong is the Founder and President of the USA Wushu Masters Association. He first began learning Wing Chun from his uncle at a young ago, followed by Tae Kwon Do, Yen Lung Kwon, and other styles of Chinese and other martial arts.
Master Ying Tie
President of the America National Martial Arts Kung Fu Center in Bayside, New York,Master Ying Tie is a world champion in traditional wushu and lineage holder in Hebei Xingyiquan and Cheng Style Baguazhang.
Master Zhang, Guifang
Master Zhang is a Class 1 National Wushu Judge and Coach, Class 1 Sports Coach, and 4th Duan Wushu Athlete. She is also a certified coach of the Tai Chi Qigong Association of America and nationally certified Tai Chi Judge. She has over a decade of teaching experience in the U.S., and her students have won many medals in national and international competition.
Master Zhang Hao
Master Zhang Hao was a member of the Guangdong Wushu Team as well as the China National Wushu Team. He placed 3rd All-Around in Taiji at the 2013 Chinese National Taolu Wushu Championships; champion of Freestyle Taiji at the 2014 Chinese National wushu Championships.; in 2016 he was the Team Leader at the 9th Asian Wushu Taolu Championships, 6th World Junior Wushu Championships, and 1st World Cup, where his athletes had excellent results in several events.
Master Zhang Liyong
A former wushu team member at the Shaolin Martial Arts Academy of Henan Chinese Kungfu team and Zhengzhou Opera Theater, and a national champion in China, Master Zhang also has a stellar record as a performer at tournaments, as well as in movies and theater. He is also a USAWKF-certified national wushu instructor and judge. He is currently teaching traditional and contemporary wushu in San Jose, California.
Master Zhang Yuan
Master Zhang, a recipient of Outstanding Citizen Award by a New York Senator, is the principal of Zhang Yuan Chinese Martial Arts School in New York. He has received accolades from the city and state of New York, and by the New York Police Department, for his contributions to the public. In addition, Master Zhang has worked in over a dozen kung fu movies in China in starring roles or as a martial arts choreographer.
Master Zou Yunjian
Master Zou trained under legendary teachers such as Grandmaster Zhao Yong, Grandmaster Wang Pinseng, and Grandmaster He Fusheng. A former member of the Hebei provincial wushu team, Master Zou graduated from the Wuhan Institute of Physical Education in 1993. Master Zou is a three-time world champion of tai chi. He operates the Omei Academy and USA Taichi Culture Foundation in Cupertino, California.