The United States of America Wushu Kungfu Federation

2020 USAWKF Online Summer Seminar Series

The United States of America Wushu-Kungfu Federation (USAWKF) is happy to announce the new Online Seminar Series. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic adversely affecting our community on an unprecedented scale, this series was established as a way for us to come together and celebrate the practice of Wushu together even as we have to stay physically apart.

The Online Seminar Series will be conducted as webinars and classes on Zoom. Each session with be 1 hour long, taught in English and will cover topics representing the vast diversity of Wushu including: Traditional Kungfu, Internal Chinese martial arts, Contemporary Wushu Taolu and Sanda. These seminars will be held throughout the summer on the following dates:

  • June 13
  • June 27
  • July 11
  • July 25
  • August 8
  • August 22

We are pleased that many great Wushu masters have volunteered their time to teach these courses and it is our hope that Wushu athletes, practitioners and enthusiasts alike find courses to interest them and so we come together as a community and share our passion for wushu.

Our Next Upcoming Event:

August 8

Join us on Saturday in the following Zoom webinar https://zoom.us/j/95007550866
  • 1:00pm EDT Jim Kragtwyk - Intro to Chung Chi; Forward Sticking Energy
  • 2:00pm EDT Narcyz Latecki - Biangang Short Whip Staff
  • 3:00pm EDT Peter Wolf - Strong Foundation
  • 4:00pm EDT Jerry Silva - Running a School in the Time of Coronavirus
  • 5:00pm EDT Andrew Ho - Nine Section Whip, Andrew will be teaching how to make your own practice whip. If you do not have one prepare a 10ft paracord for this portion of the seminar
  • 6:00pm EDT Cory Johnson - Fundamental Sanda
  • 7:00pm EDT Sitan Chen - Essentials of the 42 Movement Taijiquan
  • 8:00pm EDT Gene Ching - Weapon Care and Maintenance

About the Instructors

Jim Kragtwyk
Jim Kragtwyk (風孝智) - Master of Psychology in Victoria University; Practitioner of Wing Chun since 1991; Wing Chun Sifu in Victoria, British Columbia and Aguascalientes, Mexico since 2001; IWUF World Wing Chun Open Competition 2018 China, Foshan Gold Medal Winner.

Narcyz Latecki
Narcyz Latecki 雷鐵客, he has been professionally teaching Martial Arts since 1988. In 2008 he was voted as one of the Top One Hundred Extraordinary Martial Artists of the World and Prominent Wushu Coaches. 1993 he emigrated from Poland to the US, obtaining a working visa due to his martial arts skills. He is a chairman and one of the directors of the International Wushu Sanshou Dao Association (IWSD), where he holds an 8th degree black belt, and a Honorary Master Level. He is also a thirty-four times gold medalist in international competitions in Europe and the United States. In February 1998, he founded his own martial arts center in Acton, Massachusetts. www.AthleticBalance.com

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf is an elite level instructor with the Strong First school of strength. He has almost 20 years of experience as a professional trainer and over 30 years as a student of martial arts.

Jerry Silva
Jerry Silva is the owner and head instructor at National Martial Arts Academy in Aurora Colorado. He has owned his school for 15 years and has helped many small businesses grow during difficult times.

Andrew Ho
Andrew Ho started Chinese martial arts at the age of 8 in Singapore, then continued to journey on to other styles of martial arts like Tae Kwon Do which he achieved the rank of black belt at age of 14. From there he continued to train in Taiwan (Tainan) in other internal styles like Xing Yi, Baguazhang, Taiji and Traditional Guoshu. Andrew Ho than traveled to Beijing in 1983 to train with the Beijing Wushu team. Andrew Ho then qualified in first place into the first US Wushu team and represented Team USA to compete in the 1991 First World Wushu Championships in Beijing, China. He then became the first US Team member to win a medal in the World Wushu Championships. Andrew Ho enjoys sharing and promoting Wushu and is now a top coach in the USA bringing many athletes to a competitive level and helping them to achieve their dreams.

Cory Johnson
Cory was a National Sanda Team member multiple times, has served as National Coach many times and is currently an IWUF Wushu Sanda Judge and an accomplished Sanda Coach teaching in Texas.

Sitan Chen
Sitan Chen trained since the age of 6, was a professional wushu athlete on the Fujian Wushu Team where he competed for 20 years and won so many taijiquan championships that the media dubbed him the "Prince of Taiji". He began coaching in 1997 and his students have also been greatly renowned having won championships throughout Europe and Asia. He now resides in New York.

Gene Ching
Gene Ching is a 32nd generation disciple of the original Shaolin Temple and the former publisher of Kung Fu Tai Chi. In the late 80s, he made his living as a sword maker and served as a weapons expert on the TV show Man at Arms: Art of War.

Previous Sessions:

June 13

  • 1:00pm EDT Stephanie Lim, CA - A Taolu Athlete's journey
  • 2:00pm EDT Jerry Silva, CO - Running a successful school in the time of Coronavirus (pre-registration required)
  • 3:00pm EDT Benny Meng, OH - Wing Chun
  • 4:00pm EDT Cory Johnson, TX - Fundamental Sanda
  • 5:00pm EDT Yunjian Zou, CA - Beyond Taijiquan Fundamentals
  • 6:00pm EDT Junfeng Zhang, Canada - Fundamental Movements of Baguazhang
  • 7:00pm EDT Gene Ching, CA - Authenticity and Chinese Weapons

June 27

  • 1:00pm EDT Bruce Wang, TX - Fundamental Sanda
  • 2:00pm EDT C.P. Ong, D.C. - Biomechanical insights of silk-reeling practice
  • 3:00pm EDT Kenny Perez, AZ - Rope Dart
  • 4:00pm EDT Peter Wolf, OR - Strong Foundation - Basic drills for advanced mobility, strength and conditioning
  • 5:00pm EDT Benny Meng, OH - Wing Chun
  • 6:00pm EDT Malee Khow, CT - Medicinal Qigong
  • 7:00pm EDT Alex Cisne, TX - A Sanda Fighter's Journey
  • 8:00pm EDT Ding Wei, CA - Changquan Basic Skills

July 11

  • 1:00pm EDT Sitan Chen - Essentials of the 42-movement Taijiquan
  • 2:00pm EDT Benny Meng - Wing Chun
  • 3:00pm EDT Alexander Liu - Eight Brocades Health Qigong
  • 4:00pm EDT Justin Benedik - A Wushu Athlete’s Journey
  • 5:00pm EDT Bangjun Jiang - Broadsword & Staff Required Movements
  • 6:00pm EDT Cory Johnson - Fundamental Sanda
  • 7:00pm EDT Peter Wolf - Strong Foundation - Basic drills for advanced mobility, strength, and conditioning
  • 8:00pm EDT Gene Ching - Reality and Weapon Combat

July 25

  • 1:00pm EDT Peter Wolf - Advanced Mobility
  • 2:00pm EDT Benny Meng - Wing Chun
  • 3:00pm EDT Alexander Liu - 16 Movement Taijiquan
  • 4:00pm EDT Bruce Wang - Fundamental Sanda
  • 5:00pm EDT Bangjun Jiang - Straight sword and Spear Required Movements
  • 6:00pm EDT Malee Khow - Medicinal Qigong - Exercise for Heart Function and Blood Circulation
  • 7:00pm EDT Lynn Lin - Essentials of the 24 Movement Taijiquan
  • 8:00pm EDT Paris Moran - A Sanda Athlete's Journey

About The Previous Instructors

Gene Ching
Gene Ching is a 32nd generation disciple of the original Shaolin Temple and the former publisher of Kung Fu Tai Chi. In the late 80s, he made his living as a sword maker and served as a weapons expert on the TV show Man at Arms: Art of War.

Cory Johnson
Cory was a National Sanda Team member multiple times, has served as National Coach many times and is currently an IWUF Wushu Sanda Judge and an accomplished Sanda Coach teaching in Texas.

Stephanie Lim
In her 20 years of wushu training/experience, Stephanie Lim has represented the USA in numerous international competitions. She was a member of the Taolu A team in 2009 and from 2015-2020.

Benny Meng
Benny Meng began his Wing Chun Kung Fu training in Hong Kong in 1982 under Lee Hoi Sang and started teaching Kungfu in the USA in 1986, becoming a disciple under Moy Yatin New York City. Meng is the Founder of Hung Lung Sin Fu Faat Mun Paai (World Shaolin Wing Chun Martial Arts Federation) with over 30 affiliated locations and instructors, worldwide. A lifelong student of Wing Chun, Benny Meng is also a certified instructor in more than 7 different martial art systems including 4 lineages of Wing Chun.

Jerry Silva
Jerry Silva is the owner and head instructor at National Martial Arts Academy in Aurora Colorado. He has owned his school for 15 years and has helped many small businesses grow during difficult times.

Junfeng Zhang
Zhang Junfeng is a Seventh Duan holder of Chinese Wushu Association. He is the disciple of Grand Master Liu Jingru and has been teaching Baguazhang for almost 30 years. His teaching programs have been broadcast on China Central Television (CCTV). Master Zhang is an IWUF recognized International Wushu coach and was invited by IWUF to provide Baguazhang training for the traditional Wushu coaches in Guangzhou, China.

Yunjian Zou
Yunjian Zou is an IWUF Wushu Taolu Judge and has coached the USA Delegations for world championships including the last World Taijiquan Championships in Bulgaria. He holds a Marketing Degree from Wuhan University of Technology in China and is a three – time Taijiquan world champion.

Bruce Wang
Bruce begain training in Sanda over 10 years ago. He has won medals from various national events. He represented Team USA in the 14th World Wushu Championships in Russia, at University Games in Taiwan and again at the 15th World Wushu Championships in China. Bruce has been a coach in Texas since 2013 and enjoys seeing people achieve happiness through training.

C.P. Ong
C.P. Ong is a 20th generation lineage disciple of both Grandmasters Chen Zhenglei and Chen Xiaowang, and also has studied extensively with Grandmaster Zhu Tiancai. He was honored as one of the master-presenters at the 8th World Kungfu Championships Seminar, Emeishan, Sichuan, China in June 2019, as well as at the 7th World Kungfu Championships in November 2017. He has published several articles in scientific journals on Taijiquan and is the author of Taijiquan, Cultivating Inner Strength. (Please check the website:
cpTaiji.com.)

Kenny Perez
Kenny Perez is a U.S. Wushu pioneer, original student of Wu Bin, author, coach, competitor and has done deep research into Rope Dart and Meteor Hammer. Kenny Perez is ready to present to all the finer points of this weapon.

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf is an elite level instructor with the Strong First school of strength. He has almost 20 years of experience as a professional trainer and over 30 years as a student of martial arts.

Benny Meng
Benny Meng began his Wing Chun Kung Fu training in Hong Kong in 1982 under Lee Hoi Sang and started teaching Kungfu in the USA in 1986, becoming a disciple under Moy Yatin New York City. Meng is the Founder of Hung Lung Sin Fu Faat Mun Paai (World Shaolin Wing Chun Martial Arts Federation) with over 30 affiliated locations and instructors, worldwide. A lifelong student of Wing Chun, Benny Meng is also a certified instructor in more than 7 different martial art systems including 4 lineages of Wing Chun.

Malee Khow
Malee Khow is a Vice President of the USAWKF (Chairperson, Internal Events Committee) and President of the USA National Tai Chi Chuan Federation. She opened her school in Connecticut, Malee's School of Tai Chi and Kung Fu, in 1994. She has led many national team delegations around the world most recently serving as the USA Team Leader for the last World Taijiquan Championships in Burgas, Bulgaria.

Alex Cisne
Alex Cisne began martials training 24 years ago which led him to Sanda. He won the National Wushu Sanda Team Trials consecutively from 2007 through 2014, and again in 2019. He also won the Pan American Wushu Championships in Sanda in 2010, 2013 and again in 2018. He was a Bronze medalist at the 15th World Wushu Championships in Shanghai, China last October in Shanghai, China. He is an accomplished Professional MMA fighter and a former WGC Welterweight Champion. Alex is also a successful UFC cornerman and trainer.

Ding Wei
Ding Wei is the founder of Champion Wushu & Arts Center. He was won championships in Asia, China and the USA. His students have been selected to the USA national team and have participated many times in the World Wushu Championships.

Sitan Chen
Sitan Chen trained since the age of 6, was a professional wushu athlete on the Fujian Wushu Team where he competed for 20 years and won so many taijiquan championships that the media dubbed him the "Prince of Taiji". He began coaching in 1997 and his students have also been greatly renowned having won championships throughout Europe and Asia. He now resides in New York.

Benny Meng
Benny Meng began his Wing Chun Kung Fu training in Hong Kong in 1982 under Lee Hoi Sang and started teaching Kungfu in the USA in 1986, becoming a disciple under Moy Yatin New York City. Meng is the Founder of Hung Lung Sin Fu Faat Mun Paai (World Shaolin Wing Chun Martial Arts Federation) with over 30 affiliated locations and instructors, worldwide. A lifelong student of Wing Chun, Benny Meng is also a certified instructor in more than 7 different martial art systems including 4 lineages of Wing Chun.

Alexander Liu
Alex Liu comes from Henan province in China. He studied and practiced martial arts since he was a kid. He was invited as a Martial arts and Taichi judge for national and international martial arts tournaments in USA for past 30 years. He is a USAWKF member and certified Taichi judge. Alex has been teaching Taichi and Health Qigong in New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2014. He is a licensed acupuncturist in New York with a doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Justin Benedik
Started Wushu, Kung-Fu, training in 2008. Rising to a professional Wushu level in only 6 years he earned a spot on the 2013-2014 USA Wushu team and has won several international titles in world competitions. In 2015 he became the top US athlete representing the United States at World Competitions and was also selected as one of 10 top world Wushu athletes to travel as sport Ambassadors to the 2014 Summer Junior Olympic Games, promoting and showcasing the sport of Wushu. Justin is currently a certified Pan American Wushu Federation taolu judge and member of the International Wushu Federation's Athletes Committee.

Bangjun Jiang
Bangjun is a USAWKF Board member and the president of Professional Martial Arts Academy in Virginia. He was the All-Round National Wushu Champion in 1996 and 1998 in China, and became a world champion in the Changquan division at the 6th World Wushu Championships. After retiring from competition he has moved on to judging and he is now an A level IWUF certified Taolu Judge.

Cory Johnson
Cory was a National Sanda Team member multiple times, has served as National Coach many times and is currently an IWUF Wushu Sanda Judge and an accomplished Sanda Coach teaching in Texas.

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf is an elite level instructor with the Strong First school of strength. He has almost 20 years of experience as a professional trainer and over 30 years as a student of martial arts.

Gene Ching
Gene Ching is a 32nd generation disciple of the original Shaolin Temple and the former publisher of Kung Fu Tai Chi. In the late 80s, he made his living as a sword maker and served as a weapons expert on the TV show Man at Arms: Art of War.

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf is an elite level instructor with the Strong First school of strength. He has almost 20 years of experience as a professional trainer and over 30 years as a student of martial arts.

Benny Meng
Benny Meng began his Wing Chun Kung Fu training in Hong Kong in 1982 under Lee Hoi Sang and started teaching Kungfu in the USA in 1986, becoming a disciple under Moy Yatin New York City. Meng is the Founder of Hung Lung Sin Fu Faat Mun Paai (World Shaolin Wing Chun Martial Arts Federation) with over 30 affiliated locations and instructors, worldwide. A lifelong student of Wing Chun, Benny Meng is also a certified instructor in more than 7 different martial art systems including 4 lineages of Wing Chun.

Alexander Liu
Alex Liu comes from Henan province in China. He studied and practiced martial arts since he was a kid. He was invited as a Martial arts and Taichi judge for national and international martial arts tournaments in USA for past 30 years. He is a USAWKF member and certified Taichi judge. Alex has been teaching Taichi and Health Qigong in New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2014. He is a licensed acupuncturist in New York with a doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Bruce Wang
Bruce begain training in Sanda over 10 years ago. He has won medals from various national events. He represented Team USA in the 14th World Wushu Championships in Russia, at University Games in Taiwan and again at the 15th World Wushu Championships in China. Bruce has been a coach in Texas since 2013 and enjoys seeing people achieve happiness through training.

Bangjun Jiang
Bangjun is a USAWKF Board member and the president of Professional Martial Arts Academy in Virginia. He was the All-Round National Wushu Champion in 1996 and 1998 in China, and became a world champion in the Changquan division at the 6th World Wushu Championships. After retiring from competition he has moved on to judging and he is now an A level IWUF certified Taolu Judge.

Malee Khow
Malee Khow is a Vice President of the USAWKF (Chairperson, Internal Events Committee) and President of the USA National Tai Chi Chuan Federation. She opened her school in Connecticut, Malee's School of Tai Chi and Kung Fu, in 1994. She has led many national team delegations around the world most recently serving as the USA Team Leader for the last World Taijiquan Championships in Burgas, Bulgaria.

Lynn Lin
Lynn X. Lin is a certified IWUF Wushu Taolu Judge and judged at the last World Taijiquan Championships in Bulgaria. She started training at 7 years old and is a Fujian College of Physical Education graduate. She worked at the Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine as Director of the Traditional Health Maintenance Teaching & Research Office of the Sports Department and head coach of the college Wushu team. Lynn was awarded the title of China’s Best College Trainer on three occasions. Several dissertations she wrote on Tai Chi and Fitness were published in China’s national journals.

Paris Moran
Bio coming soon.