MEET OUR STAFF

SIFU JACOB

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Wushu Northern and Southern Styles, Taiji Instructor and

Wushu World Champion

SIFU CHEN 陈永安

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Wushu Northern and Southern Styles, Taiji Instructor and National Wushu Team

SIFU PATRICK

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Wushu Northern and Southern Styles, Taiji, Sparring Instructor and National Wushu Team

COACH LI 教练李可欣

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China National Champion and Wushu Instructor 

SIFU ZHANG 張健生

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Wing Chun, Taiji, Exotic Weapons Instructor

Dr McCANN 馬爾博中醫博士

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Qigong, Taiji & Push Hands Instructor

COACH WONG

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Southern Praying Mantis and Lion Dance Instructor

COACH MARTELL

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Hung Gar and Lion Dance Instructor

COACH JANEL

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US Wushu Taolu and US Kung Fu Team Member, Kung Fu World Champion

COACH JARED

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US Wushu Taolu and US Kung Fu Team Member, Wushu International Champion

COACH JENNY

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Instructor

COACH ALLEN

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Instructor

SIFU JACOB

Sifu Eleazar Jacob (“Sifu Jacob”) has been training Wushu (Chinese martial arts) since he was fifteen years old.  He is a world champion and certified professional instructor who has been recognized by the Chinese Wushu Association under Vice Chairman Shao Shi Wei for achievement and excellence in Wushu.

Sifu Jacob received his martial arts training from renown China Wushu Masters - Tsing Tsong Tsai, Zhang Xiao Peng, Li Bing Lei, Fan Yi Jie, and Ma Qing.  As a National Team Wushu Athlete, Sifu Jacob has received multiple awards in Wushu and Tai Chi having competed in many prestigious tournaments including the Southeast Asian Games, Asian Wushu Championships, and World Wushu Championships.  Sifu Jacob served as a Philippine National Team Coach from 2005 to 2012 and developed Wushu athletes who have become world champions in several categories including Straightsword (Jianshu), Spear (Qiang), Southern Staff (Nangun), and Southern Broadsword (Nandao).  His expertise in international compulsory and optional routines for hand and weapons forms has guided Wushu-Kung Fu Fitness Center students to win highly competitive positions on the United States Wushu Team and numerous awards.  Sifu Jacob is also a Tournament Judge for the USA Wushu-Kung Fu Federation, the official United States representative to the 145 member nation International Wushu Federation (IWUF).

Sifu Jacob specializes in Long Fist, Southern Fist, Wushu Weapons, Duilian (fighting routines), and Tai Chi Chuan.

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Sifu Jacob Video

SIFU Chen

Sifu Ronel “Chen Yong An” Andaliza (陈永安) is a world champion competitor and certified professional instructor of Chinese martial arts who is recognized by the Chinese Wushu Association under Vice Chairman Shao Shi Wei for achievement and excellence in Wushu.

Sifu Ronel received his martial arts training from prominent China Wushu Masters Lu Mei Cheng and Li Bing Lei.  As a National Team Athlete, Sifu Ronel is a multiple medalist having competed in many prestigious tournaments including the Shanghai Invitational Wushu Martial Arts Championships, Southeast Asian Games, and Philippine National Wushu Championships.  Sifu Ronel served as a Philippine National Team Coach from 2005 to 2013 and developed many champion Wushu athletes.  In America, his expertise in international compulsory and optional routines for hand and weapons forms has guided Wushu-Kung Fu Fitness Center students to win highly competitive positions on the United States Wushu Team and numerous awards.  He has been honored by the United States Army (Brigadier General John McGuiness) for his service to community through teaching and performing Chinese martial arts.  Sifu Ronel is also a Tournament Judge for the USA Wushu-Kung Fu Federation, the official United States representative to the 145 member nation International Wushu Federation (IWUF).

Sifu Ronel specializes in Long Fist, Southern Fist, Wushu Weapons (Straightsword, Broadsword, Spear, Staff, Steel Whip), and Tai Chi Chuan.

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Sifu Chen Video

SIFU Patrick

Sifu Patrick Cueto (“Sifu Patrick”) has been training martial arts since he was 13 years old.  He has expertise in Wushu (Chinese martial arts), Karate, Taekwondo, and Sikaran.   Sifu Patrick is a world champion and certified professional instructor recognized by the Chinese Wushu Association and International Wushu Federation in Chengdu, China.  He received his training from renown Wushu Masters – Zhang Xiao Peng (former Beijing Wushu team member), Vicky Ting, Tsing Tsong Tsai, Michael Co, and Jerome Calica.

Sifu Patrick served as a Philippine National Team Coach from 2005 to 2015 and developed Wushu athletes who have become world champions in several categories including Straightsword (Jianshu), Spear (Qiang), Southern Staff (Nangun), and Southern Broadsword (Nandao).  His expertise in international compulsory and optional routines for hand and weapons forms has guided Wushu-Kung Fu Fitness Center students to win highly competitive positions on the United States Wushu Team and numerous awards.  Sifu Patrick has been invited to judge at major martial arts tournaments and perform at numerous master demonstrations.

Sifu Patrick specializes in Long Fist, Southern Fist, Wushu Weapons, Duilian (fighting routines), Sparring, and Tai Chi Chuan.


SPARRING CLASS with Sifu Patrick

every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

WATCH VIDEO: https://youtu.be/OgA2FNoe6ek

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SIFU Sam Zhang 張健生

Sifu Sam Zhang has been training Kung Fu from an early age and mastering the Wing Chun (詠春) system under the lineage of the late Grandmaster Yip Man (業問) as Official Disciple and Instructor.  He is also an instructor of Chen Style Tai Chi (陳氏太極) with expertise in Chen traditional long forms and weapons forms.  Sifu Zhang also has great passion for training and teaching Chinese Exotic Weapons including the Meteor Hammer (流星錘), Double Head Double Spear (雙頭雙槍), Bagua Deer Horn Swords (八卦子午鴛鴦鉞), Bagua Broadsword (八卦刀), and Kwan Dao (關刀).  He has performed at numerous Master’s demonstrations and invited to be Judge at major Wushu - Kung Fu tournaments in the United States and abroad.


WING CHUN every
TUESDAY 9:00pm to 10:00pm

THURSDAY 9:00pm to 10:00pm

SATURDAY 10:00am to 11:00am

*Registration Required at Wushu-Kung Fu Fitness Center

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Sifu Sam Zhang Video

Dr Henry Mccann 馬爾博中醫博士

Dr. Henry McCann (馬爾博中醫博士) is a licensed doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and has practiced Asian martial arts and health preservation movement systems for over 30 years. Dr. McCann is a formal indoor disciple of Qigong and Taiji master Wang Fengming.  His training includes the Daoist Taiji Stick and Ruler Neigong, Six Sounds for Nourishing Life practices (Six Healing Sounds), 24 Seasonal Node Daoyin, Chen Style Silk Reeling, and other classical and modern Qigong systems.  Dr. McCann’s lineage of Daoist Neigong (Qigong) originated with the Song Dynasty sage Chen Tuan and was transmitted to the modern period by Hu Yaozhen, one of the most prominent exponents of Qigong in the 20th century.

Dr. McCann began his martial arts training in 1982 with Okinawan Karate, and has a 3rd degree black belt in Isshinryu, a 3rd degree black belt in Kobayashi (Shorin) Ryu, and a 2nd degree black belt in Ryukyu Kempo.  He trained at the Kyudokan while living in Okinawa from 1995-1996.  After his initial expertise in Okinawan systems, Dr. McCann studied Chinese Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan), starting with Yang family Taiji under Chu Gin Soon (1996-2001), and then transitioned to Hunyuan Chen Style Taiji.  In 2014 Dr. McCann became a 12th generation lineage holder of Chen Style Taijiquan and a 3rd generation lineage holder of Hunyuan Chen Style Taijiquan.

In addition to Qigong and martial arts, Dr. McCann has practiced traditional Chinese medicine for 16 years.  He is a well-known teacher of Chinese medicine who lectures regularly throughout the United States and abroad, and has taught in Ireland, Germany, Austria, Holland and Indonesia.  Dr. McCann is a faculty member of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (NYC) and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (Portland).  He has written numerous scholarly articles and textbooks on Asian medicine.  Dr. McCann is the director of the Institute for Classical Asian Medicine, and maintains a private practice in Madison, NJ.


Qigong & Push Hand Class                    
Monday     7:00pm & 8::00pm

Qigong Class
Thursday    8:30 - 9:30am
Sunday      8:00 - 9:00am​​

Hunyuan Tai Chi

Sunday     9:00 - 10:00am

*Registration Required at Wushu-Kung Fu Fitness Center

Links

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Coach Bill Wong

Coach Bill Wong was born in New York City, New York and his interest in Chinese martial arts began at an early age.  Bill began formal kung fu training at the age of thirteen in traditional Southern Hung Gar Style and later trained in Wing Chun.  He eventually became a ‘closed door’ student of Master Lam Sang of the Southern Bamboo Forest Praying Mantis System (Jook Lum Tong Long Pai) upon Master Lam’s return from Taiwan.  His training included long staff, broad sword, and butterfly swords.  

Bill also has expertise in traditional Chinese Lion Dance along with his many years of martial arts experience and has performed at various events and celebrations in the United States and overseas.  He currently teaches the Southern Praying Mantis and Lion Dance classes at the Wushu - Kung Fu Fitness Center.

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Coach Eddy Martell

Coach Eddy Martell was born in New Jersey and grew up with a strong passion for martial arts and computers. He attended Passaic County Technical - Vocational High School and New Jersey Institute of Technology where he studied Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

Eddy's martial arts training began in 1990.  He trained in Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do under the tutelage of Sa Bom Nim Jose Nacarrato at a private Han Moo Kwan school.  Eddy was introduced to kung fu in 1992 and began training under the guidance of Sifu Pedro Cepero Yee at Yee's Hung Ga Kung Fu Academy.  In addition to Hung Ga Style kung fu, Eddy has expertise in traditional Chinese Lion Dance and currently teaches the lion dance class at the Wushu - Kung Fu Fitness Center.  Chinese lion dance is performed during Chinese New Year celebrations, business grand openings, kung fu demonstrations, and other special events.

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Coach Janel

Coach Janel Tjiong was born in New York City, New York.  Janel began her martial arts training in 2001 and has studied Wushu, Tai Chi, Shaolin Kung Fu, Hung Ga Kung Fu, and Tae kwon do.  She is a recipient of the President’s Award for Educational Achievement.

  • 2018 International Wushu Federation Taolu Judge A
  • 2018 University Wushu Games Wushu Taolu Judge
  • 2017-2019 USA Traditional Wushu Team Member
  • 2015-2017 USA Wushu Team Member
  • 2013-2015 USA Wushu Team Member
  • Bronze Medalist at the 2017 7th World KungFu Championships (Emeishan, China)
  • Performed in front of the White House to celebrate CHINA-U.S. Tourism Year (September 5, 2016)
  • NJ International Wushu Kung Fu Tournament Official Judge (May 2016)
  • Performed with China's Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition at the United Nations(February 13, 2016)
  • Performed with China's Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition at the Lincoln Center (February 2015)
  • Performed with China World Champion Junior Wushu Team in on August 22, 2015 (Fairfax, VA)
  • Performed with China Kung Fu Champion World Tour  at the Ernst Cultural Center in Annandale, VA to celebrate the Asian & Pacific American Heritage Month China Week Festival 2014. (May 17, 2014)
  • Performed with China World Champion Wushu Team at the United Nations on August 18, 2011 in a special presentation to member countries - “Wushu in the United Nations, Peace, Friendship, Health”.
  • 2009 - 2016
    Awarded 24 gold, 10 silver, and 8 bronze medals in collegiates and international kung fu tournaments for Long Fist, Spear, Staff, Straight Sword, and Double Straight Swords.
  • 2001 - 2005
    Five time New Jersey State Champion in Taekwondo tournaments for Hand Forms and Sparring.​
  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo​

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Coach Janel Video

Coach Jared

Coach Jared Tjiong was born in New York City, New York.  Jared began his martial arts training in 2001 and has studied Wushu, Shaolin Kung Fu, and Tae Kwon Do.

  • 2017-2019 USA Traditional Wushu Team Member
  • 2015-2017 USA Wushu Team Member
  • 2014-2016 USA Junior Wushu Team Member
  • 2016 7th Place at the Pan-American Wushu Games (Lubbock, TX)
  • 2014 Bronze Medalist at the Pan-American Wushu Games (Costa Rica)
  • ​​Performed in front of the White House to celebrate CHINA-U.S. Tourism Year, September 5, 2016
  • Performed with China's Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition at the United Nations, February 13, 2016.
  • Performed with China's Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition at the Lincoln Center, February 2015.
  • Performed with China World Champion Junior Wushu Team in Fairfax, VA on August 22, 2015.
  • Performed with China Kung Fu Champion World Tour  at the Ernst Cultural Center in Annandale, VA on May 17, 2014 to celebrate the Asian & Pacific American Heritage Month China Week Festival 2014.
  • Performed with China World Champion Wushu Team  at the United Nations on August 18, 2011 in a special presentation to member countries - “Wushu in the United Nations, Peace, Friendship, Health”.
  • 2009 - 2016

  1. Awarded 33 Gold, 14 Silver, and 5 Bronze medals in national and international kung fu tournaments for Long Fist, Broadsword, Double Broadsword, Staff, and Chain Whip.  
  2. Bronze medalist at the 2014 Pan-American Championships in Costa Rica 
  3. 3 Grand Champion titles in the2011 ICMAC in Pittsburgh, PA, 2013 ICMAC in Boston, MA and 2014 5th New England International Wushu Championships in Manchester, CT.

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Coach Jared Video

Coach Jenny

Coach Jennifer Tjiong was born and raised in Manila, Philippines.  She attended Jose Rizal College High School and New York University.  Jennifer began her martial arts training in 1998 and has studied Wushu, Shaolin Kung Fu, Hung Ga Kung Fu, Tai Chi Quan and Taekwondo.

Achievements
Eleven time gold medalist in state, national, and international martial arts tournaments for hand forms and weapons.


USAWKF Wushu Team Coach at the 2017 7th World KungFu Championships in Emeishan, China.

Judge - University Wushu Games (2015 to Present)
             Karate Tournament Of Champions Nationals (2012 to Present)
            “Each One, Teach One Martial Arts Tournament” 
             NYC  Department of Parks & Recreation
             Arnold Schwarzenegger Martial Arts Festival (2011)

Certified and Licensed Zumba Instructor (2015 to Present)

Inside Kung-Fu Magazine 2007 Competitor of the Year and Hall of Fame inductee
The first Filipina to be awarded these honors in the magazine’s 35-year history.

Inside Kung-Fu Magazine 2007 Calendar – Ms. December          

3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo

World Taekwondo Federation Certified Instructor and Referee

Profiled in Inside Kung-Fu Magazine September 2006 issue.

Nominated Ms. Philippines USA 2006 by the Federation of Philippine Societies.

Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States

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Coach Allen

Coach Allen Tjiong was born and raised in New York City, New York.  He received his BA from Columbia University and MA from New York University.  Allen grew up with a strong interest in martial arts and following his father, Tjiong Wing Tak, began training at the early age of ten years old.  He was further inspired by the legendary Bruce Lee - a close family friend who starred in movies with Allen’s mother, “Yan-Yan”,  when they were child stars in Hong Kong.

Allen has trained in three styles of kung fu (Wing Chun, White Crane, and Pak Mei / White Eyebrow System) and Shotokan Karate.  He is a gold and silver medalist at the US International Kuoshu Championships, USA Wushu–Kung Fu Nationals, Wong Fei Hung All Kung-Fu Championships, Tiger Claw National Elite Championships, and the Disney Martial Arts Festival.  Allen also served as a Tournament Judge for Chinese martial arts at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival, Karate Tournament of Champions, and NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.

Inducted into Action Martial Arts Magazine 2012 Hall of Honors for “Outstanding Achievements in the Martial Arts” award.



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Coach Allen Tjiong with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at the UN!

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Coach Allen Tjiong was honored today to meet with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at the inauguration ceremony announcing the creation of a new fitness and recreation center at the United Nations Headquarters generously sponsored by the IOC. Coach Allen, a United Nations official, has devoted great effort supporting Wushu to become an official Olympic sport and expressed to President Bach that Wushu's acceptance would generate even more excitement in the Games while promoting peace, friendship, and health through martial arts. 

JET LI RINGS NYSE CLOSING BELL ARRANGED BY ALLEN TJIONG

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In 2011, Coach Allen organized/hosted the New York City visit by the China World Champion Wushu Team, officials of the Chinese Wushu Association and International Wushu Federation, and international action star JET LI.  The delegation's visit to New York City was to celebrate the 40th anniversary of China’s membership in the United Nations and included a Wushu performance in the UN General Assembly (Wushu in UN - Peace, Friendship, and Health), an award ceremony with New York City officials emphasizing martial arts for health and fitness, and a visit to the New York Stock Exchange highlighted by Jet Li’s Closing Bell ceremony which focused worldwide media attention on Wushu’s efforts to become an Olympic sport.

A SCENE FROM THE MOVIE "A HOME OF A MILLION GOLD" 千萬人家 1953

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A SCENE FROM THE MOVIE

"A HOME OF A MILLION GOLD"

千萬人家 1953
SALLY "YAN-YAN" TJIONG
(LEFT CENTER)


BRUCE LEE (RIGHT CENTER)

A SCENE FROM THE MOVIE "A MOTHER'S TEARS"

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A SCENE FROM THE MOVIE

"A MOTHER'S TEARS"

慈母淚 (1953)

紅線女 "HUNG SIN NUI" (SITTING)
SALLY "YAN-YAN" TJIONG (LEFT)
BRUCE LEE (KNEELING)

DAD (TJIONG WING TAK)

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DAD (TJIONG WING TAK)

Performing lion dance in
 Jakarta, Indonesia
(1956)​

BRUCE LEE'S LETTER TO MY MOTHER (1967)

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BRUCE LEE'S LETTER
TO MY MOTHER
(1967)

JET LI RINGS NYSE CLOSING BELL ARRANGED BY ALLEN TJIONG