Sifu Bob Rosen
has been instructing in the martial arts since 1972 and is the Chief
Instructor of the Wah Lum Kung Fu Athletic Association, established in
1985. He is the first non-Asian instructor to operate a school in Bostonís
Chinatown, and he has been a 7th generation student of
Grandmaster Chan since 1976.
Sifu Rosen was
certified to teach the Wah Lum Northern Praying Mantis System in 1979 and
has helped propagate the style in conjunction with Grandmaster Chan for many
years. He traveled to China between 1986 and 2001 to demonstrate, compete
and to research other martial arts. In 1989 he was a member of the first
non-Asian group to study Kung Fu in the Shaolin Temple. In 1994 he won a
Gold Medal in the Open Weapons division at the Beijing International
Tournament in China. In 2001 he was the senior coach for the Wah Lum team at
the Shaolin Wushu competition in Zhenghou, China, which won numerous
awards. He has coached many students who have been successful in fighting,
forms, and weapons at local, national and international events.
Sifu Rosenís Wah Lum
Kung Fu Athletic Association also works with the local Chinatown community
helping with the Chinese New Year celebration, August Festival, 10/10 Parade
and the Childrenís Museums Dragon Boat Festival. At these annual events the
Wah Lum Association performs the Lion and Dragon Dance as well as exciting
traditional Kung Fu demonstrations.
to establishing himself as a traditional instructor of the Wah Lum System,
Sifu Rosen has studied Tai Chi Chuan, Iron Palm (breaking), and Lion Dance
from Grandmaster Chan and coached by other U.S. and China based Masters.