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Sifu Jimmy Wong
Federation Officer: Vice President
Martial Arts System:  Chin Woo
Website:  www.chinwoo.com
School: JK Wong Kung Fu Tai Chi Academy
1778 N. Plano Rd. #108, Richardson, TX 75081
 


Sifu Jimmy K. Wong began his martial arts training at the Selangor Chin Woo Association (Malaysia) under Mr. Yap Shu Shen.  In 1977, Sifu Wong came to the United States to pursue his university education at the University of Houston.  Sifu Wong taught Chin Woo Shaolin kungfu at the University.  In 1981, he graduated with a B.Sc. in computer science and took a position with Texas Instruments.  In 1983, he moved to Dallas and continued his MBA at the University of Texas at Dallas.  In Dallas, he soon became acquainted with the 6th generation Yang style taiji master, Mr. Tu Chun King and studied under his tutelage.  Sifu Wong subsequently traveled to Malaysia and Singapore Chin Woo schools for several years to consult with school officials and to extend his expertise in martial arts as well as in lion dance.  The Chin Woo authorities were favorably impressed with Sifu Wong’s dedication, hard work, and extensive knowledge of kungfu, and provided enthusiastic support and encouragement to Sifu Wong’s efforts to spread Chin Woo in America.  These efforts culminated in the establishment of the first officially sanctioned Chin Woo school of kungfu in the United States on July 25, 1987.  In 1990, he gave up his engineering career to pursue his traditional Chinese medicine studies in China.  In China, Sifu Wong met with 5th generation Wu(Hao) taiji master, Mr. Wu Wen Han and Mr. Chen Gu An and became their disciple.  In 1994, the World Chin Woo Federation was formed in Shanghai Chin Woo, where Sifu Wong was the USA representative.          

During his stay in the US, Sifu Wong has trained a number of grand champions, nationally and internationally.  One of his top Shaolin students, Ms. Patty Sun, is the 1992, 1994, 1996, and 1997 female grand champion in traditional forms in the USA National Martial Arts Championships.  She was also awarded the 1997 Traditional Athlete of the Year by the USAWKF Hall of Fame.  Ms. Sun also competed in the 7th International Yongnian Taijiquan Festival & Championship and received first place in Wu(Hao) taiji form, straightsword, and broadsword.  His taiji student, Ms. Kathryn Wong, won the Wu(Hao) taiji forms/weapons champion at the 5th International China Yongnian Taijiquan Championship.  In 1991 and 1995, Sifu Wong was the coach and team leader for the USA Chin Woo Lion Dance team in the International Lion Dance Championship in Malaysia and Hong Kong.  In 1996, he hosted the Malaysia World Lion King Champions, Kun Seng Keng, in their US tour. This boosted the lion dance culture in the Southwest.  He is the USA executive board member for the International Lion and Dragon Dance Federation, Beijing, China.   

Sifu Wong holds many National and International Advisory positions to various Kung Fu organizations and has given workshops in many countries.  Sifu Wong has taught Kung Fu at the University of Houston, Tai Chi and Qi-gong at the Texas Hei Long Jiang College of Traditional Medicine, Tai Chi and Qi-gong to doctors at the Beijing International Acupuncture Center, Swedish Wushu Federation, Stockholm and Singapore Chin Woo.   On April 10, 1999, he established the North America Wu(Hao) Taiji Federation, based in Dallas, Texas, with a strong belief in preserving traditional Wu(Hao) taiji and in bringing this great style from Yongnian, China to the rest of the world.  Among many of his efforts in promoting Wu(Hao) taiji, Sifu Wong was the first person to produce a Wu(Hao) taiji instructional video in the United States which received the Dallas Crystal Award for instructional television.  This award is the most prestigious award given to local video production.  The video was broadcast on local television in the Dallas area and gave Wu(Hao) taiji large exposure to the public.  In October 1998, the China International Yongnian Traditional Taijiquan Association granted Sifu Wong the grandmaster title of Wu(Hao) style, the only person outside of China to receive this title.  His teacher, Mr. Wu Wen Han, was granted the great grandmaster title.  On October 16, 2000, Sifu Wong organized a team of 24 competitors to attend the 7th International Yongnian Taijiquan Festival & Championship held in Handan, China.  During the same time, he also organized the construction of 4 monuments in honor of the Wu(Hao) taiji founder, Wu Yu Xiang, and his lineage at the Wu Yu Xiang’s home in Yongnian, China.  This historical construction was made possible by the contribution of the USA Chin Woo Federation.  On July 11-14, 2002, the USA Chin Woo Federation took great pleasure and honor to serve as a host for the 2002 7th World Chin Woo Championships and Cultural Festival.   

Sifu Wong also had the privilege to study Water Boxing (Liu He Ba Fa) during his stays in China from Master Lu Gui Yao, who is the last disciple of Grand Master Wu Yi Hui.  Master Lu Gui Yao honored him as an overseas honorary president of the China Fo San Xin Yi Liu He Ba Fa Association. Recently, Sifu Wong was inducted by the Inside Kungfu Magazine Hall of Fame as the 2004 Instructor of the Year.  He is also a licensed Acupuncturist in Texas, and he is the Chief Organizer of the Taiji Legacy International Martial Arts Championships held annually in Dallas, Texas. 

Sifu Wong’s mission is to spread the traditional Wu(Hao) taiji in the world and make it available to anyone who is interested.  Thus, the World Wu(Hao) Taiji Federation was established.  Sifu Wong is the one of the founders and is the current president.  He is also the executive board member of the USA Traditional Kung Fu Wushu Federation.

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