Sifu Mimi Chan began her training under her father, Grandmaster Chan Pui, at
the age of 3. She was born in Boston, MA in 1978 and in 1980 moved with her
family to Orlando, FL where the Wah Lum Kung Fu Temple was built. There she
began her training.
By the age of five she was already performing in local exhibitions. She
began teaching at the age of 12 and by age 15 was competing in international
tournaments. At 17, she won her first of many Grand Championship titles in
Seattle, WA at the International Open Kung Fu Championship. Now retired
from competition, Mimi is currently undefeated in both hand form and
weapons. She now dedicates her tournament experience to teaching her
students and sharing her knowledge with them.
At a young age Mimi began performing on stage at various exhibitions around
the world. She has also performed at famous theme parks such as Walt Disney
World, Universal Studios, Florida’s Splendid China, MGM Studios, Busch
Gardens and Epcot Center. Along with live performances she entered the
movie world when she was chosen as the model and martial arts video
reference for Disney’s animated feature, Mulan. Over the course of 4
years she worked with prominent animators and directors to help bring Mulan
to life. Mimi has also made an appearance on television’s Mortal Kombat
Conquest as a warrior fighter who defeats the evil Shang Tsung. Along
with television shows, she has /also worked with famous Hong Kong stunt
directors on the television movie The Disciples.
Mimi has been featured in several martial arts magazines including, Inside
kung Fu, TC Media’s Kung Fu Magazine, and Filipino Martial Arts magazine.
Mimi was also recognized by Inside Kung Magazine as 2000 “Woman of the
Sifu Mimi Chan is a rising martial artist for the 21st century
and will continue to strive to spread the spirit of martial arts and the Wah
Lum System. She follows the footsteps of her father by dedicating her life
to teaching and training at the Wah Lum Kung Fu Temple.