This year’s fantastic Tiger Claw Elite Championships will take place on May 19 through 20th at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center in downtown San Jose. This year is the first year for JingWu. For more information, see TigerClawElite.com!
The location for the 2018 World University Championships in Wushu has changed to Macao, and the date is now August 2 through 5, 2018. Sifu Bryant Fong will take a team of wushu and sanda competitors.
Wushu entered the programme of the FISU World University Championships officially in 2014. This is a competitive event for any students of college age.
Sifu Bryant Fong and students will be performing selected wushu and tai chi forms during the flower festival in San Francisco Chinatown. Come and support Chinese martial arts!
Date: February 11, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: Washington and Kearny Streets, San Francisco Chinatown
Sifu Fong and students will be performing between 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
We invite you to attend the seventh Southeast Asian Arts & Culture Exhibition celebrating the mid-autumn harvest season! The Exhibition helps promote and preserve the arts and culture of the Southeast Asian American communities in San Francisco, specifically highlighting the Indo-Chinese refugee communities which have a long history in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. We will have representatives from the Burmese, Champa, Cambodian, Filipino, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese communities. Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival with us and learn more about the different Southeast Asian cultures!
Where: Tenderloin Children’s Playground, 570 Ellis Street, San Francisco CA 94109
When: September 30, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact:
Congratulations to the USA team that traveled to the Summer Universiade games in Taiwan! Emily Fan became the first American to win a medal in wushu, receiving a bronze for her excellent performances with spear and straight sword. Isiah Ray Enriquez also won a bronze, in the 52-kilogram men’s category of sanda, becoming the first American to medal on the international level.
For details of both competitions and video, visit the Taiwan News pages below:
Isiah Ray Enriquez
Sifu Fong’s schedule page has been updated. The changed information is below.
All classes are at the Japantown YMCA (1530 Buchanan St) in San Francisco. Students must be a YMCA member or pay $15 for a “day pass” for each class. Classes are free for YMCA members.
|Tuesday, Thursday||10-11 AM||Qigong|
|Tuesday, Thursday||11 AM-12 PM||Beginning Taiqichuan|
11:30 AM-1:30 PM
|Qigong and children’s kungfu classes
Sifu Bryant Fong and students will be performing in San Francisco Chinatown on February 12, 2017. The performance will take place between 12:30 and 1:00 pm and involve forms and fighting demonstrations. For more information about the Chinese New Year activities, see the link below.
Sifu Fong is leading the American team to the Taiwan University Games in 2017, but donations are sorely needed. This will be the first time that tai chi or Chinese wushu will be officially part of an Olympic-related event, but they will not be able to participate if funds are not available.
The team of eight students will travel to Taipei in August, 2017 and compete in both forms and fighting. Funds of $15,000 are needed by the end of this year to support the team.
All donations are tax-deductible (501c3) and should be made out to the National Chinese Wushu Association of America. Checks may be mailed to the organization at the following address:
PO Box 210159
San Francisco, California 94121-0159
Donations of $1000 or more will receive a special gift from Sifu Bryant Fong! More details to follow. T-shirts for lower levels of donations will be available later this fall.
Sifu Bryant Fong will be giving a lecture on “Evidence-Based QiGong” at Ohlone College, Fremont, California, as part of the World Tai Chi and QiGong Day being held on campus.
Time: 3:15-4:15 PM
Location: Ohlone College Newark Center, 39399 Cherry Street, Newark, CA 94560 (Maps & Directions)
For information on the rest of the day’s activities, please see the official website:
Master Yang will be teaching Baguazhang seminar classes over the week of March 13-20, 2016. Listed below are the times and prices. All seminars take place at Japantown YMCA, 1530 Buchanan St, San Francisco (apart from the March 16 Long Xing class). To sign up for the limited spaces, please contact Sifu Fong at email@example.com.
Package Cost for Multiple Seminars
Weekend Series (Dan Cho)
2. Seven Star Staff
3. Judge’s Pencil (Baguazhang Weapon)
The “judge’s pencil” is a weapon similar to a steel writing brush. Metal chopsticks can be used in place of the actual “pencil.”
4. Long Xing (Baguazhang Dragon Form)
Locations of evening dinners with Master Yang
To sign up for the limited spaces, please contact Sifu Fong at firstname.lastname@example.org.