Back from our 2012 China Trip with Exciting tales to tell!

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We are back from the amazing 2012 Wu Academy tour to China, and all of our classes are open! Come in to start training again and catch all of the interesting details and stories Shifu has picked up while studying and competing in China!

Our Wu Academy Team on the Great Wall

We had an unbelievable time visiting so many different sites, eating, taking in the World Wushu Championships, eating, climbing the Great Wall, eating, hiking in the most beautiful locations, sampling tea at the tea plantation, eating, shopping for uniquely Chinese artifacts, and did we mention eating?

Entire U.S. Team

Shifu Justin Eggert was a Coach of the U.S. Team West Coast, and Shimu (Wei Wei) did a lot of organizing! Several Wu Academy students competed for three days at the 5th World Championships, including Jared Schyler, Rick Martinez, Kelli Fitzpatrick, and Shifu Justin Eggert. Wu Academy student Kelli Fitzpatrick won a World Bronze Medal for her double daggers forms! Local instructor and good friend of Wu Academy Janet Seaforth competed with a beautiful Yang style tai chi form, and our Shifu Justin Eggert came home with two World Silver Medals for his sword form and Chen tai chi.

Student Kelli Fitzpatrick

Congratulations to everyone who competed. We are very proud of every competitor’s performance, as well as their huge commitment to months of hard training. Even if you didn’t win a medal, you represented us proudly!

Student Jared Schyler

Aside from the Championships and tour, Shifu Justin also spent eight days in Guangzhou, China, training with some of the best coaches of our time. The course culminated in three different exams for the elite status of “International Wushu Judge.” We are proud and happy to announce that Justin passed the exam, and is now one of only three judges in the United States certified in the new rules. Congratulations, Shifu!

 Shifu with his two World Silver Medals

In the winter and in times of high stress, it is even more important to make time to be good to your body, mind, and soul. And we know that an invigorating and relaxing tai chi, kung fu, or qigong class is the way to do it! Please join us at either our Santa Rosa or Sebastopol location, and the first two classes are FREE for new students. Call us at 707-338-2233, or simply drop in for your first FREE class.

We hope to see you at Wu Academy very soon!