To provide the student with the highest quality of instruction


    To train and produce top competition athletes for the World Games


    To cultivate character through the Academy’s educational experiences


QiDu (Essentials)

Pathway to Tranquility

Sep 6 to Dec 17, 2023 

Details & Registration


US Challenge 2024

  Save the date for US Challenge 2024

an international championship in
Wushu, Kung Fu, Padded Weapons Sparring, Taiji and Other Internal Styles
which will be held on August 10th and 11th, 2024 in Lanham, MD.


Elite Wushu Camp

Save the Date for the 2024 Camp

Sunday, July 28, 2024 to Saturday, August 10, 2024


The United States Wushu Academy (USWA) was established in 1988.  Since its inception, USWA has championed the promotion of Wushu (Chinese Martial arts), Taiji (Tai Chi) and Health Qigong in the United States.  Today, USWA pioneers the introduction of Chen and Yang styles of Taiji as well as Health Qigong in the United States through high quality seminars. USWA has hosted twelve International Chinese Martial Arts Championships known as "The U.S. Challenge."

USWA Calendar

Saturday, Sep 23 05:30PM - 06:15PM
Wushu ALL RANKS from White Belt (Level 1) to Black Belt (Level 10)
Location: MD USWA
Sunday, Sep 24 01:00PM - 01:45PM
YANG Style Taiji
Location: VA School and Virtual
Sunday, Sep 24 02:00PM - 02:45PM
CHEN Style Taiji
Location: VA School and Virtual
Sunday, Sep 24 03:00PM - 03:45PM
SANDA and Padded Weapons
Location: VA School
Sunday, Sep 24 04:00PM - 04:45PM
Location: VA School
Sunday, Sep 24 05:00PM - 05:45PM
SENIOR RANK from Green Belt (Level 5) to Black Belt (Level 10)
Location: VA Location
Monday, Sep 25 06:00PM - 06:45PM
JUNIOR RANK from White Belt (Level 1) to Orange Belt (Level 4)
Location: Virtual
Monday, Sep 25 07:00PM - 07:45PM
SENIOR RANK from Green Belt (Level 5) to Black Belt (Level 10)
Location: Virtual
Tuesday, Sep 26 07:00PM - 07:45PM
YANG STYLE TAIJI Senior Students Lead
Location: VA School & Virtual
Tuesday, Sep 26 08:00PM - 08:45PM
CHEN STYLE TAIJI Senior Students Lead
Location: VA School & Virtual


Capital City Info Newsletter Highlights USWA Performance and Students


Tony Wang

 This newsletter describes the performances at the Lunar New Year Celebration at the Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland on January 22, 2023.  USWA’s performance is described at the climax of the show. 

Quoting from the article: “Martial arts is undoubtedly the hot spot of this show. The students led by coaches Zhang Guifeng and Pei Kangkai from the American Martial Arts Academy brought you a wonderful martial arts performance. Among them, Ms. Joanne Li (Joanne Li) and Mr. Wang Mingzong (Tony Wang), outstanding members of the U.S. Wushu Team, once represented the U.S. National Wushu Team to participate in the 8th World Youth Wushu Championships held in Indonesia in 2022 and won the championship and runner-up.  The performers on January 22, in order of age, showed everyone the basic leg skills, jumping, balance, tumbling and rolling and combination movements, and also performed Tai Chi, swordsmanship, and double swords.”



USWA Participates in Chinese New Year Performances

The United States Wushu Academy performed at two recent events for the Chinese New Year.  These fantastic events were hosted by the Coordination Council of Chinese American Associations (CCCAA).

Chinese New Year Gala at the University of District of Columbia on January 21, 2023. 

 View the video.

Gala 2023

LANTERN FESTIVAL at the Seneca Valley High School (19401 Crystal Rock Dr. Germantown, MD 20874) on February 4, 2023.  

View the video

Lantern Festival


United States Challenge held on October 1 and 2, 2022

 The US Challenge, an international championship in Wushu, Kung Fu & Taiji was held on October 1st and 2nd 2022. We achieved our challenge goals of sharing joyful experiences and creating friendship bonds. We thank coaches, athletes and supporting parents for coming to this cultural event.

Additionally, the US Challenge was endorsed by the United States of America Wushu Kungfu Federation USAWKF as part of the USAWKF Kung Fu Supplemental Team Trial. Twenty Five Athletes qualified to become a member of the Kung Fu Team.

The next US Challenge event will be held on the 12th and 13th of August, 2023. See more pictures here.

QiDu 气度: Pathway to Tranquility

Coach Christopher Pei's QiDu Classes are now open for registration. The QiDu class uses gentle physical movements and meditative techniques to allow you to clear your mind and decrease stress. This class is geared toward those who seek to create positive life changes in a warm, nurturing environment with a group of supportive classmates.

Coach Pei selects movements from a lifetime of experience with Wushu, Taiji, Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine to provide a practice that is simple yet deeply effective. Stories drawn from his life experience across three different cultures help students awaken self awareness. Each class offers something the student can apply directly to their life.

Join this class if you could benefit from learning techniques to help you be calm in the moment and build habits that allow you to access inner tranquility and mental clarity in daily life. Please check this link for more information and registration.

USWA Opens Up In-Person Class

USWA is now open for both Virtual and In-Person classes.  All In-Person class attendees are required to have been fully vaccinated from COVID-19.
Please check on our class schedule for details.


Lecture: Tai Chi

To celebrate and showcase its newly accomplished enlargements, the Kennedy Center will hold nearly 500 free artistic performances and workshops from September 7 to 22, 2019. Coach Pei S

Christopher Pei, founder of the United States Wushu Academy, and a leading figure in the promotion of Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong, will give a lecture on how to reduce physical stress and improve mental well-being through Tai Chi on September 7 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

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Chinese New Year performances

Wushu Jesscan and TashaDiamond is formed under extreme temperature and pressure over a long period. A strong children's growth is also under constant pressure

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Washington Wizards vs. Golden State Warriors game halftime show

Wushu and Washington Wizards during the National AnthemUSWA was invited to perform at the Washington Wizards vs. Golden State Warriors game halftime show on

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USWA Dragon and Wushu Team Performed at NBA Half Time

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USWA Dragon and Wushu Team Performed at NBA Half Time on February 1, 2014 between the Washington Wizards and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Verizon Center youtube paly

US Wushu Academy Students Perform at the Chinese Embassy

Chinese Embassy