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."