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.”


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Washingto WizardsUSWA was invited to perform at the Washington Wizards vs. Golden State Warriors game halftime show on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016, in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Our students are photographed above with the Washington Wizards during the National Anthem.


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. 

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Gala 2023

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

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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.

USWA Dragon and Wushu Team Performed at NBA Half Time

IMG 0615On February 1, 2014 between the Washington Wizards and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Verizon Center

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.

United States Challenge held on October 13, 2019

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The United States Challenge was held on this past weekend on October 13, 2019. On behalf of everyone from the United States Wushu Academy, we were honored to have Minister Xu Xueyuan from the Embassy of People's Republic of China and Senator Susan Lee from the Maryland State Senate attended the event. The goal of United States Challenge is to promote friendships among different cultures. We thank coaches, athletes and supporting parents for coming to this cultural event.

USWA Participates in the 2010 US Wushu Junior Team Try Outs

US Wushu Junior Team Try OuThe United States of America Wushu-Kungfu Federation, Inc. (USAWKF) is hosting its Nationals and International Wushu-Kungfu Championships. It will be held from July 16-18, 2010 in San Jose, California.

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2019 US Sanda Championship and Team Tryouts

Only actual experience with strong perserverance can improve one's skill level.

Many thanks to the friends I met in this competition.  I cherish you.


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Before U Kick Team Attends Second Annual Seminar At US Wushu Academy

February 21,2009

For the second consecutive year, Coach Pei welcomed in early February over twenty students of Before U Kick, a local Northern Virginia football kicking consulting company, for a two--hour seminar. The Before U Kick training camp and professional school was established by retired professional kickers who offer knowledge and expertise to aspiring football kickers.

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A First for the United States:
USWA Student Vanessa Loza Wins Gold Medal at The Second World Junior Wushu Championship in Bali


in December 2008, Coach Zhang Guifeng led two USWA students to the Second World Junior Wushu Championship in Bali-Vanessa Loza, winner of the gold medal for Broadsword in the first day of the competition in the 12-and-under age group

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Jet Li wtih USWA Coaches
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A Reunion Between Old Teammates Coach Pei, Jet Li with Teammate Coach Zhang Guifeng.
Fairfax, Virginia August 14, 2011

The 2008 Tiger Claw Elite  

1The 2008 Tiger Claw Elite Championship where held at the Disney Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida, on October 24th & 25th. The U.S. Wuhsu Academy was represented by Emily Hwang and Sandra Mosely in their first Tiger Claw Elite Championships tournament. There were thousands of marital artist from across the country and even from Canada and Puerto Rico. On Friday,

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