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Welcome

US Wushu Academy was founded in 1988 beginning its long tradition in teaching students to have self-confidence by building their strength, endurance, and skill in the art of Wushu. 

 

This camp is open to all levels of Wushu practitioners.  All skill levels are welcome and will benefit from this rigorous training.  This camp is also appropriate for those who wish to begin their Wushu journey with a strong foundation.

Welcome

Our Goal

Coach Zhang Guifeng and Coach Christopher Pei will bring the combined experience they have earned during their professional training at the Beijing Shichahai Sports Academy* to the next generation of Wushu athletes. 

 

This training is challenging on your physical abilities to the maximum, and to build your self-confidence to face challenges with a never quitting spirit.   Through this program, we hope you will find comradeship with your classmates and build lasting friendship.  At the end of this two-weeks training, is time to test your skills at the US Challenge competition.

 

US Challenge is an open international competition which all different Chinese martial arts disciplines come together to contest and to share each other’s knowledges. This is a two-day event.

* Beijing Shichahai Sports Academy is the cradle for the Chinese Olympians. It is one of the highest honors to be accepted into one of their professional teams such as the Beijing Wushu Team.

Goal

Our Coaches

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Coach Zhang Guifeng is a first-generation Beijing Wushu Team member, recruited at the age of 9, along with her teammate, Jet Li by the legendary Coach Wu Bin.  She is a multiple-gold winning champion in China, and she is well-known for her precision speed in weaponry.
She toured over 30 countries on a team of specially selected elite Wushu athletes as a Goodwill Ambassador for China during 1980’s.

 

Coach Zhang has been the US National Wushu Team coach many times and led the US Wushu Team to win numerous medals in the International Wushu Championship.  The very first US Gold medal winner is one of her students.

 

Coach Zhang has devoted her whole life to the art of Wushu and she wishes to pass on her knowledge and experience to her students with the same strict and demanding training as she herself once received.
 

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Coach Christopher Pei began his training at the age of 15, and by a rare opportunity in 1980 he was accepted to train with the Beijing Wushu Team in China.  Coach Pei was a member of the first US National Wushu Team and competed in the first International Wushu Invitational Championship in Xian, China.  Later, he became the US Wushu Team Leader and the Vice President of the US Wushu Federation.

 

Coach Pei was born to a traditional Chinese family in Taiwan, immigrated to the US, then learned Wushu in China. His experiences living within these three unique cultures has formed the foundation for his teaching.  He draws upon the best each culture has to offer while building bridges for understanding and managing the differences.

 

Coach Pei’s life motto is “The essence of life is in the constant refinement of one’s spiritual self”.  
He encourages all his students to be on a path of continuous learning and refinement.  He is dedicated to helping his students create a solid foundation in the traditional arts and for thriving in life.
 

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Coach Cao Yong was a member of the Beijing Wushu Team. He began his training at age 7 under the guidance of legendary Coach Wu Bin.  Coach Cao received numerous gold medals and recognition in many prestigious Wushu competitions.  From those achievements, he was awarded the Wuying (Summa Cum Laude in Wushu) title by the Chinese Wushu Federation and Seven Duan in Black Belt.

 

He earned a BA in Sports Education from the Beijing Sports University. He is also a First-Class Level Wushu Judge.  With over 20 years of teaching experience over 90% of his students have received some sort of award including many gold medals from major international Wushu competitions.
 

Coaches

Programs

Registration Deadline:    June 30, 2024

This year we have two Day Programs, two Overnight Programs, and two Parent  Assist programs for this summer elite camp.

We would like to keep the campers at a small number to ensure highest quality of instruction.  As we receive registrations for this elite camp, we will analyze and decide if we are going to close the registration early.
 

Program One:    
5 days of Day Program        $900
July 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024        

This program is open to levels of Wushu practitioners and the general public who have no experience in Wushu.  Program One will focus more on building physical strength, endurance, flexibility while learning Wushu techniques.
 
Students are required to check in by 8:30 AM and be picked up no later than 5:30 PM.
Lunch is provided by a Master Chief from the Washington Education Zone.
Please see the daily training schedule for more details.

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Program Two:

10 days of Day Program                 $1750       

July 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024 and

August 5, 2024 to August 9, 2024

This program is open to levels of Wushu practitioners and the general public who have no experience in Wushu.  Program One will focus more on building physical strength, endurance, flexibility while learning Wushu techniques.
 
Students are required to check in by 8:30 AM and be picked up no later than 5:30 PM.
Lunch is provided by a Master Chief from the Washington Education Zone.
Please see the daily training schedule for more details.

Program Three: 

6 Nights and 5 Days of Overnight Program             $2100

July 28, 2024 to August 2, 2024

Program Three is open to all levels of Wushu practitioners and the general public who have no experience in Wushu and wish to learn Wushu.  Program Three will focus more on building physical strength, endurance, flexibility, while learning Wushu techniques.

Students are required to check in on Sunday, July 28 between 3 PM to 5 PM and check out on Saturday, August 3 by 9 AM.  Room and board are included in tuition.  For sanitation reasons, students need to bring their own pillow, bed sheets, and blanket.
Please see the daily training schedule for more details.

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Program Four:  
13 Nights and 12 Days of Overnight Program    $4100
July 28, 2024 to August 9, 2024

This program is open to all levels of Wushu practitioners and the general public who have no experience in Wushu and wish to learn.  Program Four is 12 days of training and recreation.  The first week is focusing more on building physical strength, endurance, and flexibility.  The second week emphasizes improving Wushu skills to a higher level.


Students are required to check in on Sunday, July 28 between 3 PM to 5 PM and check out on Saturday, August 10 by 9 AM.  Room and board are included in tuition.  For sanitation reasons, students need to bring their own pillow, bed sheets, and blanket.
Please see the daily training schedule for more details.

Parent Assist Program: 

6 Nights and 5 Days of Overnight Program             $530

July 28, 2024 to August 2, 2024

This program is specially designed for younger kids to have their parent accompany them as they learn to adjust to a new social environment.

The parent assists in the transition of their child to be more independent during the camp.  The parent is not involved in training. Room and board are included.  For sanitation reasons, parents need to bring their own pillow, bed sheets, and blanket.

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Parent Assist Program:  
13 Nights and 12 Days of Overnight Program    $975
July 28, 2024 to August 9, 2024

This program is specially designed for younger kids to have their parent accompany them as they learn to adjust to a new social environment.  The parent assists in the transition of their child to be more independent during the camp.  The parent is not involved in training.  Room and board are included.  For sanitation reasons, parents need to bring their own pillow, bed sheets, and blanket.

Programs
Schedule

Schedule

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    7:30 AM          Wake up and Dorm room clean up

    8:00 AM          Breakfast

    8:45 AM          Arrive at Gym, prepare for training

    9:00 AM          Morning Wushu Training

    12 Noon          Lunch and Rest 

    1:45 PM          Arrive at Gym, prepare for training

    2:00 PM          Afternoon Wushu Training

    5:00 PM          End of Training

    6:00 PM          Dinner and Rest

    7:45 PM          Review and Self Study at Gym

    8:45 PM          Return to Dorm Room

    9:45 PM          Curfew
 

FAQ

FAQ

Why The Washington Education Zone?
The Washington Education Zone is a 62-acre comprehensive community located just east of the Capital Beltway and about 2 miles south of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, near the NASA headquarters.  The campus houses many buildings including gymnasium, a cafeteria, and dormitory with Wi-Fi.  During our training camp, we are the only activity on the campus.  This focused environment creates the best experience for our students as Coach Zhang and Coach Pei have experienced with the Beijing Wushu Team.

What is the dormitory like?
The dormitory is separated by suites.  Each suite has either two rooms or three rooms, and each room and suite have their own locks and share one bathroom.  We will assign same gender students to a suite, and two students to a room.  Outside the suites are common areas for students to gather and socialize.  Wi-Fi is accessible.