2003 – 2008
I studied Shao-Lin Kung-Fu at the Chinese Shao-Lin Center in San Jose, California under Sifu David Diep. Since then, it has been renamed to Chuan Wu Kungfu and moved to a new location. We learned dozens of forms, including some for all 16 classical Chinese weapons. After many years of discipline and hard work, I tested to second degree black belt. I also spent over a year as an assistant, helping to clean the facilities and drill the lower belts. It had an absolutely enormous impact on me. Sifu was like a second father to me.