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Instructor Derek Cheng

Originally from Hong Kong, Derek came to Canada in 1988 and started Wushu in the following year. As he progressed, his interest in martial arts grew as he found that he not only increased his health but also developed his Chinese culture, including history, music, and the arts. He currently helps to teach the advanced Wushu class and actively participates in Sanshou, Bagua, Xing Yi, Taiji, and Iron Shirt Qigong.

In his view, martial arts are a good way for a person to achieve mental, physical, and spiritual unification. When he first started, he knew nothing of Wushu and saw it only as a sport. Now, Derek has come to see it as a way of life. As an instructor, he is spirited and views everything with an open mind while striving for perfection when he teaches.

Personal Words:

I hope the institute can retain its family atmosphere, where everybody can learn from each other and practice in a non-competitive way. I truly believe that wushu is much more than a sport. Everyone should focus not only on the physical benefit of wushu, but also on the mental and spiritual development as well. It is a cultivation of a lifetime.

SELECTED LIST OF DEREK'S ACHIEVEMENTS
YEAR
EVENT
2014
Obtained level 8th degree from The World Organization of Wushu Kung Fu Masters
2013 - present
Active Director of IWSD
2013
IWSD Award: “Distinguished Contribution to the Advancements of Martial Arts”
2004-2007
Vice-President of the Wushu BC
2007
7th degree black belt - International Wushu Sanshou Dao Association (IWSD)
2003
Canadian National Sanshou Team Coach
2002
7th Degree Instructor Certification - Confederation of Canadian Wushu Organizations
2001
Certified Sanshou Judge of the International Wushu Federation (IWUF)
2001
Member of Canadian National Wushu Team
2001
Canadian National Sanshou Champion