Our goal is to promote and bring awareness to the Chinese culture and arts. Today in our society, many ancient Chinese art forms and customs have become lost and the knowledge of such an ancient civilization is fading away. At the Phoenix Wushu Academy, our goal is to preserve the unique and exceptional history and traditions of this rich empire, so that the many generations after us can still enjoy the beauty and mysteries of China.
At the Phoenix Wushu Academy, we offer high quality courses, ranging from martial arts (Wushu & Tai Chi) to Traditional Chinese Dance and Art. We provide enrichment curriculums that enhance the knowledge of Chinese culture to students of all ages. We believe that no one is too young or too old to enjoy and discover the Chinese cultural arts, thus we provide numerous of activities that will spark an interest, learning, and development in children and adults alike about Chinese culture.
Master Ho (何师傅) - Director of Wushu/Kung Fu
Master Ho has always loved Martial Arts ever since he was two years old when he saw his first Kung Fu movie; he was fascinated by how a human can move with such precision and speed. His journey into the world of martial arts began at the age of 8, when he started to learn the Yang Style Tai Chi Quan. He later studied Tae Kwon Do, and despite earning his black belt, it still did not seem to resemble to him what he saw in the movies.
He then decided to study Chinese Martial Arts and traveled to Taiwan, training under the Director of Guoshu. Master Ho trained in Traditional Kung Fu and Guoshu 8 hours a day, and also practiced Hsing I Quan. Master Ho then furthered his studies in Beijing, China and trained with the Beijing Wushu Team starting from 1983. There, he trained with Grand Master Wu Bin, whom he met in the old Shichahai gymnasium.
So started his new journey to the explosive style of Chinese Martial Arts called Wushu. After training for several years, Master Ho competed and managed to win six consecutive US national championships in Wushu from 1986-1991, and also placed silver at the 1991 First World Wushu Championship held in Beijing. He later received an offer to make movies in Hong Kong, and when filming a movie in Wuzhou, China, met his future wife Bonnie Fu Yuk Ching.
After marrying and moving to Hong Kong, Master Ho trained several movie stars and many high-profile people. In 1996, Master Ho and his family moved to the United States. Today his goal is to promote and develop Wushu artists in the U.S., and promote to the younger generation the art that he loves so that they may also enjoy the great benefits of Wushu. Master Ho is excited to partner with his wife, Bonnie, to develop and nurture the rising generation of action stars.
Bonnie ( 符鈺晶 ) - Director
Miss Bonnie Fu Yuk Ching was born in Hong Kong, she began her career as a trainee in TVB, the largest TV station in Hong Kong; being cast to many small roles in Hong Kong TV series, she landed her first major role as a TV talk show host of the highest rated talk shows called "K-100". Known as the Oprah of Hong Kong talk shows, Bonnie wrote her own column in a weekly magazine and script for the show. Soon after, she also took on the challenge of leading roles in different TV series and plays as an actress.
Her first role in a TV drama series was in "Run Towards the Sun", in which she appeared alongside with leading actor Andy Lau Tak Wah, her classmate in the TVB training class. Later in her career, she continued to step into the movie industry in which she recieved recognition as a serious movie actress. When filming a movie in China, she met her future husband Andrew Ho, a world-acclaimed Wushu artist and 6 time US Champion. Bonnie has a love for the performing arts; her passion is not only limited to the performance on stage, but she also has a zeal to pass on her expertise and experience to the younger generations to develop a new generation of professional and skilled actors and actresses.
The following are some of the work (host, TV series, movies and plays throughout the years) from Bonnie's performing career
Jane Ho - Wushu and Piano Instructor
Jane Ho is an expert martial artist, specializing in Kung-Fu & Wushu. She has won numerous titles for straight sword, spear and Tai Chi. She is currently a member of the US Wushu Traditional Team and also the female All-Around Champion in the Golden State International Wushu Championships.
She is also an accomplished concert pianist with over 10 years of experience and countless awards. She's also the creator of Wu-Pop, an innovative mixture of Wushu and Hip-hop. Jane Ho currently teaches at the Phoenix Wushu Academy and is an instructor of Wushu, Piano and Wu-Pop.
Summer - Dance Instructor
Summer (Zijia Kong) is the Director of Dance Department at Phoenix Wushu Academy. She has master’s degree in dance at Arizona State University and she has 22 years of dance training. She has passion for building strength to improve life as a dancer and for everyday life.
Her work has been recognized nationally and internationally for its creativity and versatility, Summer’s performances have been covered by U.S. and Chinese media publications, including USA Phoenix News, Yes Magazine, and Phoenix Art: AMPLIFIED.
In recent years, Summer performed across many prestigious venues and possessing a uniquely wide skillset across many technically challenging styles of dance. Summer has performed as a soloist and within elite ensembles on some of the world’s most important venues for both visual and performing arts, such as The Herberger Theater Center, Mesa Arts Center, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Margaret Gisolo Theatre, Phoenix Art Museum, Chandler Center for the Arts, The Trunk Space, Edge Hill University and Tempe Center for the Arts. She is constantly in demand to
perform across the United States, United Kingdom, and China, she collaborated with some of the most exciting dance troupes and companies in the world, participated large-scale performances, including the opening and closing ceremonies of the 12th China National Games in 2013, the 19th French Language Festival (19ème Fête de la francophonie en Chine) in 2014.
She also won many dance competitions in China, including the Honorable Choreography Prize and First Prize of ‘Lu Yi Cup’. Summer taught all levels of Chinese Classical dance, Folk dance, Ballet, Jazz and Modern dance for 7 years. Summer loves to teach and has truly found her passion with Phoenix Wushu Academy. She is really looking forward to meeting new people, making friends, and sharing her passion of dance with you