Biography and Medals

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Sifu Jonathan Weizhang Wang was born in 1973 in Beijing, China. He began his studies in Kung Fu at the age of eight when he started training in He Bei Style Xing Yi and under Master Cui Guo Gui. In 1989, Sifu Wang immigrated to the U.S. and started training under Grandmaster Jiang Hao Quan. Grandmaster Jiang is a distinguished graduate of the Nan King Guoshu Institute and was one of the top 10 martial arts professors in China. Sifu Wang intensely studied traditional Chinese fighting techniques under Grandmaster Jiang for several years. At this time he was also studying Tai Chi under his father, Master Daniel Yu Wang, who is one of the few people in the world to have mastered all five classical styles of Tai Chi in addition to Tai Chi San Shou and weapons.

In his over twenty years of studying martial arts, Sifu Wang has established himself as a leading figure in Kung Fu and Tai Chi both nationally and internationally. He has received Grand Master status, in part because he has won over 500 medals in virtually every advanced category throughout his years of competition.  He is currently regarded by many as one of the best all-around Kung Fu competitors in the United States as well as receiving Inside Kung Fu Magazine’s prestigious 2007 “Competitor of the Year” honor.
The entertainment industry has also been utilizing Sifu’s skills by hiring him as both consultant and fight choreographer for projects such as Disney’s Mulan On Ice, The Deadliest Warrior and The Sunset Strip TV programs, and by studios such as Nickelodeon Animation.

In addition to his continued participation in tournaments and diligent training, Sifu Wang returns to Beijing, China, several times a year to perfect his skills by training with some of China’s most respected Kung Fu masters.

However, teaching Kung Fu and Tai Chi, practicing acupuncture, choreographing movie fight scenes and furthering his own knowledge of the martial arts are not enough. Sifu also conducts seminars extending the reach of Kung Fu worldwide with recent seminars in countries including the Czech Republic and Italy.

Sifu Wang holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and is a Licensed Acupuncturist.  His decades of study and his reverence for the martial arts have placed him at the forefront of documenting traditional Kung Fu forms before they are lost forever.

2011

Los Angeles International Chinese Martial Arts Championship,
Los Angeles, CA

gold_medal 1st Place 24 Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 42 Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Chen Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Tai Chi Spear
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua Sword
gold_medal 1st Place 42 Tai Chi Sword

2010

ICMAC Bahamas World Championship Finals
champion World Champion Men’s Division

Yang Style Tai Chi
Chen Style Tai Chi
Wu Style Tai Chi
42 Movement Tai Chi
Tai Chi Sabre
Ba Gua
Ba Gua Sword
Men’s Middle Weight Fixed Step Push Hands
Men’s Middle Weight Restrictive Step Push Hands
Men’s Middle Weight Moving Step Push Hands

2010

ICMAC Bahamas World Championship Finals
champion World Champion Second Place Men’s Division

Xingyi
Taichi Sword
gold_medal 1st Place Yang Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Chen Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Wu Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 42 Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Tai Chi Sabre
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua
gold_medal 1st Place Bagua Sword
gold_medal 1st Place Men’s Middle Weight Fixed Step Push Hands
gold_medal 1st Place Men’s Middle Weight Restrictive Step Push Hands
gold_medal 1st Place Men’s Middle Weight Moving Step Push Hands
silver_medal 2nd Place Xing Yi
silver_medal 2nd Place Tai Chi Sword

2010

International Chinese Martial Arts Circuit Championships
championNational Champion Men’s Division

Yang Style Tai Chi
Chen Style Tai Chi
Wu Style Tai Chi
42 Movements Tai Chi
Tai Chi Sabre
Ba Gua
Ba Gua Sword
Men’s Middle Weight Fixed Step Push Hands
Men’s Middle Weight Restrictive Step Push Hands
Men’s Middle Weight Moving Step Push Hands

2010

International Chinese Martial Arts Circuit Championships
championNational Champion Men’s Division Second Place

Xing Yi
Xing Yi Weapon (Xingyi Staff)

2010

ICMAC Washington D.C.

gold_medal 1st Place Yang Tai Chi
gold_medal1st Place Chen Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Wu Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Sun Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 24 Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 42 Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Guang Ping Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 42 Tai Chi Sword
gold_medal 1st Place 13 Tai Chi Sabre
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua Sword
gold_medal 1st Place Water Fist
gold_medal 1st Place Men’s Fixed Step Push Hands (Middle Weight)
gold_medal Men’s Restrictive Step Push Hands (Middle Weight)
silver_medal 2nd Place Xing Yi
silver_medal 2nd Place Xing Yi Staff
silver_medal 2nd Place Men’s Extreme Push Hands (Heavy Weight)
silver_medal 2nd Place Men’s Chi Shou (Middle Weight

2010

Las Vegas International Chinese Martial Arts Championship,
Las Vegas, NV

gold_medal 1st Place Yang Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Chen Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Wu Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Sun Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 24 Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 42 Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Guang Ping Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua Sword
gold_medal 1st Place Tai Chi Spear
gold_medal 1st Place Tai Chi Sword
gold_medal 1st Place Men’s Fixed Step Push Hands (Middle Weight)
gold_medal 1st Place Men’s Restrictive Step Push Hands (Middle Weight)
gold_medal 1st Place Men’s Extreme Push Hands (Middle Weight)
silver_medal 2nd Place Xing Yi
silver_medal 2nd Place Xing Yi Staff
silver_medal 2nd Place Water Fist

2010

ICMAC San Francisco, CA

gold_medal 1st Place Yang Tai  Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Chen Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Wu Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Sun Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 24 Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 42 Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Guang Ping Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 42 Tai Chi Sword
gold_medal 1st Place Tai Chi Spear
gold_medal 1st Place Xing Yi
gold_medal 1st Place Xing Yi Staff
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua Sword
gold_medal 1st Place Water Fist
gold_medal 1st Place Fixed Step Push Hands
gold_medal 1st Place Restrictive step Push Hands
gold_medal 1st Place Moving Push Hands
gold_medal 1st Place Chinese Fencing

2010

Los Angeles Chinese Wushu Tournament, Santa Monica, CA
champion Internal Wushu Grand Champion

gold_medal 1st Place 24 Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 42 Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 42 Tai Chi Sword
gold_medal 1st Place Chen Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Ji
gold_medal 1st Place Tai Chi Spear
gold_medal 1st Place Tai Chi Sabre Gold

2010

ICMAC Championships, Dallas, Texas

gold_medal 1st Place Yang Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Chen Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Wu Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Sun Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 42 Movement Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 24 Movement Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Guang Ping Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Chinese Fencing (Duan Bing)
gold_medal 1st Place Tai Chi Spear
gold_medal 1st Place Xing Yi
gold_medal 1st Place Xing Yi Staff
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua Sword
gold_medal 1st Place Water Fist
gold_medal 1st Place Restrictive Step Push Hands
silver_medal 2nd Place Tai Chi Sword
silver_medal 2nd Place Fixed Step Push Hands

2009

International Chinese Martial Arts Championships
champion National Titles

Yang Style Tai Chi National Champion
Chen Style Tai Chi National Champion
Wu Style Tai Chi National Champion
Other Style Tai Chi National Champion
Tai Chi Sword National Champion
Other Tai Chi Weapons National Champion
Xing Yi National Champion
Ba Gua National Champion
Liu He Ba Fa (Water Fist) National Champion
Other Internal Weapons National Champion
Fixed Step (Middle Weight) National Champion
Restricted Step (Middle Weight) National Champion
Moving Step (Middle Weight) National Champion

2009

International Chinese Martial Arts Championships
champion National Titles

Taichi Grand Champion
Other Internal Grand Champion
gold_medal 1st Place Chen Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Wu Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Tai Chi Sword
gold_medal 1st Place Fixed Step Push Hands
silver_medal 2nd Place Other Style Tai Chi
silver_medal 2nd Place Other Tai Chi Weapons
silver_medal 2nd Place Xing Yi
silver_medal 2nd Place Ba Gua
silver_medal 2nd Place Liu He Ba Fa
silver_medal 2nd Place Other Internal Weapons
silver_medal 2nd Place Restricted Step Push Hands
silver_medal 2nd Place Moving Step Push Hands

2009

World Guoshu Competition
champion Sportmanship Award

gold_medal 1st Place Yang Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 24 Movement Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Wu Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 42 Movement Sword
gold_medal 1st Place Xing Yi 5 Elements
gold_medal 1st Place Restricted Push Hands
gold_medal 1st Place Sword Sparring
silver_medal 2nd Place 42 Movement Tai Chi
silver_medal 2nd Place 32 Movement Sword
silver_medal 2nd Place Ba Ji Fight Set
silver_medal 2nd Place Xing Yi 8 Movement
silver_medal 2nd Place 8 Movement Tai Chi

2009

Grand International Martial Arts Competition
champion Tai-Chi Grand Champion

gold_medal 1st Place Wu Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Chen Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Sun Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Tai Chi Sabre
gold_medal 1st Place Water Fist
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua
gold_medal 1st Place Restricted Push Hands
gold_medal 1st Place 24 Movement Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place 42 Movement Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Guang Ping Tai Chi
silver_medal 2nd Place Yang Tai Chi
silver_medal 2nd Place Tai Chi Sword
bronze_medal 3rd Place Ba Gua Sword

2009

Disney Martial Arts Festival

gold_medal 1st Place Yang Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Chen Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Wu Tai Chi
gold_medal 1st Place Tai Chi Sabre
gold_medal 1st Place Tai Chi Spear
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua Sword
gold_medal 1st Place Ba Gua Knives
silver_medal 2nd Place Tai Chi Sword

2008

Long Beach International Karate Tournament

1st Place in 24 Movement Tai Chi, Chen Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword, Ba Gua Zhang.
2nd Place in Double Deer Horn Knives.

The First Southern California Evergreen Cup Tai-Chi Championship

1st Place in 48 Movement Tai Chi and 42 Movement Tai Chi. 2nd Place in Yang Tai Chi Sword, 42 Tai Chi Sword and 24 Movement Tai Chi. 3rd Place in Yang Tai Chi and Chen Tai Chi.

Battle of L.A

1st Place in 24 Tai Chi, Sun Tai Chi, 42 Tai Chi Sword, Chen Tai Chi, 42 Tai Chi.

2008

3rd New England International Chinese Martial Arts Championship Internal Grand Champion

Gold medals in 24 Movement Tai Chi, Chen Tai Chi, Wu Tai Chi, Sun Tai Chi, Hao Tai Chi, Ba Gua Zhang, Xing Yi Quan, Liu He Ba Fa, Guang Ping Tai Chi, 42 Movement Tai Chi Sword, Tai Chi Spear, Yang Tai Chi, 42 Movement Tai Chi. Silver medals in Tai Chi Sword, Tai Chi Sabre,Other Tai Chi.

10th Annual Martial Arts Championship Internal Grand Champion

Gold medals in 24 Movement Tai Chi, Chen Tai Chi, Wu Tai Chi, Sun Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sabre, Ba Gua Zhang, Xing Yi Staff
and Ba Ji Quan. Silver medals in Yang Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword, Ba Gua Double Deer Horn Knives and Water Fist.

San Diego Grand International Martial Arts Competition Internal Grand Champion

Gold medals Yang 24, Yang 40, Chen Tai Chi, Wu Tai Chi, Ba Gua Zhang, Xing Yi, Ba Gua Double Deer Horn Knives, 42 Tai Chi Sword, Other Internal Form, Tai Chi Sabre, Sun Tai Chi, Tiger Claw Elite Tai Chi Form, Tiger Claw Elite Weapons Form, Guang Ping Tai-Chi, 42 Tai Chi; Silver Medal in Tai Chi Spear.

16th Annual Berkeley Chinese Martial Arts Tournament

Gold Medals in Ba Gua Zhang, Chen Tai Chi, Wu Tai Chi; Silver Medal in Yang Tai Chi; Bronze Medal in 42 Tai Chi Sword

Disney Martial Arts Festival

Gold Medals in Yang Tai Chi, Chen Tai Chi, Wu Tai Chi,Tai Chi Sword, Tai Chi Spear, Ba Gua Zhang, Ba Gua Sword, Mantis Staff,Ba Gua Weapon (Double Deer Horn Knives);

2007

US Open International Wushu-Kung Fu Championship

Gold Medals in Yang Tai Chi 24, Yang Tai Chi 40, Chen Tai Chi, Wu Tai Chi, Sun Tai Chi, Hao Tai Chi, 42 Tai Chi Sword, 42 Tai Chi Empty Hand, 32 Tai Chi Sword Traditional Kung Fu (Praying Mantis), Continuous Sparring,

The Quest Kung Fu Tournament

Gold Medals in Traditional Northern Kung Fu, Traditional Sword, Traditional Staff, Traditional Sabre, Xing Yi, Ba Gua, Wu Tai Chi, Tai Chi Spear; Silver Medals in Chen Tai Chi, Yang Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword.

2nd International Traditional Kung Fu & Wushu Tournament

Internal Grand Champion;
Gold medals in Yang Tai Chi, Chen Tai Chi, 42 Movement Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword, Xing Yi Quan and Ba Gua Zhang;
Silver medal in Tai Chi Sabre.

USAWKF National Tournament

Internal Grand Champion; Gold medals in Yang Tai Chi, Chen Tai Chi, Wu Tai Chi, Sun Tai Chi, Hao Tai Chi, 42 Tai Chi, 42 Tai Chi Sword, 24 Tai Chi, 32 Tai Chi Sword, Tai Chi Sabre, Tai Chi Spear, 48 Tai Chi, 108 Tai Chi, Stationery Push Hands, Moving Push Hands, Duan Bing, Xing Yi Quan and Ba Gua Zhang.Silver medal in Tai Chi Staff.

Long Beach Inernationals

Gold medals in Tai Chi Weapon, Kung Fu Form and Kung Fu Weapon.

10th Annual Dallas Taiji Legacy Internal Grand Champion

Gold medals in Yang Tai Chi, Yang 48, Yang 42, Yang 24, Wu Tai Chi, Sun Tai Chi, Yang Sword, Yang Sabre, Yang Spear, Xing Yi, Ba Gua, Ba Gua Double Moon Knives, Tai-Chi Sabre, Yang 108, Other Tai-Chi, Eagle Claw and Continuous Sparring. Silver medals in Chen Tai Chi and Hao Tai Chi.

2007

Hong Kong 10th Annual Reunification Tournament Internal Grand Champion

Gold medals in 24 Tai Chi, 42 Tai Chi, Yang Tai Chi, Sun Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sabre, Ba Gua Zhang, Xing Yi Quan, Double Moon Knives and Praying Mantis. Silver medals in Wu Tai Chi and Chen Tai Chi.

San Diego Grand International Martial Arts Competition Internal Grand Champion

Gold medals in Tai Chi Sabre, Wu Tai Chi, Chen Tai Chi, Ba Gua Double Moon Knives and Other Tai Chi. Silver medals in Yang Tai Chi, Yang 24, Sun Tai Chi, Xing Yi and Ba Gua.

15th Annual Berkeley Chinese Martial Arts Tournament

Gold Medals in Chen Tai Chi Quan, Xing Yi Quan, Ba Gua Zhang, Sun Tai Chi Quan & Ba Gua Moon Knives.

2002

USA Wushu Kung Fu National Championship in San Francisco

Gold Medals in Xing Yi, Ba Ji, and Sparring. Silver Medal in Ba Gua Deerhorn Knives. Bronze Medal in Ba Gua.

2001

USAWKF in San Diego

Two Gold Medals, Two Silver Medals and Bronze Medal.

2000

Jade Mountain Championship in Pasadena

Grand Champion (San Shou, Broadsword, Staff, Long Fist & Southern Fist).

1999

First Jade Mountain Championship in Pasadena

Grand Champion (San Shou, Broadsword, Staff & Long Fist).

1999

US Chinese Kuoshu Federaton

Gold Medals in Ba Gua and Ba Gua Deerhorn Knives. Two Silver Medals in Xing Yi and Sparring. Bronze Medal in Long Fist.

1998

San Francisco 4 Star National Champion (Sanshou, Broadsword, Staff & Long Fist)

1997

Phoenix Nationals

Gold Medal in Broadsword.

1997

USAWKF Western Regional at Berkely

Gold Medal.

1996

U.S. National

Spear Champion.

1995

U.S. Collegiate

Traditional Kung Fu Champion.

1995

Collegiate Wushu Competition

Gold Medal in Ba Ji, Silver Medals in Group Form and Sabre

1995

U.S. Collegiate

Traditional Kung Fu Champion.

1993

Hua Ron Dow Tournament

Gold Medal.

1993

NASKA in Irvine

Gold Medal.

1992

21st Annual CA Grand National

Silver Medal in Baji.

1991

1st “Hai Hua”

Two Gold Medals.

1986

Beijing Youth

Xing Yi Champion.