Master Adam Hsu

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Adam Hsu has been teaching traditional northern style kung fu in America since 1978. Adam Hsu was born in Shanghai, China in 1941. In 1949, his family moved to Taiwan, where he spent twenty-five years studying with the most respected kung fu masters. His principal teacher was the renowned Grandmaster Liu Yun-Qiao.

Adam Hsu earned a master's degree in Chinese literature at Taiwan Normal University, one of several prestigious institutions where he taught both kung fu and Chinese literature. He has held many honorable positions, among them the General Secretary of the National Kung Fu Federation of Taiwan, Instructor to the Republic of Liberia, and Member of the Republic of China National Kung Fu Delegation.

He is the former editor and publisher of Wu Tang Martial Arts Magazine, and a past senior editor of the Kung Fu Library of Wu Chow Publishing Company, the largest publisher of kung fu literature. He's published several books in Chinese, and over a hundred articles in English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and German. Also, he has been featured on the covers of more than eighteen magazines throughout the world.

More recent honors include Black Belt Hall of Fame, Black Belt Instructor of the Year, AAU National Senior Advisor, and honored President of the International and Six-Harmony Praying Mantis Associations.

In 1990, he founded the Traditional Wushu Association, a non-profit, international organization dedicated to the preservation, perfection, and promotion of traditional Chinese martial arts.

He is the author of 'The Sword Polisher's Record' and 'Lone Sword Against the Cold Cold Sky', classic works in English on the roots and realities of traditional kung fu, along with several writings in Chinese.. His two volume "Essays on Chinese Martial Arts" (Chinese language edition only) are considered classic works on kung fu.

He and his students have participated in numerous performances and workshops both in America and abroad. Adam Hsu's coaches are trained to combine modern teaching methods with the traditional training and techniques of our kung fu styles. Adam Hsu's kung fu instructional videotapes are now available in English language editions.

Adam Hsu currently resides in Taipei, Taiwan. He continues to teach seminars and classes in the U.S. as well as Taiwan, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, and other countries.

---[ Master Adam Hsu's bio and photo courtesy of Oslo Wu-Tan ]---

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