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Larry Prado

Mr. Prado has more than 45 years of practice in the Internal Martial Arts.  In 1968, he began his training of Taijiquan, Baguazhang, Xing Yi Quan (Hsing Yi) and Qi Gong with T.Y. Pang and later Taijiquan with Zeng Chen Dong.  After years being an Eagle Claw disciple of Jun Wai Kam, Mr. Prado was certified on December 19, 2004, as a Master of Eagle Claw Chin Na (Qin Na).  He has continued his training in Baguazhang, Qi Gong, Taijiquan and Xing Yi Quan (Hsing Yi) with Zhang Xiu, Wang Shangzhi and Wu Dong.  In 2016, at the First International Hawaii Wushu Tournament & Exhibition, Mr. Prado was awarded the Internal Grand Champion for age 56+.

 

Vincent Gante

Mr. Gante is the assistant coach for all external wushu students from beginner to advance level. He has been training with the Hawaii Wushu Center since 2005. He attended summer several workshops in Beijing, China and Hawaii. He won second place in traditional Nanquan at the U.C. Berkeley Western Region U.S. Competition. He was the Wushu assistant teacher for STARTALKS at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Ngan-Ha Ta

Ms. Ta is a coach for all external wushu students from beginner to advance level.  She began her training in 1997.  She won the all-around grand champion titles at the Chinese Martial Arts Tournament (CMAT) in 2003 and 2010, and at the Southern California Wushu Tournament in 2006.  In 2006, she was the female all-around grand champion at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.  She earned a spot on the United States Wushu A-Team in 2005 and 2007, in which she represented the U.S. to compete at World Wushu Championships in Vietnam and China.  She has trained under Chris Ho, David Sha, and Wang Wei.  Ms. Ta's specialties include Changquan (Long Fist), Jianshu (Straightsword), Daoshu (Broadsword), Qiangshu (Spear), Gunshu (Staff), Shuangjian (Double Straightsword), Shuangdao (Double Broadsword), and Ying Zhao Quan (Eagle Claw).

 

Mark Moran

Mr. Moran is the senior coach for all external wushu students.  He began his training in 1995 under Hao Zhi Hua, three-time Chinese National Champion from the Beijing Wushu Team.  In 2000, he was both the Western Regional Grand Champion and the National Silver Medalist for Nanquan.  During more than 15 years in and around China, he trained with dozens of professional level schools, coaches, and athletes such as Wu Bin, Cao Wei Ming, and He Jing De.  He has taught in China, Europe, and the U. S.  His specialties are Nanquan (Southern Fist), Nangun (Southern Staff), and Nandao (Southern Saber), with additional proficiency in several other styles. 

 

Chip Ellis

Mr. Ellis has over 40 years experience teaching Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) and Baguazhang in Hawaii and California.  He began his studies in both arts in 1974 with T. Y. Pang.  He then became a Taijiquan student of Tung Hu Ling.  In 1990 he became the first American to be accepted as a disciple of Tung Hu Ling's son, Dong Zeng Chen and has been taught all aspects of Yang style and Dong style Taijiquan.  He continues his study of Baguazhang with Xiu Zhang and Wang Shangzhi.

 

 

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