Jimmy Wong began his martial arts training at the Selangor
Chin Woo Association (Malaysia) under Mr. Ye Shu Sheng.
In 1977, Mr Wong came to the United States to pursue
his university education at the University of Houston.
Mr Wong taught Chin Woo Shaolin Kungfu to adults at
1981, he graduated with a B.Sc. in computer science
and took a position with Texas Instruments. In 1983,
he moved to Dallas and continued his MBA at the University
of Texas at Dallas. In Dallas, he soon became acquainted
with the 6th generation Yang style Tai Chi master Mr.
Tu ChungKing and studied under his tutelage.
Wong subsequently travelled to Malaysia and Singapore
Chin Woo schools for several years to consult with school
officials and to extend his expertise in martial arts
as well as in lion dance. The Chin Woo authorities were
favorably impressed with Mr. Wongs dedication,
hard work, and extensive knowledge of kungfu and provided
enthusiastic support and encouragement to Mr. Wongs
efforts to spread Chin Woo in America. These efforts
culminated in the establishment of the first officially
sanctioned Chin Woo school of kungfu in the United States
on July 25, 1987. In 1989, he visited Shanghai Chin
Woo for the 1st International Chin Woo gathering. In
1990, he gave up his engineering career to pursue his
traditional Chinese medicine studies in China. In China
Mr. Wong met with 5th generation Wu(Hao) taiji Master
Mr. Wu Wen Han and Mr. Chen Gu An and studied from them.
In 1994, the World Chin Woo Federation was formed in
Shanghai, China where Mr. Wong was the USA representative.
his stay in the U.S., Mr.Wong has trained a number of
Grand Champions nationally and internationally. One
of his top shaolin students, Ms. Patty Sun, is the 1992,
1994, & 1997 Female Grand Champion in Traditional
Forms in the USA National Chinese Chinese Martial Arts
Championship. She was also named the 1997 Traditional
Athlete of the Year by the USAWKF Hall of Fame. His
Tai Chi student, Ms. Kathryn Wong, won the Wu(Hao) Tai
Chi Form/Weapons champion at the 5th International China
Yongnian Taijiquan Championship. In 1991 and 1995, Mr.
Wong was the coach and team leader for the USA Chin
Woo Lion Dance Team in the International Lion Dance
Championship in Malaysia and Hong Kong. In 1996, he
hosted the Malaysian World Lion King Champions, Kun
Seng Keng, in their US tour. This boosted the Lion Dance
culture in the Southwest. He is the USA representative
for the International Lion & Dragon Dance Federation
(Beijing, China). He plans to host the 2001 World Lion
Dance Championship in the USA.
1997, Mr. Wong received the USAWKF Hall of Fame Outstanding
Contribution Award. In 1998, his envision to promote
the traditional Chinese Martial Arts, led to the promotion
of the 1998 Taiji Legacy & Kungfu Championship.
His promotion led to a huge success of nearly 400 competitors.
The United States of America Wushu Kungfu Federation
(USAWKF) awarded him the 1998 USAWKF Hall of Fame Outstanding
Tournament Promoter Award. In October 1998, the China
International Yongnian Traditional Taijiquan Association
granted Mr. Wong the Gradmaster title of the Wu(Hao)
style, the only person outside of China to receive this
title. His teacher, Mr. Wu Wen Han, was granted the
Great Grandmaster title. On April 10, 1999 he established
the North America Wu(Hao) Taijiquan Federation which
is based in Dallas, Texas, with the strong belief in
preserving the tradtion of taiji and in bringing this
great style from Yongnian, China to the rest of the
Mr. Wong is a TX licensed acupuncturist, practicing
traditional oriental medicine and the director of the
J.K. Wong Kungfu Tai Chi Academy, emphasizing on Shaolin
Kungfu, Taijiquan, and Lion Dance. He aspires that one
day the Chin Woo spirit will be spread to every state
in America. This year marks the 16th year anniversary
of the USA Chin Woo Federation.