SIFU CHRIS YEE
Since Chris was a small child he always loved going to Chinatown and watching the lion dances during Chinese New Year. He always had a strong passion for lion dance and kung fu and ultimately he found himself on a lifelong journey with martial arts. He began kung fu at the age of 5 learning Praying Mantis style. Years later, he would start learning under Grandmaster Winchell Woo for more than a decade and was a key member of the school and the performance team. He decided to open and manage this academy in Quincy with the help of his kung fu family. He hopes that his attention to detail and his love for art will help his students grow and become not only well-rounded martial artists but also well-rounded people in their daily lives. Chris' goal is to make a lasting kung fu school to continue to share and spread our teachings, promote Chinese culture and traditions, and support the community.
FUN FACT: Chris' full-time job is serving the public at BIDMC as a Pharmacist and used to play badminton competitively!
HEAD INSTRUCTOR KENRICK
Kenrick began his martial arts training with Tae Kwan Do. After some time he was looking for something more and found Grandmaster Woo and has been learning under Grandmaster Woo for many years. Kenrick was a fast learner and excelled quickly through the curriculum. He soon became a passionate lion dancer and has now become the head lion dancer and instructor for the school. Becoming well-versed in both kung fu and lion dancing he is a leader of the school. Kenrick is seeking to help and improve each and every single student as much as he can.
FUN FACT: Kenrick is a passionate Jazz pianist and artist. Click here to check him out!
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR KENNY LI
Kenny initially joined the school solely wanting to learn martial arts but as time went on and he felt more like part of the family he opened up to learning anything the school offered. He wanted to become a key member of the school and he has. His effort to become a better student and seek constant improvement is insurmountable. His dedication to teaching the children at the school is evident and he only wants the best for them. Kenny has grown since the first day he walked into the school and has become a crucial member as an Assistant Instructor and performance team member. Kenny seeks to help all the students grow and be a strong leader for the school.
FUN FACT: If you ever get the chance to eat without school you will realize that Kenny is a blackhole and you will wonder where all the food goes and where it went!
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR CHRIS HUYNH
At a young age, Chris learned lion dance and kung fu very fast and his passion grew with it. His strong passion has ended allowing him to become a skillful martial artist and lion dancer. Chris seeks to pass along this same passion to each and every student he teaches in hopes of creating even stronger students. Always making a willing effort to help out the school, he embodies the spirit and teaching of the school, proving time and time again to be a role model for the students at the school.
FUN FACT: Chris Huynh is called "Little Chris" because at one point there were so many people named Chris at our school we had to differentiate them and Chris was the littlest out of all of them. Now he's not so little and actually getting too tall to lion dance!
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR JWAN CATER
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR INDIANA SPRINGER
Sifu Chris doing a Chi Gong demonstration by bending a spear with his throat.
Head Instructor Kenrick enjoying some time under the lion head.
Assistant Instructor Little Chris posing with some of the students during CNY Parade.
Assistant Instructor Kenny enjoying sometime out of the lion and watching the performances.