2019 New England Grand Champion Results

Traditional Teens – Boys – Ian Signorelli
Rochester Kung Fu and Fitness, Rochester NY, Sifu Paul Gruschow

Traditional Adults (ages 18-35) – Men – James Fiore
Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy of New England, Auburn MA, Sifu Gary Lachapelle

Traditional Adults (ages 18-35) – Women – Cheyenne Lachapelle
Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy of New England, Auburn MA, Sifu Gary Lachapelle

Traditional Adults (ages 36 & over) – Men – Brian Signorelli
Rochester Kung Fu and Fitness, Rochester NY, Sifu Paul Gruschow

Traditional Adults (ages 36 & over) – Women – Michelle Lin
YMAA Retreat Center, Miranda CA, Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming

Wushu Youth (12 & under) – Girls – Elsie Guo
Wu Dang Kungfu Academy, Orange CT, Sifu Jack Guo

Wushu – Teen Boys – Jubai D’Amato
Wu Dang Kungfu Academy, Orange CT, Sifu Jack Guo

Wushu – Teen Girls – Sherry Li
Wu Dang Kungfu Academy, Orange CT, Sifu Jack Guo

Taiji – Men – Tye Tonkin
YMAA Boston, Roslindale MA, Dr. Yan Jwing-Ming

Taiji – Women – Lindsay Lambert
Wu Dao Kung Fu & Tai Chi, Cambridge MA, Sifu Tim Hartmann

2019 Orlando Grand Champion Results

Traditional Kids – Boys – Aslan Elchiev
Rhythmic Art, Sunny Isles Beach FL, Sifu Vital Yarashevich

Traditional Kids – Girls – Elysia Wong
Shaolin Kung Fu Academy, Pembroke Pines FL, Sifu John Vanegas

Traditional Juniors – Boys – Sebastian Nicholson
John Wai Martial Arts, Plantation FL, Sifu John Wai

Traditional Juniors – Girls – Johanna Perez
Divine Fist Kung Fu, Miami FL, Sifu Mario Marin

Traditional Teens – Boys – Andrew Nguyen
Wah Lum Kung Fu, Orlando FL, Sifu Mimi Chan

Traditional Teens – Girls – Emmy Chinfatt
Wah Lum Kung Fu, Orlando FL, Sifu Mimi Chan

Traditional Northern (18-35) – Men – Brandon Chin
John Wai Martial Arts, Plantation FL, Sifu John Wai

Traditional Northern (18-35) – Women – Megan Westerman
Mt. Song Martial Arts, Tampa FL, Sifu Mario Salazar

Traditional Southern (18-35) – Men – Brandon Chin
John Wai Martial Arts, Plantation FL, Sifu John Wai

Traditional Adults (36-45) – Men – Eric Ortiz
Wah Lum Kung Fu North, Orlando FL, Sifu George Kee

Traditional Adults (36-45) – Women – Erica Sanford
Wah Lum Kung Fu, Orlando FL, Sifu Mimi Chan

Traditional Adults (46 & over) – Men – Jamie Cunningham
Chinese Martial Arts Center, Clearwater FL, Sifu Nick Scrima

Traditional Adults (46 & over) – Women – Susan Cruz
Chinese Martial Arts, Cranberry Township PA, Sifu David Slaughter

Wushu Kids – Boys – Aslan Elchiev
Rhythmic Art, Sunny Isles Beach FL, Sifu Vital Yarashevich

Wushu Juniors – Girls – Sofia Cherkasova
Rhythmic Art, Sunny Isles Beach FL, Sifu Vital Yarashevich

Wushu Teens – Girls – Janna Parrot
Shaolin Kung Fu Center, Hadley MA, Sifu Jessica Grasmere

Tai Chi – Men (18-45) – Quincy Griffith
Kam Lee Taiji Kungfu Academy, Fleming Island FL, Sifu Kam Lee

Tai Chi – Women (18-45) – Molly Gillen
Chinese Martial Arts Center, Clearwater FL, Sifu Nick Scrima

Tai Chi – Men (46 & over) – Edward Kluger
Wah Lum Kung Fu, Orlando FL, Sifu Mimi Chan

Tai Chi – Women (46 & over) – Gloria Tilman
Kam Lee Taiji Kungfu Academy, Fleming Island FL, Sifu Kam Lee

Other Internal Styles – Men – Ethan Williams
Addis Kung Fu, North Miami Beach FL, Sifu Dennis Dereje

Previous Grand Champions

2019 Grand Champion Requirements

Grand Champion Awards will be presented to Advanced Competitors of all age groups; each will have distinctive requirements.

If you are competing for Grand Champion please follow these criteria:

  1. Be sure you have entered the required divisions.
  2. Check the Grand Champion BOX on the Registration Form
  3. With the exception of the Kids and Juniors Divisions, Traditional Weapons Categories require that the weapon be able to hold its own weight when placed on its tip
  4. You must pre-register if you are competing for Grand Champion. Onsite Registrations will not qualify for Grand Champion.
  5. There must be a minimum of 3 competitors vying for Grand Champion in any category for the award to be given.
  6. Must place 1st in at least one event (1 Gold Medal) and have a minimum of 15 combined points (Gold: 10 points, Silver: 7 points & Bronze: 5 points).
  7. NOTE: Other Weapons includes Double Weapons, Flexible Weapons and weapons with acrobatic techniques such as Drunken and Monkey.
  8. NOTE: All Grand Champion Winners must be present at the Awards Ceremony during the Masters Showcase or forfeit the award to the next runner-up. PLEASE BE DRESSED IN FORMAL UNIFORM!

Requirements for Traditional Competitors

Advanced Kids 8 Years Old & Under:

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon (Spear, Staff and other long weapons)
  • One Short Weapon (Sword, Saber, Short Daggers and other short weapons)

Advanced Juniors 9-12 Years Old:

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon (Spear or Staff Only)
  • One Short Weapon (Sword or Saber Only)
  • One Other Weapon (See Note #7)

Advanced Teens 13-17 Years Old:

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon (Spear or Staff Only)
  • One Short Weapon (Sword or Saber Only)
  • One Other Weapon (See Note #7)

Advanced Northern Adults 18 – 35 Years Old:

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon (Spear or Staff Only)
  • One Short Weapon (Sword or Saber Only)
  • One Other Weapon (See Note #7)

Advanced Southern Adults 18 – 35 Years Old:

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon (Spear or Staff Only)
  • One Short Weapon (Sword or Saber Only)
  • One Other Weapon (See Note #7)

Advanced Adults 36 – 45 Years Old

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon (Spear or Staff Only)
  • One Short Weapon (Sword or Saber Only)
  • One Other Weapon (See Note #7)

 Advanced Adults 46 & over:

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon (Spear or Staff Only)
  • One Short Weapon (Sword or Saber Only)
  • One Other Weapon (See Note #7)

Requirements for Wushu Competitors

Advanced Kids 8 Years Old & Under:

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon (Spear, Staff and other long weapons)
  • One Short Weapon (Sword, Saber, Short Daggers and other short weapons)

Advanced Juniors 9-12 Years Old:

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon (Spear or Staff Only)
  • One Short Weapon (Sword or Saber Only)
  • One Other Weapon (See Note #7)

Advanced Teens 13-17 Years Old:

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon (Spear or Staff Only)
  • One Short Weapon (Sword or Saber Only)
  • One Other Weapon (See Note #7)

Advanced Adults 18 Years Old and Over:

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon (Spear or Staff Only)
  • One Short Weapon (Sword or Saber Only)
  • One Other Weapon (See Note #7)

Requirements for Taiji Competitors (all ages)

  • One Hand Form from Chen, Yang, Wu, or Other Style Taiji
  • One Taiji Straight Sword Form
  • One Other Taiji Weapon Form (Saber, Staff, Spear, Fan or Crutch)
  • Note: Taiji 24 and 32 Sword DO NOT qualify for Grand Champion

Requirements for Other Internal Style Competitors (all ages)

  • One Xing Yi Hand Form
  • One Bagua Hand Form
  • One Liuhe Bafa Hand Form
  • One Weapon Form from any of the above Styles