Grand Champion Requirements

Grand Champion Awards will be presented to Advanced Competitors (4 or more years of experience).

  • Be sure you have entered the required divisions and checked the Grand Champion box on the Registration Form. You must register by May 15, 2023. Onsite registration for Grand Champion will not be accepted. There must be a minimum of 3 competitors for Grand Champion in any category for the award to be presented. 
  • All Traditional Weapons Categories require that the weapon be able to hold its own weight when placed on its tip. For Wushu Weapons Categories, the standardized IWUF weapons must be used. Wushu weapons are not permitted in Traditional Divisions.
  • Grand Champion Competitors must place 1st in at least one event (1 Gold Medal) and have a minimum of 17 combined points (Gold 10 points, Silver 7 points, Bronze 5 points).
  • Short Weapons are sword and saber. Long weapons are staff and spear.
  • For Kids and Juniors Divisions, Other Weapons include Double Weapons and Flexible Weapons. However, weapons with acrobatic techniques such as Drunken and Monkey do not qualify for Grand Champion and are not allowed. 
  • For Teens and Adults Divisions, Other Weapons include Dao, Cha Ma Dao, Pu Dao, Guan Dao, Miao Dao, Tiger Fork, Two-handed Straight Sword, and other exotic weapons as well as Flexible Weapons (such as 3-Sectional Staff, Rope Dart, and Chain Whip), and Double Weapons (such as Double Daggers, Double Sabers, and Double Hooks). 
  • Acrobatic styles such as Drunken and Monkey, and Weapons Forms that include more than one acrobatic technique, DO NOT qualify for Grand Champion. These forms must be entered in Open Divisions.
  • Grand Champion Competitors must attend 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 Traditional Kids (ages 6-8)

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon 
  • One Short Weapon

Advanced Traditional Juniors (ages 9-12)

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon 
  • One Short Weapon 
  • One Other Weapon 

Advanced Traditional Teens 13-17 Years Old:

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon 
  • One Short Weapon 
  • One Other Weapon 

Advanced Traditional Northern Adults 18 – 35 Years Old:

(all forms must be from Northern divisions)

  • One Northern Empty Hand Form
  • One Northern Long Weapon 
  • One Northern Short Weapon 
  • One Northern Other Weapon 

Advanced Traditional Southern Adults 18 – 35 Years Old:

(all forms must be from Southern divisions)

  • One Southern Empty Hand Form
  • One Southern Long Weapon 
  • One Southern Short Weapon 
  • One Southern Other Weapon 

Advanced Traditional Adults 36-45 Years Old:

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon 
  • One Short Weapon 
  • One Other Weapon 

 Advanced Traditional Adults 46 & over:

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon 
  • One Short Weapon 
  • One Other Weapon

Requirements for Wushu Competitors

Advanced Wushu Kids (ages 6-8)

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon 
  • One Short Weapon

Advanced Wushu Juniors (ages 12 & under):

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon 
  • One Short Weapon 
  • One Other Weapon 

Advanced Wushu Teens 13-17 Years Old:

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon 
  • One Short Weapon 
  • One Other Weapon 

Advanced Wushu Adults 18 Years Old and Over:

  • One Empty Hand Form
  • One Long Weapon 
  • One Short Weapon 
  • One Other Weapon 

Requirements for Taiji and Other Internal Style Competitors

Advanced Taiji Competitors (Ages 18-45 & Ages 46 and over)

  • One Hand Form from Chen, Yang, Wu, or Other Style Taiji
  • One Taiji Straight Sword Form
  • One Other Taiji Weapon Form 
  • Taiji 24, Taiji 42 and Taiji 32 Sword DO NOT qualify for Grand Champion

Advanced Other Internal Style Competitors (Ages 18 and over)

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

2021 Orlando Grand Champion Results

Traditional Juniors – Boys – Brandon Mark
Lee Koon Hung Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu, Sunrise FL, Sifu Siu Hung Li

Traditional Teens – Boys – Eric Decker
Joe Keit Martial Arts, Boynton Beach FL, Sifu Joe Keit

Traditional Teens – Girls – Shayne Draizin
John Wai Martial Arts, Plantation FL, Sifu John Wai

Traditional Northern (18-35) – Men – Eric Anderson
Chinese Martial Arts Center, Clearwater FL, Sifu Nick Scrima

Traditional Northern (18-35) – Women – Gabriella Alspaugh
Chinese Martial Arts Center, Seminole FL, Sifu Dan Schmidt

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

Traditional Adults (36-45) – Men – Carlos Soto
Addis Kung Fu, North Miami Beach FL, Sifu Dennis Dereje

Traditional Adults (46 & over) – Men – Olaguibet Negron
Ying Jow Pai Puerto Rico, Florida PR, Sifu Thomas Torres

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

Wushu Kids – Boys – Jayden Candra
Las Vegas Modern Kung Fu, Las Vegas NV, Sifu Zengjiao Jian

Wushu Kids – Girls – Sofia Elchieva
Rhythmic Art, Sunny Isles Beach FL, Sifu Vital Yarashevich

Wushu Juniors – Boys – Evan Zhuang
Zhuang’s Tai Chi and Kung Fu Academy, Baton Rouge LA, Sifu Yajun Zhuang

Wushu Juniors – Girls – Emma Man
Zhuang’s Tai Chi and Kung Fu Academy, Baton Rouge LA, Sifu Yajun Zhuang

Wushu Teens – Boys – Nathan Ly
Las Vegas Modern Kung Fu, Las Vegas NV, Sifu Zengjiao Jian

Wushu Teens – Girls – Emily Jian
Las Vegas Modern Kung Fu, Las Vegas NV, Sifu Zengjiao Jian

Wushu – Men – Michael Moore
Las Vegas Modern Kung Fu, Las Vegas NV, Sifu Zengjiao Jian

Tai Chi – Men – Quincy Griffith
Kam Lee Taiji Kungfu Academy, Fleming Island FL, Sifu Kam Lee

Tai Chi – Women – 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