Master Ernie Wu Biography
Master Ernie Wu has been teaching Chinese Martial Arts for more than 36 years. He is one of disciples of Grandmaster Hsiao Tang Wei of 8 Step Praying Mantis, and student of Grandmaster Mao Ching Li, one of the great Grandmaster of Northern Long Fist in Taiwan. In Houston, he has been teaching Northern Long Fist, 8 Step Praying Mantis since 1986 and has organized Chinese Martial Arts Exhibitions for more than 20 years. Dedicated to passing down traditional Chinese Martial Arts, Master Wu has won numerous titles and awards in Taiwan before moving to the US in 1979. He has taught students in Taiwan, Florida, and later in Houston where he continues to teach Chinese Martial Arts today.
8 Step Praying Mantis is the only Northern Praying Mantis spread out from Taiwan, it combines Northern Praying Mantis , Hsing Yi, Bagua and Tong Bei, Grand master Wei brought it from China and taught in Taiwan till when he passed away in 1984. Master Wu is one of his outstanding students.