About the Beijing Wushu Team
The world renowned Beijing Wushu Team is touring the San Francisco Bay Area in January. Considered one of the best wushu (moderinzed Chinese martial arts) teams in the world, the team's history is legendary. It has consistently dominated national and world championship events.
From 1975 to 1985, the team achieved a feat that no team has ever accomplished, before or since – winning the national championship for ten consecutive years. As wushu competition has increased over the years, the team has remained a powerhouse in martial arts: the current touring team includes World Champion, Li Xin Yu and National Champion, Wang Xi.
The team has also produced a number of famous action movie stars. One of the team's earliest and most famous members is Jet Li, who trained on the team from an early age. Zhenwei Wang, who played Cheng in The Karate Kid (2010), is also a current member of the team, and will be performing on the tour.
About the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
Along with performances at Stanford University, the Beijing Wushu Team will also have two performances at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco on January 21, 2012. Constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, this monumental location hosts spectacular events from around the world. Please check the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre for directions and parking information.
The shows here in San Francisco by the Beijing Wushu Team was a great success. Thanks to everyone who came to see the show! - Phillip Wong and Zhang Hong Mei
SPECIAL EVENT - Thursday August 7, 2008
The Asian Art Museum presents Matcha: Drunken Fist
Instructors Phillip Wong and Zhang Hong Mei and students will perform at the Asian Art Museum as part of the museum's ongoing Matcha events calendar. Don't miss this special one time performance.
Thanks to all the performers, family, friends, and students for making this event a big success. The venue was packed to capacity for both shows, and everyone was impressed by the performers' professionalism and skill. Also, a special thanks to the Asian Art Museum for hosting the event. - Phillip Wong and Zhang Hong Mei
Highlights from the Event
Benefit Performance for Tsunami Relief
Joint performance of Pacific Wushu and Stanford Wushu Club on May 20th, 2005 to benefit the Tsunami disaster relief efforts
KTSF Channel 26 Interviewed Zhang Hong Mei
The video clip from an episode of the KTSF Chinese program 《生意・人》 shows the host 江濤 interviewed Instructor Zhang Hong Mei at Pacific Wushu Berkeley about her background, accomplishments and teaching philosophy.
Kung Fu Magazine Interviewed Phillip Wong
In this cover story of the November 2000 edition of Kung Fu Magazine, Instructor Phillip Wong discussed the origins, techniques and movements of his famous drunken style.