Master Yun’s Studio was founded in 2018, however, its beginnings have a foundation that reach far into history. Our studio is a center for the traditional Chinese Martial Arts. Our focus is to bring these arts and traditions to our practitioners in order to enhance their understanding of their bodies and improve their overall health. Seven Star Praying Mantis, Wu Style Tai Chi Quan, and Shang Style Xing Yi Quan, all complement each other. It is a perfect balance of external and internal forms.
Master Yun (Yun Chao Zhang) has been studying Traditional Chinese Martial Arts since he was six years old. His first master taught him Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu along with other external styles. In 1991, he became interested in internal styles, and began studying Wu Style Tai Chi Quan. In 2003, he added Shang Style Xing Yi.
He has been practicing for more than 40 years. He is the recipient of numerous awards for Kung Fu, Swordsmanship, and Tai Chi Quan. For the past 20 years, he has been teaching in various cities around the world. He recently settled in Ventura, CA.
Honors and Awards
1992 - Moscow, Russia
International Chinese Martial Arts Championship (ICMAC) | Swordsmanship Champion
2000 - Las Vegas, Nevada
World Martial Arts Competition | Mantis Boxing Champion
2001 - University of California, Berkeley, California
National Martial Arts Competition | Mantis Boxing & Swordsmanship Champion
2001 - Orlando, Florida
International Martial Arts Tournament | Mantis Boxing Champion & Swordsmanship Runner-up
2002 - San Diego, California
National Martial Arts Tournament | Deputy Chief Referee
2002, 2004, 2006 - Chicago, Illinois
International Martial Arts Tournament | Referee
2008 - Wudang Mountains, Hubei Province, China
Leader of the US National Team | Mantis Boxing Runner-up & Swordsmanship Third Place