DiTan Wushu/Kung Fu

Ditan is the Temple of Earth and complements the Temple of Heaven in the south of Beijing. The altar here is square, which represents Earth, while at the Temple of Heaven the altar is round to represent Heaven. The emperor would offer sacrifices to Heaven at the winter solstice and to Earth at the summer solstice.

The alter in Ditan Park has the name FangZeTan which means ‘Square Water Altar’ there is a moat around the altar, hence the reference to water, but it is currently unfilled. My coach Wu Bin who was the coach and leader of the famous 10 year National Champions of China – Beijing Wu Shu team. Li, Lian Jie (Jet Li) was his student. Master Wu in the early 2000’s was coaching out of DiTan Ti Yu Guan. With his permission I now run DiTan Wu Shu Guan in NYC.

A real master has the responsibility to plant the seeds (students) into the earth (Di). His guidance and knowledge is the sun and the rain need to nourish the seeds to properly grow. From the earth, the seeds grow into flowers (females) and trees (males). Once a students has reached a high level, it is his or her responsibility to share their knowledge and experience, and continue what the Master started. Our bodies are our temple and we must preserve it. “Shi” is the term used by buddhists meaning “Master”. “Fu” is part of the word “Fuqin” which means “Father”. Shifu therefore, is both a Master and Father. A true Shi-fu is a committed teacher at all times.

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US Open Martial Arts Championship 2015

#Competition Team# of Ranked Athletes
1Academy of Asian Martial Arts-
2Al Bender’s Kung Fu Academy2
3American National Martial Arts Kung Fu Center-
4Born-2-Win Martial Arts-
5Canada Shaolin Temple3
6Changrong Sun Taijiquan1
7Chen Tai Chi Academy-
8Cheung Martial Arts-
9Chin’s Martial Arts Academy-
10Chinese Martial Arts & Education Center2
11Combat Fight School-
12Crayton’s Martial Arts Academy-
13DiTan Wushu/Kung Fu-
14Fut Sao Wing Chun of Delaware-
15Green Cloud Kung Fu and Kickboxing-
16Hall of the White Tiger1
17I Liq Chuan-
18International Dachengdao1
19Jow Ga Kung Fu NYC3
20Kung Fu-US-
21Kwong Man Fong Pak Mei Martial Arts Association-
22Leung Shum’s Ying Jow Pai1
23Long Hu Pai-
24Martial Arts Development1
25NY Shuai Jiao Association-
26Nature Taiji Boxing-
27New Jersey Shuai Jiao Club-
28New York Combat Sambo1
29New York School of T’ai Chi Chuan1
30New York Shaolin Kung Fu Center-
31New York Wu Tang1
32Northern Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy1
33Northern Sky Kung Fu Eagle Claw-
34Peter Kwok’s Kung Fu Academy1
35Philadelphia Wing Chun-
36Rocky Point Martial Arts-
37Self Help Senior Center1
38Shaolin Temple-
39Sitan Tai Chi & Martial Arts2
40Songshan Chan Wu Canada Academy-
41Ten Tigers Kung Fu Academy1
42Wellesley Wushu-
43William C. C. Chen Tai Chi Chuan2
44Wu Dang Kung Fu Academy9
45Wushu Martial Arts of Staten Island-
46Wushu-Kung Fu Fitness Center-
47Xiaolin Martial Arts-
48Xin Hui Choy Lee Fut1
49Xin Wu Men Kung Fu School1
50Xin Yi Martial Arts School3
51Xinyi-Dao Kung Fu Academy3
52Yi Jing Mn School-
53Yin Style Bagua Zhang International1
54Yu Guo Shun Chen Tai Chi1
55Zhang Wei Dong Martial Arts-
56Zhang Yuan Chinese Martial Arts School6
57Ziran Martial Arts-