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Our Founder

Our Founder

Sifu Kenny Perez is a world renowned martial artist and tai chi expert with 52 years of experience. He trained in Beijing, China under top masters and coaches, and is a pioneer who helped bring the Chinese martial art of Wushu to Arizona.

Sifu Perez has been a keynote speaker at various Tai Chi health symposiums. Sifu Perez is the U.S. "Senior Games"  director of Tai Chi and  the state commissioner for the "Senior Games" -Tai Chi event and is also a member of the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame.


Under the guidance of Coach Wu Bin, Perez trained alongside talented classmates Jet Li and Donnie Yen. Sifu Perez is the only U.S. wushu athlete to be awarded the ranking of 8th Duan under Master-Coach Wu Bin— his most notable achievement to date.

Along with teaching classes at DMA Tai Chi Fitness & Wellness center, he is an adjunct faculty member at Glendale Community College. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Spanish.

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