About Florida Wushu Kung-Fu Academy in Hollywood, FL
Florida Wushu Kung Fu Academy (FWKA) is founded by Sifu Rafael Rivero, a professional wushu athlete and champion with over 30 years of martial arts experience. At FWKA, our primary focus is on the development of the student’s personal growth and physical exercise. By participating in demonstrations and performances, the student gain confidence, self esteem and prepare themselves for future competitions at local, regional, national and international level.
What is Wushu Kung-Fu
The term wushu is Chinese for “martial arts” (武 “Wu” = military or martial, 术 “Shu” = art) that is used to encompass Chinese martial arts in general, which is commonly known as kung fu in Western societies. Wǔshù 武术 (n) – “Martial Art” Wushu, the ancient fighting art of China, is both contemporary sport and a traditional method of self defense and natural healing. Wushu’s many styles date back to early Chinese society when tools and weapons came into use. We strive to be the best Wushu and Kung-Fu training academy in Hollywood, South Florida.
Sifu Rafael Qian Rivero
Head Instructor & Owner
For over 34 years, Sifu Rafel has devoted his life to mastering martial arts, competing, coaching and judging. He teaches Traditional Kung Fu & Contemporary Wushu, Chinese weaponary, Sanda/Sanshou (Chinese boxing), Wing Chun and Tai Chi & Qigong. He coaches international, national, and regional competitors on to winning gold medals and overall grand-champion medals. Sifu Rafael includes elements of all the styles he has mastered into his classes, for beginner to advanced students of all ages.
As Sifu, 7th Duan Rafael Qian Rivero is 14th generation family from the ancient and renowned Qian family of Chinese martial artist, as direct disciple of 13th generation 9th Duan SiGung Dr. Qian Lan Hen, who resides in Argentina since 1985.
As Instructor/Sifu, Sifu Rafael has been teaching in United States since 2001 Wushu Kung Fu, Tai Chi QiGong, Florida International University, YMCA Broward County, Community programs; Private coaching/ lessons.
• 8th Duan Wushu Kungfu & Tai Chi Chuan
• 5th Dan Black Belt Muay Thai & Kickboxing
• 3rd Dan Black Belt Self Defense & Light Contact
• 1st Black Belt Viet Vo Dao
• USA National Wushu Team, South Florida Coach, 2010
• Delegate to China, USAWKF/ IWUF USA National Wushu Team: 4th World Traditional Wushu Championship, 2010
• 25 Gold Medals: Internationals, Pan American, Latin American.
• Argentina National Kung Fu Wushu 1995,1996 &1997