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BKFA celebrates its 10-year anniversary!

September 28, 2017 marks Boulder Kung Fu Academy’s 10-year anniversary! Thank you to all my students for the thoughtful card and beautiful water fountain gift. It will make a great addition to the school.

Many students have come and gone through the years. Some stayed longer than others. Some are still here. Each has played a part in helping shape the school into what it is today. I am humbled to have the opportunity to teach such a wonderful group of students who are sincere in their practice.

Continue to remain open and empty. Listen. Observe. And keep quiet. Continue to practice turning your attention to presence always.


BKFA celebrates its 9-year anniversary!

Thanks to all students past and present who have made the school the success it is.


ICMAC Las Vegas 2016 Tournament

I would like to thank my student, Jewl Petteway, for taking the time to participate in the ICMAC tournament in Las Vegas this year.

Gold for playing Thrust Hammer Boxing (Cha Chui) Form

Silver for playing Bagua Dao Form

Gold for Women’s Sparring


Colorado Retreat 2016

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to my Sifu, Yamel Torres, for taking the time to come out to Colorado to teach and spend time with me and my students for this year’s retreat. I also want to thank all the students from the Chinese Martial Arts and Wellness Center in Chicago who came out to visit us and support our school. Their very presence is a testament to their enthusiasm and commitment to their training, themselves, and to our kung fu family.


Denver 2016 Tournament

I would like to thank my students for taking the time to participate in the Denver tournament this year:

Yannick Polius, Silver for playing Thrust Hammer Boxing (Cha Chui) Form and Silver for Men’s Sparring

Phil Moss, Gold for playing Bursting Step Boxing (Beng Bu) Form

Thanks also to the friends, families and students that came out to support our school.

Lastly, I wish to thank Sifu Tony Timmer for hosting the 6th Annual Denver National Chinese Martial Arts Championship and his efforts in promoting Chinese martial arts in Colorado.


Best of Boulder 2016

Boulder Kung Fu Academy places fourth in Boulder Weekly’s Best of Boulder 2016 reader poll in the Fitness & Health – Martial Arts category. Thank you to all who voted for us!


Colorado Retreat 2015

Sifu Michael Wang and the students of Boulder Kung Fu would like to thank Sifu Yamel Torres and the students of Chinese Martial Arts and Wellness Center for visiting us from Chicago for Sifu Torres’ annual retreat this past July. The retreat included beginner and advanced workshops taught by Sifu Torres at our Boulder school, as well as beautiful hikes in the Rocky Mountains, a walk along Golden’s Clear Creek and a visit to Denver’s 16th Street Mall over the weekend.

We appreciate their presence and very much enjoyed getting to know the students. We thank all of the students for making the retreat a great success. We look forward to doing a similar retreat next year.

Da Hu Yan – 2016 Colorado Retreat


Best of Boulder 2015

Boulder Kung Fu Academy places third in Boulder Weekly’s Best of Boulder 2015 reader poll in the Fitness & Health – Martial Arts category. Thank you to all who voted for us!


Denver 2014 Tournament

I would like to thank my students for taking the time to participate in the tournament in Denver this year:

Jewl Petteway, Shannon Rivers, Yannick Polius and Matt Moskowitz.

Sifu Michael Lee Wang


ICMAC Denver 2013 Tournament

I would like to thank my students for taking the time to participate in the ICMAC tournament in Denver this year:

Jonathan Damron, Gold for playing Thrust Hammer Boxing (Cha Chui) Form and Gold for playing Jeet Kune (Quick Fist) Form, Silver for playing Bagua Dao Form and Silver for Men’s Sparring

Jewl Petteway, Gold for playing Avoid Force through Parrying (Duo Gang) Form and Gold for playing 18 Elders (Shiba Shou) Form

Shannon Rivers, for playing Avoid Force through Parrying (Duo Gang) Form

Yannick Polius, Bronze for playing Avoid Force through Parrying (Duo Gang) Form

Matt Moskowitz, Gold for playing Avoid Force through Parrying (Duo Gang) Form

Lastly, I wish to thank Tony Timmer for hosting the 3rd Annual “Mile High” Chinese Martial Arts Championship and inviting me to serve as a judge at this tournament.

Sifu Michael Lee Wang


5-year Anniversary Dinner

On September 29, 2012, the Boulder Kung Fu Academy celebrated its 5th anniversary by hosting a banquet in Denver. Students presented Sifu Wang with a Qi Baishi Giclée print.


Best of Boulder 2012

Boulder Kung Fu Academy moves ahead one spot from last year to fourth place in Boulder Weekly’s Best of Boulder 2012 reader poll in the Fitness & Health – Martial Arts category.


ICMAC Denver 2012 Tournament

I would like to thank my students for taking the time to participate in the ICMAC tournament in Denver this year:

Jewl Petteway, Silver for playing Bursting Step Boxing (Beng Bu) Form

Michelle Bourgeois, Gold for playing 18 Elders (Shiba Shou) Form

Jonathan Damron, Gold for playing Thrust Hammer Boxing (Cha Chui) Form, Gold for playing 5th Son Staff Form and Gold for playing Bagua Dao Form

Erick Winston, Gold for playing Jeet Kune (Quick Fist) Form and Gold for playing Bagua Dao Form

Lastly, I wish to thank Nick Scrima and Tony Timmer for hosting the 2nd Annual “Mile High” Chinese Martial Arts Championship and inviting me to serve as a judge at this tournament.

Sifu Michael Lee Wang


“Mile High” Chinese Martial Arts Championship (2011)

I would like to thank my students for taking the time to participate in the ICMAC tournament in Denver this year:

Michelle Bourgeois, Gold for playing Bursting Step Boxing (Beng Bu) Form

Jonathan Damron, Silver for playing 18 Elders (Shiba Shou) Form and Silver for playing Bagua Dao Form

Erick Winston, Gold for playing Thrust Hammer Boxing (Cha Chui) Form and Gold for playing 5th Son Staff Form

I also wish to thank my Sifu, Yamel Torres, as well as several of my kung fu siblings, for traveling to Denver to support our school.

Lastly, I wish to thank Nick Scrima and Tony Timmer for hosting the inaugural “Mile High” Chinese Martial Arts Championship and inviting me to serve as a Chief Judge at this tournament.

Sifu Michael Lee Wang


ICMAC Las Vegas 2010 Tournament

I would like to thank my students for taking the time to participate in the ICMAC tournament in Las Vegas this year:

Jewl Petteway, for playing Avoid Force through Parrying (Duo Gang) Form

Jonathan Damron, Gold for playing Avoid Force through Parrying (Duo Gang) Form

Erick Winston, for playing Bursting Step Boxing (Beng Bu) Form

I also wish to thank my Sifu, Yamel Torres, as well as several of my kung fu siblings, for traveling to Las Vegas to support our school.

Sifu Michael Lee Wang


BKFA Featured in PBS Documentary, History of Chinese American Achievement

The Boulder Kung Fu Academy was recently included in an educational documentary entitled “A History of Chinese American Achievement,” produced by Ambrose Video and Centre Communications and aired on PBS.

The documentary shows the incredible story of Chinese-American achievement, from the first wave of immigrants in California’s gold fields, to the entrepreneurs of the 21st century’s Information Age. The series is hosted by Archie Kao–best known for his role as “Archie Johnson” in the hit television series, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”