Sifu Derrick Wright
Sifu Derrick Wright is a closed door student/disciple of Grandmaster Lee Kam Wing, of the International Seven Star Style Lee Kam Wing Martial Arts Association.
He has more than 28 years of experience in the martial arts, and has been teaching for more than 20 years. His training in Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu started with Master John Cheng of California Martial Arts. He became a certified instructor in Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu by Grandmaster Lee Kam Wing in 2004 and was recognized and internationally ranked with the World Wushu Kung Fu Federation in Vancouver, Canada in the same year.
In 2005, Sifu Wright earned the title of "Sifu" from the US Kung fu Exchange Federation and became the first student of Master Chengs' to receive the title. As a member, and affiliate school of the US Kung Fu Exchange, Sifu Wright served as the organization's president, and board member from 2005-2009.
Sifu Wright first became a martial arts instructor 1997 under the instruction of Master Kenneth Edwards of the Shan Tung Kung Fu Association in Pasadena, CA where he learned Wah Lum Praying Mantis Kung Fu and other Chinese martial art styles.
While serving in the Marine Corps as a military policemen at Camp Futenma in Okinawa, Japan in 1989, Sifu Wright's martial arts instruction started in Yang Tai Chi Chuan, and Hsing Yi under Master Hokama. He also received instruction from his older classmate, Sifu Norman Burland who taught him aspects of Southern Dragon.
Sifu Wright has had the opportunity, and privilege to also train with and attend seminars and workshops held by masters such as; Henry Chung of Midland, MI, Raymond Fogg of Dallas, Texas, Carl Albright of New York, Brandon Jones of Tyler, Texas, Jeff Hughes of Austin, Texas, and the late Richard Feagin of Killeen, Texas.
Sifu Derrick Wright participated in the "bai si" ceremony at Grand-master Lee Kam Wing's 40 year anniversary in Hong Kong in October 2012. He earned the rank of 8th Dan from Grand-master Lee Kam Wing of the International Seven Star Mantis Style Lee Kam Martial Arts Association on September 2, 2017 at his 20 Year Anniversary in Los Angeles, CA. Sifu Wright , his students, family, and friends celebrated 20 years teaching and propagating the Seven Star Mantis Style. Sifu Wright is a Chairman of the World of Seven Star Mantis Style Federation, Vice Chairman of the Southern and Northern Martial Art Association, Overseas Founding Member of the Global Martial Artists Association, and the Chairman of the Board and founding board member of the Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Federation.
Sifu Derrick Wright is currently enrolled at the Suzanne Deworak-Peck School of Social Work pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work with a emphasis on social change and innovation, providing support, services, and policy to veterans and military families. He offers group classes and private martial arts instruction to child and adults. He is also available for children and women self defense workshops and seminars, as well as corporate health and wellness classes. For further information call us at 1-323-875-5449 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.