Kung Fu Kingdom’s Got Talent 2017!

Last year our Kung Fu Kingdom’s Got Talent feature proved to be hugely popular. This year was just as popular and we received clips from every corner of the planet showing off all your fantastic martial arts talents!

Our judging panel had a tough time choosing an individual winner, but eventually picked someone they thought demonstrated a strong martial spirit, athleticism and versatility.

We are pleased to announce that the winner of Kung Fu Kingdom’s Got Talent 2017 is…

WU HSUAN from Taipei in Taiwan!
(Filmed by his friend Xavior Woo)

This is his winning submission:

Check out interview with Wu Hsuan below. We hope our annual competition inspires YOU to train hard and take part in next year’s Kung Fu Kingdom contest which will have some exciting new additions!

Hi Hsuan! Well done and congratulations on winning Kung Fu Kingdom’s Got Talent 2017!

Thank you Kung Fu Kingdom!

What do you think of the site and the name Kung Fu Kingdom (KFK)?

I think that it’s a really good website for people who practice martial arts. They can find a lot of information about kung fu and allow many good martial art players to show themselves.

OK! Now let’s find out a bit more about you for our readers. When and where were you born, and what is your height and weight?

I was born on 11th July 1993 in Taiwan. My height is 173cm, weight 63 kg.

How did you first get into martial arts? How old were you?

When I was 12 years old I saw the martial art club of our school was looking for new members so I joined them.

Jackie Chan and Wu Jing are Wu Hsuan’s biggest influences

Jackie Chan and Wu Jing are Wu Hsuan’s biggest influences

What have you achieved during that time in your martial arts training? Have you ever competed in any tournaments?

I won the championship in senior high school and University Martial Arts Competition in Taiwan, and I have been a representative of Taiwan in international competition.

Who would you credit as having most influenced you in the martial arts and who would you consider your heroes or inspirational figures?

I think Jackie Chan is the one who influences me the most. I learned martial arts just because I saw his movies. And then I saw Wu Jing’s movies, his fighting style was so attractive to me, now he’s become my idol!

What’s a typical training session for you?

Warm up, stretch, kicking skills and the basic techniques, footwork, more difficult action training and martial arts form combinations.

Do you have a favourite exercise or special training techniques that you find brings out the best in you?

When I was still competing, I would usually do weight training for my stability and explosive power.

Wu Hsuan hopes to join Cirque Du Soleil

Wu Hsuan hopes to join Cirque Du Soleil

What is one interesting thing that people don’t really know about you?

When people see me doing my martial arts they always ask me “Can you fight ten people?” like in the movie “Ip Man”!

How funny! Talking of the “Ip Man” film, what are your Top 10 Martial Arts Movies?

My Top Ten Martial Arts Movies (in no particular order) are:

Fatal Contact”, “Drunken Master”, “Wushu”, “SPL/Kill Zone”, “Ip Man”, “The Grandmaster”, “Drunken Monkey”, “Ong-Bak”, “Who am I?” and “Kung Fu Killer”.

That’s a great selection featuring a lot of the top stars! From these you’ve mentioned who is your favourite martial artist then?

Wu Jing!

We can see from your winning clip why he might be a favourite! OK, so what in life do you really like and dislike?

I like to train every second I get! I don’t like injuries when I practice. That will make me stop training.

Hsuan represented Taiwan in international tournaments

Hsuan represented Taiwan in international tournaments

It’s great to hear such enthusiasm for your training! What do you hope to accomplish in the next few years?

I hope I can be an action movie star through my kung fu skills. Not just a stuntman for other actors. Hopefully I can join Cirque du Soleil in the next three years.

Your skills would be a great addition to Cirque du Soleil! Do you have a special or inspirational message for KFK fans?

I hope everyone who follows Kung Fu Kingdom can keep training and don’t give up. We have to dedicate a lot of time to improve ourselves to become better people.

Thank you Wu Hsuan for taking some time to tell us about your martial arts. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours. We’re sure all your hard work will pay off. Congratulations on being the winner of Kung Fu Kingdom’s Got Talent 2017 and please keep in touch with KFK about all your future accomplishments!

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Glen Stanway

Influenced by the movies of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, Glen began training in martial arts and gymnastics in 1995. He made his first of many visits to Malaysia and Singapore in 1998 to learn Chin Woo kung fu under the supervision of Master Teng Wie Yoo. Glen is the author of "The Art of Coaching" and "Fearless The Story of Chin Woo Kung Fu", and runs a kung fu & kickboxing school in Hertfordshire, England.

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