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 On November 8th, 2014 the KSF hosted the KSF: K. Warrior Search U.S. Open Challenge in Mobile, Alabama.

Attendance was high and all participants did an excellent job. We would like to especially thank all our volunteers who helped to make this year’s event a great success!

Below are the official results of the day’s events

Event Information

Day Event Judges

Ring One (Beginner and Novice Competition)

Head Judge—Mohammed Mansor

Judge – Andy Ngo

Judge—Marco Castro

Recorder—Ruth Carmichael


Ring Two (Intermediate/Advanced and Weapons Competition)

Head Judge—Henry Regalado

Judge—George Lunsford

Judge—Renard Edwards

Recorder—Scott Carmichael

Ring Three (Tai Chi Competition)

Head Judge—Florian Szondi

Judge—Sunshine Hebert

Judge—Scott Keller

Recorder—Jim Haigler


Results for Ring One (Novices and Beginners Categories)

Novice Kids Ages 4-6


Novice Kids Ages 7-9


1st Salvador Le

7.66 (better stance, chosen)

Nasir Harrison


2nd William Johnson


Tosh Barnes


3rd Tyler Luneau


Malik Janeau


4th Kayla Patterson


Dorian Broussard



Novice Adult 17-25


John Barnes



Beginner Kids Ages 4-6


Beginner Adults


Gunnar Phung


V. Demonteiro


Lalique Muhammad


Daniel Whinery





Results for Ring Two (Intermediate and Weapon Categories)

Kids Open Hand 7-9


Thomas Carmichael



Intermediate Open Hand 10-12


Byron Fisher


Sakiel Ruff



Intermediate Open Hand 13-16


Cassie Sterling (gold in female)


Alex Yu  (gold in male)


Nathan Haigler  (silver in male)



Intermediate Weapons 10-12


Thomas Carmichael


Sakiel Ruff


Byron Fisher



Intermediate Weapons 13-16


Cassie Sterling


Alex Yu  (gold in male)


Nathan Haigler (silver in male)



Intermediate Open Category


Cassie Sterling


V. Demonteiro


Thomas Carmichael



Open Hand Category for Kids


Luca Landgrede


Noah Mansor


Issac Mansor



Results for Ring Three (Tai Chi Categories)

Novice Adult Simple Tai Chi


Andrew Calhoun


Marvis Hicks



Beginner Open Tai Chi


Gregory Yee


Gary Hanne


Chandra Bergman


Barkley Wiseman



Advanced Open Tai Chi


Steven Tuggle


Randy Sheets


Susie Pham



Beginner Weapons


Veronica Armendariz


Gregory Yee



Advanced Weapons


Steven Tuggle


Randy Sheets





Team Exhibition


Team Mobile (Chen)


Team Mobile (Yang)


Team Mobile (Sword)



Inter school competition

Mobile Gold

Atlanta Silver


New Orleans Bronze

Fitness Results

Horse Stance

1.       Kayla

2.       Luca

3.       Lalique


1.       Cassie   1. Lalique

2.       Juan       2. Sakiel

Push Ups Adults

1.       V.

2.       John

3.       Nathan

Push Ups Kids

1.       Kayla

2.       Tyler

3.       Luca


Continuous Sparring


1.       Luca Landgrebe

2.       Nelson Bulte

3.       Thomas Carmichael


1.       NoslenBulte

2.       Juan Mariano


1.       Daniel Whinery

2.       Paul Baldwin (disqualified for using San Shou hits to the head instead of continuous sparring; then he would refused to fight a San Shou match, saying he hurt his knee)


Exhibition Match

Deonte’ Durgins vs. Marcivette Salas


San Shou Fights

Division C

1.       Joshua Moore

2.       Alvaro Ayala

Division C

1.       Aaron Prim

2.       Tim Aguirre

Division C

1.       Roland Dumas

2.       Chase Villereal

Division C

1.       Charles “Chuck” Aikin

2.       Stephen Kramer

Division C

1.       Deonte’ Durgins

2.       Alvaro Ayala


Division B (four- man bracket for a grand finale)

1.       A.J. Weathersby

2.       Jordan Romero

3.       Donny Thompson

4.       Daniel Tinbang


Exhibition Match for finale (since Jordan Romero was unable to go to his fight with AJ due to injury)


A.J. Weathersby vs Franklin Rivera

Friday, 24 October 2014 13:00


SWF Hosts a Seminar on Zen Natural Nutrition & Healing: An Enlightenment from the Irony of Cung Le 's “HGH Test"

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

SWF (Shaolin World Federation) and Shaolin Institute will hold, on November 7th at 6:30pm in Mobile, Alabama’s Civic Center, a seminar entitled: Zen Nutrition & Healing: “An Enlightenment from the Irony of Cung Le 's HGH Test." This test refers to a highly publicized "post-fight blood test on Aug. 23, performed by the Hong Kong Functional Medical Testing Center and ordered by the UFC, revealed Le, 42, had an hGH level of 18.162 mIU/mL, which is above normal ranges” according to an ESPN report on Oct. 13, 2014 (

The seminar is sponsored by the Shaolin Chan Foundation on disconnecting people from the tendency to rely on synthetic medicines in a fast-paced world to explore such question as “Why do people fall for medical 'quick fixes?'" This seminar is mainly to rediscover Zen natural medicine, nutrition, and healing with reflection on UFC recent "accusation" reported by ESPN on Sept. 30, 2014 (

The natural medicine of nutrition seminar at KSF-US Open Challenge explores reasons why more people have adopted a culture of “quick fixes” when it comes to health with an additional discussion on the accusation made by officials of the UFC regarding Cung Le ‘s elevated HGH level, as reported and discussed on ESPN website mentioned above.

From headaches to weight-loss, it seems as though everything has a pill which claims to better everyone’s situation effectively and, most importantly, promptly with little side-effects. A second thought is never given about the possible consequences.

“Admittedly, I felt the need to hold this seminar,” says Shi Deru. “I was surprised and heartbroken to hear of the news that UFC accused a long-time student, Cung Le, of taking performance-enhancement drugs after his most recent fight in Macau, China on August 23rd. In many years of training Cung Le, I have never known him to have taken any kind of performance-enhancing drugs.”

The Shaolin Institute advocates the practice of natural healing, nutrition, and self-empowering through high consciousness and total mind and body communication. “Cung Le has always integrated high forms of natural nutritional methods through smoothies and other dietary methods (among highly healthy conscious people) to his rigorous training regiments,” recalls Deru. “These smoothies only contained organic fruits and vegetables. Cung Le would travel everywhere with his blender in order to continue this daily nutritional high performance practice.”

Currently, Le is in process of appealing the accusation. A medical testing center not accredited with WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), which is a standard requirement for UFC, carried out the test, according to ESPN report on Oct. 9 2014 (

Le and his manager, Gary Ibarra, are contesting the results which they claim that did not differentiate whether or not the level of HGH was either through synthetic abuse or naturally occurring in Le’s system. HGH naturally occurs and varies in the human body according to that ESPN report (

Importantly, institutions such as the Shaolin Institute believe that resorting to use of drugs and other synthetic inhibitors for performance enhancement is self-destructive and suppresses the body’s inner abilities to treat and heal.

“Thus, Chan (Zen) teaching in non-drug therapy and unveiling the inner-wisdom and abilities of the body and mind continues. Everyone can do a better job in enhancing our performance and abilities through high consciousness and natural nutrition. It seems like a challenge against all odds, however we as intelligent human beings can realize the importance of living full and prosperous lives naturally,” says Shi DeRu.

The seminar on this November 7th will concentrate on the above and overcoming people's dependency on unnatural means of healing and/or enhancing modern people superficial needs. The evening will include an open discussion on natural medicine with organic nutrition along with practice of high-level meditation in order to tap into high conscious people natural healing abilities.

About Instructor and SWF
Shi DeRu (Shawn X. Liu), a 31 generation descendent and close disciple of late Great Master Shi SuXi from the Shaolin Temple, China and Founder of SWF (Shaolin World Federation).

SWF is a Kung Fu-Chan federation under SCF (Shaolin Chan Foundation) a non-profit organization under 501© to promote and carry out the Chan (Zen) teachings and way of living to preserve the art and culture of the Shaolin Chan legacy around the world.

SWF conducts seminars and lectures worldwide on Chan living and consciousness of being as well as cosmic consciousness, and support, publicize and sanction events throughout the US and around the world.

Contact Veronica Armendariz for more information: 770-286-9808, or

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:00
KSF US Open Challenge Nov. 8th, 2014
Dear Martial Arts Friends, Competitors and Masters,

I, on behalf of Grand Master DeRu ( Shawn X. Liu) the Chairmen of the US Open International Martial Arts Championship Committee, Shaolin Chan Foundation, Shaolin World Federation, Mobile Sports Authority, and Shaolin Institute would like to cordially invite you as our (special) guest (as competitor) and your team to participate in the XXV US Open Martial Arts Challenge - which will be featuring K. Warrior Search fights.  The winners of the A Division of this main event will be qualified for a spot on the US Team in the US Open International Martial Arts Championship in June next year and will win credits to be on the US Fighting Team to fight in China and other fights overseas. All US Team Members will be partially funded by Shaolin World Federation traveling overseas.
Shaolin Chan Foundation and Shaolin Institute along with many other organizations and friends will host and sponsor this US Open Challenge in addition to many more US Open Challenges and K. Warrior Search events. For future competition information you may contact us at: 
770-286-9808 or visit
It's been 20 years since Mobile hosted the very first official US Open International Sanda/Sanshou fight in the US, which was held at the Mobile Convention Center where the first group of great fighters such as David Sanders and Cung Le were produced. Later the US Open facilitated hundreds more international fighters such Patrick Barry, Scott Sheeley, Michael Altman, James Cooper, Melvin Guillard, Li Jie, Rudi Ott, Wael Mohammed, Jason Yee, K.J. Noon and Albert Pope to name a few. 

The event will be held at Mobile Civic Center 401 Civic Center Dr. Mobile, AL, 36602 on November 8th, 2014.   Call us for your hotel arrangements 
251-662-3225 or go to our website: for other detailed information.  The following is a brief of the program list:
- All forms, internal or external, light contact and Tai Chi push-hands will be on Saturday during the day. 
- K. Warrior Search will be held in the evening along with limited US Open Challenge Finalists performing their fights as the main event on Nov. 8th night (Sat. night 7:00 PM).
- Shaolin Legacy Kungfu Show segments will also be performed at half time.
The challenge will not only give every amateur Martial Artists and light contact competitors a good platform to test their courage, skills, and their confidence of their self-protection abilities but also good fighting experience and training opportunities to improve their skills. The event will indeed give all Kungfu, Tai Chi and other styles and choreographed team competitors a center stage to showcase their talents and skills in various levels.

The event is organized by KSF (Kung Fu Sanda Federation) and sponsored by Shaolin Institute, Mobile Sports Authority and many companies and individuals.
KSF is part of SCF (Shaolin Chan Foundation) a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization promoting martial arts events world-wide.

SCF is operated under Shaolin World Federation to promote and carry out the Chan (Zen) Arts Teachings & Chan Way of Living to include Chan philosophy, Chan meditation, Tai Gong for Healing, Chan Nutrition, Fine Arts, Music and internal and external Gong Fu (Kung Fu) to preserve the art and culture of the Shaolin Chan Gong Fu around the world.  Establish Shaolin Chan Philosophy and Culture and Gong Fu athletes’ networks world wide

For more information, contact: Coordinator Orlando Bethel at 
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 or visit  We will have rooms blocked for you at the hotel.  Please let us know your arrival information so that we may make proper arrangements for you.
Orlando Bethel, Chief Coordinator
Veronica Armendariz, Assistant to the Chairman
Friday, 10 October 2014 13:34
Thursday, 08 May 2014 17:21

Who will be the next KSF-K Superstar?

Shaolin Chan Foundation & Shaolin Institute hosts US Open Challenge to find the next KSF-K Superstar

April 30, 2014- In search of the next K Superstar! The Shaolin Chan Foundation and the Shaolin Institute along with many other organizations and friends will host and sponsor its 24th US Open Challenge at the Mobile Civic Center on June 14th 2014, in Mobile, Alabama. This event will be highlighting the ancient Chinese fighting styles of Sanshou and Extreme Sanda. These are the Chinese fighting styles that Grand Master Shi Deru  (Shawn Liu)has brought here to the US for the last two decades. It was also in these fighting styles that he held the championship title and went undefeated for thirty years in both sanctioned and unsanctioned competitions.

Since its inception in early 1990, Grand Master Shi Deru, has heldover thirty US Open Sanshou/Sanda fighting events here in the US, which includes eight professional “Art of War” Sanshou/Sanda tournaments which were sponsored by the Shaolin Institute.

KSF US Open Challenge K. Superstar Invitation Letter
KSF US Open Challenge Press Release
KSF US Open Welcome Letter

KSF US Open Jun2014 Competition Event Schedule
KSF US Open Travel and Lodging Information
KSF Inter School Competition Form
KSF US Open Official Registration Form
KSF US Open Medical Release Form 2014
KSF US Open Challenge Rules
KSF US Open Challenge Light Contact Fight Rules

The US Open Challenge Event on June 14, at the Mobile Civic Center, will actually provide two events in one.  The Day Event will have competitions such as forms, weapons and light contact as well as continuous sport sparring with limited youth Sanda. The Night Event, also called the “Main Event,” is designed to search for the future MMA/Sanda professional competitors in this western hemisphere of the world.

“It’s been 20 years since I hosted the first official US Open International Sanda/Sanshou fight in the US,” said Grand Master Shi DeRu. As a  result, great fighters such as David Sanders and Cung Le have their fighting roots as champions within the US Open Challenge competitions that were held right here in Mobile, Alabama. Other fighters who have held championship titles within the US Open K. Superstar competition and the US Open

International competition are Patrick Barry and Melvin Guilard, who both also became well known fighters in the UFC. These UFC and MMA fighters among many other US Open event champions such as, K. J.  Noon,  Li Jie and Wael Karika Muhammed were students of Grand master Shi Deru and their fighting skills were honed and matured in the US Open Sanshou/Sanda Challenge competition.

In the same fashion as when the first US Open competition began, the upcoming KSF-K. Superstar Search and US Open Challenge event will have all the excitement of a MMA styled fight. Yet, the Sanshou/Extreme Sanda fighting styles will require the fighters to demonstrate a higher level of fighting skills by combining techniques of punching, kicking, kneeing, throwing, interception and grappling. Such technically skilled maneuvers as a “scissors kick” take down is just one of the exciting fighting techniques that the audience can witness first hand at the US Open Sanshou/Extreme Sanda competition.

This event will not only be an exhilarating fight for an audience to see but in the ring, it also allows martial artists of all styles, amateur or future professional competitors, from all over the world the opportunity to express and challenge themselves, and their skills and acquire new friendships at the same time in a sportsmanship manner.

KSF US Open Flyer

“To empower yourself and find your greatest potential within, you must experience a test of challenges and difficulties laid in front of you so that you will endlessly increase your ability like the law of attraction.” – Grand Master Shi DeRu.

Some of the highlighted activities on the event schedule for this competition event are as follows:
June 13, 2014
6:30 PM- 8:30 PM A fighters weigh-in ceremony at the Holiday Inn Downtown Historic District Hotel (The press/media and spectators are invited to attend)
June 14, 2014
9:55 AM  Event Opening Ceremony/ Shaolin Legacy Show.
10:00 AM Commencement of Forms Competitions.
1:00 PM Commencement of US Open Challenge (Light Contact Continuous Sparring).
3:00 PM US Open Challenge (Intermediate Level) Contact and Continuous Sparring.
5:00 PM- 5:30 PM Awards Presentations.
7:00 PM  Commencement of the KSF- K. Superstar Search (Main Event).
9:00 PM  Award Presentation.

For more information regarding the KSF- K. Superstar Search/US Open Challenge, please call Shaolin Institute at 251-662-3225 or 770- 286-9808 or visit or


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