Alfred Hsing

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Alfred Hsing
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Chinese name 邢思傑 (traditional)
Chinese name 邢思杰 (simplified)
Pinyin Xíng Sījié (Mandarin)
Born (1983-11-23) November 23, 1983 (age 30)
San Jose, California
Occupation Actor
Martial artist
Stuntman

Alfred Hsing (born November 23, 1983), is a Chinese martial artist, actor, and stuntman born in San Jose, California.[1] After over a decade of intensive training in both America and China, Hsing won the first American gold medal in wushu taolu history at the 2009 World Wushu Championships held in Toronto, Canada. Earlier that year he made the US National Wushu Team where he was ranked 1st in the nation.[1] Along with his career in martial arts, Hsing is also recognized as the Shaolin Expert on Spike TV's show Deadliest Warrior.

Martial arts career[edit]

As a child Hsing always loved martial arts and would play fight with his brother. At the age of 15 he started formal training in Shaolin kung fu and wushu.[1] Soon after he began learning wushu Hsing quickly won gold at his first local tournament. Some accomplishments include:

  • 2000 Martial Arts World Cup Grand Champion
  • 2001 CMAT Grand Champion (13-17 Division)
  • Gold at the 2005 US Wushu Nationals
  • 2007 US Wushu C Team[2]
  • First place in straight sword and spear Taiwan National Qualifiers
  • 2008 San Diego Grand Internationals Grand Champion
  • 2008 CMAT Tournament Grand Champion (All-Around)[3]
  • 2009 US Wushu A Team[4]
  • Gold at the 2009 Tiger Claw Shark City Nationals
  • Gold at the 2009 10th World Wushu Championships[5]

Though Alfred Hsing has learned many styles of martial arts through his years of training, his main events are Changquan (Longfist), Jianshu (Straight Sword), and Qiangshu (Spear). He is also proficient in drunken fist, drunken sword, whip chain, emei daggers, fan, broadsword, staff, t'ai chi, and t'ai chi sword.

Hsing has been featured in Kung Fu Magazine and Masters Magazine (Winter 09) for his significant accomplishments in martial arts.[6][7]

Business career[edit]

After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Economics, Computer Specialization,[1] and minor in East Asian Languages, Hsing began work at Big 4 accounting firm KPMG. After gaining professional experience at KPMG, Hsing moved on to get a job in finance at City National Bank.

Finally in late 2009 Hsing quit his job to focus on training for the World Wushu Championships[8] which rewarded in his winning the first US gold medal. Upon his return from the World Wushu Championships, Hsing turned his focus to acting, stunt work, and teaching martial arts.

Acting career[edit]

Hsing has appeared on TV shows and films such as CSI: NY, Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior, and even in a Bollywood movie called Aakhari Decision.[9]

Hsing has worked with Jet Li in The Sorcerer and the White Snake,[10] Stephen Chow (whom he interviewed for MTV for the release of Kung Fu Hustle[11]), MMA star Cung Le (whom he interviewed at the LA film festival for Bodyguards and Assassins),[12] and Jackie Chan (whom he demoed for at the premiere of The Spy Next Door[13]).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "美国华裔邢思杰世界武术赛夺冠" (in Chinese). 海外华人网. 2009-11-01. 
  2. ^ "US National Taolu Teams". Us Wushu Academy. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  3. ^ "16th Annual Chinese Martial Arts Tournament". UC Berkeley. Archived from the original on 2009-01-18. 
  4. ^ "USA Wushu Team Trials Jun 20-21, 2009 Cupertino, California". USA National Wushu Taolu Team Trials Organization. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  5. ^ "10th World Wushu Championships Report". USAWKF. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  6. ^ "Has American Wushu Finally Arrived?". Kung Fu Magazine. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  7. ^ "Wushu - Pushing to the max!". Masters Magazine via Wushukicks (screen cap). Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  8. ^ "A wushu world champion who spars with Jet Li calls Alhambra home". Alhambra Source. 2011-03-17. 
  9. ^ "Alfred Hsing's IMDB". IMDb. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  10. ^ "Alfred Hsing's IMDB". IMDb. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  11. ^ "My Shot With… Stephen Chow". MTV. 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  12. ^ "Cung Le Interview Discusses Rematch Fight with Scott Smith and Fighting Donnie Yen". Wushukicks. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  13. ^ "南湾金牌剑手邢思杰助成龙宣传" (in Chinese). Sina. 2010-01-13. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 

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