Sunny Tang

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Sunny Tang
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Born (1946-09-03) September 3, 1946 (age 71)
Hong Kong
Education Tutelage under Ip Man and Moy Yat
Occupation Martial Arts Instructor
Known for Coach for Team Canada for the Pan American Championships and Wushu World Championships
Awards 2004 Gold Medal at the World Traditional Masters competition, China
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Canadian Martial Arts Hall of Fame

Sunny Tang is a practitioner of Wing Chun Kung Fu and Wushu. He was the 2004 World Traditional Masters champion and is the founder of Wushu Canada, as well as the Sunny Tang Martial Arts Centre chain of martial arts centres in Canada. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and an inductee into the Canadian Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

Early life[edit]

Sunny Tang was born in Hong Kong,China on September 3, 1946.[1][2] In 1960 Tang began his training under Ip Man and Moy Yat in his home city. He is a practitioner and teacher of both Wing Chun Kung Fu and Wushu.[3]

Career[edit]

Tang emigrated to England in 1971, to open a Wing Chun school in Worcester.[3] He then moved to Toronto in 1973, where he was one of the first practitioners of Wing Chun in the country, opening the Sunny Tang Martial Arts Centre.[4] The business became a chain, numbering ten centres across Canada.[1] In 1993 Tang founded Wushu Canada.[2] Tang was also the leader of Team Canada for the Pan American Championships in both 1996 and 1998, as well as the Wushu World Championships in 1995 and 2003.[5]

In 2004 Sunny Tang won the gold medal at the World Traditional Masters competition in China.[2] In 2009 he was then the organizer of the 10th World Wushu International Championships in Toronto. Tang is a board member of the International Executive Board of the International Wushu Federation, President of Wushu Canada, and the President of the International Moy Yat Wing Chun Federation.[3]

Books[edit]

  • Pah Chum Do of Wing Chun Kung Fu (1986)
  • Pah Chun Do of Wing Chun (1986)
  • Wing Chun for Young Ladies (1986)
  • Advanced Wing Chun Kung Fu (1991)
  • Wing Chun Chi Sau/Bui Chee (1993)

Recognition[edit]

In 1989 a video interview with Tang about Chinese-Canadian culture was included in the collection of the Canadian Museum of History.[3] He then received the Canada Day Achievement Award in 1990, and performed before Queen Elizabeth II in 1992 on the occasion of Canada’s 125th Anniversary.[2] Tang received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and in 2016, he was inducted into the Canadian Martial Arts Hall of Fame.[3] Tang has also appeared on the cover of Wing Chun Illustrated.[4]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

www.sunnytang.com