WORLD MARTIAL ARTS BLACK BELT HALL OF FAME

‘ INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR 2010’

Howie Solow
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
SHIFU HOWIE SOLOW

Date of Birth: 3 September 1952

Area of Activity: Colorado, U.S.A

Position / Portfolios

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Senior Student of Tai Shifu Hsu King Tong – Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu
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Founder and Senior Teacher of Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu – Colorado, U.S.A
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Founder, President and Chairman of the Academy of Chinese Martial and Cultural Arts, a non-profit community center dedicated to the integration, instruction and promotion of traditional Chinese martial and cultural arts
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Member of the Chief Eastern United States Kung-Fu Federation
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Vice-President of Engineering for Peak Pilates, a supplier of high end Pilates exercise machines

History on martial arts involvement

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Began martial arts training in Tae Kwon Do under the tutelage of senior students of Grandmaster Dut Sun son in 1970.
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Moved to Long Island, New York after graduating from Cornell University and was accepted as a student of Tai Shi Fu Hsu King Tong, the Founder and Grandmaster of Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu in the United States.
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2008 – Was introduced to Grandmaster Tseng Wen Tieh of Taiwan, whom he visits several times each year for additional training.
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Served on the Planning Committee of the Denver’s Asian Arts Exhibition.
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Served on the Opening Committee of the Chinese Millennium New Year Celebration.
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Founded the non-profit Academy of Chinese Martial and Cultural Arts in 2002, offering programs in Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu, Yang and Chen Tai Chi, Ba Qua Quan, Sheng Zhen Qi Gong, traditional Chinese folk dance, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Achievements / Honours / Awards

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1974 – Awarded Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
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1977 – Inducted into the Chief Eastern United States Kung Fu Federation.
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One of the first generation, non-Chinese in Shaolin Hung Mei (lineage of Zhong Shi Wu Shen Xi) to be granted the title of ‘Shifu’.
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1978 – Samurai Spirit Award from Sensei Nick Adler/Isshinryu Karate
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1988 – Inducted into and became the Colorado Director of the United Kung Fu Federation of North America.
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1993 – Awarded 4th Level Black Sash in Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu.
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2000 – Placed in the top three of over 50 regional and national tournaments in the U.S.

Creative Works

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Authored the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Training Manual