To provide the student with the highest quality of instruction


    To train and produce top competition athletes for the World Games


    To cultivate character through the Academy’s educational experiences


US Challenge 

"Quest for Excellence"
October 1 - 2, 2022
An International Championship in Wushu, Kung Fu & Taiji
Details & Registration




QiDu (Essentials)

Pathway to Tranquility
September 12 to November 9, 2022 course is now open for registration
Details & Registration




The United States Wushu Academy (USWA) was established in 1988.  Since its inception, USWA has championed the promotion of Wushu (Chinese Martial arts), Taiji (Tai Chi) and Health Qigong in the United States.  Today, USWA pioneers the introduction of Chen and Yang styles of Taiji as well as Health Qigong in the United States through high quality seminars. USWA has hosted nine International Chinese Martial Arts Championships known as "The U.S. Challenge."

USWA Calendar

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Taiji & Qigong Essentials Classes
Coach Christopher Pei's Taiji & Qigong Essentials Classes are now open for registration. Learn life skills to reduce stress and cultivate focus for health and wellness.  Please check on this link for more information. 



USWA Opens Up In-Person Class

USWA is now open for both Virtual and In-Person classes.  All In-Person class attendees are required to have been fully vaccinated from COVID-19.
Please check on our class schedule for details.

USWA Virtual Classes

Please join us for virtual classes until we can return to our regular class schedule. Each virtual class is 45 minutes long.

If you are a current USWA student, use the code that was emailed to join virtual classes via Zoom. These classes will count the same as normal classes on your attendance sheet.

If you are not a current USWA student, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how to become part of our community!


Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:00 PM (White to Orange Belt)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7:00 PM (Green to Black Belt)
Friday 8:00 PM (USWA Team only)


Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 PM

Yang-style Taiji (Tai Chi):   

Saturday 10:00AM;  Tuesday and Thursday 7:00PM

Chen-style Taiji (Tai Chi):  

Saturday 11:30AM;  Tuesday and Thursday 8:00PM

Qigong (Qi Gong) in the "Park":  

Saturday 9:00AM

United States Challenge held on October 13, 2019

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The United States Challenge was held on this past weekend on October 13, 2019. On behalf of everyone from the United States Wushu Academy, we were honored to have Minister Xu Xueyuan from the Embassy of People's Republic of China and Senator Susan Lee from the Maryland State Senate attended the event. The goal of United States Challenge is to promote friendships among different cultures. We thank coaches, athletes and supporting parents for coming to this cultural event.

National Public Radio Report on Coachs life

Wushu Coaches Help Chinese Students Master Literacy And 'Become A Better Person'

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Lecture: Tai Chi

To celebrate and showcase its newly accomplished enlargements, the Kennedy Center will hold nearly 500 free artistic performances and workshops from September 7 to 22, 2019. Coach Pei S

Christopher Pei, founder of the United States Wushu Academy, and a leading figure in the promotion of Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong, will give a lecture on how to reduce physical stress and improve mental well-being through Tai Chi on September 7 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

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Chinese New Year performances

Wushu Jesscan and TashaDiamond is formed under extreme temperature and pressure over a long period. A strong children's growth is also under constant pressure

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Washington Wizards vs. Golden State Warriors game halftime show

Wushu and Washington Wizards during the National AnthemUSWA was invited to perform at the Washington Wizards vs. Golden State Warriors game halftime show on

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USWA Dragon and Wushu Team Performed at NBA Half Time

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USWA Dragon and Wushu Team Performed at NBA Half Time on February 1, 2014 between the Washington Wizards and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Verizon Center youtube paly

US Wushu Academy Students Perform at the Chinese Embassy

Chinese Embassy