The ZYKFA will be attending the Memeorail Service for GM Wing Lam today. No Shaolin or Lion Dance classes today.

Rachel Chapman (司馬睿 - Sīmǎ Ruì)

Rachel began studying under Shifu Ferreira in 1997. A competitor in Taolu since 1998, she has gone from a beginner to an advanced competitor in three years  and she was a member of Team USA for the 1st Pan-American Kuoshu Championship held in Brazil  (2001) and again for the 2nd World Kuoshu Championships held in Singapore (2006). Rachel became a ZYKFA certified Instructor in 2005, becoming the first certified female Instructor in the association. Besides her competition activities, she is one of the dancers in the Zhong Yi Lion Dance Troupe. Currently she is an Instructor for Basics Shaolin classes. She is the Da Shijie (Eldest Sister) of ZYKFA.

Her Lei Tai accomplishments include :

  • -Silver medal in the womens Heavyweight division at the International Koushu Championships in 2005.
  • -Gold medal in the womens Heavyweight division at the International Koushu Championships in 2006.
  • -Silver medal in the womens Heavyweight division at the World Koushu Championships in 2006 (Singapore).
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