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Kimba Tieu (蕭明德 - Xiāo Míngdé)

Kimba started his martial arts training at age 7, practicing judo for a short time. Eventually,he turned to Tae Kwon Do in 1986, devoting approximately 13 years to its study - while occasionally wrestling for his high school. In 2001, he joined ZYKFA and became a student of Bei Shaolinquan under Shifu Ferreira. Kimba has competed in local, national, and international events and is currently the Lei Tai Team Coach. He has earned medals as a member of both the Taolu and Kuoshu Lei Tai teams. Kimba represented the US in the World Kuoshu Championships held in Brazil (2003) and again in Singapore (2006) becoming a World Champion. Kimba is a Certefied International B Level Referee through the TWKSF and is the Lei Tai Referee General for the USKSF North Region Tournament and has refereed/judge at the 2012 World Kuoshu Championships in Genting, Malaysia.

 

His achievements in Kuoshu Lei Tai fighting have been:

  • -Bronze medal in the Superlightweight division at the International Koushu Championships in 2002.
  • -Gold medal in the Superlightweight division at the International Koushu Championships in 2003.
  • -Silver medal in the Superlightweight division at the World Kuoshu Championships in 2003.
  • -Bronze medal in the Lightweight division at the International Koushu Championships in 2004.
  • -Silver medal in the Lightweight division at the International Koushu Championships in 2005.
  • -Gold medal in the Superlightweight division at the International Koushu Championships in 2006.
  • -Gold medal in the Superlightweight division at the 2nd World Koushu Championships in 2006.
  • -Gold medal in the Lightweight division at the International Koushu Championships in 2007.
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