The ZYKFA is back to online classes and private lessons through Zoom as of July 7th,

If you are a member please contact Shifu about scheduling your private lesson time.


Folk Art Performances (藝陣)

The Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association Traditional Folk Performing Arts Troupe has performed Lion & Dragon Dances as well as Drum Arrays for Chinese New Year, Tet Celebrations, Grand Openings of businesses, weddings, banquets and festivals throughout Madison, many parts of Wisconsin and even Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska and Maryland. Our school is a proud member of the World Sar Ping Lion Arts Federation and Sifu Nelson Ferreira is a direct disciple of Grandmaster Chan Siew Kee, head of the Sar Ping Lion Arts worldwide.



The ZYKFA not only offers high quality seminars to its members from a variety of visiting instructors, shifu and masters, but Shifu Ferreira himself is available to teach seminars locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally.

Community Service

Activities of ZYKFA members in the community:


Some ZYKFA certified Instructors are able to teach our system outside of the ZYKFA.

Currently ZYKFA Instructor Jeff Emmanuelli teaches the basics of Bei Shaolinquan at the American Chinese School on the west side of Madison.

Current certified ZYKFA Instructors:

  • Brian Moellers (inactive)
  • James Ciolksz (inactive)
  • Michael Moody (inactive)
  • Jeff Emmanuelli
  • Rachel Spahr
  • Neil Anderson
  • Davron Shumpert
  • Kevin Lozada
  • Kimba Tieu
  • Woody Wallace
  • Andrew Ruis
  • Paul Liss
  • Charles Carpenter
  • Ronald Webster
  • Andrew Nepstad
  • Wesley Strey

Police training actors:

Members of the ZYKFA volunteer their time to the Madison Police Department to work as actors in various "Rapid Deployment" scenario trainings for MPD cadets.

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