Hometown - Vancouver, BC
After taking a short self-defense course in 1991, Amy became interested and wanted to further her studies. She decided on martial arts soon after.
A Choi Lee Fut kung fu practitioner since 1992, Amy is a student of Sifu Matthew Wing, Sifu Peter Wong and has studied under Grandmaster Wong Ha.
Amy has competed in local and international tournaments for several years and collected numerous medals and trophies along the way. She is considered one of the top female traditional forms competitors at the black belt level in this region.
The Confederation of Canadian Wushu Organisations has awarded Amy the Level 5, Coach Degree (black belt) on Dec 3, 2005 after she has participated in the Canadian National Wushu Chinese Martial Arts Evaluation.
She also qualified for a spot on the 2006 National Team Trials and was selected to be a member of Team Canada to compete in China in Traditional Wushu.
Amy is also a black belt judge for many national and international competitions and has performed in many kung fu demos locally. She currently teaches this style of martial arts with Sifu Matthew Wing at both Strathcona Community Centre twice a week and Hon Hsing Athletic Association in Chinatown.
"I have taken other self-defense courses but I always came back to martial arts."
"I am also familiar with Michael Colgan's Power Program and apply some of the principles when I train."
When she is not training, she also enjoys running, swimming, weight lifting (Olympic Athletic gym member since 1988), biking, hiking, fencing, yoga and pilates.