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Seattle Wushu Center found its roots in 1991,after Ms. DeJesus decided to open a commercial school after years of teaching at Seattle community centers. Her motivation was fueled by her Kajukenbo instructor, Sifu Terry Faircloth. The School (Then known as "Inner Concepts Martial Arts") originally taught Karate and Kajukenbo, with Wushu and Taijiquan being "private lesson" subjects.

Ms. DeJesus was an assistant instructor at the Chinese Wushu Taiji Academy under Master Yijiao Hong, while managing the martial arts studio in the West Seattle area with her business partner Sherril Johnson. The school underwent a name change to "Seattle Wun Hop Kuen Do" (in recognition of the Wun Hop Kuen Do branch of Kajukenbo that was part of the curriculum). When Master Hong made the decision to stop teaching Wushu in order to concentrate fully on her new family, she gave the responsibilities of CWTA's Wushu classes to Ms. DeJesus. Ms. DeJesus welcomed CWTA's members to her studio, to carry on the practice of Wushu and Tai Chi in the Seattle area. After moving to the Georgetown area of Seattle for one year, the school moved back to its home base in West Seattle in 2009.

To reflect the introduction of Wushu to the various classes at the studio, Restita took the name "Seattle Wushu Center"...."Wushu" meaning "martial arts" or "war arts". The motto "Confidence & Strength Through Knowledge" was chosen to pay homage to the knowledge taught through all of the arts taught at the studio.

Seattle Wushu Center associates closely with a "sister school" in the Chinatown district area, headed by her good friend, Sifu Tianyuan Li.Together, both schools endorse the proliferation of Wushu and Tai Chi in the Pacific Northwest and frequently join forces for high energy demonstrations and workshops.

In October of 2008, our online store was made to be a convenient way for students of Seattle Wushu Center to purchase uniform items, gear, and weapons.


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