The U.S. Chuk Kai Tai Chi Praying Mantis Federation promotes physical, mental and spiritual well being that results from regular practice of Chinese martial arts [or alternatively just "kung fu"] We offer a healthy, appropriate philosophical foundation and moral values to the general public, particularly America's youth, and conduct charitable and educational activities associated with this goal.
The spirit of the Federation is one of community and the goal is to advance the teachings of Grand Master Chiu Chuk Kai in the traditional Tai Chi Praying Mantis system. Success of these goals relies upon the support and participation of each member group. The Federation provides the mechanism to encourage collaboration amongst individual schools of the Tai Chi Praying Mantis System, and a forum for discussion and action to further this remarkable art form and lifestyle. Although each teacher and school has its specialty and strengths, the future of the system depends on all member schools working together to further Master Chiu's Teachings of Morality, Integrity, and Kindness.
The Federation was formed in 1993 by several of the 8th generation disciples of Master Chiu, including Sifu Huy Chiang, Sifu Lee Hoa Yin, Sifu Wong Yu Bun, Sifu Tri Dang, Sifu Thu Ngo, Sifu Paul eng, and Sifu Wong Lam Ling.
Its board of directors and members are made up primarily of disciples of Master Chiu, or their 9th generation students. The Federation is a non-profit organization and exists soley to promote the art as taught by Master Chiu Chuk Kai.