BAK SHAOLIN EAGLE CLAW

EAGLE CLAW IN AMERICA

LAST UPDATED 04/06/2006

 


Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Roars at The 2006 Tiger Balm Internationals (March, 2006)

In their biggest competition of the academic year, Team Evergreen traveled with the National Team up to Vancouver, British Columbia to compete in the Tiger Balm Internationals, a huge internationally recognized event with some of the top competitors on the continent.

Evergreen Kung Fu Shows Their Mettle at the Island Open Championship (February, 2006)

In their first competition of the winter academic quarter, Evergreenís Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu team traveled by car and by ferry boat to Victoria, British Columbia to compete in their third tournament of the season, the Island Open Championship.

Evergreen Kung Fu Builds Momentum at Belfair Tournament (November, 2005)

Team Evergreen has delivered again with another strong showing at Jesse Palmer’s 2005 Northwest Open.

2005 Western Canadian Martial Arts Challenge (October, 2005)

Continuing on their streak of open-circuit wins, the Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw National Team was joined by the up and coming crew of contenders from Team Evergreen for the trek across the border to compete at Bill Hunter’s Western Canadian Martial Arts Challenge.

National Team Wins Bid at Rick Cropper’s Mighty River Classic (September, 2005)

Five members of the Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw national competition team descended on Rick Cropper's Mighty River Classic for the third stop on their campaign to tear up the national open martial arts circuit.

2005 Palm Springs International World Karate Championships (September, 2005)

The Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw National Team continued its attack on the open martial arts competition circuit, this time at the 15th Palm Springs International World Karate Championships hosted by Master Julio Arana.

Nate Sonnenberg Takes Another Gold in Vegas (September, 2005)

World Champion forms competitor and Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw instructor Nate Sonnenberg once again won fist place for Traditional Chinese Forms, this time at Barbie Dickenson’s 2005 Las Vegas Legacy open martial arts tournament.

Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw 2005 Summer Camp

Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw International has struck again, hosting the year’s premier kung fu training event: Summer Camp 2005! It was a rousing success, building on last year’s Summer Camp 2004.
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Playing the Open Circuit Game — Inside Kung Fu Feature Article

Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw International has proven you can win on the open karate circuit while staying true to your kung-fu.

Inside Kung Fu Magazine's third article about the Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw National Team is on the stands now! Check it out here!



Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw 2004 Summer Camp

This summer, June 2004, saw the largest gathering of Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw within recent memory. In the first event of its kind since 1999, over 50 practitioners assembled under the banner of Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw International to participate in Summer Camp 2004.
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Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Family Re-Unites for Victory in Centralia (March, 2004)

USA Nationals; one of the biggest tournaments of the year for the Northwest region. Seven hundred competitors, intimidating right? Wrong.

Black belts from the national team joined with newcomers to the Bak Shaolin family, and the results were tremendous. The team showed up in force, and dominated nearly every division they entered. With the help of Grandmaster Fu Leung and Sifu Dana G. Daniels the team took home forty-four medals.

2004 Northwest Opens (February, 2004)

2004; a new year, another chance for the Northwest chapter of Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw to repeat history by claiming another victory on the Open Martial Arts Competition Circuit.

Team Evergreen Kung Fu Returns With Victory in Tenino (November, 2003)

On Nov. 8 and 9 at the Washington State National Tournament of Champions in Tenino some of the faces of the Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu team had changed, but the results were the same. Thirteen competitors from Team Evergreen and the Olympia and Seattle branches combined to earn 25 trophies.

Team Evergreen IV Unbeatable at Eatonville Charity Tournament (May, 2003)

The fourth incarnation of the legend of Team Evergreen stormed through Eatonville on Saturday May 10 taking fourteen trophies and two Grand Championships at Jesse Palmer’s annual Eatonville Charity Tournament, an NWMAA sponsored event.

Team Evergreen IV Continues Streak at Pac West Tae Kwon Do Championships (April, 2003)

There’s a myth that kung fu stylists fare poorly at open karate tournaments. The same myth persists regarding Tae Kwon Do competitions. Team Evergreen, a Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu collegiate competition team, continues to dispel myths.

Goal accomplished.

Fourth Generation of Team Evergreen Kung Fu Explodes on to the 2003 Circuit (April, 2003)

On Saturday, April 5 the members of The Evergreen State College’s Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu team drove into Des Moines, Washington with a common goal: domination.
Goal accomplished.

Evergreen Kung Fu Veterans and Newcomers Win Again in Centralia (March, 2003)

In the first tournament after a three month hiatus, Evergreen's Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu team came out with an indomitable winning spirit, proving that the next generation of Eagle Claw competitors is primed to make their presence known on the competitive martial arts circuit.

Kung Fu a Hit With Kids (January, 2003)

OLYMPIA -- Ashleigh Brock, 10, likes to kick. Her 13-year-old sister, Samantha, likes to punch.
Their mother, Jana, likes the idea of her daughters learning self defense. And Jessie Smith ... well, she likes to teach girls how to defend themselves.

From The Olympian Newspaper, January 7, 2003


Inside Kung Fu 2003 Hall of Fame Competitors of the Year: Team Evergreen

Inside Kung Fu Magazine awards Team Evergreen with the title "Competitors of the Year" in their 2003 Hall of Fame issue.


Team Ever-Gold — Inside Kung Fu Feature Article

The latest revolution in sport karate isn't karate at all; it's Team Evergreen, one of Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu's national competition team branches. While Kung-Fu stylists often fare poorly at open karate tournaments, Team Evergreen has been forging an unbroken chain of victories up and down the West Coast.

Evergreen Kung Fu starts season strong at the 2002 Northwest Tae Kwon Do & Open Championships in Scappoose, Oregon (October, 2002)

In their first tournament of the year, Evergreen's Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu team made a strong showing, kicking off another highly anticipated season for The Evergreen State College's winningest team.


BAK SHAOLIN EAGLE CLAW KUNG FU AT THE 2002 IMAC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LAS VEGAS

EXCLUSIVE! Eight team members arrived in Las Vegas from across the country to compete under the direction of National Coach Sifu Dana G. Daniels in a multitude of fighting and forms venues, taking home seven trophies and eleven world rankings.

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Team Kung Fu Team Caps Off the Year Winning in Eatonville (May, 2002)

The Evergreen Kung Fu Team had a strong showing at the Mount Rainer Invitational tournament in Eatonville last Saturday. Six members of the Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw team competed in forms and fighting, bringing home nine trophies.

Team Grandmaster Fu Leung Visits Evergreen for Seminar (May, 2002)

Grandmaster Fu Leung, founder of the Bak Shaolin Ying Jow Wushu Pai International, recently traveled through Olympia, Washington spending two weeks with his students at The Evergreen State College. During this time, the Grandmaster gave daily seminars on Choy Li Fut technique. His teachings centered around the form 'Four Directions' and its applications.

Team Evergreen Kung Fu steals the show in Spanaway (April, 2002)

Team Evergreen Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu continued its winning tradition traveling to Spanaway, Washington to compete in the PacWest Tae Kwon Do Association Martial Arts Championships.

Team Evergreen at the Shorinryu Open (April, 2002)

Evergreen's Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu Team made a hard-hitting appearance at the Shorinryu Open Karate Championships Tournament in Tacoma.

Team Evergreen Kung Fu spends spring break in winning style (March, 2002)

Eleven Shaolin Eagle Claw competitors competed in the Coca-Cola USA Nationals in Centralia, Washington on March 23rd and 24th taking both trophies and their opponents respect.

Jessie Smith Starts Shaolin Eagle Women's fighting Team in Olymipa (December, 2001)

Jessie Smith, team captain of Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Women’s Nation Team, currently ranked #1 in IMAC’s (International Martial Arts Counsel) 2001 World Championship standings announces the formation of a new class and team “Shaolin Eagle Women’s Fighting Team” based in Olympia, WA.

Team Evergreen Kung Fu -- Up and Coming Junior Team Keeps it Rolling in Second 2001 Comp While Jessie Smith Earns Top Northwest Ranking in IMAC Towards Worlds(October, 2001)

Sam Haskin and Owen O'Keefe continue to rack up raiting points towards IMAC Worlds.

Evergreen Kung Fu starts season in winning style (September 2001)

Team Evergreen Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu kicked off their season in top form on Saturday September 15th at the Emerald International Open Martial Arts Championship in Tacoma.

Team Evergreen Wins Big at the 5th Annual Northwest Open (May, 2001)

May 19, Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Team Evergreen Kung Fu competed in the 5th Annual Northwest Open...

Team Evergreen Wins 7 Medals With 7 Competitors (April, 2001)

Evergreen competed at their first tournament of the 2001 season on April 28...

BAK SHAOLIN EAGLE CLAW KUNG FU AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SUPER GRANDS XI

EXCLUSIVE! Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu Competition Team's 2000 year of competition on the NBL (National Blackbelt League) circuit ended Christmas week when the team traveled to and competed in the Super Grand World Games XI of Sport Karate.

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Team Evergreen Wins at Rick Cropper’s Mighty River Classic (October, 2000)

On the weekend of October 7th, Team Evergreen sent three members to compete at Rick Cropper’s Mighty River Classic martial arts tournament in Vancouver, WA.

A Letter From Bob Eastlake (September, 2000)

Robert Eastlake, father of Team member John Eastlake, writes an email to the administration at The Evergreen State College regarding recent difficulties the club has had recieving funding for the Super Grands.

Evergreen Kung Fu Team wins medals -- The Olympian 9/12/2000 (September, 2000)

The Evergreen State College Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu team dominated National BlackBelt League qualifying competition at the National Karate Championships in Seattle.

Shaolin Eagle Aerobics Classes Begin (September, 2000)

Jessie Smith of The Evergreen Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Team teaches "Eagle Aerobics" at the Evergreen State College through the Liesure-Ed program.

Kung Fu team Set For Nationals -- The Olympian 8/30/2000 (August, 2000)

The Evergreen State College Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu Team recieved several invitations to the Super Grands in Savannah, GA.

NBL 200 Ratings (August, 2000)

The National BlackBelt League released its 2000 ratings placing several members of the Evergreen State College Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Team with Regional and National rankings.

Evergreen Kung Fu Arises Victorious At the 12th Western US Nationals (July, 2000)

Over the weekend of July 28-29, Team Evergreen competed at the 12th Western US Nationals hosted by Sifu Al Dacascos.

Team Evergreen Welcomes Grandmaster Fu Leung (July 2000)

The Evergreen State College Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu Club was privileged by a visit from Grandmaster Fu Leung.

Team Evergreen at Ken Low's "Can-Am Internationals" (June 2000)

The weekend of June 24 saw a core crew of 6 team members and National Coach Sifu Dana G. Daniels competing in the NBL (National Blackbelt League) rings at the Can-Am Internationals in Vancouver Canada.

Team Evergreen at Master Rick Johnson's Northwest Martial Art Karate Kung Fu Friendship Tournament (June 2000)

Saturday, June 17th saw another victory for The Evergreen State College Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu Competition Team this time at West Coast NBL arbitrator Rick Johnson's Northwest Martial Art Karate Kung Fu Friendship Tournament.

Midland Martial Arts Championship - Photo Gallery

Photos from the Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw National Team victory at the Midland Martial Arts Championship (May 2000).

Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw at "Tribute to the Arts" (June 2000)

On June 10, 2000, The Evergreen State College Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu Competition Team visited the town of Rainier, Washington to compete in the Tribute to the Arts Tournament hosted by Master Archibeque's Gun Fu school.

Evergreen Kung Fu Visits Neighboring Tournament in Eatonville (June 2000)

The Evergreen State College Kung Fu Club paid a visit to the town of Eatonville on June 3rd to take part in the Northwest Martial Arts Challenge.

National Victory for Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw At the Midland Martial Arts Championship (May 2000)

The Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw National Competition Team returned Victorious from the Midwest Martial Arts Open Championship.

The Evergreen Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu Team Win's Again! (April, 2000)

The Evergreen Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu Team threepetes victory at the Oregon Rose City Nationals.

Team Evergreen Wins Big in 2000 Tiger Balm Internationals (April, 2000)

The Evergreen State College Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu Team kicked off spring break right at the 2000 Tiger Balm Internationals.

Evergreen Kung Fu Team Scores Big at Oregon Nationals (February, 2000)

Evergreen's Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu team returned from its first competitive outing in the year 2000 with seventeen medals.

Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw takes home 57 Medals a Chin Woo Tai Chi Legacy and Kung Fu Championships (June, 1999)

The Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw National team composed of members from the Puerto Rico, Madison, The Evergreen State College, Texas and Florida branches, under the direct guidance of Grandmaster Fu Leung and coached by Sifu Dana G. Daniels and Sifu Gianni DeMichele, arrived in Dallas, Texas to compete at the Ching Wu Tai Chi Chuan Legacy tournament hosted by Jimmy Wong and sanctioned by the USAWKF.

UPDATE (June, 1999)

Evergreen State College Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Fighting and Forms Team off to Dallas for its '99 National Competiton at the Chin Woo Tai Chi Legacy and Kung Fu Championship on June 26th.

Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Sweeps Chicago Pro Am – Second Time in Two Months (April, 1999)

The Midwest region's Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Team returned to Chicago for Ralph Peluso's 2nd International Pro-Am Open Tournament on April 24th, only to repeat their victory from the first event of the Pro-Am series on February 7th.

Rose City Nationals - Eugene, Oregon '99 (April, 1999)

For the second year in a row, Evergreen's Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Fighting and Forms Team demonstrates true traditional Chinese Martial Arts in its purest and simplest form and shows its raw superior strength in the fighting ring.

Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw takes 14 Medals at Chicago Pro-Am (February, 1999)

The Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu Team added to their successful track record once again, this time by taking home 14 medals from Chicago's 1st International Pro-Am All Styles on February 7th.

Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw Team Dominates in Aberdeen (February, 1999)

Evergreen's Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw team makes its mark in Aberdeen by placing 19 times and winning first place in every forms division with an Eagle Claw team competitor.

1998 Open North American Tae Kwon Do Championships (October, 1998)

Still hot and on a roll, exactly one week after the Diamonds, UW-Mad's Shaolin Kung Fu team strikes again in Beloit. Gold and silver repeat in Chinese black belt division. Sonnenberg and Reininger unstoppable. Lots of penalties for excessive contact. A force to be reckoned with in the Midwest

Diamond Nationals '98 (October, 1998) Just published in the most current March '99 issue of Inside Kung Fu magazine!

UW Eagle Claw scores thirteen medals at nation's largest karate tournament in Minneapolis. Gold and Silver in Chinese hard style black belt with Dennis Brown running the ring, who says, "Best traditional kung fu I have seen in years." Reininger goes head to head with Jon Valera in grand-championships.

KUNG FU FIGHTING (July, 1998)

A report published in the July 1998 Wushu Kungfu events section, detailing our west coast competition team's excellent victories at the Mortal Combat Challenge '98 in Portland Oregon. Sam Haskin, team captain, took three gold medals including forms grand-championship.

BAK SHAOLIN EAGLE CLAW SCORES BIG - 20 MEDALS - AT LILY LAU'S FIRST WORLD EAGLE CUP AND SAVES FACE FOR THE LAU FAMILY. (June, 1998) Just published in the most current November '98 issue of Inside Kung Fu magazine!

A report on Bak Shaolin Eagle Claw's recent exemplary performance at the June '98 tournament in San Francisco. Reports on San Shou, Semi-Contact and Forms competition.

BAK SHAOLIN EAGLE CLAW NATIONAL TEAM DOMINATES FIGHTING AT CLEVELAND GREAT LAKES CHAMPIONSHIPS. (April, 1998) Just published in the January '99 issue of Wushu Kungfu magazine!

A report of our powerful team's victories at Wing Lam's annual tournament. This tournament was covered in a very brief and condensed version in the September '98 issue of Wushu Kungfu and mentions two of our fighters, Greg Rosen and Bob Tyler. A more accurate account of this tournament has been sent to Inside Kung Fu and Wushu Kungfu.

Eagle Claw in America:

A lengthy expository letter sent to Inside Kung Fu and Wushu Kungfu magazines, as yet unpublished, discussing the history of Eagle Claw's development in America and the differences between the various groups. Written by Sifu Dana Daniels and includes direct quotes from Grandmaster Fu Leung. A "must read" for all Eagle Claw enthusiasts interested in the truth.

It's All in the Blood:

A letter, published in the August 1997 issue of Inside Kung Fu setting the record straight with regard to one of our European branches in a misunderstanding involving one of the other Eagle Claw families and it's published statements.

Dear Martha:

A critical response, recently sent to Martha Burr, Editor of Wushu Kungfu Magazine, as yet unpublished, regarding her recent article about Lily Lau in the September 1998 issue of her magazine. The letter, written by Sifu Daniels, National Coach, was written on behalf of Grandmaster Fu Leung in order to expose a number of misrepresentations and a lie that Lily Lau has perpetrated with regard to her "ownership" of some schools that are actually Grandmaster Fu Leung's. A very important communication with regard to the most recent developments in the American Eagle Claw community.