The History of International Shaolin Wu Chu Chuan Australia

Master James migrated to Australia in 1981 when he just turned 22. Initially, he taught Wu Chu and Wu Ji styles together to a small class of 8 students. As the class numbers grew, the class moved to the Ashfield Asian Centre and a second class was opened at Auburn a few years later.

During the early 80s, it was not uncommon to have outsiders enter the school wanting to test and question the art. Many challenges were accepted and won, often resulting in the challengers becoming our students.

Wu Chu students were also coached closely by Master James to enter into tournaments, and numerous trophies and titles were won. Whilst Australia’s Wu Chu school started to build its base and reputation locally, Grandmaster Chee would visit Master James. With each visit a lot of inner kung fu knowledge and skills were secretly passed down to Master James.

In year 2000, Grandmaster Chee instructed Master James to adopt the name "International Shaolin Wu Chu Chuan" for the school, as he intended for the school in Australia to serve as a future base where international students would be attracted to train.