Southern Staff or "Nan Gwen" refers to this particular weapon. Southern style staff is a whole different play/way of using this weapon. Incorporating southern style bodywork and footwork. Combining this intricate stepping and skills of Southern style. Powerful movements and shout to accentuate the movements and highlight the skills. this is an intermediate to advanced routine.
Master Kenny Perez has been in Martial Arts for over forty eight years. In those years he has studied all aspects of many styles acquiring vast knowledge and amassing many awards and trophies. Mr. Perez is the only American awarded an 8th Duan Masters degree under Master/coach Wu Bin from Beijing, China (in all aspects of Wushu). A "closed door" student of Grandmaster Douglas Wong (5 Animals Kung Fu- Shaolin White Lotus Kung Fu) and a formal student of Sifu Augustine Fong (Wing Chun Gung Fu). He has taught for over thirty-seven years producing fine students and teachers across the U.S. He introduced Wushu to Phoenix and Glendale Community Colleges. Mr. Perez holds Black Belts in Kenpo, Shuri-Ryu, White Lotus Kung Fu, Shaolin Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do and Wushu. Mr. Perez has also studied Judo, Hung Gar, Tai Chi Chuan, Weaponry, Acrobatics & Tumbling, Boxing, Kick boxing, Sanda, Stunt Work and spent 12 years in the security field- combining it all into his system of "Dynamic" Wushu. Mr. Perez is a master of many weapons including exotic weapons such as the Flying Fork, Meteor Hammer, Heaven-Earth Sword, Drunken Sword & Staff, 2 Handed Sword, etc. He has trained and worked with Martial Arts superstars including Jet Li, Donnie Yen and Stephen Chow, action director Billy Tang and director Yuen Wo Ping (famous for directing "Matrix", "Kill Bill", etc.)
Master Perez is a versatile entertainer and is skilled in Iron Body Qi Gung, Skills, Chinese Opera Skills, Chinese Drumming, Lion and Dragon dancing and one of China's closely guarded secrets "Bian Lian"- "Face Changing"
-Inductee "USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame"
-Inductee I.C.M.A.C. "Hall of Fame"
-5 time U.S. Wushu Team member
-State, National and International Wushu/Kung Fu Champion
-Author of the book "Wushu Skills".
-Founder of North American Wushu Association-NAWA
-Contributing writer to many magazine and book collaborations worldwide.
-Certified IWuF judge
-State Commissioner of Arizona Senior Olympics- Tai Chi
-Resident Tai Chi Master on "Your Life A-Z" Channel 3 Phoenix AZ
-Actor/choreographer/stuntman in 6 motion pictures, television, cable and stage.
-1st non-Asian to be admitted to Mainland China in 1981 (after the revolutionary years) for training in Wushu.