As a special prize, the top three 2023 adult finishers in the WildAid Tiger Claw Championship will receive the new book, The Art of the Straight Line: My Tai Chi by Lou Reed, edited by his wife, the artist Laurie Anderson, with Stephan Berwick, Bob Currie, and Scott Richman. The books will be autographed by Lou Reed’s Tai Chi Master Ren Guangyi.
WildAid Tiger Claw Championship
The 11th WildAid Tiger Claw Championship will be held on Saturday at the Tiger Claw Elite KungFuMagazine.com Championships, May 6-7, 2023, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California
The WildAid Tiger Claw Champion is a special "any style, any form" division. It is the only division where Taekwondo and Chinese martial arts can compete against each other; however, Taekwondo has not stepped up in years. There is the adult WildAid Tiger Champion division and two youth divisions: the WildAid Teen Tiger Championship for competitors ages 17–12 and the WildAid Tiger Cub Championship for ages 11 and under.
In the Year of the Tiger 2010, the Tiger Claw Foundation launched a special Showcase Championship with all proceeds donated to WildAid. WildAid is an international non-profit organization with the mission to end the illegal wildlife trade within our lifetimes. Jackie Chan is a primary spokesperson for WildAid, accompanied by Yao Ming, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lupita Nyong’o, Maggie Q, Li Bingbing, Jay Chou, David Beckham and many other international celebrities.
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Past WildAid Tiger Claw Champions
2010: Yuan Long
2011: Zhang Yongbiao
2012: Sun Qibo
2013: Yu Zhenlong
2014: Sen Gao
2015: Tian Chongfang
2016: Li Yujie
2017: Cheng Shengwei
2018: Lei Fan
2019: Xia Zhiyang
WildAid Teen Tiger Champions (17-12 )
2015: Leland Zhang
2016: Ian Lim
2017: Brandon Cheng
2018: Naoki Tang
2019: Judy Liu
WildAid Tiger Cub Champions (11 & under)
2015: Ian Lim
2016: Marisa Malto
2017: Max Lwin
2018: Mariella Brayton
2019: TIE Lucas Dong & Kevin Le