WildAid Tiger Claw Championship

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.

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 age 17–12 and the WildAid Tiger Cub Championship for ages 11 and under. All three champions are awarded custom trophies and will be showcased in Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine throughout the following year (see the back cover of this issue). In honor of this year's 10th Anniversary, Tiger Claw donated special prizes: an iPad air for the adult champion and Nintendo Switches for the three youth champions.

Unfortunately, there was an error in the Teen Tiger competition. Two competitors tied, and due to the scoring error, only one was awarded the title, and the error was not discovered until later that week. In the interest of fairness, Tiger Claw awarded a second custom trophy and Nintendo Switch, so this year there are two Teen Tiger Champions.

WILDAID Tiger Claw Champion: Xia Zhiyang – Thunder Kung Fu Academy

WILDAID Tiger Claw contenders: Ronald Jones, Li Huizhi, Liu Kunpen, Brian Luu, Vivian Tam, Zhang Xintuo

WILDAID Teen Tiger Champion: Judy Liu – Omei Academy

WILDAID Teen Tiger contenders: William Chu, Rachel Ho, Kate Johnson, Howard Kam, Li Jiatong, Max Lwin, Kai Nogami, Ashley Oshiba, Jason Wong, Xu Chuan

WILDAID Tiger Cub Champion: TIE Lucas Dong – Elite Kung Fu & Kevin Le – Honor Kung Fu

WILDAID Tiger Cub contenders: Laurisa Chou, Ryan Chung, Daveen Dokhani, Tina Lin, Sophia Liu, Leonardo Mendoza, Oliver Spiro, Isaac Wen, Ashton Wu

The 2019 WILDAID Tiger Claw Championship donated $1500 for WILDAID.

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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