Matt Kungfu

Master Matt Zhang

  • Over 30 years of practicing Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Self-defense
  • Over 20 years of teaching experience in Chinese martial arts
  • Gold medal winner of the 1996 USA Wu Shu/Kung Fu competition
  • Martial Arts Consultant for the USA WU SHU-KUNG FU Federation
  • Certified National 1st-class Referee of Martial Arts in China
  • Grand master of Zhang Style Tai Chi Gong
  • Professor of martial arts from China
  • Honorary Shaolin Monk
Matt Taichi


Born in Shaanxi Province, China in 1964, Master Zhang began to practice martial arts at the age of ten. From 1993 to 1995, he pursued his master degree in martial arts at Xi'an Physical Education College, China. After passing the exams and tests of national 3rd-class and 2nd-class certifications in martial arts, he became a Certified National 1st-class Referee of Martial Arts in China in July, 1995.
He is also a certified 3rd-class gymnast in China.

Master Zhang came to the United States in August, 1995 as a visiting professor of martial arts at the College of Physical Education, University of Delaware, where he had taught credited-courses in Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Kung Fu (Wu Shu) and Self-defense for three years.

Master Zhang has run many martial arts demos, workshops and seminars in the United States, including the workshop for the USA professional physical educators during the 1996 Olympic Game and martial arts demonstration for the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA.

Master Zhang's favorite martial arts are Northern Styles of Kung Fu, including Shaolin boxing, Shaolin 13-fist Short Stick, Chinese Military Police Boxing, Pi Gua Quan (Chopping Fist), Fan Zi Quan (Tornado Fist) as well as Chen Style, Yang Style Tai Chi and Zhang Style Tai Chi Gong.

Master Zhang has a bachelor's degree in English language from Xi'an International Studies University in China. He also has his Diploma in Network Engineering & Data Communications from the Chubb Institute, Springfield, PA. Currently he is the president of the East West Institute and the head instructor of the Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Qi Gong and Self-defense classes.

Master Zhang's philosophy of life is to live a happy and healthy physical and mental life.

Contact Info:
Matt Xichuan Zhang
110 Lawnton Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090 U.S.A.
Phone: 215-259-3038
mzhang@eastwest.us ; taichigong@gmail.com