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Curriculum Vitae

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Education
Present Positions
Experience
Martial Arts Demonstrations
Publications by or about Master Frank DeMaria
Motion Pictures, Radio and Television
Lectures
Arts Taught

Education

  1. AAS Degree Westchester Community College
  2. Chinese Language, Loretta Pan, Columbia University
  3. Chinese Astrology, Taipei Astrological Association

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Present Positions

  1. President, East Coast Martial Arts Association
  2. Founder and Head Instructor, American Center of Chinese Studies
  3. Director of New York State, United Kung Fu Federation of North America
  4. Head Instructor of Kung Fu, Northern Westchester Chinese School
  5. Commissioner of State of New York, Kuoshu Federation of the Republic of China
  6. Member, Republic of China Astrological Association
  7. Member Buddhist Association of the Republic of China
  8. Taipei City Kung Fu Instructor of the Republic of China
  9. Member of Taipei International Shuai Chiao Association of the Republic of China
  10. Instructor, International Kenpo Karate Association
  11. Member, Japan Karate Association
  12. First School United with Shao-lin Temple, Mainland China
  13. Mei Jung Ch'uan Association of the Republic of China
  14. Coach, Taipei City Government Kung Fu Federation of the Republic of China
  15. Member, Kuoshu Federation of the Republic of China
  16. Member, Chinese National Gymnastics Association Military Boxing Committee
  17. Member, #005, Taipei Shuai Chiao Committee
  18. Alliance with The Society of Shaolin Temple of Song Mountain, Henan Province, China - Chief Abbot Yong-Xin Shin, 29th generation
  19. Brotherhood with Guolin Shi, 34th generation Shao-lin Monk from Shao-lin Temple in China
  20. Member of "The American Kenpo Karate Association" 6th degree Black Belt"
  21. Member of "The International Kenpo Karate Association" Ed Parker
  22. New York State Certified Police Instructor, (Dept. Criminal Justice Services)
  23. FBI Certified Firearms Instructor
  24. New York State Certified Police Officer, Westchester County Police
  25. New York State Certified Defensive Tactics Police Instructor
  26. President and founder of American Center for Chinese Studies 1994 thru present
  27. Member of Board of Directors, Chinese Boxing Association June 20, 2002
  28. Award From: Association of Chinese Schools (ACS) Ten Year Service for Teaching
  29. Kenpo Hall of Fame, Gathering of the Eagles. Sept 2007
  30. International Martial Arts Council of America 8/04/2007
  31. World Man Seer Kung Pai Kung Fu Academy 6th Dan 01/01/07
  32. Man Seer Kung Life Time Membership 01/01/07
  33. W.M.S.K.P.K.A.C. Katory Yama Rye Ju Jutsu 3 Dan 01/01/07
  34. FIMA University of Asia Member 2004
  35. FIMA University Diploma in the field of Martial Arts 2006
  36. The International Chinese Boxing Association June 2002
  37. The United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2007
  38. FIMA Martial Arts 10th Dan 2006
  39. Promotion to 9th Degree Black Belt, American Kenpo Karate Association 11/14/07
  40. Kung Fu Instructor for Norther Westchester Chinese School, 10 years

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Experience

  1. Started in the Shao-lin Martial arts at age nine in NY Chinatown and Taiwan
  2. Studied various Japanese and Okinawan styles of Karate
  3. Military service, 1959 - 1962 U.S. Air Force
  4. Certified New York State Police Martial Arts Instructor
  5. FBI Certified Firearms Instructor
  6. Associate Professor of Physical Education at Suny State University
  7. Head, Self Defense Instructor of Zone 3 Police Academy Westchester NY
  8. Head, Self Defense Instructor for Sheriffs Dept, Westchester County NY
  9. Awarded entry to Professional Karate Association Hall of Fame
  10. Awarded Referee awards 1970 - 1980
  11. Awarded Police awards for defensive training of recruits 1970 - 1980
  12. Coordinator for International Convention of Martial Arts, Kung Fu Wu Shu
  13. Instructor, America Goju Academy of Martial Arts
  14. Martial Arts Demonstrations at the Following:
    1. China Institute in America
    2. Sheriffs Association
    3. Westchester Country Police Academy Zone 3
    4. Boy Scouts of America
    5. Police Athletic League (P.A.L)
    6. The Fourth Unitarian Society
    7. Rutgers University
    8. China Institute Women's Association
    9. Wide World of Sports
    10. East meets West Demo New York Madison Square Garden
    11. P.A.L. Yonkers CYO (Catholic Youth Organization)
    12. Numerous Monthly Demonstrations, Sunnyside Gardens
    13. Yonkers Raceway, Yearly Fair
    14. Numerous Demonstrations, Various Martial Arts Tournaments
    15. Madison Square Garden Production
    16. Universal Tai Chi Chuan Association: Tai Chi Chuan Festival
    17. Kung Fu Exhibition: Don Smith Rally
    18. St. Judes Tai Chi Seminar
    19. The Society of Shaolin Temple 133-14 - 41 Ave Flushing NY
    20. First American awarded title American Fighting Monk at Shao-lin Temple, China
    21. Participated in Ten Years of Martial Arts Tournaments
    22. Numerous Trophies in Fighting and Forms Competitions in USA and Taiwan
    23. Technical Advisor, at the International Convention of Martial Arts,1969
    24. First American adopted as a Godson by his Master Chang Tung Sheng
    25. Chinese Kenpo Hand Weapon Demo with John McSweeney at A.C.C.S. 1996
    26. The Oriental World of Self Defense, Lehman College, April 27 1997
    27. Chinese Keno Self Defense Demo May 1997 at A.C.C.S. With John McSweeney
    28. Tribute to Aaron Banks Aug 24th,97 Came Hall, NY Hosted by Frank DeMaria

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Martial Arts Demonstrations

  1. China Institute in America
  2. Sheriffs Association
  3. Westchester Country Police Academy Zone 3
  4. Boy Scouts of America
  5. Police Athletic League (P.A.L)
  6. The Fourth Unitarian Society
  7. Rutgers University
  8. China Institute Women's Association
  9. Wide World of Sports
  10. East meets West Demo New York Madison Square Garden
  11. P.A.L. Yonkers CYO (Catholic Youth Organization)
  12. Numerous Monthly Demonstrations, Sunnyside Gardens
  13. Yonkers Raceway, Yearly Fair
  14. Numerous Demonstrations, Various Martial Arts Tournaments
  15. Madison Square Garden Production
  16. Universal Tai Chi Ch'uan Association : Tai Chi Ch'uan Festival
  17. Kung Fu Exhibition : Don Smith Rally
  18. St. Jude's Tai Chi Seminar
  19. The Society of Shaolin Temple 133-14 - 41 Ave Flushing NY
  20. First American awarded title "American Fighting Monk" Shao-lin Temple, China
  21. Participated in Ten Years of Martial Arts Tournaments
  22. Numerous Trophies in Fighting and Forms Competitions in USA and Taiwan
  23. Technical Advisor, at the International Convention of Martial Arts,1969
  24. First American adopted as a Godson by his Master Ch'ang Tung Sheng
  25. Chinese Kenpo Hand Weapon Demo with John McSweeney at A.C.C.S. 1996
  26. The Oriental World of Self Defense, Lehman College, April 27 1997
  27. Chinese Keno Self Defense Demo May 1997 at A.C.C.S. with John McSweeney
  28. Tribute to Aaron Banks Aug 24, 1997 Came Hall, NY Hosted by Frank DeMaria
  29. Made Tenth degree awarded from Spain's Kung Fu Organization, 2008
  30. Entered into the Kenpo Hall of Fame 2008
  31. Second highest ranked in the Late Master John Mc Sweeney Kenpo organization, 9th degree Black Belt

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Publications by or about Master Frank DeMaria

  1. Author of Text Book "Chang Style Tai Chi Ch'uan" 1986
  2. "Herbal Medicines a Kung Fu Tradition", Inside Kung Fu Magazine
  3. "Hsing-I Ch'uan, The Five Elements of Destruction," Karate Illustrated Magazine
  4. "The Secret Animals of Hsing-I Ch'uan," Karate Illustrated Magazine
  5. "Hsing-I Jing Ch'uan Internal System of Kung Fu," Karate Illustrated Magazine
  6. "Pa Kua Cycle of Power," Karate Illustrated Magazine
  7. "Frank De Maria's Secret of Kung Fu," Dan Lurie World Karate Magazine
  8. "Shao-lin Lo Han Ch'uan." Inside Kung Fu Magazine
  9. "Shao-lin Ch'uan," Inside Kung Fu Magazine
  10. "Shuai Chiao, China's Oldest Kung Fu." Karate Illustrated Magazine
  11. "Ch'ang Tung Sheng, The Butterfly That Can Kill," Black Belt Magazine
  12. "Ch'ang Tung Sheng, The King of Shuai Chiao," Black Belt Magazine
  13. "Shuai Chiao Controlling The Leg," Inside Kung Fu Magazine
  14. "Shuai Chiao, The Art of Kung Fu Throwing," Karate Illustrated Magazine
  15. "Scotch Tape Kung Fu " Black Belt Magazine
  16. "Ch'ang Style Tai Chi Ch'uan Part 1" Inside Kung Fu Magazine
  17. "Ch'ang Style Tai Chi Ch'uan Part 2" Inside Kung Fu Magazine
  18. "Art Martial Artist Going Soft " Inside Kung Fu Magazine
  19. "Money in The Banks " Masters Of Kung Fu Magazine
  20. "Secret Locks and Throws of Pa Kua " Inside Kung Fu Magazine
  21. "Hsing-I Jing Ch'uan A Master Secret" Hsing-I Journal
  22. "A Mei Jung Ch'uan History " (Chinese Edition) Taipei Taiwan
  23. "Inside Kung Fu Year Book" Inside Kung Fu Magazine
  24. "The Shuai Chiao Handbook " Shuai Chiao Association
  25. "Only American to be Presented the Highest Kung Fu Award" The Evening Star
  26. "Big Fight in Asia" The World Journal Newspaper (Chinese)
  27. "The Fight's On" The China Times Newspaper (Chinese)
  28. "A Kung Fu Fighter" The Gannet Newspapers
  29. "Sense's Speak Out" Official Karate Magazine"
  30. "Chinese New Year Its real Meaning", North County News
  31. "Listed in the Volume 1 "Infinite Insights into Keno" By Ed Parker
  32. "Kung Fu Science" Update, monthly government news
  33. "Self Defense for Women" North County News
  34. "Police Recruits Learning Kung Fu"
  35. "Orient Secret Kept Alive and Well" Reporters Dispatch
  36. " 'Goodwill ambassador' to Taiwan returns after completing movie"
  37. "Shuai Chiao Instructor Honored" Home News and Times
  38. "City Residents in Movie to be Filmed in the Orient"
  39. "Madison Square Garden Fight, Harold Statesman"
  40. "Brotherhood" Yonkers Home News And Times
  41. "Major Fight" World Journal (Chinese)
  42. "Frank De Maria, International Martial Arts Writer" world Journal (Chinese)
  43. "Bird in Thirteen Postures Released" Center Daily News (Chinese)
  44. "Chan Experiences" Ch'an Magazine
  45. "New Movie Released" Sing Tao Jih Pao (Chinese)
  46. "Hsing Jing Ch'uan the Secret Art' Hsing-I Journal Vol-5 Issue-2 Summer of 96
  47. "The Power of the Written Word"
  48. "Contemplating the Quiet Mind" The Reporter Dispatch
  49. "Unique Temple Combines Calm & Kung Fu" New Tribune July 95
  50. "Buddhism, what is it?" Readers Digest August 1995
  51. "Buddhist's Numbers Growing" The Reporter Dispatch Aug,1995
  52. "What is Purpose of Clear Mind" Chan Magazine- Sheng Yen Feb. 1995
  53. "A.C.C.S. Teaching Exotic Shaolin Art Of Mei Jung Ch'uan" Sep. 1995
  54. "The Real Shao-lin Comes to America" Dec. 1995
  55. "Chang Style Tai Chi Ch'uan" Inside Kung Fu Jan.1996
  56. "Stance Training: Foundation of Any Martial Art"
  57. "The Living Legacy of Grandmaster Chang Dung Sheng: Chang Shih Tai Chi"
  58. "The True Source of Power"
  59. "Chinese Shuai Chiao" Video put out by Taiwan TV
  60. "The Shao-lin Temple" Inside Kung Fu Magazine June issue 1996
  61. "The Four Right Reasons for Stance Training" Qigong KungFu Mag. Jun/July 96
  62. "Tai Chi" No Carolina Newspaper Lifestyles Section June 2 1996
  63. "Buddhist News" February 1995 Buddhist talk by Master Sheng-yen at ACCS
  64. "The Power of the Written Word" http://www.Kungfu.org
  65. "The Threefold Training of Shao-lin" http://www.Kungfu.org
  66. "Will the Real Ch'ang Tung Sheng Stand Up" http://www.Kungfu.org
  67. "The Living Legacy of Grandmaster Chang Tung Sheng" Qigong Kungfu Mag. Nov.96
  68. "Shuai Chiao, The Hidden Power Within Shaolin Kung Fu" Black Belt Apr.97
  69. "Mei Jung Ch'uan" QiKung KungFu Magazine Oct/Nov 1997
  70. Instructor of the Month "World Karate Magazine Feb/1998"
  71. Tech Week Vol.1 No.9 Far East meets West Coast in Martial Arts 6/1/98
  72. Black Belt Yearbook Fall 1998. Photo shown in article on Shuai Chiao
  73. "Historias DeAntiguos Maestros," 1999. New Book written in Spanish about Master DeMaria
  74. Mentioned in the Late Master Sheng-Yen Biography called "Footprints in the Snow," 2008

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Motion Pictures, Radio and Television

  1. The Bird in Thirteen Postures, Star (Taiwan Seven Start Productions)
  2. The Golden Gate "A History of Frank De Maria (Taiwan)
  3. WVOX "The Asia Spotlight"
  4. Peekskill Cable
  5. New York Cable
  6. Yorktown Cable
  7. A New View, Yorktown Cable
  8. Higher Insights
  9. Overseas Network T.V.
  10. Taiwan News Taipei Taiwan
  11. NBC Wide World of Sports
  12. WVIP, Elmsford
  13. WFAX, New Rochelle
  14. Yonkers Cable - Kickback
  15. A New View - Yorktown Cable Television
  16. Proclamation by Town of Brewster to Master De Maria by Country Clerk Denis Sant, April 2005
  17. Inducted into the Al Tracy's Kenpo Hall of Fame. July 2007
  18. Inducted into The United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame Aug 2007

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Lectures

  1. The Other Side Of Shao-lin, Geigy Chemical Annual Outing
  2. Chi The Inner Power, The Wainwright House Rye NY
  3. The Inner meaning of Tai Chi, Brewster NY
  4. Shao-lin and How to Use It, China Institute
  5. Martial Arts Weapons Police Academy Zone 3
  6. The Secrets of Tai Chi Ch'uan, Sunny University
  7. Shao-lin Lo Han a Traditional Art, Rutgers University
  8. Chi Kung Power, Firemen Annual Festival Yorktown
  9. The Three Internal Arts, Maria Regina Hall Scarsdale
  10. The Tao and its Meaning, Holy House Putnam Valley NY
  11. Weekly Lectures at ACCS in Buchanan
  12. What Is Shao-lin, Brewster, NY
  13. Shuai Chaio, the Father of all Arts
  14. Women and Practical Self Defense
  15. Chi Kung for Health
  16. Shao-Lin: For Mind, Body, and Spirit
  17. Meditation and the Martial Arts
  18. Perfection of the Self
  19. Pa Kua, the Mysterious Art
  20. Hsing-I, Mind Boxing
  21. What is Chi Kung?
  22. The History of the Shao-lin Temple
  23. The Three Internal Arts
  24. Tai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Kung
  25. Wu-De The code of Shao-lin
  26. The Three Great Pillars of Shao-lin
  27. The Great Tao
  28. Internal Development
  29. What is Tai Chi? presented to Fourth Unitarian Society of Westchester 3/1/98

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Arts Taught

  1. Shao-lin Chuan Kung Fu, Northern and Southern Styles, and Philosophy
    1. Classical Forms
    2. Self Defense Methods
    3. Weapons - Dau (double edge sword) Jen (single edge sword) Staff, Spear
    4. Animal Styles - The Twelve styles of Shao-lin
  2. Chinese Keno - (300) Keno techniques - Keno weapons -Staff and Dau
  3. Shuai Chiao Kung Fu - Chinese throwing techniques
  4. Mei Jung Chuan - a rare style of Shao-lin
  5. Ching Na -Bone Locking Methods
  6. Tai Chi Chuan
      The Long Form (Solo Form)
    1. Push Hands - 108 styles ( Tway Shou)
    2. Four Corner Walking (Da Lu)
    3. Weapons - Tai Chi sword, Tai Chi Jen, Tai Chi Staff, Tai Chi Spear
    4. San Shou - Tai Chi Applications for 88 Movements
  7. Pa Kua Chuan
    1. The Long Form (Solo Form)
    2. The Mother Form
    3. Pa Kua Push Hands
    4. Pa Kua Weapons
  8. Hsing-I Chuan and Hsing Jing Chuan
    1. The Forms
      a) Hsing-I Five Element Form
      b) Hsing-I Five Element and Animal Form
      c) Hsing-I Twelve animal styles
      d) Hsing-I Two Man Fighting sets (ker-fu)
      e) Hsing Jing - Chang Tung Sheng Form
    2. The Weapons
    3. Hsing -I for Defense
  9. Meditation, Zen (Chan) - Taoist methods, and Buddhist methods of mind control
  10. Chi Kung - Methods for health and long life
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