Chicago Bei Dou Kung Fu

North America

About the School

Chicago Bei Dou Kung Fu is a Chinese Martial Arts school in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL. The school’s name, ‘Bei Dou’, stands for the North Star and reflects our hope to be a guide for students on their journey to learn and understand Chinese Martial Arts.

Our mission is to promote self-confidence, self-discipline, friendship, and fitness through Chinese Martial Arts. Our instructors are from the best martial arts universities in China and have trained, competed, and coached at the international level.

Our central philosophy revolves around 3 words: 关爱(Guan Ai; Care), 健康(Jian Kang; Health), and 快乐(Kuai Le; Happiness). We strive to help our students live healthy, fruitful, and compassionate lives, as well as to become productive and valued members of the community.

We offer group and private lessons in Traditional Kung Fu, Contemporary Wushu, Sanshou Self-Defense, and Tai Chi. Private lessons are also available in Ba Gua, Shin Yi, and Qi Gong.

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Wu Jing Chao

Master JingChao Wu is recognized by the International Wudao Association as an official Modern Wushu 7th Degree Black Belt, an International First Degree Wushu Judge, an International First Degree Wushu Coach, and received the title of World-Famous Martial Artist in 2011. He has competed at the state, national, and international level winning numerous awards including 1st place in Straight Sword at the All-China Wushu Forms Championship in 2004, and 1st place in Long Fist and Spear in 2008. In 2007 Master Wu created a unique Nine Section Whip Wushu form that significantly contributed to the development of the weapon’s practice.

In 2005 Master Wu received his BA from the acclaimed Beijing University of Physical Education. After graduation, Master Wu coached at the Shandong Province Tengzhou Olympic Athletics Academy and the Beijing Shaolin Wushu Academy. He came to America in 2009 where he began teaching Chinese martial arts in Chicago, Illinois.

Master Wu was born in Zuji, Shandong China in 1982. He began studying Chinese martial arts at the Shandong Province Tengzhou Olympic Athletic Academy at the age of 7 and continued his studies in Shandong at the Zaozhuang Athletic Academy. He later went on to train with the Heilongjiang Province Daqing Athletic Academy and the Shandong Province Professional Wushu Team. In 2001 Master Wu broadened his training by traveling to the Henan Shaolin Temple Wushu Academy. There he studied traditional Shaolin forms and received the title of “Outstanding Athlete” multiple times.

His achievements through Chinese martial arts have led to performances in America, Canada, Germany, Korea, Singapore, and Thailand. He has also had the privilege of participating in major cultural performances such as the CCTV’s New Year’s Gala (China’s premier television event of the year), the CCTV’s Successful Olympic Application Celebration, and the King’s 80th Birthday Celebration Event in Thailand. He also led, directed, and performed in the American live action production of the Monkey King Kung Fu Spectacular.

Master Wu is a dedicated teacher focused on recognizing and developing each student’s individual potential. He strives not only to improve student’s skills and understanding of Chinese martial arts, but also to develop the spirit. Master Wu is passionate about spreading knowledge and appreciation of Chinese martial arts around the world.

Styles Taught

Bagua Zhang | Modern Wushu | Sanda | Taiji Quan | Traditional Wushu | Xing Yi Quan


1511 W. Fullerton Ave. Chicago, IL 60614