Ling Mei Zhang
Ruth Yafonne Chen (San Francisco) will study Chinese Wushu (sword dance) with Ling Mei Zhang (San Francisco). Zhang studied with masters Liu Yuhua and Lee Wenjin in Tian Jinh and became the double straight sword Wushu champion for all of China in 1975. She has taught martial arts for over thirty years. Chen is a Chinese dancer who spent several years performing with Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company before beginning to study Wushu. During the apprenticeship she will learn several straight sword routines and will choreograph an original double straight sword routine with her teacher.