September 21, 2016
Coach Allen Tjiong with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at the United Nations!
Coach Allen Tjiong was honored today to meet with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at the inauguration ceremony announcing the creation of a new fitness and recreation center at the United Nations Headquarters generously sponsored by the IOC. Coach Allen, a United Nations official, has devoted great effort supporting Wushu to become an official Olympic sport and expressed to President Bach that Wushu's acceptance would generate even more excitement in the Games while promoting peace, friendship, and health through martial arts.
Congratulations! Coach Allen Tjiong was inducted into the Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors for "Outstanding Achievements in the Martial Arts" on January 21, 2012 at a ceremony held at the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Grandmaster Alan Goldberg presented the award to Coach Allen in recognition of his efforts promoting Chinese Martial Arts.
In 2011, Coach Allen organized/hosted the New York City visit by the China World Champion Wushu Team, officials of the Chinese Wushu Association and International Wushu Federation, and international action star JET LI. The delegation's visit to New York City was to celebrate the 40th anniversary of China’s membership in the United Nations and included a Wushu performance in the UN General Assembly (Wushu in UN - Peace, Friendship, and Health), an award ceremony with New York City officials emphasizing martial arts for health and fitness, and a visit to the New York Stock Exchange highlighted by Jet Li’s Closing Bell ceremony which focused worldwide media attention on Wushu’s efforts to become an Olympic sport.
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Allen Tjiong was born and raised in New York City, New York. He received his BA from Columbia University and MA from New York University. Allen grew up with a strong interest in martial arts and following his father, Tjiong Wing Tak, began training at the early age of ten years old. He was further inspired by the legendary Bruce Lee - a close family friend who starred in movies with Allen’s mother, “Yan-Yan”, when they were child stars in Hong Kong.
Allen has trained in three styles of kung fu (Wing Chun, White Crane, and Pak Mei / White Eyebrow System) and Shotokan Karate. He is a gold and silver medalist at the US International Kuoshu Championships, USA Wushu–Kung Fu Nationals, Wong Fei Hung All Kung-Fu Championships, Tiger Claw National Elite Championships, and the Disney Martial Arts Festival. Allen also served as a Tournament Judge for Chinese martial arts at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival, Karate Tournament of Champions, and NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.
Inducted into Action Martial Arts Magazine 2012 Hall of Honors for “Outstanding Achievements in the Martial Arts” award.
紅線女 "HUNG SIN NUI" (SITTING)
SALLY "YAN-YAN" TJIONG (LEFT)
BRUCE LEE (KNEELING)
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