Darrin James (Tai Chi)
Wade Blevins began his martial arts training at the age of twelve, receiving a black belt in Hwa Rang Do at the age of 19. He began training wushu with Master Luo Minghan in 1999 and was one of his first students in Oklahoma, training in both Modern and traditional wushu and began teaching at the center in 2004. Wade earned a Masters in Education from OCU and puts those skills to good use as a coach. His coaching philosophy is to teach not only good solid foundational skills, but also "wude" or martial ethics to help students realize their full potential in and out of the wushu center. Wade believes that a good quality, well-rounded martial arts program can bring out the best in a student teaching discipline, perseverance, patience, integrity, humility, and instills a good work ethic. Wade has competed locally, nationally, and internationally. He has been nationally ranked as a junior competitor in both the NASKA and AKL circuits, and is also nationally ranked on the ICMAC circuit. Wade is an international IWUF traditional wushu gold and bronze medalist.