Coach Megan Westerman:
Coach Megan Westerman has trained in Kung fu, Tai ji, and Sanda under Shifu Salazar since 2007, and currently serves as youth kung fu program director and adult kung fu instructor of Mt. Song Academy.
Coach Megan has trained in traditional martial arts since 1995 at the age of 9. She earned her 1st degree black belt in Okinawan Shorin-ryu karate in 2004. She worked as assistant instructor from 2000-2005 at the Okinawan karate-do school in Orlando before moving to Tampa.
Coach Megan has also studied both kung fu and the Mandarin language while living in China from 2010-2011. She was honored with the title of “Jiao Lian” (Coach) of the Shaolin Wu Seng Hou Bei Dui in May 2011 while training at Grandmaster Shi De Yang’s school in Deng Feng, China.
Megan is a multiple-time Gold-medallist in the ICMAC kung fu circuit, and ICMAC World Champion in traditional Northern forms and weapons in 2011 and 2012.
Megan is also group leader and coordinator of Mt Song's annual Cultural Exchange Trip to China, in which students can tour famous site and train in kung fu and/or tai ji.
“My goal as a coach is to help students challenge them selves and constantly improve in their physical abilities and mental character.”