Culturally rich, the history of kung fu includes the performance aspect of these aesthetically beautiful arts of body movement and control. Incorporated into Chinese Opera and Dance, movements from traditional kung fu styles make a significant contribution to these performance arts. The more modern version of kung fu known as Wushu (the national sport in China) is a gymnastic type performance of traditional Chinese martial arts. With jumping, spinning, aerial techniques and extreme flexibility as its focus, it places performance above all else. In keeping with the tradition of performance, Academy members are frequent Champions in martial arts tournaments, as evidence by the 200 plus trophies and medals on display at the school. The Academy also participates in fund raising performances for charitable organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital and others.