Martial Artistry's Team Steel Phoenix Videos

4 steel phoenix 2008 tagBeginners, intermediate and advanced, these are our students in action! Since 1997, Martial Artistry's Team Steel Phoenix has put Albuquerque, New Mexico on the martial arts map with a Chinese cultural exhibition that brings the splendor and mystery of the Middle Kingdom to life. During our performances, Chinese lions prance to the pounding of drums and the clash of cymbals and gongs, a 75' dragon cheses the Celestial Pearl of Wisdom through the heavens, and kung fu heroes leap through the air and display their martial prowess in a manner as beautiful to behold as it is deadly in combat.

Videos are posted here from newest performance to oldest.


 

January 28, 2017

Martial Artistry's Team Steel Phoenix

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

 

 Chinese New Year celebration at Martial Artistry Shaolin Kung Fu and Chinese Wushu at 2500 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico on January 28, 2017.

OUR PLAYERS AND FORMS FOR THIS SHOW:

Dorothy Stender: Nanquan, Flags, Dragon Dance

Ellie Wilson (Kung Fu Panda): staff, broadsword

Christina Maze: Musical Form, Little Dragon Four, Lion & Dragon Dance

Danika Bodmer: Musical Form, Little Dragon Four, Flags

Keith Weber: Musical Form, Little Dragon Four, Lion & Dragon Dance

Saskia King: Musical Form, Little Dragon Four, Lion & Dragon Dance

April Dawn Duncan: Warfan, Changquan, Flags

KJ McIver: Northern Mantis, gong

Todd Coffey: Changquan, staff fight set, Flags, Dragon Dance

Kevin Huang: Tiger Boxing, Warfan, drumming

Edi Juares: Whipchain, Double Daggers, Lion & Dragon Dance

Dani Juares: Drunken Fist, Nanquan, Lion & Dragon Dance

Monique Renee Curley: Double Head Spear, Double Straight Sword

Ed McGinnis: Double Head Spear, Three Section Staff, Flags, Dragon Dance

Randy Lantz: Staff Fight Set, Double Head Spear

George Bennett: Straight Sword Fight Set, Warfan, Dragon Dance, cymbals

Connor Bennett: Straight Sword Fight Set, cymbals

Silvia Coffey: Little Dragon Four, Flags

Carley Maze: Little Dragon Four, Tan Tui


 

February 8, 2014

Martial Artistry's Team Steel Phoenix

Lunar New Year Celebration

Kung fu and wushu thrills abound during our 13th Annual Chinese New Year celebration in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Martial arts in the movies was the hidden theme this year, with Jedi vs. Sith lightsaber battles, cat woman style acrobatics, drunken kung fu combat and wushu sword clashes. Whips cracked, broadswords slashed, staves and spears whirled, all in honor of two of our own brave kung fu warriors currently battling cancer (see dedication at the end of the video).

 It's not karate - it's KUNG FU!

 ~*~ OUR PLAYERS ~*~

Jen Vossen: Kung Lik Kuen

Dorothy Stender: wushu straight sword (jian) and kung fu double head spear

Jonathan Milton: nan quan and Shaolin guan dao (kuan dao)

Silvia Coffey: Tan Tui

Jesse Stephens: kung fu war fan

Lydia "Mei-Mei" Eggert: dragon fist and bull whip

Jason Oglesbay: wushu staff

Caitlyn Rodgers: long fist (Chang Quan)

Brian Baker: deer horn knives, rope dart

Randy Lantz: long fist (chang quan), broadsword fight set

Todd Coffey: long fist (chang quan), broadsword fight set

April Dawn Duncan: kung fu war fan, lightsaber fight set

Barbara "Ellie" Wilson: kung fu war fan, lightsaber fight set

Ed McGinnis: wushu broadsword

Edi Juares: kung fu dragon fist vs drunken fight set, whip chain

Dani Juares: drunken fist vs dragon fist fight set, drunken kung fu


 

January 21, 2012

Martial Artistry's Team Steel Phoenix

"Year of the Water Dragon"

Chinese New Year Performance

Sorry about the focus (or lack thereof). I made a camera boo-boo. Anywho, our martial artists for this show were:

Ben Berling: broadsword (saber or dao), drums, whip chain (jie bian), flag dance, double whip chain (shuang jie bian), ground tumbling boxing (ditang quan), dragon dance, bullwhip (sheng bian) and cymbals.

James "Sparky" Esparza: drunken boxing (zui quan), flag dance, three section staff (san jie gun), lion dance (monk), dragon dance.

Todd Coffey: long fist (chang quan), lion dance (Cao-Cao-tail), dragon dance.

Brian Baker: rope dart (sen biao), lion dance (gong), flag dance, pudao, dragon dance.

April Duncan: spring leg (tan tui), lion dance (Cao-Cao-head), dragon dance.

Yan Qiu: war fan (wu shan), broadsword (saber, dao), flag dance, dragon dance, double fan (shuang shan)

Yaoting Shelnutt: lion dance (Haoqi-tail), double-head spear (shuangtou qiang), flag dance, dragon dance

Danielle Hayden: lion dance (Kai-head), flag dance, pudao, double-head spear (shuangtou qiang), dragon dance

Ryan McGowan: lion dance (drum, cymbals), staff (gun), straight sword (jian), flag dance, Southern boxing (nanquan), praying mantis boxing (tang lang quan), dragon dance

Father Barney Deane: lion dance (Kai-tail), war fan (wu shan), dragon dance

Emily: power fist form (kung lik kuen), lion dance (Haoqi-head), dragon dance

Sylvia: little fist (xiao quan)

Dorothy Stender: tiger boxing (hu quan), sound goddess

It was a great performance and everyone worked up an appetite just watching it. So afterward, we ate. And ate. And ate. And then we watched a movie retrospective of Sparky's decade with Martial Artistry, including lots of footage from his movie-making ventures, starring tons of our students.

 


October 1, 2011

Martial Artistry Shaolin Kung Fu & Chinese Wushu's

Team Steel Phoenix together with the

Van Hanh Lion Dancers

Third Annual Albuquerque International Day

Martial Artistry's Team Steel Phoenix kung fu & wushu performance with the Van Hanh Lion Dancers at the Third Annual Albuquerque International Day on October 1, 2011 at the Talin Market, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Martial Arts Performers:

James Esparza: drunken boxing (zui quan), three section staff (san jie gun)

Ryan McGowan: nanquan (southern boxing)

Qiu Yan: double war fan (shuang wu shan)

Yaoting "Julian" Shelnutt: double head spear (shuangtou qiang)

Brian Baker: rope dart (sen biao)


 

September 2010

Martial Arts Exhibition at the New Mexico State Fair

 

Martial Artistry Shaolin Kung Fu and Chinese Wushu in Albuquerque NM present Team Steel Phoenix in an exhibition of martial arts weapons and forms at the New Mexico State Fair, including drunken boxing, praying mantis, dragon, double head spear, pudao, rope dart, staff, war fan, double war fan, nan quan, ditang quan, straight sword, lion dancing, dragon dancing and more.

 


January 21, 2006

Martial Artistry Shaolin Kung Fu & Chinese Wushu's

Team Steel Phoenix

Jewish Community Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This was a nearly hour long show with loads of wushu, kung fu, lion, dragon and flag dancing.

Our Martial Arts Players:

Amir Shirkhorshidian: wushu & kung fu basics, staff, double broadsword (shuang dao), praying mantis (tang lang quan), staff vs. 3 section staff fighting set, snake fist (she quan), tiger boxing (hu quan), mantis vs. snake fighting set, straight sword (jian), pudao, dragon dancing

James Cole: wushu & kung fu basics, southern boxing (nanquan), hook swords, staff (gun shu), tiger boxing (hu quan), whip chain (jia bian), straight sword (jian), dragon dancing

Ryan McGowan: wushu & kung fu basics, double daggers (shuang bishou), cymbals, dragon boxing (long quan), long fist (chang quan), flag dancing, dragon dancing

Jesse Tafoya: kung fu & wushu basics, war fan (wu shan), monkey staff (hou gun), kung lik kuen, dragon dance

Katey Garcia: wushu & kung fu basics, war fan (wu shan), kung lik kuen, Shantung Shaolin kung fu, dragon dancing

Johnathan Padilla: kung fu & wushu basics, double daggers (shuang bishou), broadsword (saber, dao), Southern boxing (nanquan), praying mantis boxing (tang lang quan), mantis vs. snake fighting set, double saber vs staff fighting set, dragon dancing, flag dancing

James "Sparky" Esparza: wushu & kung fu basics, lion dancing, broadsword (dao, saber), drunken boxing (zui quan), staff vs. three section staff fighting set, rope dart (sen biao), double broadsword (shuang dao), three section staff (san jie gun), flag dancing

Vincent Suazo: kung fu & wushu basics, saber (broadsword, dao), double broadsword vs. staff fighting set, dragon dancing, flag dancing

Danielle Hayden (nee Stender): wushu & kung fu basics, wind & fire wheels (feng huo lun), lion dancing, straight sword (jian), double head spear (shuang tou qiang), long fist (chang quan)

Diana Ma (nee Stender): kung fu & wushu basics, mandarin duck razors, lion dancing, straight sword (jian)

Dominique Dexter: wushu & kung fu basics, drums, broadsword (saber, dao), lion dancing, dragon boxing (long quan), Shantung Shaolin boxing, long fist (chang quan)

David Rodgers: kung fu & wushu basics, lion dancing, dragon dancing

Tien Nguyen: wushu & kung fu basics, lion dancing, cymbals

Delbert Trujillo: kung fu & wushu basics, lion dancing, Shaolin boxing

Chris Blake: wushu & kung fu basics, lion dancing, pudao, Shantung Shaolin boxing

Brian Baker: kung fu & wushu basics, gong, kuan dao, rope dart (sen biao), dragon boxing (long quan), shuangdao vs. staff fighting set, dragon dancing, flag dancing

 


 

September 7, 2003

Martial Artistry's Team Steel Phoenix

Shaolin Kung Fu, Wushu and Chinese Cultural Performance

New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM

Boxcar Stage performance at the New Mexico State Fair on September 7, 2003. Featuring lion dancing, dragon dancing, kung fu, wushu and weapons forms such as warfan (tien shan), long fist (chang quan), saber (dao), staff (gun), monkey staff (hou gun), ground tumbling boxing (ditang quan), golden melon hammers, snake fist (shi quan), double broadsword (shuang dao), hook swords, san jian duan, southern boxing (nan quan), tiger boxing (hu quan), dragon boxing (long quan), double head spear (shuang tou qiang), straight sword (jian), wind and fire wheels, whip chain, pudao and MORE!

Performers:

  • Brian Baker
  • James "Sparky" Esparza
  • Danielle Hayden
  • Diana Ma
  • Dorothy Stender
  • Amir Shirkhorshidian
  • James Cole
  • Monique Renee Cordova
  • Jonah Donnarumma
  • Nicole Neff
  • Jason A. Padilla
  • Johnathan Padilla
  • Albert Vera
  • Lillie Vosa
  • Naomi Tsukuda-Doering
  • Alex Daniels
  • JR
  • Kip Barkhurst
  • Dominique Dexter

 


 February 16, 2002

Martial Artistry Shaolin Kung Fu & Chinese Wushu's

Team Steel Phoenix

Albuquerque, New Mexico Charity

Chinese New Year Performance to Benefit

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Students raised money for charity by selling tickets to the performances, and Sifu even auctioned off her hair color to help bring in more funds for SJCRH. The people with the highest bids chose purple and pink for Sifu's long tresses -- which frightened off a week's worth of perspective students!

Our martial arts performers were:

  • Chris Baca
  • Toby Baca III
  • James Cole
  • Monique Renee Cordova
  • Christine Dang
  • Jonah Donnarumma
  • Robert Gomez
  • Buck McCombs
  • Nick Montoya
  • Nicole Neff
  • Lan Nguyen
  • Nancy Nguyen
  • Jason Padilla
  • Johnathan Padilla
  • Ann Marie Palmieri
  • Albert Vera
  • Erich Vera
  • Lillie Vosa
  • Iwin White

 

June 30, 2000

The Beach Waterpark, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

 

Vintage video of Martial Artistry's Team Steel Phoenix kung fu performance at The Beach on June 30, 2000. This was a challenging show, as the surface had a distinct slope, especially in one quarter.

MARTIAL ARTISTS:

Lan Nguyen

Nancy Nguyen

Marialysia Abeyta

Nadia Abeyta

Genine Abeyta

Jonah Donnarumma

Jason Padilla

Johnathan Padilla

Jennifer Gilbertson

Robert Gomez

Scott Romero

Dillon Gialouris

Alan Chao

Nicole Gordon

Ashley Donaldson

Whitney Donaldson

Cassidy West-Santos

Mushu the Dragon

Fu the Chinese Lion