Staff

Our staff of instructors have over a century of combined experience in martial arts. Even as instructors, we never cease our pursuit of excellence. We look forward to training with you!

Shifu Sean Martial

Head Instructor

Sean is a nationally-ranked martial artist and accomplished instructor of traditional Kung Fu, contemporary Wushu and Tai Chi. He has over thirty years of training and over twenty years of full-time coaching experience. Sean has trained many gold medalists, tournament grand champions and dozens of black sash students, and he has a record of achievement in providing leadership to students of all ages and experience levels.

Shifu Martial was the star pupil of Master Anthony Goh, who promoted him to the rank of Shifu (Head Instructor) in 1998.  He has taught classes in Kung Fu and Tai Chi at colleges, hospitals, and martial arts schools, as well as having taken students for private instruction.

Shifu Mac Colestock

Head Instructor

Mac has been studying Chinese Martial Arts since 1995, having trained under numerous esteemed and established coaches in both internal and external martial arts.  He received his black sash from Shifu Sean Martial in 2001, and his second degree in 2013.  In 2019, he was elevated to Shifu by Sean Martial. Mac has an extensive competition history that includes many gold medals, national championships, and international recognition.

Mac has coached national champions and medalists in traditional Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and Sanda.  He has been teaching independently since 2011, having taught at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Little Creek Kung Fu in Chester, MD, the University of Maryland in Baltimore County (UMBC).  Mac was the UMBC Tai Chi Coach from 2012 to 2018.  He is currently an adjunct professor for martial arts at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD, through which he also teaches senior Tai Chi classes at various locations.  Presently, Mac teaches at Wulin Institute as a second head instructor, in addition to managing the school’s operations.

Jackie Colestock

Tai Chi Instructor

A student of the martial art of Tai Chi since 1992, Jackie started her training at Goh’s Kung Fu with Master Anthony Goh’s principle student, Sean Martial.   At Goh’s she studied the Beijing Standardized 24 Form as well as the Yang 32 Form Straight Sword. In 1991 she furthered her training at Dragon & Phoenix Martial Arts Institute with Lenny Elbon, another of Master Goh’s senior students. With Lenny, Jackie studied the Yang Simplified 88 Long Form as taught by Master Goh, and the First Section of the Wu-Hao 144 Long Form as taught by Sifu Jimmy Wong of Dallas. With Lenny’s move to Nevada in 1998, she took over the teaching of several of his classes at his request. She has, individually, and partnered with her spouse, served as substitute instructors for Cloud Hands Tai Chi, formerly of Crofton, and Dragon and Phoenix Martial Arts Institute, formerly of Severna Park. In 1999 she was appointed the chief Tai Chi instructor at East West Martial Arts, formerly of Annapolis . She volunteered as the chief Tai Chi Instructor at Jing Ying Martial Arts Institute (Arnold) from 2000 – 2003 and continued to volunteer as the chief instructor of Yang Tai Chi at Jing Ying Institute until 2016.   In addition, Shijie Jackie has taught Tai Chi for Seniors (Functional Movement and Balance II) at the O’Malley Senior Center in Odenton since 1999.

During her teaching, Jackie has had the pleasure to work with many different students with a wide range of backgrounds and abilities including dementia, arthritis, and autism.

Samuel Hokanson

Kung Fu & Fighting Instructor

Sam started training under Sean Martial in 2004. He received his Black Sash after six months of testing in 2008. He spent 2010 in Taiwan, where he studied Bajiquan and lion dance.  Throughout the 2011, 2012, and 2013 competition seasons, Sam placed highly with his long staff, straight sword, and empty hand forms, including winning gold for Crazy Devil Staff in multiple national tournaments.  In 2013 he received his Second Degree Black Sash after a year of testing, where he specialized in fighting, long staff, and nandao.

Presently, Sam coaches sparring and fighting at Wulin, in addition to the traditional curriculum.

Mark Johnson

Kung Fu & Family Kung Fu Instructor

Mark started training in Northern Shaolin Kung Fu under Shifu Sean Martial in 2007. He received his Black Sash in August 2014.  Since completing his black sash testing, Mark has dedicated more time to training in Chen style Taiji.  He has won gold medals in push hands competition in addition to gold and silver medals for his Kung Fu at local tournaments.

Bob Colestock

Tai Chi Instructor

Bob started Tai Chi in 1992, training at Goh’s Kung Fu with Sean Martial, beginning with Yang-style 24 (short) form and continuing to the present. Bob has taught Tai Chi (and some Kung Fu) at several schools over the years, both as the regular instructor and as a substitute teacher for others in the community.