Grandmaster David E. Kash has nearly 53 years of experience in the martial arts and Chinese Medicine. Since the age of ten, he has spent much of his life in monasteries and temples both here and abroad. Although now a Christian, Sifu Kash was formerly an ordained Taoist Priest, which was essential in gathering the information that many seek. His accomplishments are renowned worldwide.
His teachers include Yi Feng, Wong Ark-Yuey, Chao Yuh Feng, C.C. Chong, General Pan Sung Lee, W.L. Chang, the famous Kai Dhiegh and Chao Li Chih to name a few. People seeking to train with any one of these teachers would consider themselves blessed beyond reason due to the true nature of the information they carry. Kash is a direct inheritor of several systems and the 36th Chang Men Jen and keeper of the books for the Tai Tsu Chang Chuan system (Emperor's Long Fist) in the Western Hemisphere under Grandmaster Chao. He is among the last of the living inheritors of the Shaolin Temple Five Family Fist system.
Sifu Kash has many titles and accomplishments, many of which have never been given to a non-Chinese. He was an ordained monk and he has a Ph.D. in Martial Arts, Chinese Medicine, Religion, and Theology. He is an internationally certified Doctor of Chinese Medicine and is registered with the government of the Republic of China with the Ministry of the Interior and the Administrative Health Department of the Traditional Chinese Folk Medicine Association.
Sifu Kash is one of the few Americans who have received a Doctorate of Martial Arts, holding the international rank of 10th Duan Grandmaster. He is an Internationally Certified Grandmaster of Chinese Martial Arts, Tai Chi Chuan, Chinese Medicine and Chi Kung. He was featured with the famous Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Pan Ching Fu in a special edition of the “World's Top One Hundred Exceptional Martial Artists”. The award was signed by former presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton. Kash represents several Chinese Government Associations in the United States as a Branch President and is qualified to certify students internationally in both Chinese Martial Arts and Chinese Medicine. He has stepped down into Retirement from the position of CEO of the Cloud Forest Chin Woo Association, Selecting Sifu Michael Johnson as the new current CEO/President of the Association.
Grandmaster David Kash may have had a lifetime of experiences in the martial arts, but his true love belongs to his God, the Lord Jesus Christ and to his beautiful wife, Sandy. She went to be with the Lord on December 24th, 2020 during the last day of the Star of Bethlehem shining brightly above us, which hasn't happened in over 800 years. Sandy was his constant companion, helping him see more of the world's beauty through the arts she loved the most: drawing, sewing, doll-making and theatre. Despite all of Grandmaster Kash's martial arts accomplishments, finding God and Sandy are noted to be his most profound. Grandmaster Kash has had hundreds of students over the years, but he also wants the world to know that his student, Grandmaster Rick Ward, is also among the best of friends he has ever known. Together the two of them have forged generation after generation of incredible martial artists, helping each other through all the difficult times, and proving that warriors do exist in this modern world today.