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New Orleans Instructors

George Lunsford: Chief Assistant Instructor, New Orleans LA

George has been studying with Master Shi Deru for almost 6 years where has become the chief assistant instructor for Kungfu and Sanshou in the LIU International New Orleans Shi Deru Shaolin Institute. He has trained at Shaolin Temple in China. He has competed and medaled in various domestic and international competitions in Florida, Louisiana, and Hong Kong where he has been able to showcase his Shaolin Staff, Praying Mantis, Broadsword, and other traditional Shaolin Empty-hand styles. He is true Shaolin warrior not only because of his dedication to traditional Shaolin Kungfu but his devotion to true Shaolin teachings, especially Shaolin spirit-Chan. He has awarded with his first Golden Black sash for his devotion and accomplishments.

John Lutz: Assistant Instructor, New Orleans LA

John is one of the original founding students of LIU International New Orleans Shi Deru Shaolin Institute. He has studied Kungfu and Taiji with Master Shi Deru for almost 7 years. John was originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he studied under several Taiji masters before moving to New Orleans to pursue a career as a Jazz Musician. He was the first chief assistant instructor for New Orleans Shaolin Institute in charge of all school teaching and management operations and still acting as assistant instructor at the same location. He is one of the most devoted Shaolin senior students and chief assistant instructors. He has been awarded with his first Shaolin Golden Black sash for his accomplishments.

Renard Edwards:Chief Assistant Instructor

Originally from San Francisco ,Renard first came to help his son attend Kung-Fu class,but soon he fell in with Kung-Fu. He trained everyday and lost over 30lbs,and he became one of the most improved Shaolin Kung-Fu students in any Shaolin family schools in the U.S. and China.He only strives the utmost for his best to learn the arts of Kung-Fu and Self- Defense.He is passionate about helping others achieve the same goal to improve their health and well-being and to promote the great spirit of Shaolin.He is compassionate,confident and has learned a lot in inner strength and peace.



William Nganongo:Assistant Instructor

Mr.Nganongo is a doctor from the Congo Republic of Africa,He joined the Liu Institute in 2007 and has diligently trained and dedicated his time to learning Shaolin Kung-Fu.Awarded for his efforts Mr.Nganongo is a part two brown sash,he is one of our best instructors.He is very knowledgeable ,disciplined and extremely well versed in all aspects of Shaolin Kung-Fu.




Marco Castro:Teaching Assistant

Marco Castro is from La-Lime Cortez,Honduras where he served in the military before moving to the United States. Marco is a brown sash part two,he is a GBSC member and has competed in domestic tournaments.Marco spent a month in China to further his training and knowledge of Shaolin Kung-Fu,he is a great teaching assistant who has dedicated his life to Shaolin Kung-Fu.



Kirt Evans:Assistant Instructor

Kirt Evans is a native of the New Orleans area and has been a life long practitioner of martial arts,he has strong insight on philosophies of Shaolin Kung-Fu.He is a very dedicated hard worker in which has earned him a brown sash part two,he is one of the brightest stars of the New Orleans campus and is very well liked by his peers and respected by other instructors.While being very versatile in Shaolin Kung-Fu he also helps the institute with his photography skills and is an important asset to the Institute.