Flying Tiger Academy Resume


  • Black Belt awarded college scholarship - Peer Action Leader Scholarship 2017-19
  • Black Belt accepted into Master's Program at University of Utah 2017-2018.
  • Jr. Black Belt awarded Jr. High Student of the Month - 2017
  • Jr. Black Belt awarded Regional Spelling Bee Championship 2015
  • Black Belt awarded college scholarship at University of Utah 2015-2017
  • Black Belt awarded Sterling Scholar 2014




My Martial Arts Resume

Sifu Sunny

I have countless hours of informal training attending conferences and workshops all over the U.S. from many "Master Instructors" of many styles. More formally I have trained with instructors and received rank in:


  • Kenpo Karate - 16+ Years training with several "Master" instructors
  • Jujitsu - Currently, 7+ Years training with three different schools and several "Black Belt Professors"
  • Kali-Eskrima - 2+ Years training with three primary schools and several "Masters"
  • Tai Chi - 4+ Years and three "Master" instructors all from different schools and lineages
  • Shaolin Kung Fu -2+ Years training
  • Muay Thai - 2+ Years training


Our Facility

What Parent's Say About Us

"We just wanted to thank you for your martial arts approach and philosophy of ‘creating a generation of Leaders’.  [Our daughter] was one of 25 students that got invited to interview for the highest [college] scholarship awards. All three scholarships are looking for ‘leaders’."  -Parent of two Black Belt Students


"My kids have been attending classes here for about five years and enjoy it very much. We recently moved to Alaska and they have been able to continue their studies and attend classes via Skype, which in my book is pretty cool." -Parent of a Jr. Black Belt, Green Belt, and Tiger Yellow Belt


"Thank you so much Sifu!  I appreciate all of the wonderful things you've done for me that have led me to this point. I can't express how much you've been an influence on my life for the better." -18 Year Old, Black Belt Student

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What should you study with us?

Do you like an individualized atmosphere and curriculum? Do you feel self conscience training in big groups? We are a small family academy giving you individualized attention and training. Most of our classes are 5-10 students max. You will learn our specialize curriculum in self-defense for women, bully skills for youth, and individualized training plans for adults. Our adult classes will provide a great mental and physical workout with low-impact to your body. You will learn Martial arts and self defense skills that are a blend of kicking, punching, trapping, grappling, and weapons defense. Students of all ages, skills levels, and abilities find our classes beneficial.


Who are we?


Coach CW

Coach CW is our sparring and grappling coach.  He started training in the martial arts in 1976 as a young kid, but because his family moved a lot, he had to start over as a white belt several times with new instructors.  This gave him a wide variety of experience in the martial arts. He finally earned his 1st black belt in Kodokan Traditional Jujitsu through his college instructors in 1994. Since then he has trained and earned ranks in the styles of  Shodokan Karate, Tae Know Do, Brazillian Jiu-jitsu, and Self Defense. Additionally, he has studied Muay Thai. Currently, he is a 2nd Degree Black Belt.


Here is some formal training he can recall:

  • 1970's & 80's - Kodakon Traditional Jujitsu under Navy Instructors from four schools in four different cities TX & OK
  • 1980's Tae Know Do in AR
  • 1980's Shodokan  in AR
  • Late 80's & Early 90's Jujitsu - Northern, CA
  • 1990's in AL - Mixed Arts School with Judo, Jujitsu, and Karate
  • More recently - Muay Thai & Brazilian Jiu-jitsu



Mr. CW also has a Bachelors degree in Business and a separate degree in Diesel Technology.


In 2013 Coach CW and Sifu Sunny combined their martial arts knowledge and skills and developed a program that teaches stand-up and ground self defense to youth, teens, and adults.














Sifu Sunny

Sifu Sunny, our Head Instructor, has over 20 Yrs Martial Arts teaching experience and is ranked in multiple styles.  She is a nationally certified Black Belt through Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors (AWMAI), an American Council on Martial Arts (ACMA) Certified Martial Arts Instructor, a former Federal Flight Deck Officer, a former Airline Pilot, and has a Master's Degree in Education.
















She started studying the martial arts in 1993 at the age of 11 years old.  She initially studied a blended style of Kenpo Karate, but while striving to always become a better martial artist, she has also studied Kung Fu, Jujitsu, Muay Thai, Escrima, and Tai Chi.  In 2001, after much diligent  work, she was awarded her 1st black belt in blended Kenpo. In 2015, she earned her Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and is continually learning and training in the martial arts. She is currently a 4th Degree Black Belt.


She is a Certified Martial Arts Instructor through ACMA, and has been teaching the martial arts for the over 20 years, during which she has taught over 1000 students of all levels and ages (including pilots, flight attendants, military, and police).  In 1999, she was the Head Instructor of the martial arts school where she initially trained, which at that time had around 300 active students weekly.  In September 2005, she established Flying Tiger Self Defense with the goal of providing self defense and martial arts training to adults and youth. She have also taught black belts nationally at conferences such as the Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists and training with the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors.


Outside the martial arts, she has a degrees and extensive experience in the fields of Aviation, Business, and Education. She has a Masters degree in Education, is a Master certified Flight Instructor (aviation), and has a Bachelor's Degree in Business.  Her goal as a martial arts instructor is to share her knowledge of the martial arts with others to hopefully better their lives.


Additional Certified Instructors

We also have several other certified martial arts instructors available to help you succeed.


Flying Tiger Self Defense

Phone: 801-997-0698   Email:

Near 9000 S. & Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah

Est. 2005