Wu (the Wushuboy, Dr. Wu, or Wu-Man as many calls him) is 36 y.o.
(June 8, 1967 - a sheep/goat in Chinese Horoscope, a Gemini in Western
Horoscope), 5'7", 120#, Chinese/Hispanic and currently residing
in Cleveland. He's one of the top ranked Kung-Fuist (martial arts)
in the world practicing a closed family Kung Fu/Wushu system called
Wu Jia Quan Shu (The Art of Wu Family Fist).
In, 1998, He and his now ex-partner Greg Petusky founded Media
Design Imaging, a business of Photography, Multimedia, Videography
and Filmmaking, a part-time small business that has gathered news
attention since opening... He's currently seeing someone special...
The type of person he would like to meet is someone
came out to my parents around April 17th, 1997, they didn't take
it well at first (plotted a nice drama, after they have denied me,
rejected me, discarded me, etc). After my dad passed away, and a
long learning curve, now my family are more united than ever.
Mom visited me for 2.5 weeks in October, 2001, she had the opportunity
to meet my friend and partner Ray, she likes him, and they've talked
a lot, mom even wrote to my sister telling her that Ray is cute
and sweet and even cooks well! :) I think Ray's getting some good
production points hehe.
been practicing Chinese kungfu (wushu) for over 30 years now (started
when I was still a baby) and has been promoting
kungfu around the US and Canada, traveling from city to city participating
at national and internatinal tournaments, helping out as judge or
referee, on November 1997, I got accepted into the International
Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame, the official induction
will be presented to me at my 1998
Han Wei National Martial Arts Championship held at Cleveland
State University's Woodling Gym! Am also a member of the Worldblackbelt.com
and was invited to join the World
Head of Family Sokeship Council and receiving the Silver Life
Achievement Award, the youngest member of this grandmaster organization
whom receiving an award as the keeper of my family art.
My hobbies include table pool (I used to play a lot at The
Grid, love dance/pop, techno/trance, 80s or music with strong
beats... (got a big collection and I've DJed in the past. Some of
my favorites include: Pet Shop Boys, Madonna, Depeche Mode, Erasure,
etc), watching/renting/buying movies (from action to drama to Asian
flicks), enjoy outdoor sports like camping (finally did it in summer
98), skiing (gotta learn that), hiking, horse riding, travel
with friends, outdoor martial art training, etc. Not to mention
I enjoy talking/chatting with people, So, feel free to chat with
me or simply drop me an email!
taken during the Arnold Classic in March 1999 in Columbus,
by Greg Petusky)
was at the backstage and Arnold came in to greet people,
somehow since I was standing in front of him, we chatted
a bit. :)
Rothrock, a martial artist/movie actresses. She was fun
to talk to and with great personality.
Lee, in many movies including Big Trouble in Little China,
and a few others. He and I met long time ago and always
were associated in Hall of Fame events. It's nice to catch
up with old friends. A great martial artist as well! In
many martial arts magazines, you will see his videos available
this with COASTWAY?
this an original nickname? I started using this nick since 1987,
WOW :) before this, my online nick was Dragon or Black Ninja, I
dropped Black Ninja because it sounded too weird and I didn't like
Dragon because everytime I join a channel I would be reading "Hey
Drag" and NO WAY! CoastWay was meant to pay tribute to a nice
place in Panama City, Panama
that many of us hanged out while enjoying the sun and people. It
was composed of 4 islands linked together and many of us would go
there after class to get drunk and flirt... CauseWay was the name,
but as me being my usual self, I thought it was CoastWay and so,
this became the nick I am being represented. :)
try to live my life as Christ-like as possible, even though I also
blend in some of our family tradition and abide to the rules set
forth to me from my family. It is hard to see my family tremble
down to nothing because of me not being able to be whom they hope
I would be: a married man with many children. The Wu
Family of the Wu Ji-Zhe Clan will die under my feet (3000 years
of history will be changed)... In the past, I have to battle the
war between accepting myself and being accepted. Living a life of
lies was not something I wanted to do. During my 21st birthday,
I had a vision that changed my outlook. In it, I was told that there
are many good quality of myself that I should not be ashame of,
and that being honest and truthful to oneself is the first step
to learn how to love and be honest to the world... 9 years later,
I came out... With the creation of this website, I knew that anyone
on the Net can just simply type "Johnny
Wu" on the Address Line (or on Search Engines) and
they can easily find out everything about me, so who cares? Not
I, I think being oneself is more of an evidence now that I truly
treasure myself and respect myself more than anything else.
the past, I pray, I meditate, I read and I keep myself busy to forget
the 'baggages' over my shoulder but it didn't go away, it made me
unhappy at many of my relationships, at times I will be very moody,
other times, I will be very quiet. Although trying to share my life
with my partner then, I couldn't bare to let them help me carry
this 'baggages' of mine. It was very hard for them to understand
and be there for me when I don't speak out (even though inside
me I die to need someone to be there)... You can see that I
like to keep things inside and again, it will be you who has to
'nag' me to get it out. :)
it most of the time by sitting alone at home, typing as I am doing
now and listening to music... Pet Shop Boys is one of my
favorite group, I got their videos, all their CDs and listen to
their words carefully. They strike me deep inside... Like the song
Se a vida e : "Why do you want to sit alone in gothic
gloom surrounded by the ghosts of love that haunt your room? Somewhere
there's a different door to open wide. You gotta throw those skeletons
out of your closet and come outside. So you will see a brand new
day". Or the song A red letter day : "Go
to work and take your calls. Hang the fruits of your labour on the
walls. Such precision and care... What does it matter if there's
no one here to share the flowers in the garden the wine, the Waiting
for Godot and so much modern time?.... You can sneer or disappear
behind a veneer of self-control. But for all of those who don't
fit in who follow their instincts and are told they sin, this is
a prayer for a different way..." Another song from their
Bilingual album, Before, and To step aside...
songs gave me a chance to listen to myself and learn from it.. Other
music like Enigma (their latest has become my comfort), Enya,
and a few other helped me meditate (Madonna's album, Ray
of Light has taught me something new, many times, I get inspired
by it's wording). That is how I past through my daily chores and
continue my life from one day to another...
August 1997, the 'baggage' of my life came forward and appeared
in front of me, haunting me from the past, it had grown stronger
throughout the years and it's winning slowly the battle against
my optimistic spirit... Many times, I almost failed, and it would've
been over with, then I decided to take a few step to alter this
course... At The End, it was one of the happiest thing I have ever
done in my life...
say more other than I have no regrets to the things I've done, and
am very happy and fortunate for the things I have within my reach
and hopefully, a person to share my life with. I thank all these
to God. Many of you might think this might sound weird, but God
has been there for me through my good and bad time, my God whom
I'm speaking to is the father of Christ.
my life, I've witnessed miracles that would never happen to others
but it did on me... Those who had associated with me also experiences
the miracles... Perhaps they, someday, will talk about it as well.
I'm very content and happy and being able to do more, I'm
moving toward a new goal and future. All my wishes have come true
through hardwork, endurance, determination, common sense, willing
to take risk and prayers. I'm forever thank God for his teaching
and slowly opening the path for me.
thing I've learned in my last relationships is other than respect,
compromise, understand each other, you have to make the other laugh.
Laughter is the healing of all (as many said). And with laugher,
your life together wouldn't seem boring.
funny how many people I've known through association, I keep hearing
from many saying "Gosh, you know everyone"... Well, it's
probably because of my sincerity of being a friend :). Many of them
can be considered good/close friends (and this has nothing to do
with tricks or treats), I know they care a lot for me, and even
when I was hybernating for a bit, they still call and ask of my
well being... Thanks! These friends know that I will always
be there for them. I do not expect anything in return, and perhaps
it made them feel safe to be around me... BTW: The picture on
the top right, from left to right, it's me (the wu-man), David (my
ex-roommate and friend), Eddie (my closest friend and one of the
2 persons I would care a lot for - except that he doesn't want to
be my best man when I get married... :P ), and my cute baby dog
Cosmo (who'd dissappeared one day)
of the thing I HATE about friends is when they do not respect
one another or take people for granted or rather 'assuming'
what they think or feel... I guessed since I was raised in a community
of trust and loyalty, I, at times, have problem with the issue of
people 'ditching' others or 'forget' to call or email (simply cause
they don't feel like doing so or think that they are TOO BUSY to
even drop a short note) to respond. Simply put, they don't understand
what COURTESY mean. This type of attitude is very
child-like and if I have been treated as such, don't expect me to
be your friend nor to acknowledge your existence (which I've
done so many times, so if you've been ignored, it's most likely
cause you have had given me an attitude once).
many of us just simply wanna be 'mean' and do the 'forgetful' thing.
Friendship is important but it has to be treated with respect!
(and, respect means be honest, be kind, be loyal, be
courterous, be understanding, be prompt)
other thing I HATE about people is how they like to play
games (like dating different people at same time, or intentionally
using a person's emotional feeling for it's own advantages, and
being irresponsible, etc). It is something that I look down on them
for being such a brain 'screwer' and that is basically telling me
to avoid them as far as possible. I've been screwed (emotionally)
many times and I am sure I've done the same to others, but if I
do, I will do my best to apologize or to make it back to the person...
One word again, RESPECT.
Many things.... In addition of traveling to different national
and international tournaments to help judge and traveling to different
places. I planned to accomplish a few goals. But mostly will concentrate
on the success of getting my creativity flow. Doing a lot of different
filmmaking is something I enjoy. After all, I want to be a good
I am the President of Cleveland Chapter of Orgnaization of Chinese
Americans of Greater Cleveland, which made into a huge responsibility
to bring a better Asian community. One goal is to outreach and let
many know of our org. and thanks to the supporters, I am sure this
is an adventure if you make it so...