Songshan Chan Wu Canada Academy
Songshan Chan Wu Canada Academy

Leader of Chan Wu Canada

Max Rendinella

SHIFU · Leader of Chan Wu Canada

  • 35+ years of Martial arts experience.
  • Teaching Shaolin Kung Fu locally and internationally for over 20 years from beginners to masters.
  • Has competed against Shaolin disciples and also performed with Shaolin monks both locally and abroad.
  • Acquired knowledge in Wushu from 7 time world Nan Quan (Southern Fist) Champion Duan Zhi Chao.
  • Official representative of the International Chan Wu Federation (ICWF) in Canada.
  • Also a black belt in Traditional Japanese Karate.

  • 2023 Sanda Coach for SMAC at the 2023 PanAm Kung Fu Championships in Toronto, Canada.
  • 2023 SMAC Competition team coach for the Ontario games in Renfrew.
  • 2022 Founder of the UNITED SHAOLIN SANGHA OF CANADA project to collaborate with Shaolin Temple branches nationwide.
  • 2022 Advisor for Shaolin KungFu to Shaolin Martial Arts Canada in Aurora, Ontario.
  • 2022 Sanda program developer & Head Sanda coach for SMAC, Kempo Sanda.
  • 2021 Co-Founder of the Canadian Shaolin Chan Wu Alliance.
  • 2018 Head Sanda judge at the ITGC (Chan Wu Cup) 4 in Budapest
  • 2016 Invited to receive his Shifu (level 7) ranking in International Chan Wu Federation.
  • 2015 Trainer & coach to Canadian Team for WFMAF Ultimate Sanda
  • 2014 Developed the KROSSFIGHT Combat Training System.
  • 2014-2018 Technical director for Sport & Shaolin & Lei Tai in Laval.
  • 2013-2014 Advisor to White Crane schools for the Chinese Martial Arts competitions for Fight categories.
  • May 10, 2013 Pro MMA.
  • 2012 Best Sanda referee at ITGC 3 in Budapest.
  • 2012 Co-Organiser of the Québec Provincial Shanshou Selection Team Trials.
  • 2011-2016 Sanda curriculum developer for Shaolin in Saint-Jérôme, Québec branch of STQI (Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute).
  • 2011 Organiser of Grand Master Shi De Yang's visit in Canada.
  • 2010 WKA Canada certified referee.
  • 2009 Judged over 100 international QinDa (light contact) & Sanda (full contact) fights in Europe.
  • 2009 Demonstrated in Guangzhou, China, alongside Shaolin disciples at the 30th anniversary of the Guangzhou vocational school and 1st Chan Wu trainnig camp in China celebration.
  • 2009 IWUF (International Wushu Federation) National Sanshou Championships Silver Medal.
  • 2009 Québec Provincial Sanshou Championships Gold Medal.
  • 2008 CIKWF (Canadian International Kuoshu Wushu Federation) National Sanshou Championships Gold Medalist and Grand Champion.
  • 2007 Invited by the government to China to demonstrate alongside Shi De Yang's Chan Wu World Demo Team at the Guangdong International Cultural Exchange Festival.
  • 2007 IWUF (International Wushu Federation) National Sanshou Championships Silver Medalist.
  • 2005 ICWF World Championships Gold Medalist in Full Contact Sanda (Chinese free fight).
  • 2005 ICWF World Championships Bronze Medalist in Shaolin traditional form.
  • 2003-2005 Organizer of the Canadian Shaolin Kung Fu seminars.
  • 2003-2004 National team leader for Shi Xing Hong's International Shaolin training camps in Hungary, and for the World Championships (2005).
  • 2002 1st foreigner to learn with Shi Xing Hong in Hungary.