My son started 4 years ago and now he has purple sash. He attended in many tournaments and earned many medals and we believe that he owes his success to American wushu Academy and specially his teacher Sifu Juan Carlos Proano. My son has a terrific experience in American Wushu Academy and loves his teacher, Sifu Proano, and we do too, because he has always been very supportive and encouraging. Sifu Proano always shows respect for their students at every age. He knows each childs ability and teaches based on the childs ability. Moreover, he is very compassionate and patient. Sifu is a real gentleman is what my son has told me a couple of times. I can tell that Sifu Proano is a role model for my son and we are pleased that we have Sifu as my sons teacher and a friend, because we know teacher like him is not easy to find.