Martial Curriculum Vitae


  • 35+ years of martial arts training, 27+ years of Chinese martial arts practice.
  • 16+ years coaching self defense, recreational and competitive Chinese martial arts.
  • Volunteered as Sanda/Sashou referee in provincial competitions.
  • 17 articles published in peer reviewed Journals & Magazines
  • Editor of the Chinese Martial Arts Blog Zhongguo Wuxue and Facebook group since 2014
  • Published a Chinese martial arts history book in Spanish and Portuguese (2010 – 2011).
  • Founder of a non for profit Chinese martial arts club in 2007.
  • Trained in both traditional and military Chinese martial arts.

Chinese Martial Arts Training

Other Martial Arts Training

  • MMA Seminar with Travis Wright, Peace River Dec. 2007
  • Muay Thai training with Kruh Bob Carver, 2002 – 2003. Ottawa, ON
  • Taekwondo WTF Red Belt Certificate, Sabonim Gildardo Romero, Academia de Artes Marciales Central Shibumi. May 3, 1992
  • Hapkido 8th Gup Certificate, Alfonso Rodriguez D. 3rd Dan, Escuela Mundial de Hapkido. April 3, 1986 – 1987
  • Judo, Liga de Judo Coliseo EL SALITRE, Bogota. 1987
  • Karate Do Shotokan, Escuela Fujiyama, Bogota, Colombia. 1985

Peer Reviewed Journals

Magazines & Reviews

  • Comentarios al Articulo “WU SHU OLÍMPICO UN ARTE CIRCENSE LLEVADO AL DEPORTE, William Acevedo M.Eng., P.Eng. Golden Dragon Revista de Cultura China y Artes Marciales – MAGAZINE OF CULTURE AND CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS No. 43, Noviembre/Diciembre 2013.
  • Lian Bu Quan: El Método de los Comandos Chinos, Dennis Rovere, traducido por William Acevedo. El Budoka 2.0, Nov – Dic 2011.
  • A Lifetime Dedicated to Martial Traditions: An Interview with Professor Ma Mingda, Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine, 2008. William Acevedo, Mei Cheung & Brenda Hood
  • Preserving the Baji Tradition in the XXI Century,Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine 2008. William Acevedo & Wim Seewus.
  • Artes Marciales Chinas Mitos, Leyendas e Investigación Histórica, Segunda y Ultima Parte. William Acevedo.  El Budoka No. 373 Septiembre, 2002.
  • Artes Marciales Chinas Mitos, Leyendas e Investigación Histórica, William Acevedo.  El Budoka No. 372 Julio – Agosto, 2002.


Academic Reviews of the Book:

Chinese Martial Arts on Social Media

Scholarly Review of the Blog Kung Fu Tea Selects “The Best” of 2017

Coaching & Competition

Yongshi Chinese Martial Arts Club, Calgary, AB. 2010 – Ongoing.

  • 5 Elements Fall Open Tournament Nov. 24, 2018 – White to Yellow belts (8 to 9 yrs. old) 2nd places in forms and point sparring. Yellow belt (8 to 9 yrs. old) 3rd place kickboxing with legs kicks, 4th forms. (8 to 9 yrs. old) white belts 4th place kickboxing with legs kicks sparring. White belts (8 to 9 yrs. old) 4th place continuous kickboxing and forms. White belts (8 to 9 yrs. old) 2nd place forms and 4th point sparring.
  • Rocky Mountain Open Martial Arts Championship Feb. 3, 2018 – 3rd place sparring (6 to 7 yrs. old white to orange); 3rd place sparring (8 to 9 yrs. old white to orange); 2nd place forms (10 to 11 yrs old); 4th & 5th place (8 to 9 yrs. old, white to orange) sparring; 4th place forms (8 to 9 yrs. old).
  • 5 elements Martial Arts Fall Open Tournament Nov. 25, 2017 – (8 to 9 yrs. old) Forms 1st Place.

Northern Chinese Martial Arts Club, Peace River, AB. 2006 to 2009.

  • Mind Body Soul, July 4, 2009, Lancaster Park Military Fitness Center in Namao, AB. Kickboxing Youth Intermediate: 185 lbs. 2nd place (16 yrs. old). Youth Intermediate: 195 lbs. 1st place (18 yrs. old). Pankration Novice: 1st place (16 yrs. old).
  • Alberta Sanshou Championship, June 6, 2009, Executive Royal Inn, Calgary, AB. Youth Novice 145 lbs & under: lost 2nd fight due to injury (19 yrs. old). Youth Novice 165 lbs.: 1st place (16 yrs. old). Youth Novice 195 lbs.: 1st place (18 yrs. old).
  • Capital City Championships, Saturday, April 4, 2009, Edmonton Aviation Heritage Society, AB. Sanshou Preliminary Provincial Eliminations Advanced: Men 145lb: 3rd place (adult). Kickboxing Novice: Men 140 lbs.: 2nd Place. Men 170.1 -185 lbs: 1st Place (16 yrs. old). Men Adult Forms White-Yellow: 3rd Place (19 yrs. old).

Coaching in Colombia from 1995 to 1999.

  • Judge Certificate of Appreciation, Alberta Sanda Championships 2011. Alberta Sanda Federation
  • Judge Certificate of Appreciation, Alberta Sanda Championships 2010. Alberta Sanda Federation
  • Sanshou and Sparring Seminar March 6, 2010. Alberta Sanshou Federation
  • International Da Qiang (Giant Spear) Competition, Taipei Economic Cultural Center. Toronto, 2001.
  • V Campeonato Interno Academia Shibumi Campeón. Febrero 17, 1991.
  • Torneo 10 Años en Colombia, Shaolin Tsu Kempo, 1er Puesto, Cali Oct. 4, 1987.


Peace River


Cosmopolitan Tang: Aristocratic Culture in China, March 2022, HarvardX

China’s First Empires and the Rise of Buddhism, December 2021, HarvardX.

China’s Political and Intellectual Foundations: From Sage Kings to Confucius, February 2021, HarvardX.

Chinese Civilization, University of Calgary, 2009.

Other Studies, Designations

Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta, Canada.

M.Eng. Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa – 2004.

B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Universidad de America, Bogota – 1995.

Coaching in Community Sport Kid’s Wrestling, Edmonton 2007. National Coaching Certification Program 2007.


On-Site Lab Instruments and Equipment for Natural Gas Processing Facilities, LRGCC 2022

Troubleshooting MEG Carryover in a Canadian Gas Plant, Sep. 29, 2018. 69th Laurence Reid Gas Conditioning Conference 2019.

A Dynamic Simulation to Aid Design of Shell’s CCS Quest Project’s Multi Stage Compressor Shutdown System. May 24, 2018. Acid Gas Injection Conference 2018.

2009 Scientific Congress on Martial Arts and Combat Sports, Viseu – Portugal 16th & 17th May 2009. Oral Presentation Certificate

Conferencia “Lo Mejor del Kung Fu Para la Salud, Tai Chi Chuan”, organizer certificate. Noviembre 1996.