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Master Norma Futini

Master Norma Futini

Biography

  • 2006 – 2nd TWKSF World Kuo Shu Tournament, Singapore.
  • Represented the United States in forms and weapons competition:
  • 1996 – European Kuo Shu Championships, London UK.
  • Represented the United States Kuoshu Lei Tai team in International Competition:
  • 1992 7th ICKF World Kuoshu Championships, Republic of China.
  • First Generation Disciple of Grandmaster Richard Lee. Disciple Name: Li Zhi Xian
  • A 5th Degree Richard Lee Black Belt.
  • Certified International Referee ‘A’ by The World Kuoshu Federation.
  • West Regional Director of the United States Chinese Kuoshu Federation 2005-2009.
  • Represented the United States Kuoshu Lei Tai teams in World Competition:
  • 1996 8th ICKF World Kuoshu Championships, Republic of China.2003 – 1st TWKSF World Kuo Shu Tournament, Brazil.
  • Represented the United States as an EXECUTIVE REFEREE:
  • 2003 – 1st TWKSF World Kuo Shu Tournament, Brazil.
  • Served as TWKSF International Certified Referee:
      2009 – International Kuo Shu Championships, Baltimore, MD.
      2008 – International Kuo Shu Championships, Baltimore, MD.
      2007 – International Kuo Shu Championships, Baltimore, MD.
      2006 – International Kuo Shu Championships, Baltimore, MD.
      2005 – International Kuo Shu Championships, Baltimore, MD.
      2004 – International Kuo Shu Championships, Baltimore, MD.
      2003 – International Kuo Shu Championships, Baltimore, MD.
      2002 – International Kuo Shu Championships, Baltimore, MD.
  • Tournament Director:
      1994 – Richard Lee’s US Open Kuo Shu Championship Tournament, Pleasanton CA.
      1995 – Richard Lee’s US Open Kuo Shu Championship Tournament, San Ramon CA.
      1999 – Richard Lee’s US Open Kuo Shu Championship Tournament, San Ramon CA.
      2001 – US Open Kuo Shu Championship Tournament, San Francisco CA.
  • Class A Chinese Kuoshu Medal 1995.
  • Recipient of the Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame Most Dedicated Award 2003.
  • Action Martial Arts Magazine, Top Women in Martial Arts, 2001.
  • Millinnium Award 1998.
  • Inducted into the Top Women of the I.B.K.A. – 1992.
  • Inducted into the Order of the Cobra – 1992.
  • Inducted into the Bok-Fu-Do Hall of Fame – 1992.
  • Presidents List Member since 1990.
  • Senior Advisor of the Women’s Advanced Training Department at Richard Lee’s East-West Kung-Fu.

Norma Futini began her training in 1988 and earned her black belt in 1992, the first female of Bok-Fu-Do certified personally by Grandmaster Richard Lee. Ms. Futini is a 1st Generation Disciple under Grandmaster Richard Lee since 2002. She holds the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt in Bok-Fu-Do and the rank of 5th Tuan under The World Kuo Shu Federation. Master Futini has competed in four World Kuo Shu Tournaments. She was a member of the Lei Tai team representing the United States at the 7th and 8th ICKF World Kuoshu Championships in the Republic of China (1992 & 1996). Additionally, she competed in forms and weapons at the 1st TWKSF World Kuo Shu Tournament in Brazil, 2003 and at the 2nd TWKSF World Kuo Shu Tournament in Singapore, 2006.

Norma was one of the first two women ever to earn her International Certified Referee ‘A’ level through the World Kuoshu Federation. She represented the United States as an Executive Referee at the 1st TWKSF World Kuo Shu Tournament in Brazil and has served the TWKSF as an International Referee from 2002-2009.

Master Futini has been a tournament director for regional, national, and international kuoshu tournaments. She has promoted and directed countless tournaments, fundraisers, seminars, and events for Richard Lee’s East West since 1989. Master Futini has produced Black Belts John Worden and Ethan Silverman and is a Senior Advisor for the Advanced Women’s Training at Richard Lee’s East-West Kung-Fu.