Alex Ni, a sophomore at the Hun School of Princeton, won two gold medals at the 7th World Kungfu Championships in China last month.
The competition drew more than 3,000 athletes from more than 50 countries, and 171 Americans participated in the competition.
Ni, 15, won gold medals in “Imitation Style Fist Form” and “Double Broadswords” in individual competition for the international men’s group B.
The West Windsor resident has been a martial arts enthusiast since he was six years old.
He has learned different styles of martial arts from various coaches over the years. For the
last three years, he has been traveling to Virginia regularly on weekends to train with his coach. Weekdays he trains daily by himself.
He earned spots in the U.S. junior national contemporary martial arts team, the U.S. adults
contemporary team, and the U.S. traditional team. He won a gold medal in fist form and a
silver medal in the 9-section whip in the 6th World Kungfu Championships in 2014. Ni also
competed for the U.S. at the Junior World Wushu Championships in 2016 in Bulgaria, where he ranked sixth.
Ni regularly performs at school and local community talent shows, at senior and rehab centers,
Plainsboro Founders Day, and Chinese New Year celebrations, and at Lincoln Center in New
York City. He won a bronze grand prize in the NYC Sinovision Talent show for his martial arts
performance in 2015. He has been teaching Xingyi Quan, a fist form in the martial arts club at the Hun School.