Shifu (Master) Lucas Geller

Lucas Geller began training in Chinese martial arts at age 13  with Shifu Jiang Jianye at the Capital District Taiji and Kungfu Association of New York (CDTKA) in Albany.  It was at this time that Lucas found his passion for Wushu (Chinese martial arts).

At 16,  Lucas was waking up at 3:30am to begin each day with 2 hours of training before school began.  After school the training continued. It was a dedication few others could understand but he was consumed by Wushu.

By the age of 26 Lucas had spent almost 4 years in China training at such institutions and professional wushu teams as the Beijing Sports University, Beijing Wushu Team, Shandong Wushu Team, Sichuan Wushu Team and Nanjing Wushu Team.   During this time he competed and earned medals at numerous national and international martial arts tournaments including Nationals, Worldgate, Collegiates (UC Davis) and Berkeley.

Lucas Geller became a member of the USA Wushu team in 2007.  In 2008 he won a silver medal at the Pan-American Wushu Games in Brazil.  In addition, in 2009 Lucas earned his Master’s degree in Advanced Chinese Language and Culture from The Ohio State University. He is fluent in Mandarin.

Intense passion, a rigorous training regimen and a unique understanding of Chinese language and culture has allowed Lucas to become a true expert of Chinese martial arts.  Following in the footsteps of his instructor, Jiang Jianye, Lucas is a martial artist in the most pure sense - dedicated to the practice and promotion of Wushu and Tai Chi.

Not only did I find Lucas’ passion for Wushu to be inspiring, but also the kindness and respect he showed toward everyone were particularly admirable. He has a delicate patience with kids that fosters both fun and effective learning, and he is one of the most likable people I know.
— Colvin Wang, Olympics Games Competitor (2008 Games, Beijing), USA Team 2007-2013, Silver/Bronze Medalist at both Adult and Junior World Championships