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ADRIAN LI

Adrian began his fitness lifestyle as a member of his school's Varsity Cross Country and Track teams. He then embarked upon his martial arts journey with Wing Chun Kung Fu after watching the movie Ip Man, and training to become an instructor in the art.

 

At Boston University, Adrian led his team of Kung Fu club members in numerous performances and martial arts competitions.  He also founded the Boston University's Wing Chun Program where he taught over 100 students, including his wife, Kaity. Soon afterward Adrian discovered Obstacle Course Racing from Spartan Race and quickly fell in love with the sport.

 

While he has numerous certifications, Adrian continues to study and learn in order to evolve his skills and knowledge. Adrian is highly active in both Martial Arts and Spartan, and competes regularly in order to grow and chase his goal of achieving peak human fitness.

QUALIFICATIONS

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer

 

SPARTAN SGX Coach L2

 

USA Boxing L1 Coach 

 

KRUZADA Kali Escrima Advanced Trainer L3

 

RRCA Running Coach L1

WING CHUN

Velocity Martial Arts Fitness Program Director & Master Instructor

Boston University Wing Chun Founder & Instructor

Pangea Wing Chun Instructor L2

COMPETITION / ACCOLADES

OCEANSTATE GRAND NATIONALS

2018 Light/Middleweight Men’s Continuous Fighting Champion  

2015 Lightweight Men’s Continuous Fighting Champion

International Chinese Martial Arts Championship (ICMAC) Boston

2014 Lightweight Men’s Continuous Sparring Finalist 

2013 Lightweight Men’s Continuous Sparring Finalist 

 

Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC)

2019 Qualifier and Competitor 

2018 Qualifier and Competitor 

2017 Qualifier and Competitor

 

SPARTAN RACE 

2021 Hong Kong Championship Elite Top 5 Finisher

2019 World Championship Elite Qualifier

APAC Elite Qualifer 2019

2 x Age Group Podium 2018 

Elite Jersey Ultra Finisher 2018

Elite Killington Ultra Finisher 2018 

50+ Races Over Career as of 2019

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KAITY ZHU 

Kaity's fitness journey began when she unexpectedly made her school's Track and Cross Country Teams and eventually rose to become Captain. At Boston University, Kaity would meet her now husband, Adrian, while learning self-defense and Wing Chun.

Adrian convinced Kaity to do her first martial arts tournament with only one month of training. A taste of competition motivated Kaity to go further, eventually propelling her to claim the title of Lightweight Women's Champion in Continuous Fighting during the Ocean State National Championships in Boston.

 

Kaity later fell in love with Spartan Racing, where her desire to perform better pushed her to build a well-rounded physique. In her second year of racing and her first elite race, she qualified for the Spartan World Championships, an event that encouraged the couple to chase their fitness dreams and careers. 

 

Today, Kaity is highly active in both Martial Arts and OCR circuits. She loves to train, compete with (and against) her husband, and take on new challenges that further develop her as an athlete and fitness professional. 

QUALIFICATIONS

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer

SPARTAN SGX Coach L2

 

USA Boxing L1 Coach 

 

KRUZADA Kali Escrima Advanced Trainer L3

 

RRCA Running Coach L1

COMPETITION / ACCOLADES

OCEAN STATE GRAND NATIONALS 

2018 Lightweight Women Continuous Fighting Champion

2015 Lightweight Women Continuous Fighting Finalist 

International Chinese Martial Arts Championship (ICMAC)

2016 Women’s Continuous Sparring Finalist 

2015 Women’s Continuous Sparring Finalist 

 

Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC)

2019 Qualifier and Competitor 

2018 Qualifier and Competitor 

2017 Qualifier and Competitor

 

SPARTAN RACE

2021 Hong Kong Championship Elite Podium

Elite Female Podium 2019, 2021

2019 Spartan Race World Championship Elite Qualifier 

APAC Elite Qualifier 2019 & Top 10 Finisher

5 x Age Group Podium 2018 

2018 North American Championship Elite Qualifier 

2017 Spartan Race World Championship Elite Qualifier 

Elite Jersey Ultra Finisher 2018

Elite Killington Ultra Finisher 2018

50+ Races Over Career as of 2019 

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