2nd Duan - Shifu- Vermillion, SD
Sifu Wade Sirles moved to Vermillion in September 1997 to attend the University of South Dakota, and at the same time began training in Eight Step Praying Mantis under the tutelage of Master Kevin Loftus. He holds a B.A. degree in Anthropology and Spanish and an M.A. degree in Political Science. One of his prouder moments came in the spring of 2005 when he passed the ACMAF National Sifu Certification and was bestowed the rank of Sifu. Wade currently lives and teaches in Taiwan.