Sifu Don Walth

Sifu Don Walth had six years of Karate before being introduced to the Ying Jow Pai School in New York City in 1980. Instruction was given under Grand Master Leung Shum.
“I try to get each student to develop to their best potential. It is very rewarding to see students achieving goals and techniques they didn’t think they could possibly do.” - Sifu Walth

Awards, Certificates and Accomplishments
 • Sifu Walth is a certified Sifu under Grandmaster Leung Shum •
• Certified Locking Hands •
• Certified Pressure Points •
• Shaolin Temple Training Certificate given by Grandmaster Liangyiquan •
• In 2005 Sifu Don Walth was inducted into the USA Martial Arts hall of Fame  •
• Cultural Ambassador of year Award from the Chinese Association of Iowa •
• Cultural Ambassador Certificate signed by the Governor of Iowa. (2008) •
• Ambassador award given by the Chinese Government (2002) •
• International magazines, on TV and in the newspapers •
• Wrote and produced two Plays •
• Performed in renowned Chinese Opera, "Tantura" •
• Restructured the animation and created a new animation for a play that focused on the Aneme Festival at the Des Moines Art Center •
• Fight Coordinator for independent movie •
• International Kung Fu Competition Judge •


The Eagle Claw Instructors are certified under Sifu Don Walth. You can become an instructor upon completing the different levels in our Certified Instructor Program. Our certification is available in our Tai Chi program. The levels are designated in our Black Sash Instructor program that is required to become an instructor in this style. They will receive special training and instruction that is not available to all students. Our instructors are very helpful and are well qualified in the material they know.