The Foothills Kung-Fu Arnis Academy is one of twelve schools headed and overseen by Tenth Degree GrandMaster Tuhon Rick Ward. All instructors and students of the Foothills Kung-Fu Arnis Academy are ranked and certified by the International Kung-Fu Arnis Association which Tuhon Ward is president. Founded in October of 2000, by Wei Zha Hu Jason McGuire a disciple of Tuhon Ward. The school is located in Wilkesboro North Carolina and teaches to ages six and up.