Shifu Malcolm Hansen has been studying martial arts since 1981. He got his start in Goju Ru Karate under Sensei Stafford Rorke in Grahamstown. His kung fu training got started later that year.
In 1987, he was accepted as a student by Grandmaster Su Chin Miel. It was at this time that Grandmaster Su was resident in South Africa that he learnt the Southern Luohan system of Shun Wu Tang. Grandmaster Su has since returned to Taiwan , but is in regular contact with the senior Shun Wu Tang instructors in South Africa . Regular visits are made to Taiwan by Shifu Malcolm in order to maintain standards and to further his kung fu studies.
In 1988 Shifu Malcolm was appointed as one of Kuoshu’s National Class A Judge, Coaches and Referee’s. He officiated as a referee and forms judge at all the Kuoshu South African Championships.
In May 1992, Shifu Malcolm Hansen was one of five South African instructors invited by the International Chinese Kuoshu Federation to be qualified as a Class “A” Referee and Judge (International level). This intensive International clinic was hosted by the ICKF in Taiwan . Shifu Malcolm Hansen was the only South African Kuoshu judge that was invited to be an Executive Referee and Judge at both the official Chinese Kuoshu World Championships in 1992 and 1996.
In June 2000, Shifu Malcolm Hansen was promoted to 5th Degree Black Sash by Grandmaster Su in Taiwan.
In May 2003, Shifu Malcolm Hansen was invited by the International Chinese Kuoshu Federation to be qualified as a Class “A” Coach (International level). This intensive International clinic was hosted by the ICKF in Taiwan.
He was the national coach to the South African team that attended the 9th World Kuoshu Championships in Tainan Taiwan in February 2004.
In 2006 Shifu Malcolm Hansen qualified as an Internataional Class A Judge and Referee under the auspices of the World Kuoshu Federation. He was the team Manager of the National Kuoshu Team that took part in the 2nd Kuoshu world championships hosted by the World Kuoshu Federation in Singapore.
In 2006 Shifu Malcolm graded to 6th Degree under Grandmaster Su Chin Miel from Taiwan
In 2007 he was a guest at the International USA kuoshu Championships hosted in Baltimore USA.
In 2008 he was a referee at the International USA kuoshu Championships hosted in Baltimore USA
Shifu Malcolm Hansen is currently Chief Instructor of Shun Wu Tang in South Africa .