Mimi Chan began her martial arts training under her father, Grandmaster Chan Pui, at the age of 3. By the age of 5 she was already performing in local exhibitions. At 17, she won her first of many Grand Championship titles. Now retired from competition, Mimi is currently undefeated.
At a young age Mimi began performing on stage at various exhibitions around the world. She has also performed at famous theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Florida’s Splendid China, MGM Studios, Busch Gardens and Epcot Center.
Along with live performances she entered the movie world when she was chosen as the model and martial arts video reference for Disney’s animated feature, Mulan. Over the course of 4 years she worked with prominent animators and directors to help bring Mulan to life. She briefly worked in Hollywood doing stunt work and making small television appearances.
Mimi has been featured in several martial arts magazines including, Inside Kung Fu, TC Media’s Kung Fu Magazine, and Filipino Martial Arts magazine. Mimi entered the kung fu hall of fame when Inside Kung Fu Magazine voted her as 2000 "Woman of the Year" by Inside Kung Fu Magazine.
In 2011, she decided to return to the film world and take on the endeavor of making a documentary about her father’s life. She found joy doing work behind the camera and capturing the story of her father, a true artist and pioneer on film. She is excited to have produced and directed her first documentary: Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer. The film won 10 awards at film festivals around the country and has screened throughout North America to sold out audiences.
A University of Central Florida Graduate, Mimi is currently the Chief Instructor at the Wah Lum Temple. In addition to her newfound passion for filmmaking, Mimi Chan is a rising martial artist for the 21st century and will continue to strive to spread the spirit of martial arts and the Wah Lum System. She follows the footsteps of her father by dedicating her life to teaching and training at the Wah Lum Temple.