The IWA was fouded in October 2013, replacing the previous "Wang Academy". The registered office is in Lugano, Switzerland
President is Dr. Wang Zhi Xiang from Shanghai, already Vice President of the Association of Martial Arts in his City
Dr. Wang graduated in Traditional Chinese Medicine with specialization in Tui Na Massage (Nei Gong Tui Na) and an expert and quoted Master of Internal Martial Arts as well lover of Calligraphy and Philosophy
The Association aims to promote and spread worldwide the knowledge and teachings of Dr. Wang Zhi Xiang in the field of Philosophical Culture and Therapeutics, the Internal Martial Arts and related disciplines, with specific reference to psychological and physical wellbeing of the person, enhancing disciplines such as Taijiquan, qigong (medical and martial), the Nei Gong and Tui Na.
To this end, the Association contributes, within the territory both nationally and internationally, to the realization of conferences, Stage and practical study seminars for students of all levels, including the training of teachers recognized.