PaKua Masters & Instructors

PaKua Huntington Beach has Internationally certified Masters and Instructors teaching all Martial Arts, Tai-Chi, Sword, Chinese Archery, Yoga & Kickboxing Classes.


Master Elizabeth Filleti

Master Elizabeth Filleti-Landau is currently the highest ranking female Black Belt in Pa-Kua (4th highest overall), in the World! She was a direct student of Master Rogelio Giordano (The founder of Pa-Kua International) and has been practicing Pa-Kua since 1987 and has owned 3 different Pa-Kua studios in 2 different countries. Master Elizabeth Filleti has also been featured in the Huntington Beach Independent twice as well as on TV, Radio, the H.B. Magazine and she holds 3 different Presidential Fitness Awards. Master Elizabeth Filleti has gone on itinerancy to Argentina, Brazil as well as various states within the United States such as: California, Illinois, New York and Florida. She received her 7th Degree black belt on April 23rd of 2017 during the Pakua USA National Gathering in California. 


Master Jason Landau

Master Jason Landau has been practicing martial arts since the age of 8. He has received the Presidential Fitness award from both President Bush and President Obama. Master Jason Landau has studied with both Master Giordano and Entitled Superior Master Nicolas Moyano. He is currently the student of Master Elizabeth Filleti. He has given International and National Exhibitions of Pa-Kua such as a demonstration of sword cutting in the “Aulas Abiertas” in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2006 and an Acrobatics demonstration in “The Pa-Kua National Gathering” in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2009. Master Jason Landau has been on Itinerancy to Portland, Oregon and New York.


Master Chris Mendoza

Master Chris Mendoza has being training Pa-Kua since 2013. He is a 4th degree Black Belt. Master Chris is being part of our Pa-Kua HB studio for more than five years. He teaches Tai-Chi and the Chinese Archery Classes.


Master Amber Smith

Master Amber Smith has being training at the Pakua HB studio since 2008. She became a Yoga Instructor and continuous with the training of the martial arts and Chinese weapons. Because she wanted to share the knowledge and help others, she started teaching our Yoga evenings classes on 2019.

Master John Trager


Master Nikki Witzigman

Master Nikki has been studying Pa Kua since 2016 and just received her 3rd degree in Martial Arts. Before studying Pa Kua, Master Nikki received her 2nd degree in Tae Kwon Do which she practiced from 2012 to 2015. She has been teaching the Kids Martial Arts for the last couple of years and is an instructor in Acrobatics, Edged Weapons, and Archery along side Martial Arts. Master Nikki has been part of our HB Studio since 2020.