Kelly Maclean has practiced Chinese martial arts since 1988. She has studied closely with some of the greatest teachers in the world, including Master Shouyu Liang (her primary teacher), Chen Xiao Wang, Yang Zhen Duo, Madame Wang Jurong, Sam Masich, and Dr. Yang Jwing Ming.
During her competition career, Kelly twice represented Canada at the World Wushu Competitions, and won many medals internationally. She was the first woman to win the title of Grand Champion at the All-Taijiquan Championships held in the USA. She holds a 7th degree black belt, and is certified in internal styles including Taijiquan (Tai Chi), Xingyiquan, Bagua Zhang, Water boxing, and Qigong.