Channah Zeitung is the youngest 3 time California State Champion in Martial Arts (ATA) ever at age 4 under the direction of her coach Mrs. Patricia Church (Church's Martial Arts in San Diego, CA). She made her television debut on ABC's “Katie Show” as one of Katie Wonder Kids (aired March 1, 2013) with Mrs. Church. March 1, 2014, Channah became a first degree Black Belt (at Church's Martial Arts). She is a 7 time District Champion and a 5 times Pan American Champion in ATA Taekwondo (Traditional Forms, Traditional Weapons, Creative Forms, Creative Weapon and XMA Weapons) won in Uruguay September 2016 in the 8 and under rings. June of 2017 is when Channah won 4 World Championships (Creative Forms, Creative Weapons, Xtreme Weapons and Traditional Weapons) at ATA World. She became a 2nd Degree Black in June 2017 under Sr. Master Ken Church at Church's Martial Arts.
Channah joined with her mentor Rayna Vallandingham (11 time World Champion) to promote Anti-Bullying - together they have made several appearances at schools, County Fairs and events in California and Arizona under the name of "Child Prodigy" and "Wish Warriors". In 2013 they were chosen to be the poster kids for WISHING FOR MOMMY. To head the Pink Belt Campaign to raise money so kids with mothers that have Breast Cancer would be able to treat their Mother.
They travel America as well as Indonesia and Australia to promote the Pink Belt Campaign and Leadership. They have become known as a “Wish Warriors” as they continue helping others and being role models.
Recently Channah was featured in ATA's Iridescent Jahng Bong (with Rayna Vallandingham) promotional Jahn Bong (Bo Staff) video. Her video showing her training video (Little ninja!! Channah Zeitung) just prior to the World Championships went instant viral, and "Wesley Snips reposted with this comment: (Train them young🙏🏿 she is a force to be reckoned with!
#martialarts #youngstar #talonofgod #femaleisthefuture #amazing"
Channah began her journey in martial arts when she was just a little over two years old at Church's Martial Arts under Patricia Church and Sr. Master Ken Church, Jose Aguilar (he taught her the Bo Staff) and later Jackson Rudolph (#1 Bo World Champion guided her) Tim Conkil (16x World Champion, works on her performance). Patricia Church is peronally responsible for who Channah has become in martial arts(18x World Champion). Tim Conkil, Alexa Marie-Bailey Rodrigues (16x World Champion), Caitlin Dechelle (the #1 female World Champion), and Mike Chat worked with Channah instiling the art of performance.
Channah lives with her parents (father, Dr. Jeffery Zeitung, is a Urologist/Surgeon at Scripps in San Diego, her mother, Gloria, is a publicist) her Sister (Naomi age 8) and little brother (Peter age 5 1/2) in San Diego.
She is in the fourth grade, and home-schooled. Samuel Warren is her acting coach (who has worked with her since she has been 4. She has five dogs (Lucy, Cheese-it, Alvin, Sushi and Coco), two Bangle Cats (Eva, and Blonde) and a ferrite (Cheeto).
FYI: Channah received a Karate Black Belt March 1, 2014 (at age 5) and her ATA Black Belt June 21, 2014 (age 6) at Church's Martial Arts, her 2nd Degree Black Belt got June 2017. She won her state championships as a Purple Belt. As a 1st Degree Black Belt (age 8) she won 4 World Championships. Channah was born April 8, 2008.