Authors: listed by pinyin spelling, family name first.

Chen Xiao Wang (陈小旺) was born in 1946 in Chenjiagou village, Wenxian, Heban. He is the former representative of the 7th National Peoples Congress, president of the Chen Style Taijiquan of Henan, Deputy president of the WuShu Association and the WuShu Training Center for Physical Culture and Sports of Henan. Since age 7 he followed his father, Chen ZhaoXu. Later he apprenticed to his grand-uncle Chen ZhaoPi and uncle Chen ZhaoKui. He eventually became the 11th generation inheritor of Chen Shi Taijiquan. He is well known for his mastery of Push hands and Fast Wrestling. From 1980-1982 he was three times champion in the National Tournament of WuShu and Taiji. In 1985 he placed first in the First National Tournament at Xi'an. This was the same year he traveled to Japan to teach Chen Taiji. In 1988 he won the WuShu Contribution Prize award by the WuShu Academy of the National Physical Culture and Sports Commission. He has also participated in the making of several movies. He has also authored books on Chen style especially the 38 posture method of which he is considered by some to be the leading exponent. In 1990 he migrated to Australia from which he had many instructional tours of Asia, America and Australia. In 2002 he was received by the Czech president, Vaclav Havel. He has also served as the guest professor at Yuanguan University, Korea. In 1994 he was honored as Taijiquan Boxing Master by Wexian County at the 3rd International Annual Convention. In 2004 Chen donated 1.2 million yuan for Chenjiagou's bronze statue of Chen WanTing in the Chen ancestral temple, and .2 million for a large scale album of WuShu treasures. He has also cooperated with Jiaozuo City's publication of a free Taiji book.

Gao Xiang (高翔) is editor of San Wu Wa Zheng (三武挖整); a compiler and editor with the Anhui Science Publishers Wushu Library; a research fellow by special invitation with the Chinese Wu Dang Research Society; consultant to the Chinese Shaolin Society, adviser to the Singapore Shaolin Naional Arts Society and high level advisor to the Henan An Yang Shaolin Martial Monks College.

Gao Xiang since childhood has followed his paternal granfather Gao Jin (高金) inheriting the Seven Fairies (Immortals) Style, making him the fifth generation inheritor of the style. Later he went under top instructors Zhang Tie Lin (张铁林) for Tai Tzu Quan, Kang Fu Zhen (康复振) for LuoHan Boxing, Wan Chi Ming (万奇鸣) for Snake Boxing, Wu Ying Xiong (吴英双) for Eagle boxing , Chang Ji Xian (菖继贤) for White Ape Style. His familiarity extends to Shaolin Tai Tzu, Shaolin Luo Han, Northern Style Snake Fist, Eagle Claw Boxing, EmeiWhite Ape style along with Jiang Hu Black Tiger Branch and many other forms.

Mr. Gao Xiang is eruidite and versatile, simultaneously carrying on the interests of Chinese Wushu as his own. He has at his own expense produced "Three Martial Excavations Organized", especially dealing with Wu Dang, Shaolin, researching pictographs of three large Military history, arrangd in popular form. To this date he has published {Solo Practice Subdue the Enemy Defensive Arts} {Spirit Work Chin Na Arts} {Introduction to Wudang secret sect self defense arts} {Wudang Secret Door Self Defense Arts Unique Skills} { Shaolin Orthodox Tai TzuBoxing Arts} { Tiger Boxing Real Fighting Secret Book} {Split Tendon Break Bone Arts} {Beng Quan Real Skills} { Wet Clothes Catch and Throwing Arts} {LuoHan Spirit Stike} {Five Extreme Single Kill Arts} {Tai Tzu Self Defense Arts} {Vigorous JinGang Hands} with more than ten other volumes.

Li Yu Chuan (李玉川), from Hebei province, CangZhou town, a Qing county native, was born in 1951. He is addicted to boxing and also enjoys writing. At 8 years of age he began training with a famous instructor studying Mi Zong Quan, for the next ten years he practiced unceasingly. He sought increased boxing knowledge, practiced determinely, like a tiger in the countryside, from friends and teachers around Qing Dao he learned Baji Quan, Bagua Zhang and Yi Quan (Da Cheng Quan). At the same time, he seriously researched Wushu theory and principles, reading large quantities of Wushu books, periodicals and historical research. All during this time he recorded many principles. He devoted his talents to discovering the essence of Wushu. He is one of Qing County's MiZong Quan's seventh generation official inheritors. In August of 1996 Qing County established a Lost Track Boxing Association and chose Mr. Li for its head. In recent years he remains captivated with Mi Zong Boxing and is working to organize its content.

Presently, QingXian MiZong Quan practice has many seventh and eight generation disciples (deriving from Sun Tong). The Zhao branches' representatives are relatively many; chief among them being: Liang Jin Cheng, Liang Jin Qiao, Wang Feng Qi, Yang Yu Zhou, Hu Guang Ming and others (梁金桥, 王风岐, 样玉州, 胡光明). The Liu Branch has representatives such as: Li Yu Chuan, Liu Jun Qi and others (李玉川, 刘俊岐).

Li Yu Shuan(李玉栓), from Hebei Province Shijiazhuang, was born in 1952, and is the Shi Village Railway Branch Officer manager. He presentlyholds office as Acting secretary of the Shijiazhuang (capitol) Xing Yi Quan Research Society.

From childhood he has ardently loved Wushu. In 1976 he bowed to Shijiazhuang's famous Wushu stylist, Li Lu Ming (李禄明), as his teacher asking him to instruct him in Nei Gong and self-defence. In 1984 he began studying Chen Taiji with Ma Hong (马虹). In 1986 was honored to become Li Lu Ming's 12th generation disciple in Taiji, Bagua and Xing Yi; having gathered the essence of the three styles. From his outstanding love of Xing Yi, starting in 1996 he has been compiling the complete theory and practice of Xing Yi as an internal study. He sold over 800 volumes in one day at the Hebei Shen County Xing Yi conference, caushing his influence to be felt among the nation's Xing Yi lovers. In 2000 he began exploring the technique and perfection of Jiao Shu with national champion teacher Li Lan Tian (李兰田).

Ma Lin Zhang (马琳璋), was born in 1942, in Anhu County Bengbu (Clam) town. He is a well known Xin Yi Liu He teacher; his Xin Yi Wushu widely recognized among his peers. In 1962, through the Ding Huai Tang, he was introduced to a local Xin Yi Quan teacher to begin his training. This was the famous teacher, Song Guo Bin's, favorite disciple: Chu Yan Yu (褚衍玉), who started his instruction in Liu He Xin Yi Quan. In 1974 in Shanghai he became a disciple of Shanghai Xin Yi Quan's top instructor Gu Song Gao (卢嵩高), a Xin Yi Quan expert who helped to greatly advance his studies in Liu He Xin Yi Quan. In 1975 in Shaghai he encountered another of Gu Song Gao's top students, Ma Xiao Kai (马孝凯), and they combined their studies of Liu He Xin Yi Quan.

Ma Lin Zhang has loved martial arts since childhood, and his work allows him to travel giving him opportunities on many occasions to meet top instructors throughout China: to deepen his understanding and studies; to request instruction; to collect knowledge; to refine his abilities; to use various experts to enrich himself and raise his skills and to research deeply into China's Wushu culture.

Ma Lin Zhang conducts himself modestly and humbly to learn. He has persistently pursued Wushu, acquiring a deep understanding, and in the area of Liu He Xin Yi Quan. He has consistently practice for over 40 years, throwing all his energy toward thoroughly understanding Wushu culutre and acquiring expertise. After many years of hard effort, he has summarized his knowledge by writing "Xin Yi Quan", "Xin Yi Quan's True Essence" and other Wushu essays. These various Wushu productions will make a rich contributiion toward people's knowledge of the art.

* A famous student of Yuan Fei Yi.


Qi De Ju齐德居
was born into very poor circumstances, at age 8 he lived under the iron heel of Japanese invaders. Since his father died when he was young. , his mother supplied the bulk and depth of his education. From youth he dreamt of being a chivalrous and loyal official. At 15 years of age in TianJin he apprenticed to an instructor, devoting all his available time to practicing Shaolin Quan and hard exercise. He worked so hard at this he became sick, the sickness remaining for many years.

In 1953, Qi bowed to Mr. Wu Meng Xia (吴孟侠) as his teacher, with whom he studied Bagua Boxing, Taijiquan, Xing Yi Boxing, continually for 13 years. During this period, despite terrible living conditions which did not affect his love of martial arts Qi strengthened himself. Hot and cold seasons, he would return to the Tian Jin northwest area and the He Ping Lu Shou De Complex, so he could continue working very hard through the year, and disregard the weather. At the time it was like: "The cold penetrates to the bones like a needle point, year in and year out, for the sake of martial skills, he tasted it fully spending nights weathered without sleep." From the beginning Qi was not afraid of hardship, and this touched Wu Sifu, and from that point on he gave Qi unreserved instruction. in this way Qi succeeded in catching the essence of Bagua Zhang, Taijiquan, Xing Yi Boxing, including the strengthening of his body.

In 1966, he traveled inland as Sifu Wu's assistant to Shanxi, Ding Xiang County. In 1980 they attended the Shanxi Province First Wushu Symposium, and at the general meeting demonstrated Bagua Zhang, Taijiquan, Xing Yi Quan, succeeding in obtaining an honorable mention. After beinghonored in Ding Xiang he was invited to help his old instrutor , instructing from his "Taijiquan Nine Formulas and Eighty-One Postures" (Yang Ban Hou Large Frame) achieving a very good reaction.

In 1987, he started with the Lang Lane textile mill work, where workers and staff help to develop Chinese martial arts. This practice greatly welcomed by the hard working laborers and staff.

Now Mr. Qi has produced his book "Bagua Zhang Self-Defense Arts".


Song Guang Hua (宋光华), a native of Bei Jing, was born to an aristocratic Wushu family , and is a grandson of a famous member of the Song family, Song Tie Lin (宋铁麟) making him a direct descendent and inheritor. (NOTE: Song Shi Rong (宋篴) was a top student of Li Neng Rong. He was said to have the ability to toss opponent's many feet away with a single punch. At one point he even instructed Li Cun Yi. His son was called Song Hu Chen and his nephew was named Song Tie Lin. When he retired to Wu Tai Mountain as a monk he never mentioned his Xing Yi again.)

Mr. Song Guang Hua has not only preeminent skill, lofty martial virtue, extremely open minded, amiable and approachable, but furthermore his theoretical knowledge of Wushu is very deep, his academic research has many great achievements, therefore, he is respectrfully acknowledged by all students of Song style, he is honored by his colleagues in Wushu, he has won many awards and honors, he was elected as ShanXi Martial Association and Research Society advisor, and more.

Mr. Song Guang Hua although 70, his body is strong and healthy, thinking bright, full of vigor, still modest and eager to learn, merging practice and study. On the one hand he combines energetic boxing with this nationally famous boxing style, exchanging his skill with others, not afraid to draw on other's strong points to avoid his own weaknesses, advancing new ideas, while at the same time laying stress on teaching students. He has disciples all over China as well as America, France and other countires. On the other hand, Mr. Song has devoted himself to the uncovering of Song Style Xing Yi, arranging it, working on research, authoring one after the other both "Song Style Xing Yi Boxing" and "Song Style Xing Yi Boxing Continued", in which theory and real fighting are combined. These have summarized and systemized Song Style Xing Yi Boxing theory and methods, containing standardized forms, practical boxing methods, Internal and External mutually aiding one another, systemizing self-defense and health principles, allowing a great advance the popularity of Song style Xing Yi Boxing level with excellent teaching materials.


Wang Yong Quan (王永泉) began learning Taiji from Yang Jian Hou at age six (with his father as fellow student). A recommendation from Yang Jian Hou placed Wang with Yang Chen Fu at age 14 but also in an unusual postion in that he was told not to pass on what he learned of the Yang secrets. From 1926 Wang taught in a number of venues. Even as vice-president of the Beijing Martial Arts Society he kept his promise to the Yangs.Finally, in the Seventies, he passed important information on to an 18 year disciple. In the Eighties he was persuaded by Qi Yi and Wang Ping Fan, heads of their respective Philosophy and Humanities departments in the Chinese Social Science Institute, to create a written record of the transmission while instructing his final student: Wei Shu Ren.

Zhang Bing Dou (张 炳斗), who has both literary merit and martial expertise, enjoys a great reputation in Wushu circles at home and abroad. He is Taiji Meihua Praying Mantis style's 7th generation inheritor. His martial virture exemplifies fair mindedness and he is a good example of martial mixed with literary.Born in 1938 in ShanDong province LaiYang county, Mr. Zhang comes from a family well known in martial circles. At six he started studying under his maternal grandfather, a famous Taiji Meihua Tang Lang instructor: Mr. Li Kun Xhan(李昆山). This secured him a comprehensive knoweldge of Tang Lang Boxing skills and principles. Then he learned from other famous teachers such as Wang Yu Shan(王玉山), Sun Yu Jun(孙玉君), Liu Jing Shan (刘景山) investigating more aspects of martial arts, drawing on others strengths to overcome his own weaknesses, benefiting from others' experience and his own trials and opportunities. Combining contemporary physiology and kinematics, he has devoted time to systematizing Tang Lang Boxing theory, pairing his own observations with clear explanations of scientific knowledge, showing each method has implied concepts of attack and defense. He has implified and refined the contents of the forms for partner practice. He has created Tang Lang Sword and Tang Lang Staff and other weapons, greatly enriching and expanding Praying Mantis Style's technique and method, causing this unique method to become even more integrated and comprehensive. Mr. Zhang sits on the board of Qing Dao City's Limited Company to desseminate martial culture. He is a member of ShanDong county Writer's Association. He has published "The Historical Romance of Tang Lang Quan" in two volumes; "The Realm of Love and Hate"; "The Complete Book of Taiji Meihua Praying Mantis" and other writings.


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