SHI YONG XINVENERABLE ABBOT OF THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE
The Abbot of the Original Shaolin Temple located in Songshan Mountains and China’s Ancient Buddhist Monastery, Venerable Shi Yong Xin is 33th Generation Shaolin Buddhist Monk. Venerable Shi Yong Sin become abbot in 1999. Since then, due to his endeavors is renowned for his work promoting Shaolin Buddhist Culture. His writings as a scholar and his continuous efforts to restore the Shaolin Temple made Shaolin Culture known around the world. Currently he is the Chairman of Henan Province Buddhist Association, Vice-Chairman of China Buddhist Association, Representative of Ninth National People’s Congress and the first Chinese monk ever to achieve an MBA degree. Shifu Shi Yan Jun is the disciple of the Abbot Shi Yong Xin.
GRAND MASTER HAN BAI GUANGTHE MOST FAMOUS MASTER OF MEI HUA QUAN
Grand master Han is considered the Number one in China and abroad for the most traditional style called Meihua Quan or Plum Blossom Fist. He is 16th Generation Disciple of Meihua Quan and he personally taught the Headmaster Shifu Shi Yan Jun not only Meihua but Tai Yang Gong (Sun Training Methods). Under the Grand master guidance, Shifu Shi Yan Jun has been working with Grand master Zhang Xi Ling which is the Successor of Meihua Non-Material Cultural Heritage in China, Director of Meihua Quan Association, Executive Council Member of Hong Kong Chinese Kung Fu Association and the Deputy Director of the National Martial Arts Association of the USA. In 2015 Grand master Han decided to start International Federation of Meihua Quan and he is the active President.
MAITREYA TEMPLE & SONGSHAN SHAOLIN TRADITIONAL WUSHU ACADMEY GOT THE BLESSING FROM BOTH HONORARY HEADMASTERS FOR SPREADING AUTHENTIC CHINESE KUNG FU & CHINESE TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD.
HAN JIAN ZHONG18th Generation Disciple of Meihua Quan
Grand master Han Jian Zhong is named Chinese Outstanding Figures of World Excellent Men. He is specialized in Meihua Quan, Qin Na, Xing Yi, Chuo Jiao Quan and Qigong. He is 17th Generation Disciple of Meihua Quan and he is University Professor at Beijing Wushu Police University, Professor for Chinese Wushu Association, Chinese Wushu Judge for Duanwei Grading Committee and Competitions and Senior Coach for Meihua Quan. He received many honorary titles as Consultant, President and Curator from Shaolin Temple, America Shaolin Boxing Association, Peking University, Martial Arts Research Association Guangdong, Wudang Meihua Quan, Greek Wushu Federation and many more. During his career he published many books and participated in the editing of text books for the Ministry of Public Security (Police). He published nearly 100 articles in National Publications. He appeared on CCTV and Beijing TV documentaries and programs such as: Kangle Years, Good Morning China (4 years), TV interviews, special reports, Newspapers and Chinese Martial Arts Magazine.
SUN JIAN GUOTAIJI GRANDMASTER
Grand master Sun is 77 years old. He is skilled in Tai Ji Quan, Calligraphy, Chinese Culture and Canto. He studied Kung Fu since childhood until the age of 17 when he joined the Chinese army. During his military career he learned Self- Defense techniques, combat and hard cardio training. He participated at many National competitions in Sanda with outstanding achievements. At the age of 25 he started his journey in Tai Ji Quan, Yang Style. He participated in Tai Ji Competitions and he archived many gold medals. His teaching career started in 1979. He is teaching exclusively at Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy from May to October and the forms he teaches are the compulsory routines for the Chinese Wushu and International Competitions. Other achievements include: Calligraphy Competition Prizes, Traditional Canto Prizes, Charity performances. He is specialized in Chinese Culture, Chinese Language, Longevity, Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle. In 2015 he received the Chin Woo Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame award for Outstanding Grand master of the Year.
ZHANG XI LING17th Generation Disciple of Meihua Quan
Grand master Zhang Xi Ling was born in Meihua village ( Hou Ma Zhang) and since childhood he followed local masters to learn this ancient style and the most traditional in China. He is very skilled in many fist forms, boxing and weapons. His disciples are teaching at present more than 30 000 students in China. Grand master Zhang Xi Ling is the Successor of Meihua Non-Material Cultural Heritage in China, Director of Meihua Quan Association, Executive Council Member of Hong Kong Chinese Kung Fu Association and the Deputy Director of the National Martial Arts Association of the USA. He published many articles in famous Kung Fu magazines in China and abroad. In 2015 Grand master Han decided to start International Federation of Meihua Quan and Grand master Zhang Xi Ling is Vice-President for teaching the art of Meihua. Grand master Zhang is University Professor at Xingtai University. Grand master Zhang trained together with Shifu Shi Yan Jun under the direct supervision of Grand master Han.
MAITREYA TEMPLE & SONGSHAN SHAOLIN TRADITIONAL WUSHU ACADMEY WILL INVITE DURING THE ACADEMY YEAR OUR GRANDMASTERS TO CHECK STUDENTS PROGRESS AND OCASSIONALLY TEACH CLASSES.
SHI YAN PENG34TH GENERATION SHAOLIN WARRIOR MONK
Shifu Shi Yan Peng studied in Shaolin Temple from the age of 9 until 17. He received the 6 Duanwei Grading from Shaolin Wushu Association China. He won International Traditional Shaolin Martial Arts Competition first place for Shaolin Forms. Has been working in this industry for more than 10 years under the famous Movie Directors Sammo Hung and Yuen Woo-Ping. During this time he followed Shifu Wong Shun Leung’s Disciple, Wong Siu Leung. He chose this style of Wing Chun. Shifu Yan Peng is training his students in developing their body and transform it into a weapon as well as practical application for Wing Chun. Shifu Yan Peng has been working for the following movies: Fearless (Jet Li), Dragon Tiger Gate (Donnie Yen), Fist of Fury (Jet Li), The Forbidden Kingdom (Jackie Chan and Jet Li), Myth, Heaven will be a lion, Tai Chi, Lion King and many more. He appeared on TV series: Feast, King of Qin Li Shimin, World First, Fist of Fury, Tiger Mountain, Pirates Legend, Lotus Lantern so on. Shifu Yan Peng is teaching Kung Fu movie and Wing Chun classes.
SHI HENGXUE35TH GENERATION SHAOLIN WARRIOR
Shifu Shi Hengxue studied in Shaolin Temple since the age of 10 under the direct guidance of Shifu Shi Yancheng until the age of 20. She is specialized in Shaolin Kung Fu fist forms and weapons and Taiji Quan (Yang & Chen Style). Since the age of 15th she traveled intensively in China being part of the Show Team under the direct guidance of her master. Shifu Hengxue also participated to many National Competitions where she achieved the first place in Shaolin fist forms and weapons. Since March 2017 she is teaching in the Academy under the guidance of Shifu Yanjun on the full time basis. She is is very patient and dedicated to her students.
SHI XING LONG32ND GENERATION SHAOLIN WARRIOR MONK
Shifu Xing Long is the disciple of Shifu Shi De Yang, 31st Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk for Kung Fu study and Shifu Shi De Qian for theoretical studies. Shifu Shi De Qian is the Director of the Shaolin Martial Arts Books. Shifu Xing Long is specialised in fist and weapon forms. He train in many animal styles and internal styles such as Qigong (Ba Duan Jin, Yi Jin Jing and Meditation) and Tai Ji. He travelled in many countries such as USA, Canada, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Australia and Europe (England and Belgium). He participated in several competitions in Traditional Martial Arts in Henan Province and he got first place in Shaolin Forms and Shaolin Staff. At 60kg category he won first place for Chinese Kickboxing. Due to his extensive experience in shows he is training our student team for Kung Fu shows and competitions.
SHI YAN FU34TH GENERATION SHAOLIN WARRIOR MONK
Shifu Yan Fu went to Shaolin Temple from the age of 8 and become a master at the age of 21. He is very skilled in Shaolin Traditional form, Shaolin 18 weapons, Sanda, Qigong. Shifu Yan Fu is the disciple of the Abbot, Shi Yong Xin. He was in the Shaolin Temple performance team and travelled around the world for shows in USA, Australia, Italy, Canada and France. In 2006, Shifu Yan Fu performed the Shaolin Secret beating skills and he received an award for Excellent Martial Arts Master and Judge in Henan Province. He participated in many National and International Competitions with outstanding achievements for Shaolin Forms and Staff, Sanda, Weapons and Qigong.
SHI YAN SHI34TH GENERATION SHAOLIN BUDDHIST MONK
Shifu Yan Shi is the Disciple of Great Master Su Xi, the previous abbot of the Shaolin Temple for the Buddhist learnings. He is specialised in Medical Qigong, Chinese Traditional Medicine, Buddhism, Feng Shui and Metaphysical studies. His main focus is using the Qigong for healing. He continued his metaphysical and philosophical studies by following the oldest and most traditional Kung Fu in China which is Mei Hua Quan. This means a profound study of Traditional Culture and the doctrines of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. There are several secret manuscripts which focus on Feng Shui and Longevity and improving health. Shifu Yan Shi is teaching Qigong for healing and longevity, Feng Shui, Buddhism and Bigu (detoxification of the body). The above are not part of the standard curriculum so if you are interested please ask in advance. He does as well medical treatments. For student who are interested please ask in advance for the fees.
Dr. Andreea Du (Shi Yanbo)FOREIGN DEPARTMENT ADMISSIONS
Andreea has been in the academy for 5 years. She has more than 15 years of experience in teaching students around the world and she is British and Romanian Nationality. When she arrived in China she did not have previous Martial Arts experience. She practices right now Meihua Quan and Tai Ji Quan. She participated in competitions for Tai Ji Quan winning the first place. Andreea is the General Secretary of Chinese Meihua Quan Association and Vice-President of International Meihua Quan Federation. She become 17th Generation Meihua Quan Disciple by being accepted as the direct Disciple by the Grandmaster Han Baiguang. Her continuous work for spreading the Chinese Culture around the world made her to be accepted as the direct disciple of the Venerable Abbot of the Shaolin Temple, Shi Yong Xin. She received the name of Shi Yanbo from the Abbot. In November 2016 she become officially Guayin Pussa follower by following the ceremony in the Shaolin Temple. In the same month, she has been given the Distinction of Director of the Preparatory Committee of World Chan Medicine Federation by the Grandmaster Shi Yanlin. Further work in the Chinese Medicine field made her to be appointed in August 2017 as Executive Director of the World Federation on Chan Meditation for a period of 5 years. She speaks fluently English, Chinese, Greek and Romanian.
MANON QUEUDOT (France)TRANSLATOR
Manon is in the Academy starting March 2017 and she will be with us for one year or more. She is proficient in Chinese Mandarin and she has achieved level 4 in HSK examination (speaking, reading and writing). She is fluent in English and French native speaker.
PHILLIP LAWRENCE (UK)TRANSLATOR
Phillip is in the Academy starting August 2017 and he will be with us for two years or more. He is proficient in Chinese Mandarin and he has achieved level 4 in HSK examination (speaking, reading and writing). Phillip has been working an an English Teacher in China for two years.