Vince Black  文森布萊克

Vincent Black

Master Black (1950-2019) studied with some of the 20th century's most well-known and influential martial arts and medical practitioners, including Hsu Hung-Chi (許鴻基), Sijo Adriano Emperado, Li Ziming (李子鸣), Wang Shitong (王世通), Li Guichang (李桂昌), Liao Wuchang (廖五常), York Y. Lu (劉震寰), Fu Shu Yun (傅淑云), Liu Wanfu (劉萬福), Wang Shusheng (王書殸), Nguyen Van Nghi, Share K. Lew, Zhang Baoyang (張寶揚), Xie Peiqi (解佩啟), and John Upledger. A Doctor of Oriental Medicine for over 30 years, he taught Traditional Chinese Medicine, tuina, bone-setting, and herbal medicine to hundreds of practitioners. In 1990, he founded the North American Tang Shou Tao Association (NATSTA), which aims to research, promote, and preserve Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Chinese Martial Arts.

Liu Shuhang  劉樹行

Liu Shuhang

Liu Shuhang was born in 1947 in Liu Family Yellow Dragon Bay Village, Dashan Township, Wudi County, Shandong Province. He trained Gao-style Bagua with his grand-uncle Liu Fengcai (劉鳳采) from 1962 until the latter's death in 1987, becoming a fifth-generation disciple. He also studied under noted Xingyi and Taiji master Li Jingxuan (李静轩), and is a lay disciple of Master Su Fa of Shaolin Temple. Currently secretary of the Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Research Committee, and Eighth Duan within the Chinese Wushu Association, Master Liu continues to research Chinese martial arts, most recently devoting himslef to uncovering the history and transmission of the Miao Dao.

Li Runxi  李潤喜

Li Runxi

Li Runxi began training with his father Li Guichang (李桂昌) at age seven in the arts of Southern Shaolin Five-Element Soft Boxing and Song-style Xingyiquan. A dedicated practitioner over the last six decades, master Li continues to research and advance his father's art. Most recently, he has been involved in compiling and transcribing his father's voluminous notebooks on martial arts and medicine.

Li Cang  李鸧

Li Cang

Li Cang began studying Xingyi with his father Li Jingxuan (李静轩) in 1960 at age six, and continued until his father's passing in March, 2012 at the age of 106. During these fifty-two years of arduous training, he has received the essence of the Xingyi passed on from Li Luoneng to Li Jingzhai, through Li Yingxun, to his father. In addition, he has deepy researched the Yang Luchan Old-Frame 128-Posture Taiji Quan passed on to his father by Wang Longyi, as taught from Yang Banhou to Cheng Haiting. At his father's urging, Master Li also studied Cheng-School Gao-style Bagua under Liu Fengcai, attaining a high understanding of this art. He is a Sixth Duan in the Chinese Wushu Association, and currently focuses on sharing his more than 50 years of training and research in Xingyi, Taiji, and Bagua, with numerous students around the world.

Li Ding  李丁

Li Ding

Professor Li Ding was born in Henan Province, China in 1935. He graduated from Shanxi Medical College in 1960, and later served as a member of the Board of Directors of the All-China Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, vice-director and vice-secretary general of the Shanxi Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, executive member of the Board of Directors of the Taiyuan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, and president of the Qigong Society of Shanxi Medical College. With traditional Chinese medicine as the main approach, he combines traditional Chinese and Western medicine in disease treatment and prevention. He has published more than ten books on acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, and Chinese pharmacology, including Jianmei Jinlou Tu and A Collection of TCM Clinical Experience. Dr. Li created the Jingluo Qigong system (sometimes also called 'Meridan Qigong') based on his extensive research into traditional medical and qigong traditions.

Wong Jackman  黃澤民

Wong Jackman

Wong Jackman (1940-2018) was born in Guangdong, and began training Northern Shaolin boxing at age eight with Yim Sheung Mo (嚴尚武) student of Gu Ruzhang (顾汝章). Later, through Yim's introduction, he also studied Luohan Quan with Ma Gin Fung (馬劍風), becoming proficient in the ten core forms and numerous weapons of Northern Shaolin, as well as Luohan Quan, Taiji, and Xingyi. In 1963, he emigrated to the U.S., landing in San Francisco's Chinatown, where he immediately began teaching. A few short years later, he established the Jing Mo Athletic Association, which he would continue to lead for the next 40-plus years, until his retiremnet in 2005. Master Wong is perhaps the most well-known proponent of Northern Shaolin in the U.S., and is still a respected figure in the San Francisco martial arts community, known for his righteous and upright character.

Liang Kequan  梁克權

Liang Kequan

Liang Kequan (1914-2003) began studing Xingyi at age six with Zhou Luquan (周魯泉), and later trained Xingyi and Bagua with Zhou's teacher, Liu Fengchun (劉鳳春). In 1939, he bagan training Cheng-style Bagua with Cheng Youxin (程有信), son of Cheng Tinghua, and in 1946 began studing Xingyi with Zhang Yinwu, style name Tongxuan (張蔭梧字桐軒). In 1952, Liang was imprisoned for his connections to the Guomindang, and remained incarcerated for fifteen years. Released during the Cultural Revolution, his past affiliations prevented him from finding suitable employment, so he remained at the prison as an employee for an additional fifteen years. Despite 30 years of hardship, he practiced Xingyi and Bagua every day without fail, a habit to which he attributes his survival during this difficult time. Upon finally leaving prison behind, Liang travelled extensively across China to meet other well-known Xingyi and Bagua masters to compare notes and exchange techniques. In this way, he collected a vast number of varitions on the Five Elemnts, Twelve Animals, and advanced linking forms.

Liu Wanfu  劉萬福

Liu Wanfu

Liu Wanfu (1918-1997) was born in Tianjin and began studying Chang Quan and Lanshou Quan from his father, Liu Changhai(劉長海), at age 12. He subsequently also studied Lanshou with his father's elder school brothers Feng Zhongyuan(馮仲元) and Zhang Yongan (張永安), and in his later years was considered the foremost 7th-generation Lanshou practitioner in China. When he was 16 years old, Liu began studying Xing Yi with Li Cunyi's (李存義) student Han Ziheng (韓子衡), and at age 20 began studying Bagua with Cheng Yunqing (程雲清), a student of Zhang Zhaodong (張兆東). He later also studied Baji Quan and Tongbei Quan. In 1952 he won the heavyweigt division of the all-China full contact fighting competition. He served on several planning committes of the national Wushu Association in its nascent stage, and served for many years as a repected member of the Tianjin Wushu Association.