Kungfu Masters

All our instructors are experienced kungfu Masters who are specialized in different styles of Chinese martial arts. The number of Masters is adapted to the amount of students at the academy, so the students will always get the most optimal training in small groups.

Below you can read about the different Masters’ resume and their teaching at the academy.  You can choose one of them as your own master, meanwhile you can still learn  some different kungfu styles from other masters during  your stay. For instance, if you join a Shaolin group, you can still learn tai chi in the early morning and afternoon class. If you join a tai chi & qi gong group, you can still join stamina training and flexibility training with the Shaolin groups.

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Grandmaster Shi De Qian

Grandmaster Shi De Qian (deceased) was the dearly beloved and highly respected master, teacher and friend of Master Bao, the founder of the academy, and his teachings are applied throughout the academy to honor his spirit and to pass on his great teachings to students who are just as passionate about Kung Fu as he was.

Grandmaster Shi De Qian was the Vice President of Henan Martial Arts Association; Secretary Chief of China Shaolin Quan Research Center; President of China Shaolin Wushu University. Shi De Qian was born in Henan, China, at the foothill of the Shaolin Temple. His birth name is Wang Chang Qing.

He is also named “Evergreen”. He became a disciple of the Shaolin Temple as a child, when he learned martial arts from Master Shi Su Xi. He stayed in the Temple for 31 years, until 1992 as a protection monk. After that he lived outside of the Temple as a layman monk.

Grandmaster Shi De Qian not only learned Shaolin Kung Fu from his master Shi Su Xi – former Shaolin Abbot, but many Chinese Martial Arts, Acupuncture and Qi Gong bone treatment. He excels in Lohan style, Hei Hu Quan, Yi Jin Jing, and Chinese herbology. In the last twenty years Shi De Qian has done an enormous amount of research on martial arts, and has searched over 17 Chinese provinces and south-eastern countries collecting data.

In 1992 Shi De Qian finished his two books “Complete Encyclopedia of Shaolin Martial Arts” and “The Secrets of Shaolin Healing”. To date Shi De Qian has written over 57 books on martial arts. Now considered a professor of martial arts Shi De Qian writes for the Martial Arts Society, and has been a guest speaker to the United States, Japan, Singapore, and New Zealand.


Master Shi Xing Jian – Shaolin&Taichi master

Master Shi Xing Jian, also known as Master Bao, founder and  headmaster of the academy. A 32nd Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk from the original Shaolin Temple. Master Bao is an outstanding martial artist, a national first level coach and successor of Yi Jin Jing. He has many years of experience in teaching foreign students from around the world. He started to train traditional Chinese martial arts when he was 7 years old. At age 12, he went to the Shaolin Temple and stayed there untill 19. He had the great honor of being a disciple of Grandmaster Shi De Qian, who was both nationally and internationally well known and highly praised. From him he learned not only traditional Shaolin martial arts and different styles of Qi Gong, but also traditional Chinese medicine. Due to his excellent performance he was invited to live with the family of Master Shi De Qian.

Master Bao has participated in national and international martial arts championships and got many awards and high praises: In 2001 he won the first prize in the ‘National Traditional Fist and Weapon Competition’. In 2002 he got the first prize in both ‘Henan Martial Arts Competition’ and ‘Henan Traditional Fist Competition’ for his weapon form, tiger and eagle form. In 2003 he received the honorable prize for his broadsword and soft weapon on the ‘Invitational Martial Arts Competition’ in Anhui province. During the same year he was awarded as ‘First warrior in Zhengzhou City’ at the Martial Arts Championship tournament. Moreover, in 2004 and 2007, he was invited to South Korea and Thailand to do Martial Arts Exchange and Teaching.

Shaolin Master Du

Master Du

Master Shi Xing Peng. A secular disciple of the Shaolin Temple, the national first-level sportsman and warrior. He was born in the birthplace of Yang-style Tai Chi, Yong Nian County, Han dan City in Hebei Province. Influenced by the family, when he was young he learned the traditional folk martial arts under his Grandfather who  used to be a protection monk in Shaolin Temple, and a kung fu brother of One-figure Zen Master Hai Deng.

In 1998, he went to Shaolin Temple and became a warrior monk. He trained extremely diligently in the temple and during his stay there he participated in many martial arts competitions and obtained excellent results. In 2000, he won the first place in the 1st Secession Shaolin Fist Competition held in Dengfeng City. In the same year, he participated in Hebei Yang-style Tai chi Martial Arts Exchange Competition, and was awarded the title of Excellent Sportsman; In 2002, he won the first place in National Shaolin Fist Competition; in the same year, he was awarded the title of Excellent Warrior in Shanghai Martial Arts Exchange Competition; In 2003, he participated in The Traditional Martial Arts Exchange Competition and got good achievement; In 2004, he was invited to participate in the 7th Secession International Martial Arts Festival held in Korea; In 2005, he won the first place in the National Martial Arts Championship. At the end of 2006, Master Du started to teach Tai Chi and Shaolin Kung Fu to students from all over the world.

He is skilled at traditional Shaolin fist forms, regulated fist forms, broadsword, straight sword, staff and spear. He is an outstanding master in terms of his skills, teaching ability and personality.


Master Can

Master Shi Yan Can. Born and raised in Dengfeng (birthplace of Chinese Kung Fu) Master Can is a 34th generation warrior monk of the Shaolin Temple. He has been practicing kung fu since 1999. After many years of trials and competitions he achieved the title: National Master Sportsman. Like many other people who were influenced by this art Master Can began to develop a deeper love for Kung Fu. After many years of training and hardship he decided to pass on his knowledge. For the past several years he has been teaching students at different kung fu academies around the Shaolin temple. Master Can started to teach at our Academy since 2010. He is also invited to go to teach abroad regularly.

Master Can has been competing for a number of years at a national and international level. History of competitions and awards:
2009 National Martial Arts Competition, Yichun (Jiangxi Province):1st place both Fist and Staff.
2009 National Youth Championship in Chongqing: 2nd place in Sword form.
2010 National Competition (Duan Grading) in Zhengzhou :1st place in Changquan and staff (Gunshu).
2010 International Martial Arts Festival in Zhengzhou:1st place in Staff and Sword form.
2011 National Wushu Forms Tournament in Shanghai: 2nd place in Sword form. 2011 National Traditional Championships:1st place in Baji fist form
2012 National Traditional Championships in Guangzhou: 1st place in Pu Dao ; 4th place in Fanzi fist form.
2012 National University Games in Tianjin: 2nd place in Broadsword (Daoshu); 3rd place in Staff (Gunshu)

For the past few years he has won the championships of wushu forms in the He’nan province and Dengfeng City.