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.

master ning. tai chi master, qigong master

Master Ning – Taichi&Qigong master

Master Ning Jianxiang,  a Tai chi, Qigong and Xinyi master, who was born in May 1969 in Xuzhou- the hometown of ancient Chinese martial arts. He is currently the sixth Duan on Chinese Chen style tai chi, meanwhile a professional judge, and an tai chi instructor. Master Ning won the first prize of Chen style tai chi and the second prize of Chen style Tai Chi sword form in the first International Wushu Competition of Xuzhou. Since 2004 up to now, Master Ning has been focused on the study and research of Chen style tai chi, particularly the Chen Zhenglei system. He is an expert in the following areas: the 18 Essentials of Chen tai chi, the old and new frame I and frame II of Chen tai chi, Single straight sword of Chen tai chi, pushing hands technique, tai chi counter practice, and standing Qigong meditation.

Master Ning started to teach tai chi, Qigong and Xinyi at Maling Shaolin Kung Fu Academy since January 2018, and he is one of the leading masters of our Tai chi Retreat Program. Master Ning is a patient and caring for his students. He speaks basic English, and teaches students all year around except in the weekends and the national holidays, you are welcome to join Master Ning’s tai chi and qigong group, explore and find your inner power and peace.