Grand Master Xu DeZheng (Shi Fu David)
Grand Master Xu DeZheng (aka Sifu David) has been teaching Kung Fu and Tai Chi to people of all ages since 1989, and was a teacher of martial arts at Wuhan Sports University in China for seven years. He has also been teaching TaeKwonDo for seven years, and is one of only six people appointed by the Chinese government as an official qualified TaeKwonDo judge. Grand Master Xu also acts as a judge for Chinese Martial Arts as well.
Grand Master Xu DeZheng was born and raised in China, and is a 32nd generation disciple of Shaolin. He began his training in the mysteries of Shaolin Kung Fu at the age of 6, studying under the 31st generation Shaolin monk, Grand Master Deren. Master Xu’s buddhistic name is Shi Xing Sheng, and today Grand Master Xu is the honorary Chairman of the China Shaolin Temple Disciples’ Association.
At the age of 20, Grand Master Xu left the Shaolin Temple to continue his formal education at Wuhan Sports University where he expanded his knowledge to areas such as traditional Wushu ,Tai Chi, Qigong ,TaeKwonDo and wrestling. Upon graduation, Wuhan Sports University recruited Grand Master Xu to teach, and he was a professor there for seven years.
As a result of his achievements the Chinese government sponsored Grand Master Xu as one of a handful of experts to promote Chinese martial arts and culture around the world, touring and performing in several countries. In 2004, he was invited to come to the United States, and it was then that he founded Pure Shaolin Kung Fu in Belmont, California.
Master Xu DeZheng has won more than ten championship medals in international martial arts competitions. He achieved awards for 1st grade National Judge of Chinese Martial Arts and the 1st grade National Judge of TaeKwonDo.
Grand Master Xu has published many professional articles about Martial Arts studies in various professional journals. His articles have received several awards and the Wuhan Sports University still uses his writings for teaching purposes today.
Grand Master Yan HongJie (Shi Fu Grace)
Master Yan HongJie (aka Sifu Grace) has been teaching martial arts and Tai Chi since 1993, and from 1997 has been teaching the use of QiGong, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu for preventative medicinal purposes at Wuhan Sports University in China. In these classes, she wrote all the material taught in the textbooks herself. The President of the University awarded her twice as an “Excellent Teacher”.
At the age of six, Master Yan HongJie began learning Tai Chi from her grandfather, who taught martial arts for the Chinese military. She became a professional athlete when she was thirteen, and in 1997, she earned a degree in physical education at Wuhan Sports University in China.
Master Yan HongJie has won many medals in Tai Chi and traditional Wushu at national martial arts competition in China. She published the textbook Chinese Traditional Sports for Health. Master Yan has also published fifteen professional research papers in various professional journals, newspapers, and sports magazines, many of which were archived by the Chinese National Martial Arts Library. Her work at Wuhan Sports University has earned her the title “Wen Wu Shuang Quan” (She who is adept with both the pen and the sword.)
Sifu Ming is a 32nd generation Shaolin disciple (Buddhistic name Shi Xing Yon). His Sifu is the 31st generation monk named Shi De Yan. Sifu Ming has practiced Martial Arts since he was seven years old, and he is proficient in the Shaolin Staff as well as all Northern Style sword forms. He performed in the San Jose 2006 International Martial Arts Tournament, and was also invited to perform at the Santa Clara 2006 and 2007 Tiger Claw Elite Championship, where he was well received by both the public and the press.
1999- In Tai An China’s Grand Championship, he won 2nd place in Shaolin Staff, 1st place in Fist Forms, and 1st place in Group Wushu.
2002- Attended the 14th annual Wushu Tournament and won 1st place in Broad Sword, Shaolin Staff, and Fist Forms.
2003- Represented the Guan Dong Providence School named “Lon Yuen” and attended the tournament at Shan Gen, winning 1st place in Shaolin Staff and 2nd place in Fist Forms.
2004- Attended the Shan Dong Providence Tournament and won 1st place in Staff, Broad Sword, and Southern Fist. He also won 4th place in Pudao, and the “Best Sportsmanship Award”.
June 2006- Attended the International Martial Arts Tournament in U.S. and won 3rd place in Staff, Southern Fist and Broad Sword.
May 2007- Attended the Tiger Claw Elite and won Long Fist, Broad Sword and Staff. Winning this allowed him to enter the Grand Championship in October taking place in Orlando, Florida.
June 2007- Was invited to be a judge in the International Martial Arts Tournament.