Profile of Guest Teachers
SCIC's technical consultants and guest teachers include the famous Wushu Master Wu Bin, who is the former head coach of the Beijing Wushu team and the teacher of the world-renowned movie star Jet Li. Our guest teachers also include Professor Zhang Guande, the founder of Daoyin Qigong, who works with SCIC Beijing as the Daoyin technical advisor. He is also the Chief Director of the Daoyin Yangshen Gong headquarters in Beijing Sports University.
Master Wu Bin
Wu Bin is a world-renowned wushu coach who has produced more Wushu champions than any other coach in China. Among his students are movie star Jet Li, who was national champion four consecutive times. He also taught other Wushu champions such as Li Jinheng, Zhang Hongmei, Hao Zhihua and Huang Qiuyan.
He graduated from the Beijing Sport University in 1963 and has been the chief instructor for the Beijing Wushu Team and the former Chairman of the Technical Department of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute. He is a committe member of both the Chinese Wushu Association and the International Wushu Federation. He has also written 18 books, and is one of the most highly respected masters in China. He works for SCIC Beijing as the technical consultant and guest teacher for all Wushu and Taiji programs.
Professor Zhang Guande
Professor Zhang was born in Tangshan, Hebei Province in 1932. He comes from a medical family background and graduated from the Wushu Department of Beijing Sport University in 1959. Since then he has developed an interest in the Chinese system of health preservation through exercise. Professor Zhang is the founder of the Daoying Qigong system and the Chief Director of Daoyin Department in Beijing Sports University. He works for SCIC Beijing as the technical advisor and teacher for the Daoyin Qigong Workshop.
Professor Men Huifeng
Professor Men Hui Feng is the former director of Wushu Department in Beijing University of Physical Education, now called Beijing Sport University, from 1958 to 1998. He is one of the founders of the 24, 48 and 42 competition Taiji forms, and also the 32, 42 Taiji Sword Forms. Professor Men is of the ten top Taiji professors in China, and the Vice President of the Chinese Wushu Association. He's also the author of many martial arts books which are used in all Chinese Physical Universities. Professor Men has been working as a guest Taiji teacher and technical consultant for SCIC Beijing since 2003.
Professor Kan Guixiang
Professor Kan Gui Xiang is a retired teacher from the Wushu Department of Beijing Sport University. She was one of the founders of the 42 competition Sword Form and the 56 Chen Style Tai Ji Quan Form. Professor Kan has dedicated her life to Taiji teaching and research over the last 50 years. She has trained many national and international Taiji champions, and is experienced in teaching Taiji for all ages. Professor Kan works as a tutor for the advanced class of SCIC Beijing's Taiji programs.
Master Chen Zhenglei
Master Chen Zheng Lei was born in Chen Village (Chenjiagou) Henan Province in 1949. He is from a Chen-style Tai Chi family background and the 19th generation successor of the Chen family and the 11th generation direct line inheritor of Chen Style Tai Chi. Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei is one of the 'Top Ten Taiji Teachers' in China as recognized by the Chinese government. He is also the author of the official and authoritative books and DVDs on all aspects of Chen Style Tai Chi. Master Chen has taught Taiji for over 30 years and has been invited to teach abroad, especially in Japan, the USA and the UK. He works as a guest teacher and technical advisor for the Chen Style Tai Chi course at SCIC Beijing.
Professor Yang Bolong
Professor Yang is the director of the Daoyin Headquarters in China and one of the tutors for postgraduate students in Daoyin Yangshengong in Beijing Sport University. He is also a national judge in Wushu and Daoyin Qigong and a committee member of the Chinese Qigong Association. He works as a Taiji teacher for the Beijing Sport University after graduating in 1977 and has been invited abroad as a guest teacher for Qigong and Taijing teaching over the last 30 years. He has also published many books about Wushu, Taiji & Qigong, including the '7-Day Daoyin Exercise' and the 'Standardized Qigong Text Book'. He is also involved in the composition of many Qigong and Daoyin Forms. He works as a director of the Daoyin and Qigong course for SCIC Beijing.
Master Xu Shixi
Grandmaster Xu Shi Xi is highly accomplished in Yin Style Bagua Zhang and Chen Style Taiji Quan, and is an expert at practical fighting applications and traditional styles. When he was young, he learnt Bagua Zhang from Zhang Qing Lian and learnt his Taiji Quan from Tian Xiu Chen and Feng Zhi Qiang. He then studied works left by masters such as Chen Zhao Kui. He specializes in traditional Bagua forms and applications, and both hard and soft qigong. He works for SCIC Beijing as a traditional Kung Fu teacher.