Asian studies in Lithuania

Authentic Shaolin Martial Art: History, Theory and Practice

Date and time: 2017-09-08 18:00 - 2017-09-08 19:30

Location: VU Konfucijaus institutas, M. K. Čiurlionio g. 21, II korpusas

VU Confucius Institute together with Traditional Wushu Association of Lithuania “Shaolin” kindly invites to a public lecture “Authentic Shaolin Martial Art: History, Theory and Practice” by Shaolin master HU ZHENGSHENG
Master Hu Zhengsheng started his traditional Kungfu training at the age of 12. He first began studying under Zhang Guangjun, in the Shaolin temple. He learned many forms and fighting skills including Xin Yi Liu He Quan, cane, Chun Qiu Da Dao (Spring & Autumn Da Dao), twin sickles, rope dart, monk spade, hook swords and many more. Hu Zhengsheng took care of master Zhang Guangjun in his old age, helpinghim eat, clean and dress himself. After training under him for 7 years in the Shaolin temple, Zhang Guangjun became too old, and was soon going to die; he told Hu Zhengsheng to go and seek a grandmaster of traditional Shaolin Kungfu in San Bei village, named Yang Guiwu.
After Hu Zhengsheng was accepted by Yang Guiwu as a disciple, he continued his traditional Shaolin Kungfu training under him for a further 15 years. Under Yang Guiwu, Hu Zhengsheng learned more traditional Shaolin Taolu, Shaolin Qin Na, combat and self-defense techniques and most importantly, the most secret of all Shaolin arts: Xin Yi Ba. After Yang Guiwu became too old and weak to teach new students, Yang Guiwu passed on his 500 year old Shaolin Kungfu manuscripts to Hu Zhengsheng, telling him that it was now his turn to pass down authentic Shaolin Kungfu to the future generations of martial arts disciples.
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Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU