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Grandmaster Wang Jianhua

Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg

Master Wang Jianhua visited Thunder Bay for the first time in 1998. His visit was sponsored by the City of Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre and the Tai Chi Club. The enthusiastic response led to a return visit in October. During his stay, he initiated new programs in Yang style Swordplay and Chen style Taiji. He returned to participate in the Taiji Festivals in 2000 and 2001. His energy, enthusiasm and teaching ability made him a very popular teacher.

He was born and raised in Beijing, China. By the age of seven he had begun studying Wushu. He was trained by several top Martial Arts masters. His specialty is in Xing Yi, Taiji and Shaolin. He graduated from the Department of Physical Education Department, Beijing Normal University in 1981. He is a Wushu professor of the Physical Education Department of Beijing Normal University. He has published numerous articles and books during his teaching years. Some of his books have become the National Wushu Standard texts for University Physical Education Departments. He has been a visiting Professor teaching Wushu at Universities in Japan, Russia and Korea.