Wang Xuan Jie
Xuanjie (1938.1.20-2000.3.16) was born in Beijing and from an early age
took to the practice of martial arts. Apart from studying under several
accomplished masters including famous wrestler Xiong Dehan, he also
sought guidance in meditation from Buddhist and Taoist monks in
Beijing, finally taking up he practice of Da Chengquan under its
founder Wang Xiangzhai and later his successor Yao Zongxun. From this
strong basis and his outstanding fighting abilities he won a worldwide
popularity representing Dachengquan and more generally Chinese Internal
Arts. He used to hold the functions of Senior Advisor in the Chinese
Academia of Calligraphic Arts, Consultant of the Beijing University
Department of Buddhist studies, Professor at the Chinese Buddhist
Institute for Martial Arts Studies, Advisor in the Philanthropic
Association of South Putuo Temple, Special International Advisor for
the American San Francisco National Art Institute.
Mr. Wang was invited
regularly by his foreign disciples in Western countries including US,
Australia, France, etc...beside China. Accepting each time any
challenge without encountering (among them: American professional boxer
George, a National Wrestling Champion Li Liugen, a famous Tai Chi
expert Shu Yuqing, Thai boxer Liu Sheng and many others coming from
France, Denmark or Japan... Very soon he was considered as one of the
elite of the Top Chinese Boxing Experts of his time.
During these visits Mr. Wang has incessantly played the role of
ambassador of Dachengquan for a wider public, clarifying also its
pedagogic aspects, summarizing it¡¯s the range of Dachengquan techniques
into ¡°Seven wonderful domains of techniques¡±, as a more systematic
approach of Dachengquan, nd introducing the concept of¡¶Diamond Sutra¡·of
¡°Si Xiang¡± (Four forms) dated from Ming Dynasty in guiding line in
Martial Arts Training.
He was among the most prolific authors of his generation and published
more than 10 different books including: ¡¶Wang Xiangzhai and
Dachengquan¡·,¡¶Dachengquan techniques and
practice¡·,¡¶Dachengquan¡·,¡¶Dachengquan unique skills¡·,¡¶The Method of
Dachengquan¡·,¡¶One finger Zen Qigong healing technique¡·, etc...
In addition he published more than one hundred articles on martial arts
theory and free fighting...as
Mr. Wang used also to appear regularly in Chinese Television Channels,
the national Channel CCTV dedicated to him a special series of
documentaries, Beijing TV station¡± invited him in a special guest
¡¶Personalities and Experts¡·; sports magazines with large diffusion such
as ¡¶Jing Wu¡·, ¡¶Wu Hun¡·, ¡¶Bo Ji¡·, etc... have and still offer regularly
some of his articles; in 1980 Hongkong ¡¶Xin Wan newspaper¡·published the
article: ¡°Beijing Dachengquan great master Wang Xuanjie¡± ...
Among his most famous disciples which are continuing lineage of
Dachengquan are Yu Hongkun, Li Zhaoshan, He Zhenmin etc...