GRANDMASTER WANG ZI PING
Wang Zi Ping was born in 1881, during the unsettling time of the last Chinese empire. He started his Wushu training at age six and became an expert in many styles of Wushu. He was well versed in all the major weapons, in qinna, shuaijiao, free fighting, hard qigong, soft qigong, light body techniques and many more. He was acclaimed as a well rounded martial artist. At the same time, he was also a famous expert in traumatology. He combined his adept knowledge of qinna with his bone setting skills.
GRANDMASTER WANG JU RONG
Grandmaster Wang Ju Rong was born on November 4th, 1928 in Cangzhou County, Hebei Province, China. Her father, Grandmaster Wang Zi Ping named her Ju Rong, Ju to represent the fall birth and strength and Rong to represent prosperity. It was Grandmaster Wang Zi Ping’s wish that his daughter would have a happy and prosperous life.
DR. WU CHENG-DE
A Professor Emeritus of the Shanghai Traditional Medicine and Herbology University. Dr. Wu is a disciple and the son-in-law of Grandmaster Wang Zi Ping. He was the first coach of the Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine University Wushu team. He is a prominent practitioner in Shuaijiao, many Wushu styles, and a highly acclaimed advisor for the International Wushu Sanshou Dao Association.
GrandMASTER HELEN WU
Master Helen Wu was born in Shanghai, China in 1956. She was trained by her grandfather, the legendary Chinese hero Grandmaster Wang Zi Ping, and her mother, Grandmaster (Professor) Wang Ju Rong, the first woman professor of Chinese martial arts in China. She was only three years old when she started her traditional Chinese Martial Arts training, including Chaquan, Tantui, Baji, Green Dragon Sword, Qiankun Ring, among many other forms. By the time she was 10, Master Helen Wu had learned many traditional Wushu weapon forms.
GrandMASTER SIMON HU
Master Simon Hu was born in Shanghai in 1956. He began his training in the martial arts when he was 12 years old, studying under both legendary martial artist Grandmaster Wang Zi Ping (1881-1973), and Grandmaster (Professor) Wang Ju Rong. He was also trained by eminent Chinese Tai Chi Masters, such as Master Gu Liu-Xin and Master He Bin-Quan. He has had 30 years of teaching experience, and has become an expert in all the major styles of Tai Chi, QiGong and Kung Fu.
MASTER GEORGE PICARD
Master George Picard started his martial arts training in 1971. He has trained in several styles of Okinawan Karate and currently teaches Okinawan GoJu Karate Jutsu, Okinawan Kobudo and most major styles of QiGong, Tai Chi and Tai Chi Weapons at his home Dojo, Glenridge Martial Arts Academy and Wu Yi Jie He Academy in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Master Picard started teaching Qi Gong and Tai Chi in 1996 in Toronto, Ontario. Through serendipity and good fortune he met Master Helen Wu and Master Simon Hu. He continues to train weekly as a private student of both Masters.