Shi Xing Long: spreading Shaolin Kungfu to the World.
Shifu Shi Xing Long (Wang Xing Long, Buddhist name Shi Xing Long), is a 32nd generation Shaolin Master. He started his training at age 12 in the world famous Shaolin Temple near Deng Feng, in Henan province, central China. He started by training traditional Shaolin techniques under Master Shi De Qian, who is a well known and highly respected Master of his generation. This training lasted for five years, during which time Master Wang became very interested in hand to hand combat and the idea of testing himself through full-contact competitive fighting.
A Champion in Chinese Kickboxing.
After these five years at the Shaolin Monastery, Shifu Shi Xing Long left the main temple and moved to the city of Deng Feng to train at the International Shaolin Sanda Academy, a school specialized in Shaolin sport fighting (Sanda). The school is known for producing high level Sanda competitors as well as being the Zhengzhou Army School for military combat training. It produced several professional fighters and still holds army competitions. Shifu Shi Xing Long trained there for 4 years; he then turned pro after his second year of training and began to enter professional competitions all over the country. He won many competitions, including the famous “Kungfu King” tournament. He achieved the rank of 7th degree under the Chinese Wushu Association, as well as becoming a licensed Sanda coach.
Back Injury and retirment from fight scene.
In the year 2000, in a full-contact sparring match, Shifu Shi Xing Long suffered a severe injury to his back. He cracked his forth vertebrae and was hospitalized for over half a year. Doctors were unsure if he would be able to walk properly after his injury. This injury, unfortunately, cut Master Wang’s career short. He had to retire from fighting at the age of only twenty.
Full healing and return to martial practice.
Master Shi De Qian was a Chinese medical practitioner as well as a renowned martial artist. He also has a deep understanding of the principles of internal practices such as Taiji Quan and Qigong. He was able to guide Shifu Shi Xing Long through his recovery in hospital and continued to train him in internal practice after his release from hospital. Shifu Shi Xing Long made a full recovery and was able to continue his martial arts practice from then on, but did not return to fighting because of the health risks.
A Life’s Mission.
Shifu Shi Xing Long began teaching in 2001 and has been doing the same ever since. He was able to meet many foreign students and martial artists, which helped him to learn English and understand foreign and international cultures much better.
The Goal of Shaolin Kungfu according to Sifu Shi Xing Long.
Shifu Shi Xing Long’s goal is to spread classic Shaolin skills throughout the world: he deeply believes that Shaolin Lifestyle can help people to develop physical power and health, whilst also developing strong mental will and humble the spirit. This is for him the ultimate foundation of Shaolin Kungfu.