Grand Master Bai Wenxiang (白文祥大师) was born in Henan Province, China in 1947. He began his full time Kung Fu training at the age of nine, and became a professional martial artist in the 1970s, winning the second place in Men’s Cudgel Play, the third place in Men’s Long Fist Form and Straight Sword Play in the National Martial Arts Competition in 1974 and 1975. After graduating from Beijing Physical Education University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wu Shu (Chinese Martial Arts), Master Bai became the coach of National Wushu Team of China in late 1980’s. From 2002 – 2006, Master Bai was the head coach of Shaanxi Provincial Wushu Team. Currently he is the Vice President of the Shaanxi Provincial Wushu Association.
Master Bai has studied traditional and internal martial arts with several prominent world-class martial arts exponents in China. He was trained by grandmaster MA Xianda, the most famous Chinese Wushu theorist, and Grandmaster of Tongbei (通背拳). He also studied Xingyi (形意拳) with Grandmaster ZHANG Tong. He learned Bagua Zhang (八卦掌) and Six Harmony Boxing with Grandmaster LIU Chuntang. He also studied Chen, Yang, Zhaobao and Sun style Tai Chi Chuan.
Following his successful career as a professional athlete, Master Bai became a nationally distinguished Wushu coach. As the senior professional Wushu coach for almost 40 years, Master Bai trained many National Wushu Champions, including the “Wushu Prince” ZHAO Changjun, who won the National All-Around Wushu Championship for ten consecutive years in China. His other students include Ms ZHANGg Xianping, Ms. CHU Fenglian, Mr. CUI Yi, Mr. SHAO Zhaoming and Mr. ZHANG Long, all national title holders in martial arts.
Master Bai has visited many countries to promote cultural exchange. These included the UK, USA, South Korean, Philippine, Australia, Vietnam and several countries in Africa. While serving as the head coach of the National Wushu Team in Malaysia in 1990’s, he trained several world Wushu champions such as Mr. Cai Xianyou, Mr. Pan Zhigang and Mr. Quanan.
In addition to his vast knowledge of the Wushu curriculum, Master Bai’s teaches Double Hand Sword, Praying Mantis Boxing, Pi Gua Quan (Axe Fist Boxing), Fan Zi Quan (tornado fist), Baji Quan (Eight Extreme Boxing), Xingyi Quan (Form & Will Boxing), Zhaobao Tai Chi and many other styles and weapons.