Pei Yun (1900 - 1978) also called
Tian Shun, was born in a noble family of FengZhen town, ShanXi Province (Inner Mongolia),
He dedicated to researching and teaching Kung-Fu as biggest passion for his
Guo Pei Yun learned Shao Lin Quan, Tong Bei Quan, Ba Fa Quan and various
weapons with the famous master Xing Yuan
(also know during his youth with the nicknamed of "Quicker than
Master Xing Yuan was a student of the well known
Xing Yi Quan M° Liu Wen Hua; he started to study Xing Yi Quan whit M° Liu, along
with his young pupil Guo Pei Yun, after a friendly match, where M°Xing was
beaten away three times consecutively by M° Liu.
Master Guo started to train the Xing Yi Quan’s
Zhan Zhuang with M°Liu Wen Hua, and even practiced the Wu Xing (Five elements)
and Shi Er Xing (Twelve Animals) Xing Yi Quan forms for more than ten years, inherited
a lots of Master Liu’s essence.
In the year 30s, the founder of Yi Quan, Mr. Wang Xiang Zhai, lived at Master Guo’s
home as the important guest; the two masters spent a lot of time discussing
about traditional culture during the day, and practicing together Kung-Fu in
the evenings, both improving their ability and mastery.
Thanks to the exchange with Mr. Wang Xiang Zhai,
Master Guo understood more clearly the importance of Zhan Zhuang training of Yi
Quan. Later on, Mr. Guo reached the higher degree of professional proficiency
with the guides of his Kung-Fu brother Mr. Li Zhen Bang. M°Guo Pei Yun use to
daily train the martial applications, such as Tui Shou and free fighting,
together with his Kung-Fu brothers (Xue Dian, Hu Yao Zhen, Li Yun Long). This
allows him to reach high level ability and a superb foot work that just one out
of thousand has.
Master Guo Pei Yun with his studentsi
left: Yang Lin
Sheng, Liang Rong,Yang Tong,Bai Wen Ting
It is said that during the training Mr. Guo’s movements’
speed were so lightning and continuous that no wind and rain drop can pass
thorough. The two arms seem as two dragons agitating the sea; Fa Li (exposable
force) resemble to an erupting volcano.
Many other famous teachers as, Li Wen Biao (Ba
Gua Zhang master, student of Chen Ting Hua), Fu Ting Xi (Tai Ji Quan master,
student of Yang Cheng Pu), Wu Tu Nan of BeiJing and Qi Feng Lin (Tong Bei
master), enjoyed a lot to spend time and the experience shared with Mr. Guo Pei
Yun, especially for the Mr. Guo’s and personal loyalty and open mind attitude.
Due to the Mr. Guo’s and personal loyalty and
open mind attitude, many famous teachers as Ba Gua Zhang master Li Wen Biao
(student of Chen Ting Hua), Tai Ji Quan master Fu Ting Xi (student of Yang
Cheng Pu), Mr. Wu Tu Nan of BeiJing, Tong Bei master Qi Feng Lin. Masters,
enjoyed a lot the time and the experience shared with Mr.Guo Pei Yun. In the year 1957, Master Guo was invited as
judge for the National Kung-Fu demonstration competition. Mr. Wu Zi Zhen (The first
coach of BeiJing eldest Kung-Fu Association) and Mr. Li Tian Ji
(First President of Chinese Physical Education Ministry after China’s independence) appreciated a lot Mr. Guo’s
physical harmony and force. His mastery was so
great and high that even the Chinese national government tries to make some
videos of Mr. Guo’s training for later generations benefit. But problem with
other people arose therefore he could not go on with this project, which, for
us, is a very big pity.
Master Guo Pei Yun traveled a lot in China
and met a lot of people wishing to become pupils of him, but He was cautious to
receive formal students because did not like to show off. Among his students
the most important delegates are Mr. Yang Lin Sheng (54 years old and living in
Italy), Mr. Yang Tong of BaoTou (78 years old), Mr. Meng Man Cang (63 years
old), Hao Huan Shi (55 years old), Mr. Zhang Jian Ping of NingXia Province (64
years old), Mr. Li Chang Ai of ShanXi Province (57 years old), Mr. Chang Ding
(65 years old).
During the train Master Guo was very severe with
his students, he pushes the student to overcome the single technique and from
single movement draw out and deducing all the potentiality of the body and the
entire stile, bringing out from each single student the best they can.
The most important point was, for Mr. Guo, to
use the high Kung-Fu philosophy and moral to enlighten students understanding
on Kung-Fu philosophy of life.