Yang Lin Sheng
During the Northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1279)
China was suffering in the internal war between the Mainland and Mongolia (AD 1261-1368) Yang
Ji Ye was the general who commanded 3 millions of soldiers against Mongolian
army to fight back the Mongolian attack and saved Mainland’s political power;
this famous general, born in Wu-Tai Mountain of ShanXi Province, is the
ancestor of Mr. Yang Lin Sheng, who is the 40th descendant of
general Yang Ji Ye. Mr. Yang Lin Sheng was born on June 21st
of 1949 in BaoTou,Inner
Mr. Yang Lin Sheng has dedicated his entire life
to Kung-Fu study and teaching. During his childhood he practiced Pao Quan with
his grandfather Yang Shi Xin, who was a general of Nationalist cavalry at the
time of the China
internal war between Communists and Nationalists army (1940-49). He leads many
famous battles and his intrepidity and loyalty was very respected for the later
generations. Mr. Yang Lin Sheng grandfather practiced Kung-Fu
throughout his whole life he died in the year 1994 at the age of 93 years.
In the 1950 the 9 years old Yang Lin Sheng
continued his Kung-Fu studies with the famous HeBei
province Master Li Zhong Zhi, who was teaching at that time in Inner
Mongolia. Within 10 years of training with Master Li
Zhong Zhi, Yang Lin Sheng practiced hardly different styles as: Cha Quan, Hei
Hu Quan, Da Qing Quan; moreover he learned the use of weapons as sword,
falchion, stick, and spear improved a lot his mastery.
Some years later Yang Ling Sheng met Master Guo
Pei Yun (a Kung-Fu brother of Master Li Zhong Zhi), who looking at the young
Yang found out that he had a very high Kung-Fu talents, great passion with
perseverance and comprehensive attitude. Therefore Master Guo convinced his
friend Master Li to have Mr.Yang Lin Sheng as the student at which hand down
his knowledge. Than Mr.Yang started a deep study of Xing Yi Quan, Yi Quan, Tai
Ji Quan, Ba Gua Zhang, Tong Bei Quan, Zhao Shi Ba Fa and Xing Yi Spear for
further 10 years under the supervision of Master Guo Pei Yun, and has
completely inherited Master Guo’s kung fu essence.
Li Zhong Zhi
During this period of study with Master Guo Pei
Yun, Mr. Yang graduated at the WuShu Physical Education University of ChengDu.
Here he also studied with the President of National Kung-Fu Association Mr.
Zheng Huai Xian and Professor Wang Shu Tian. Between the 1970 and 1980, he was the coach of
National Kung-Fu professional team.
Li Zhong Zhi with his students in Baotou 1969
Yang at 20 years old, next to Master Li Zhong Zhi at
Birthday of Master Li Zhong Zhi
Mr. Yang's Grandfather, Yang Shi Xin; student of Yang Cheng Pu - Fu Ting Xi, student
of Li Yun Long
- Li Zhen Bang, Students of Liu Wen Hua - Li Zhong Zhi,
Mei Xiao Ru. Yang Tong, Meng Man Cang, Yang Lin Sheng,
Chen Jia Le, Hao Huan Shi, etc.
Master Guo Pei Yun with his students: From
Left: Yang Lin Sheng, Liang Rong, Yang Tong, Bai Wen Ting
After many years of intense study and hard Mr.
Yang Lin has gained a unique style, a great physical harmony and force; he
enjoy a lot the real Kung-Fu practicing such as Tui Shou and combat.
The most concentrated research of Mr. Yang has
always been the physical harmony and force of Kung-Fu, he use to say that:
"Each single movement of every form contains the basic rules
of the practice Kung-Fu, its essence is the demonstrations of physical harmony
Mr. Yang traveled a lot around China meeting
many famous Kung-Fu masters with which exchange their own knowledge. This
experience convinced him that nowadays the Kung-Fu has lost a great part of its
own traditional characteristics. Many masters concentrated their teaching only
on the demonstrations of movements, forms and connected theories.
Modern Kung-Fu (WuShu) has problems as well with
a high technical content; the difficulty of movements and the complexity of the
forms are encasing everyday, becoming more close to
Yang Lin Sheng with his wife Ms. Liu Chun Yan
gymnastics and dance rather
than martial art. It looks very nice shapely and very acrobatic but it loses
the practicality of the real martial art and real Kung-Fu’s basic aim. The
modern WuShu only serves for few professional competition teams, very hardly
can be practiced by common people.
in Sicily, Tiger movement of Yi Quan
Old masters physical harmony, force and skill,
such as Guo Pei Yun and Li Zhong Zhi, all have special charms, which combine
the beauty of the movement harmony with the strength and effectiveness of real
application. Master Chen Guan Sheng of BeiJing, even though is almost 80 years
old, still has a great physical harmony that allow him to remains in a high
level position as martial artist. There are only one out of thousand sword
players like Mr. Yu Cheng Hui’s. Master Yang Zhen Duo’s stances make him
credible as formal representative master of the Yang style Tai
Ji Quan school.
Today’s Kung-Fu developments should inheriting the essence from old masters and
expand it to every parts of the world.
In the 40 years of Kung-Fu life Mr. Yang Lin
Sheng, with the strong bases of the traditions and many years of teaching
experiences, has trained many excellent students that are now teaching to
important Chinese university or professional teams. Master Yang Lin Sheng and
those old students are all dedicating themselves for the development and spread
Chinese traditional Kung-Fu.
of best students of Master Yang - Gianni Bacilier
Champion of Karate Shotokan, Kickboxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai,
Free Fight. 200cm/100kg
2003, International seminar in Rimini,
of Xuan Fa of Yi Quan
National summer seminar,
Maestro Yang teaches Yi