Master Wu Lianzhi (Master Wu) - Born on August 13, 1947, Master Wu (also called Honghe) is the second son of Master Wu Xiufeng. He is a 7th generation practitioner of Baji Quan (Eight Extremes Fist). Having studied Baji Quan for much of his life, he began teaching at the age of 18 with a huge amount of success. His students have won a number of gold and silver medals in both national and International competitions. He is now the Deputy Chairman of the Hebei Province Wushu Association, the Deputy Chairman of the Cangzhou Wushu Association and an 8th level senior national Wushu coach. Master Wu is a guest professor at the Hebei University of Physical Education and since 1982 has given more than 40 speeches around the world, in places such as Italy, Korea and Japan. Master Wu is a published author on the subject of Baji Quan, having had three books published, entitled, “Bajiquan Founded by Wu Shi”, “Chinese Traditional Wushu” and “Regulated Actions of Bajiquan”. He has also produced a large quantity of Baji Quan teaching material. Unfortunately it is only currently available in Chinese and Japanese. Master Wu Lianzhi is currently “one of the most influential people in the Wushu circle.”
Master Wu Dawei - Master Wu Dawei, is Master Wu Lianzhi’s son and an 8th generation Kaimen Bajiquan practitioner. Born on the 20th of November, 1971, has been learning Baji Quan from his father since his earliest days. Like his father, Master Wu Dawei has traveled and taught internationally. He is regarded as “one of the greatest among the eighth generation heirs in current Mengcun,” having assisted his father in the creation of a much of his teaching material. He is a proficient challenge fighter, performing with distinction in a number of national Baji Quan invitation only matches.
Master Yang Jie - Yang Jie, born on the 13th of December, 1953, has been training under Master Wu Lianzhi since he was 15 years old. He is of Hui ethnicity as is common in Mengcun. He has been competing, representing Mengcun, Cangzhou and Hebei province in a number of martial arts competitions. Over his competitive career, he achieved 2 gold medals, 6 silvers and 8 bronze. Like Master Wu Dawei, he has assisted Master Wu Lianzhi in creating a number of publications on the subject of Baji Quan and is himself a twice published author on the subject.
Master Li Junyi - Master Li was born on the 5th of March, 1952 and is the grandson of Wu Xiufeng. He has trained under both Wu Xiufeng and later under his uncle, Master Wu Lianzhi. When he was just 16 years old he began teaching and has since taught over a thousand students, with a huge degree of success, with a nunmber of his students going to achieve great things and becoming “famous” in their own right. He has assisted his uncle, Wu Lianzhi, in publishing books and giving international lectures. His instructional DVDs have been released in over ten countries.