Master Deng Fu Ming teaches Sun style Bagua, TaiChi and Xingyi. He is a 3rd Generation Disciple of Sun style boxing of Sun Lu Tang. Born in 1955 in Tang Shan City, Hebei Province. He was 16 he met the Sun style Master Liu Guo Xin and for the next 8 years Deng Fu Ming studied Sun Style Xingyi Quan, Bagua & Taiji Quan. Master Liu introduced him to old Sun style Masters Zhang De Hai & Sun Chang Rui who taught Mater Deng Bagua Jian (straight sword), Bagua’s 64 plams, Xingyi 12 animal fists & Bagua Dao (Bagua Broad Sword).
Later Master Deng was introduced to 1st & 2nd generation Sun Style Masters including. Grandmaster Zhang Yu Shu taught him Xingyi Wuxing Gun (staff) & Xingyi wuxing Jian (sword) and Grandmaster Sun Yu Ren taught him Xingyi spear, Chun Yang Jian & Taiji Jian. After this Master Deng was invited to go and train under Sun Lu Tang’s Daughter Sun Jian Yun.
Master Deng has been taught, and had guidance from, some of the Best Sun Style Masters. Today this shows in his teachings. It is through him and a handful of others that Sun’s legacy lives on. Master Deng has a great temperament and his teaching style is combat oriented.
Master Bai Hao Zhou, born in 1993 in Inner Mongolia he started his training in Chang Quan at the age of 11. He is one of the youngest teachers at Rising Dragon but also one of the most energetic with a passion for traditional Shaolin Kung Fu.
Bai Hao Zhou was highly recommended to us from The Shaolin Temple, Abbot Shi Yong Xin and Warrior Monk training base head, Shi Yan Lu speaks very highly of Master Bai saying that he is one of the best of the next generation Shaolin. He travelled from Mongolia to the Shaolin Warrior Monk Training Base at the age of 14 and has been there ever since.
After just 3 years of hard training he was chosen to be apart of the international performance team, which only the best get to be apart of. He has already performed in many countries including recent visits to Russia, New Zealand, and Fiji. Master Bai is also proficient in Sanda finishing 3rd in a Dengfeng Sanda Tournament which many of the main schools there entered their best Sanda fighters but his specialty and passion is in traditional shaolin fists such as Luohan Quan, Shaolin Guiding Quan, and many more plus all of the shaolin weapons.
Finally, if you're interested in Hard Qigong then Master Bai is the one to guide you as he has also reached a high level in this area of training too being able to bend a spear on his throat.
Master Miao Wen Cai has over 40 years of martial arts experience, had numerous articles written about him, trained under some of the best masters in Asia and has lightning speed and tremendous power even though he is in his 60’s. Miao Wen Cai has studied under some of the following masters Wang Shao Kun, Huang Yu Zhu, Zhao Fu Jiang, Dong Huo Kang, Cui Rui Bin and Sun Hui Hai. Master Miao also knows many weapons including Dao, Spear, short and long Staff, Straight Sword, and miao Dao.In the 2010 and 2011 Cangzhou Int Wushu Festival Master Miao picked up Gold for Baji quan two years running, Gold for Pigua and Gold for Dao. Baji being quite a rare style it is difficult to find good masters these days that know the whole system including Pigua Zhang. Having the opportunity to train with someone like Master Miao who has vast knowledge in these arts is a privilege.
Master Su Chen was born 1960 in Baoding City, Hebei PR. Master Su started his martial arts training at the age of 10 with his father being the influence, who was a dedicated XingYi practitioner. As Su got older and his XingYi got stronger he started to train with some of his fathers senior training brothers namely Tian Xi Lan, Zhai Wen Feng, and Fan Ying whom were all 4th Generation XingYi Masters coming from the famous Guo Yun Shun lineage. Making Su Chun a 5th Generation of Guo Yun Shun.
At the age of 21 Su Chun met strict Master Zhao Jin Chen who taught Su, Li Rui Dong's style of Taiji, Five Star Hammer Tai Chi, later making Su his disciple and 5th Generation of the style. After the 1976 devastating earthquake of Tangshan City Su Chun went to work there to help restore the city and it was there in 1981 that he met Deng Fu Ming. It didn't take Su and Deng long before they became great friends with them both sharing the same passion – Martial Arts! As Master Deng had the Sun Style links he introduced Su to some masters and eventually in 1998 Su learnt from Sun Lu Tang's daughter, Sun Jian Yun later making Su a 3rd Generation of Sun Style Taiji Quan.
Master Deng and Master Su have travelled all over China together studying and competing at the highest level. Su, like Deng is a great teacher and will push you to your limits incorporating a lot of hard qigong and conditioning into your training. He has been teaching on and off at Rising Dragon School since 2010 and normally comes when Deng Fu Ming has a break or holiday.
David Gunnar Widstam is the school Swedish Massage Therapist and Sports injury specialist. David has studied and passed his training at Axelsons which is the best school in the world to learn Swedish Massage. Swedish Medicinal Massage is designed to help RDS students perform better and avoid unnecessary injuries. In addition to preventative massage treatments David also offers various treatments for injuries including treatments for musculer injuries, stiffnes and weaknesses, providing help with exercises and streching when needed or asked for. David has degrees in Wellness Massage, Massage Therapy, and Medicinal Massage Therapy for sports injuries.
Scott Bird is the school founder and owner. From a very young age Scott was fascinated by martial arts and influenced by the likes of Bruce lee, Jackie Chan and Gordon Liu. At the age of 7 he started having the odd lesson here and there from his uncle who was a 2nd Dan in Shukokai Karate under Shihan Eddie Daniels but it was at the age of 11 when Scott found a local Shotokan Karate club and started his training full time under 6th Dan Slater Williams. Scott found himself hooked on martial arts and was training 7 days a week with competitions/courses on most weekends. Scott passed the grades of 1st Dan in 1997 and 2nd Dan in 1999, represented England on two occasions and was successful in numerous tournaments but his aim was to eventually travel to the east and further his training in the birthplace of martial arts. Some of Scott's instructors over the years included the late and great Steve Cattle, Dirk Heene, Slater Williams, Eddie Daniels, Julian Mead, Ronnie Christopher and Ken Hassel. It was also a great honor for him to train under great master and student of Gichin Funakoshi, Taiji Kase and his great student Hiroshi Shirai in Holland, 1996.
In 2003 Scott travelled to North China where he studied Shaolin, Sanda, Qigong and Yang Style Taiji for just over one year with the intentions of returning to Europe and carrying on with his Japanese martial arts but he ended up staying in China and is still there to this day. During 2005, Scott lived in Yantai, Shandong PR the birthplace of Northern Preying Mantis Kung Fu. While living there as well as keeping up with his own training Scott also did 3 months of Plumb Blossom Preying Mantis under Master Lin Hong Yi.
In 2007 after opening RDS Scott began practicing the internal martial arts under 4th Generation Sun Style Master Deng Fu Ming. These days during the summer Scott awakes every morning at 4am and practices various moving and still Qigong. His main area of practice is Taiji, Xingyi and Qigong but also when time allows he will practice Baji Quan and Sanda. Scott also holds advanced level teaching qualifications in Sun Style Xingyi, Bagua, and Taiji and is very much capable of teaching any of the styles taught at RDS.
Below are some of Scott Birds recent achievements while in China:
• 2007 - The first westerner in China to open a residential martial arts school.
• 2010 - Became a 4th Generation disciple of Sun Lu Tang under Master Huo Pei Lin.
• 2010 - Became the Vice President of the International Sun Lu Tang Martial Arts Association.
• 2010 - Performed in front of 17000 people and on live TV with Jackie Chan.
• 2010 - Top ten award for famous martial artists in Singapore.
• 2011 - Won two bronzes and one Gold medal at the 9th Int Hong Kong Wushu Tournament.
• 2011 - Passed the grade of 5th Duan in Chinese Martial Arts.
• 2013 - Top Ten award for famous martial artists in China.