A brief Kung Fu history
Grand master Ma Han Qing
(1) Experiences and teachers:
Ma Han Qing was born in 1920 in Beijing,China. He was the former chairman of Mantis Boxing Research of Beijing Wushu Association and an adviser of Wu Style Tai Chi Research of Beijing Wushu Association. He was also the secretary of BeiJing Wushu Association before the Chinese "Cultural Revolution" in1966.
In 1930,Ma Han Qing started learning Wu Style Tai Chi,Tai Chi sword, broadsword and Pushing hand from renowned master Yang Yu Ting. From 1934 while still learning Tai Chi from Yang Yu Ting, Ma Han Qing studied Tan Tui, Cha Quan, Double broadswords, double daggers, spear and so on from grand master Ma Yun Long. After the founding of The People's Republic of China, in 1958 and 1959 Ma Han Qing was twice chosen to learn the Chinese earliest official routine forms for competitions like Chang Quan,Tai Ji Quan and their apparatus in national sports committee of China.
Realising the great value of Praying Mantis Boxing after been met
by master Chen Yun Tao in 1959,Ma Han Qing started learning Plum Blossom Praying Mantis and Six Harmonies Praying Mantis boxing, their apparatus and Tang Lang San Shou training. In 1963,Ma Han Qing was introduced by Chen Yun Tao to learn Six Harmonies Praying Mantis Boxing from master Shan Xing Ling.
(2) Qualifications and teaching activities:
Ma Han Qing assisted his teacher Yang Yu Ting teaching Tan Tui, Cha Quan and Tai Chi quan in Beijing 3rd public Educational Academy from 1939 to 1940 and he was the founder of Beijing Qiang Shen Wushu Research society during 1950s. In1960s, he was appointed as a chief instructor in Beijing Capital Institute of Physical Education and a Wushu coach of Beijing Shi Cha Hai Academy(former Beijing Wushu team), he also coached Wushu teams in Beijing Petroleum University, Beijing 718 factory, Beijing 618 factory and so on --- Among these Wushu teams, the Beijing Petroleum University Wushu Team was either the team champion or the runner up during 1962 ~ 1965 in Beijing Tertiary Institutions (Universities) Wushu tournaments.
Ma Han Qing himself was a Tai Chi champion in Beijing Wushu Competition in 1958 and a first prize winner of Tai Chi, Double Hook swords and Feng Chi Tang (Long handle hook edged board sword) in National Wushu competition in the same year. He was a Tai Chi runner up in National Wushu competition in 1959 in China.
He was an organiser of ( Skills in 18 kinds of weapons ) demonstrated in Beijing and Chinese Kung Fu Competition between Beijing and Tian Jin cities in 1962.
In 1980, he was involved in founding Beijing Eastern district Wushu Academy and was invited to be its vice-commissioner.
In 1982,Ma Han Qing was involved in formulating Chinese National San Shou Regulations and toke the post as a chief judge in national Tai Chi Quan, Tai Chi pushing hand competitions.
He established the first Chong De Wushu Academy in Da Qing city in 1983, hence the Plum Blossom Praying Mantis and Six Harmonies Praying mantis Kung Fu were spread out in North east of China ---
In 1993,he became the chairman of Mantis Boxing Research of Beijing Wushu Association.
In 1997, as his health deteriorated, he assigned his disciples to take part in the expert evaluation conference made by Chinese National Sports Bureau for Praying Mantis Boxing held in Shan Dong Wushu Academy, Shan Dong province. His ideas and advice made valuable points in the conference.
(3) Kung Fu Works and Kung Fu descendants:
The major Kung Fu works of Ma Han Qing are:
<< Diagrams for18 kinds of weapons>> published by Chinese Press of Science and Technology in 1988.
< <Tang Lang Quan outline>> ,<< Brief introduction of Praying Mantis techniques>>, << Essentials of Fighting Skills in Praying Mantis Boxing>>, << Analysis on the vigour of Tang Lang Kung Fu>>,<< Strategies and tactics of Tang Lang Quan>>,<< Si Ba Qin Na>>
---all these works were published in Chinese << Wu Hun>>,<< Wushu Jian Shen>>, << Fighting skills>>, and << Wu Lin>>
magazines in previous years.
His disciples and students have remained mainly in mainland China with some disciples living in Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas who are diligently promoting the inheritance in Angola, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brunei, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary,Japan, Russia and United States (above mentioned countries are listed Alphabetically).
The Ma lineage has its Mantis Boxing Research headquarters in Beijing, China with its current branches in America (US), Russia and Australia. His disciples have since achieved the first, the second and the third places in Beijing traditional Wushu competitions (both nationally and internationally) many times with a group of disciples ranked on 4th, 5th and 6th Duan (Dan) and some ranked on 7th Duan(Dan) in Chinese Martial Art Ranking System. The Mantis Boxing Research of Beijing Wushu Association also has some qualified first grade, national and international Wushu judges with it.
Grand master Ma Han Qing passed away in 1997.
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