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He Fu-Xin was a Hui martial artist and former chairman of Yunnan Wushu Association from Nanyang, Henan.

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Biography

He FuXin was born in Nanyang City, Henan Province in 1910. Aged 6, in 1916, he followed his grandfather He Yushan to learn Chaquan, and later studied under both Yu Zhen-Sheng and Wang Zi-Ping.

Later, in October 1928, he won the prize of excellence in the first national exam of martial arts. In 1929, he was admitted to the third professor class of Nanjing Central Guoshu Museum. Here, he learned Taijiquan and Bajiquan with Ma Ying-Tu, Xingyiquan with Jiang Rongqiao and Zhu Guofu, and wrestling with Yang Hongwu. He graduated in 1931 and stayed on as a teacher for many years.

In 1933 and 1936, he visited Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and other places with the "South Asia Tour Group". In 1958, he served as the coach of the Yunnan Wushu Team. He visited Japan four times from 1960 to 1980. He also played the role of the Discipline Monk in the 1985 movie "Eight Hundred Arhats", and the Patriarch in the 1986 movie "Enmity of Heaven". He died in 1998 at the age of 88.

Training

Bajiquan

Fusheng learned his bajiquan from Ma YingTu.[1]

Bagua-Taijiquan

Fusheng learned Bagua-Taijiquan from Wu Junshan alongside his Junshan's other top students; Fu Shuyun, Zhang Wenguang, Liu Yuhua, Zhang Xiangwu.[2]

Lineage

Students

Notable students include:

  • Ge ChangLin

Legacy

He is known to have collaborated with Zhang JianPing and Sha GuoZheng to create a number of popular paired Taiji sets.[3]

References

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