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Ma MingDa was a master of Bajiquan, alongside the other styles involved in Ma Family Tongbei.
Ma MingDa 馬明達
Ma MingDa was the son of the reknowned martial artist Ma FengTu, a member of the Hui (Chinese Muslim) ethnic group. The family lived in Gansu, a province located in the North-West of China, in a region dubbed "The Quran Belt". The family moved to Cangzhou at some point during the early Qing Dynasty.
Being a member of the Ma Family, Ma was taught the family's Ma Family Tongbei (Ma shi tongbei 马氏通备) from an early age.
Ma was a recognized athlete was a teenager.
Ma was a graduate of the Northwest Minorities Institute and GuangZhou University.
Ma was a history professor at Jinan University, GuangZhou.
Awards and Recognition
- WHEN IS A MARTIAL ART AN ART? COMPLEX AESTHETICS AND TRADITIONAL KUNG FU By Gene Ching and Gigi Oh - KungFuMagazine.com
- A LIFETIME DEDICATED TO MARTIAL TRADITIONS: AN INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR MA MINGDA By William Acevedo, M.Eng., Mei Cheung, B.A., and Brenda Hood, Ph.D. - KungFuMagazine.com
- A Lifetime Dedicated to the Martial Traditions, An Interview with Professor Ma Mingda By William A., M.Eng., P.E.g, Translations by Brenda H. Ph.D. and Mei C. B.A. -ZHONGGUO WU XUE
- Henning, Stanley E. “China Review International.” China Review International, vol. 11, no. 1, 2004, pp. 141–145. JSTOR,