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Ma MingDa was a master of Bajiquan, alongside the other styles involved in Ma Family Tongbei.

Name

Ma MingDa 馬明達

Biography

Family

Early Life

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".[1]  The family moved to Cangzhou at some point during the early Qing Dynasty[2].

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.[3]

Later Life

Ma was a graduate of the Northwest Minorities Institute and GuangZhou University.[4]

Ma was a history professor at Jinan University, GuangZhou.[4]

Death

Martial Arts

Lineage

Wu Zhong > Wu Ying/Rong > Zhang KeMing > Zhang JingXing > Ma FengTu > Ma MingDa

Noteable Students

Awards and Recognition

Media

References

  1. WHEN IS A MARTIAL ART AN ART? COMPLEX AESTHETICS AND TRADITIONAL KUNG FU By Gene Ching and Gigi Oh - KungFuMagazine.com
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 4.0 4.1 Henning, Stanley E. “China Review International.” China Review International, vol. 11, no. 1, 2004, pp. 141–145. JSTOR,

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