Wu Chanlong | 吴禅龙
Founder, Taiping Institute
|Wu Chanlong, Founder of the Taiping Institute|
M. Wu has devoted his life to the practice and research of martial arts for almost 40 years. He is an outstanding and versatile martial artist who has continued his pursuit of knowledge across many different styles with an emphasis on traditional and combat effective traditional Chinese Martial Arts.
After migrating into a Chinese-Vietnamese community where crime and violence prevailed. To survive, his parents sent him for training in the martial arts. That environment provided a good platform for acquiring real combat skills. Since then, martial arts was to become a life long dedication. Although being exposed to different martial arts from across Asia, it was the Chinese martial arts for which he has since been most dedicated. His journey has led him to many countries and places around China, Asia and the world, to learn and exchange from a vast number of Masters and practitioners. In terms of Chinese Martial arts these include Li Junde, Wu Jianhua, Li Baosheng, Wu Lianzhi, Hu Chengwu, Xia Minghua, Ge Chunyan, Sun Changli, Yuan Xiugang, Chen Peijie, Ren Zhiyi, Chen Yuanhu, Mao Yimin, Xu Ruicai, Wang Zhihai, Li Biqing, Liu Zhenhai, Chi Jianxiu, Qiao Xiuchuan, Yu Fengyi, Tong Peiyun, Zhang Jinfa, Ma Zhendong, Yang Zihua, Liang Jincheng, Tan Qiurong, Luo Zhentian, Liu Junfeng, Wang En'sheng, Jia Xiaolong, Liang Yiquan, Wu Xinming, Zhao Guangdi, Wu Dawei, Chen Jingqi, Zhang Limin and Li Hongwen among others. In that journey was to obtain the combat focused traditional martial arts inclusive of their systematic approach to skill acquisition, inclusive of strength and conditioning, combat and weapons.
Beyond the martial arts, M Wu works in the Logistics/Supply Chain industry, Chinese Medicine & Healthcare and is a University Lecturer as well. He established the Taiping Institute to preserve, develop and disseminate authentic knowledge and pass on to future generations, during that time aside from his own research, he has taught his dedicated students for free over the course of almost 20 years.