Grandmaster Madame Wang JuRong




Madame Wang JuRong, one of China most eloquent masters. As her name implies, she is a beautiful flower that has blossomed into a power figure in Chinese Martial Arts. Her father, the legendary Grandmaster Wang Ziping, who was a master of Kung Fu/Wushu is remember for his Cha Quan and his ability of strength and leaps.


Madame Wang Ju Rong was born on November 4, 1928. Her Family origins are from Chang Chow in the province of Hei Bei, China. Her father, the late Grandmaster Wang Ziping, was one of the most famous and popular figures in Chinese Martial Arts history - renowned for his incredible strength and skill.


Under Master Wang Ziping direction, she began training at the age of five. She first learned Tan Tui (springing legs), then progressed to Cha Chuan, Hua Chuan, Poa Chuan, Ba Ji, and Tai Chi Chuan. She was a strong, eager, and dedicated student, practicing six hours a day and participating in even the most rigorous Pai Da (body striking) training with her classmates. Although it was unusual for a young girl, she asked her father to teach her Kuan Doa (heavy broadsword) for her very first weapon.


By the time she was in high school, Madame Wang was well-known throughout China by Wushu masters and the Martial Arts community.  In 1946 she won the Women's Championship at the 7th National Athletic Games and the 1953 National Wushu Competition, the gold medal awards for Cha Chuan and Green Dragon Double Sword routines.


Madame Wang graduated in 1952 from the Education Department of the Aurora University in Shanghai.  In 1955 she married Dr. Wu Chengde, a respected student of Grandmaster Wang Ziping.  Dr. Wu is an accomplished martial artist, and highly regarded doctor and professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


After graduating, Madame Wang became a founding professor of the East China Physical Education College (now known as the Shanghai Physical Education College). For 36 years she remained a Professor in the Wushu Department. Her position required extensive research of theories and techniques in all styles of Chinese Martial Arts - Shaolin, Wu Dang, Tai Chi, Beichuan, and Nanchuan. She became very knowledgeable in all five systems of Tai Chi Chuan: Yang, Wu, WU, Sun, and Chen. Madame Wang then developed a graduate program at the College and became the first professor of Physical Education to have 2 students earn Master of Martial Arts degrees in Tai Chi Chuan. In 1960 she served as the first female coach to the New China Wushu Team, under Grandmaster Wang Ziping, on its tour to Burma. This was the first time any Wushu team accompanied by a coach had toured outside of China. Since 1979, Madame Wang has been invited to Japan several times to teach seminars in Tai Chi Chuan, Wushu, and Chi Gong. These trips have taken her to more than 20 cities. She was the first woman coach to officially represent China, teaching Martial Arts seminars outside of the country.


Madame Wang has served as Director of the Chinese Martial Arts Association as well as the Archery Association. She was Vice-Chairman of the Shanghai Wushu Association, head of the Judging Committee, and Vice-Chairman of the Shanghai Archery Association. She served as President of the Chinese Martial Arts Research Institute and as Advisor to the Wu Dang Research Association and the Shanghai Chi Gong Research Association. In addition, she has written and edited many books and articles on Tai Chi Chuan and has been involved in the development and promotion of the new standardized Tai Chi 24 simplified, 32 sword, 48 combined, and Yang 88 posture routines. In China, she was a member of the government appointed council to organize official judges rule books for the new Wushu standardized competition routines and was personally involved in developing the Double Sword Competition routine.


Madame Wang has served as General Judge, Vice-General Judge, and Honorary Advisor to National and International Wushu competitions as well as Archery competitions throughout China. Having these honored positions in two athletic disciplines is very rare in China. Madame Wang´s many accomplishments and popularity throughout Asia have earned her the title New China's First Generation Female Wushu Master.


In 1989, Madame Wang was invited by the United States Chinese Martial Arts Council chairman, Jeff Bolt, to serve as Judge and Advisor for the National Chinese Martial Arts Competition in Houston, Texas and to help choose an American Wushu team to travel to China. He then invited her and Dr. Wu to stay in America to help promote Chinese Martial Arts in the United States. It was then that Madame Wang began teaching the Wushu curriculum and Dr. Wu established his medical practice at the Houston Institute of Chinese Martial Arts and Medicine.

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