11 years on, young American becomes Chinese martial art master on Wudang Mountains

2021-04-14 Editor : Ji Xiang ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- Pinnick Jack, 31, from Illinois of America, has been devoted to learning Chinese martial arts on Wudang Mountains for 11 years since 2010.

He is now a coach of a martial arts centre. He is the 16th legitimate inheritor of master Yuan Shimao, the 15th inheritor of Wudang Sanfeng Pai (a martial arts academy in Wudang Mountains).

Jack has been obsessed with Chinese martial arts since he was a kid. He once watched a video by chance in which master Yuan was practicing martial arts.

At that moment, he decided to learn classical Chinese martial arts from him. He not only loves Chinese martial arts but also has a deep love for traditional Chinese culture, including Taoism.

He married a Chinese wife. Taoism, or Daoism, is a philosophical tradition of Chinese origin attributed to Lao Tzu (c. 500 BC) that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao.

"I love Hubei so much. The martial arts, scenery and people here make me feel like this is my hometown. I often go out for fun with my friends in my spare time," Jack said.

Now, Jack has not only learnt Wudang Kung Fu, but also can play the flute, use chopsticks and speak Mandarin. Jack says people here are very nice to him.

Many of my foreign friends have been vaccinated to fight against the COVID-19. He feels safe here and is very healthy. His Chinese wife and daughter are here. They love Hubei and Wudang Mountains.

Jack says he wants to open a martial arts center in the U.S. so more people could learn more about Wudang Kung Fu and Chinese culture.


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