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Welcome to the official english website of the Shaolin Temple Xinyiba Research Society, founded by Mr. Hu Zhengsheng in 2012, thereby fulfilling the last wish of his master, Yang Guiwu.


Our society aims to research and to preserve the ancient skills and methods of Xinyiba and its related styles. We actively promote and share knowledge with other martial artists - within China, and all over the world.


The legacy that we are keeping alive dates back to the late Ming dynasty, when a martial arts master named Ji Longfeng (or Ji Long), famous for his mastery of spear, spent time within the Shaolin Temple and developed 2 new methods: Xinyiba and Liuhequan. They have been passed down within the Shaolin Temple via a well documented lineage, and their principles are also very much alive in the Xinyi and Xingyi martial arts heritage.


Our areas of research are thus Xinyiba, overall Xinyimen (All styles descending from Xinyiba) and traditional Shaolin skills. We analyze ancient manuscripts, training manuals, artefacts from previous generations of masters, and share them with the martial arts community, in hope of keeping the flame of traditional kung fu alive.


Last but not least, we run a school in the small village called Xi (West) Shilipu, between the town of Dengfeng and the Shaolin Temple. That school, named "Shaolin Temple Traditional Wushu Institute" is an affiliate of the Xinyiba research society, and its purpose is passing on the traditional skills of Shaolin Kung Fu to the next generation.




Xinyiba master practicing a Shaolin Form
Ancient Xinyiba manuscripts
xinyiba master