Great Grandmaster Sha Guozheng (1904-1992)
Grandmaster Sha Guozheng was was born in Beihou Village Rongcheng City in Shangdong Province and began learning traditional Chinese Kung Fu at the age of 7, training in the Daoist Internal Arts of Xing Yi, Bagua Zhang, Taiji Quan, Tong Bei Quan and Qigong with several Masters.
Sha Guozheng had exceptional ability and developed his skills to an extremely high level. After his last teacher Jiang Rong Qiao passed away, Sha Guozheng was appointed by the Chinese Government to promote the arts and became the provincial coach of Yunan Province.
Practitioners and Masters from across China travelled to train at Sha’s academy in Kunming, China. Most Masters of the internal arts in China from the 70’s and 80’s will either have studied with Sha or will be very familiar with his name.
Learning Wushu is endless, the more you learn, the better. Without enough training, there is little understanding. Wushu should cast away prejudice from different factions; work together to learn from each other and jointly make progress.
Resources of Wushu come from inheriting tradition – Life of Wushu comes from innovation. Sha passed away in 1992 at the age of 88.