Qixing Tanglang Quan GRANDmaster
Lin Jingshan was a famous Tanglang Quan master. He was born in 1885 in Laiyang,
Shandong province and passed away in 1971 at the age of 86
In training grandmaster Lin was not
afraid of hardship nor being tired, he was very persevere in training. With his
adept talent in martial art and with the Fan Xu Dong's devoted teaching,
grandmaster Lin's Tanglang skill improved tremendously in a short period of
During practice, sparring was always part of the daily training regimen.
Even though grandmaster Lin has a small physical frame compare to Guo Jialu,
Yang Weixin and Luo Guangyu, who were much bigger, grandmaster Lin was able to
be at par with them during sparring practice. He used speed and agility to
compensate for his disadvantage in size. For several decades grandmaster Lin was
famous in Northern China for his Wushu skill.
1911 up to 1915 grandmaster Lin was invited to teach Wushu in Tianjin, later he
came back to Yantai and took over the teaching responsibility at Fan Xu Dong's
boxing school. Grandmaster Lin was the third indoor disciple of Fan Xu Dong. He
was able to learn the essence and art of Qixing Tanglang Quan from Fan Xu Dong,
he was proficient in Iron Palm, Luohan skills, sword, Liuhe pole, Meihua spear
and Chunchiu double handles broadsword.
Lin was a loyal and honest person, humble and ever willing to learn, he teaches
student wholeheartedly. He has a sign hang "still to learn" at his
boxing classroom, meaning learning is a never-ending process. He would also told
his student to be as meek as a sheep, but must be like a tiger when in
performing or fighting.
Yantai Yangji high school have established a Wushu class, upon the invitation of
the principal Chen Cheng Jiu, Lin Jinshan was invited to teach Wushu. There Lin
taught a lot of good students, where several of them won in local boxing
Cultural Revolution, grandmaster Lin went back to Laiyang, though he was in his
golden years, he continued to teach martial arts until his death in 1971.