Master Ye Xiao Long

Of the same generation as Master Ma Hong, he lives in Shanghai, where he teaches Yang-Style Taiji Quan and Shaolin lan Shou. He was a guest of the school in August 1998 and remains a valuable influence through the knowledge he has passed down to Master Xu and the time Master Daniele has spent with him on his visits to China.

Considered one of the leading Chinese experts in internal work on tendons, ligaments and bones, he is able to assume extreme positions with no loss of power or internal connection. Despite his venerable age, his body is much more powerful and flexible than that of a young man: his tendons are like steel cables and his joints as limber as those of a child. He has handed down these ancient secrets to the school, greatly enriching its heritage of learning.