Brief Introduction to the Routine Plum-blossom Boxing
Plum－blossom boxing is one of excellent routines of traditional Shaolin Wushu. Actions of this routine are decent, with integral structure and distinctive style. When performed or practiced, thrust in the front and strike at the back, jump from the left and fall to the right; the actions heave and set, being most changeful, and postures are interlinked. Because this routine looks like the shape of plum blossom, thus it is named plum－blossom Boxing, which is suitable for the persons who has certain wushu base to perform or practise.
Brief Introduction to the Author
Geng Jun（also named Shidejun in Buddhism）, born in Mengzhou City of Henan Province, November 1968, is a Bud－dhist disciple of the 31st generation, the 7th section of Chinese Wu shu, national "Shijia" Wu shu coach, Vice Secretary General of China Shaolin Wu shu Research Society, standing committee member of 10th Political Consultative Conference of Jiaozuo City, invited General Kungfu Coach of special police of Jinan Military District, visiting professor of Luoyang Normal University, and Board Chairman of Yingcai Education Group. In 1989, he estab－lished Mengzhou Shaolin Wu shu Institute; in 2001, he estab－lished Yingcai Bilingual School． He has been successively awarded honorable titles of "Excellent Youth News Celebrity of Henan Province" "State Excellent Wu shu Educationalist" etc.
In 1983, he learned Wu shu from Suxi Rabbi, the Abbot of Shaolin Temple, and Grandmaster Sufa, a famous Wu shu monk, and became the last disciple of the Grandmaster. Then recom－mended by Grandmaster Sufa, he learned Wu shu from masters such as Li Zhanyuan, great master of mantis boxing, and Yu Xianhua who specializes in Jingangli gong. He won the Shaolin Wu shu champion for 6 times in China Zhengzhou International Wu shu Festival, National Competition of Wu lin Elites, National Wu shu Performance Conference, etc. and one "Damo Trophy" that symbolizes the highest honor of Shaolin Wu shu in Chinese Traditional Wu shu Succinct Competition. 36 volumes teaching VCD of Shaolin Traditional Wu shu has been published and is－sued by People's Sports Audio Visual Publishing House. He has led delegations to visit overseas for many times, enjoying high reputation in the martial art circle of the world.
Mengzhou Shaolin Wu shu Institute, established by him, has developed into the largest enclosed type boarding school of Yubei（north of Henan Province）area, which takes knowledge as primary and Wu shu as distinctiveness, also one of China's top ten Wu shu education bases.