Li Shuwen (Chinese: 李书文) (1864–1934) was a master practitioner of the Chinese martial art of Bajiquan. He was known as "God Spear Li" (神槍李). His prowess was said to be enough that he boasted that he did not have to strike the same opponent twice. He was a martial arts adviser of Fu Zhensong, notably once fighting him to a draw. Li's students eventually became personal bodyguards for Mao Zedong, Chiang Kai-shek, and Henry Pu-Yi.
While not due to malicious intent, Li Shuwen killed many people during his life in either martial arts matches or self defense, causing victims' relatives to hold a grudge. He died of a poisonous tea served by one of them. Regardless, his reputation as one of the world's greatest martial artists persists to this day.
Li Shuwen is depicted as an "Assassin-class" character in the video game Fate/Extra. He is also depicted as a "Lancer-class" and "Assassin-class" in the mobile game Fate/Grand Order. He as well is depicted as a “Berserker-class” in the anime Fate/Last Encore
The Japanese manga "Kenji" depicted Li Shuwen according to numerous accounts from various sources, notably from Li Shuwen's last student Liu Yunqiao.
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- Zhen, Lin Chao (16 February 2010). Fu Zhen Song's Dragon Bagua Zhang. Blue Snake Books. pp. 30–31. ISBN 978-1583942383.
- Imageepoch (2010-07-22). Fate/Extra. PlayStation Portable. Marvelous Entertainment. Level/area: Week 5.
The only kung fu master in history who claimed he needed no second strike. Li Shuwen.
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