Pan Qingfu

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Pan Qingfu (潘清福), also known as Grandmaster Pan, was a Chinese martial artist.[1]

Grandmaster Pan's awards include a Hall of Fame award from the United International Kung Fu Federation, a Hall of Fame Award from the World Christian Martial Arts Federation, the International Legend Hall of Fame award from the USA Wushu Kung Fu Federation and a Hall of Fame Award from Black Belt magazine.[citation needed] He is the Honorary President of the United Wushu Federation of Canada. In 2002, he was honored with a special ceremony where he became the only person ever conferred with a Level 10 degree, from the Confederation of Canadian Wushu Organizations, an organization that only has 9 levels.[citation needed] Grandmaster Pan won the Chinese national Kung-Fu championships multiple times,[citation needed] and served as a coach at the Shenyang Physical Education Institute. In the mid-1960s, Pan was recruited by the Chinese government to capture Triad leaders, eventually capturing 23, and earning the name "Gangbuster".[1] He has also worked as an instructor for the Beijing Police and the Chinese Special Forces[citation needed].

He has appeared in several films, including Shaolin Temple (1982, Jet Li's first starring film), and a role as himself in Iron & Silk (1990) and Talons of the Eagle (1992).

Grand Master Pan died 29 June 2017 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Naughton, Diane (2000). "Pan Qing Fu's Joint Locks". Kung Fu Magazine. 
  2. ^ "In Memory of Grand Master Pan 2017". Retrieved 3 July 2017.