Exclusive Interview with Master Wu Bin

Kung Fu Kingdom were recently honoured to spend some time with the “Father of Modern Wushu”, Master Wu Bin.

Master Wu Bin has produced more wushu champions than any other coach in China. Among his students are Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Wu Jing, Li Jinheng, Cao Yue, Zhang Guifeng, Zhang Hongmei, Hao Zhihua, Huang Qiuyan, Wang Ying, Sun Qibo, Tang Laiwei, Kenny Perez (his first American wushu student and representative), and Wang Fang. Master Wu began his career after graduating from the Beijing Physical Culture University Wushu Department in 1963 by becoming a coach of the famous Beijing Wushu Team.

From 1986 to 1992, Master Wu Bin also held the position as Chairman of the Technical Department of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute. Presently, Master Wu Bin is the president of the Beijing Wushu Institute, the director of the Beijing Wushu Team, as well as holding top positions in the Chinese Wushu Association, Asian Wushu Federation, International Wushu Federation, and the World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF).

He has written 18 books and is one of the few 9th Duan (9th Level) Masters in China.

In our exclusive, in depth interview with the coaching legend, Master Wu discusses his thoughts on wushu and the Olympics, training his famous students, his favourite martial arts movies including those of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, his philosophies on training, internal development, the future of wushu and much, much more!

What did you think of Master Wu Bin’s comments on wushu, internal training and his celebrity students? Do you practice wushu – if so, what’s your favourite move or form to practice and perform? Let us know your wushu heroes in the comments below, and kickstart the FU-versation on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages! Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more exciting exclusive content, the latest trailers and much, much more…and interviews galore!

Glen Stanway

Influenced by the movies of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, Glen began training in martial arts and gymnastics in 1995. He made his first of many visits to Malaysia and Singapore in 1998 to learn Chin Woo kung fu under the supervision of Master Teng Wie Yoo. Glen is the author of "The Art of Coaching" and "Fearless The Story of Chin Woo Kung Fu", and runs a kung fu & kickboxing school in Hertfordshire, England.

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