Grandmaster Lin, Jian Hong (given name Lin, Jian Teng) born in Pingdong, Taiwan, began his studies in the art of Shao-Lin Hung Quan at the age of 15 under the tutelage of Taiwan Great Grandmaster Zhang, Ke Zhi.
He began demonstrating his art to the public at the age of 23 and opened his first Kung Fu School in Taipei, Taiwan at the age of 25.
In 1981, 1983, 1992 and 1996 his talents in Qi Gong and Kung Fu were given full honors by the Martial Schools of Germany so that he and his associates would come to demonstrate and share their knowledge with the Europeans bringing the true Chinese martial traditions to the west.
In 1994 and 1996, his talents and knowledge in Qi Gong and Kung Fu were again requested to be shown to the public in Okinawa, Japan. Bringing the Japanese and Chinese together was a miraculous feat and Grandmaster Lin, Jian Hong made it possible with an open mind and heart.
Through tremendous efforts and long-lasting perseverance he began the Shao-Lin Kung Fu Association R.O.C. (Republic of China) in 1980 to bring the martial schools of Taiwan together for unity and friendship in demonstration as well as competition, showing once again that China is not the only country with traditional roots in Kung Fu.
In 1994 and 1996, he hosted 2 All-Taiwan Kuoshu (National Art) Tournaments, bringing the best of Taiwan together for competitions in hand forms, weapons and full-contact fighting.
All together, Grandmaster Lin, Jian Hong has accumulated at least 7000 students from over 20 countries. He diligently continues his instruction to insure the Hung Quan tradition is passed on, and the spirit’s flame burns brightly.
Grandmaster Lin, Jian Hong spreads his knowledge throughout Taiwan and in 1995 his American disciple Shi Fu Gary Mitchell opened his school to the public to pass on Grandmaster Lin’s knowledge in America.
Grandmaster Lin is highly recognized for his skills in traditional Shao-Lin Hung Quan as well as Chi Kung. His Chi Kung skills include Light Body Chi Kung, Throat-Piercing Chi Kung, Iron Vest Chi Kung, and many others.