WORLD MARTIAL ARTS BLACK BELT HALL OF FAME 2008

GRANDMASTER OF THE YEAR

RUSSIA
PROF DR. ALEXEY MASLOV

 

Date of Birth: December 31, 1979

Positions / Portfolios

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First Vice-President & General Secretary of the International Shaolin Kung Fu Federation
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President of Shaolin Kung Fu Federation of Russia
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President of Russian Ching Woo Wushu Association
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Director of the Center for Chinese Strategic Studies of Russia
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Professor of People’s Friendship University of Moscow

History of Martial Arts Involvement

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Started training in martial arts at the age of 10 in the Russian self-defense system of Sambo and then in Judo, eventually reaching the Master’s level.
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He also trained in Shitoruy and Shotokan Karate and achieved Black Belt level.
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Since 1986, he has trained in different styles of traditional wushu, like Shaolin quan, Xingyi quan, Baguazhang (Palm of Eight-Trigrams), Mizongquan, Taijiquan, etc in China
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Graduated from the International Institute of Shaolin Kung Fu (Dengfeng, China)  majoring in Wushu, Chinese medicine and Qigong
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1989: Established Association for Wushu Ching Woo of Russia which became the first official traditional Chinese Martial Arts organization of Russia
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1992 – Became a direct follower of the Shaolin Grand-Master Shi Deqian
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Trained in wushu and Zen teaching under former Abbot of Shaolin Temple, Great Monk, Shi Suxi
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1994 – Initiated as a Shaolin Follower of the 32nd Generation and received the Buddhist name of Shi Xingying
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1996 – The memorial stone for him was erected at the inner yard of Thousand Buddha Hall of Shaolin Monastery in commemoration for Dr. Maslov’s martial arts skills and development of Shaolin Kung Fu and Buddhist teaching
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1996 – established Shaolin Kung Fu Federation of Russia, with more than 50 branches all over the country with several overseas branches
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Participated as a coach and the Head of the Russian Kung-Fu teams at the International tournaments in Shanghai (1990, 1992, 2002), Putian(1994), Beijing (2001-2004)
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Main organizer of the Biennial International Shaolin Kung Fu Tournament in Russia
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Conducts training groups in Shaolin Kung Fu in USA, UK, Canada, Russia and in Europe annually

Achievements / Honours / Awards

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Achieved Grandmaster, 8th Degree in Kung Fu (Wushu
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Achieved Black Belt, 3rd Dan in Karate
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Achieved Black Belt in Judo
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Awarded Master of the Year by the International Federation of Wushu / Kung Fu from 2004 and 2007
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Awarded Gold Medal for Martial Arts achievements by the International Institute of Shaolin Kung Fu, China in 2004 and 2007

Creative Works

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Host of a weekly TV programme on martial arts
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Wrote 12 books on martial arts: “Big encyclopedia by Oriental Martial Arts”  in two volumes
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    Translator of many Buddhist scriptures

Special Skills

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Shaolin quan
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Xingyi Quan
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Shaolin qigong
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Shaolin Qinna (hand grasp methods)
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Shaolin Shuaijiao (wrestling