Master Gao Master Gao Tie-Niao was born in Wujin, Jiang Su Province, in China in 1948. He showed great interests in martial arts even when he was very little. Early on he became the apprentice of famous Shaolin master Jin Xiang-Bao.
He studied all sorts of external styles such as Shaolin Quan and all kinds of weapons, including sword, broadsword, spear, staff, hook etc. After practicing very hard he built up a strong martial arts foundation and received the essence of master Jin’s teachings.
At the age of 18, he was recommended to study with master Pei Xi-Rong, who was a very famous official descendant of Wudang style martial arts and Qigong in Shanghai. Master Gao then started practicing Wudang internal martial arts, such as Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Taijiquan, Qigong and other internal gongfu (skills). He also studied traditional Daoism theories, I Ching (book of changes), Chinese medicine, acupuncture, Tuina (Chinese traditional massage).
Master Gao is very talented and diligent. After studying very hard and close with master Pei for more than 40 years he has gained a very wide and deep knowledge of the internal style martial arts, he excels and masters it both in practice and in it’s theories. His movements are powerful, swift and beautiful.
He is a well-liked teacher with a good eye for details, is generous in his teachings and patient with his students. As the official inheritor of master Pei’s arts he hopes very much to fulfill his masters last wish, to promote the skills, morals and virtues of Chinese traditional martial arts and culture.
To do this master Gao has contributed his efforts to promote Chinese traditional Wushu and Qigong both in China and abroad. He is working for many different organizations, to name a few, as chairman and main coach of Shanghai Baguazhang Association, as chairman of Shanghai Wudang Qigong Study Institute and as secretary of Shanghai Wudang Martial Arts Institute. He has students in China, USA, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Japan, Singapore and Hongkong.