A living legend, Hu Jianqiang is the highest ranking Wushu master in the West. Grand Master Hu began full-time Wushu training at the age of ten when he was accepted into the Zhejiang Wushu Institute. After completing eight years of full-time training, Master Hu joined the China National Team and, over the next few years, traveled to over 30 countries participating in international Wushu meets. China's two-time all-around Wushu champion, Hu Jianqiang is also known internationally from his film and television work. To date Master Hu has had leading roles in more than fifteen gongfu (kungfu) movies including Shaolin Temple, Shaolin South and North, Yellow River Fighter, Drunken Master III and Sonny Chiba's Shogun's Shadow. He has been featured in many magazines and on the Discovery Channel’s “Kung Fu—The Animal Within.” Master Hu was named Master of the year by the United States Wushu Kung Fu Federation in 2000.
Along with his wife, Master Zong Jianmei, Master Hu established the Shaolin Wushu Center in the United States in 1997. It has quickly grown into one of the most respected and leading institutions for the study of Chinese Martial Arts in America. Master Hu teaches the classes in various styles of Kung Fu and Wushu, plus the grappling and wrestling and self defense classes at the Center. He is also an in-demand guest instructor at institutions and seminars around the globe.