In July 2019, Wayland Li Wushu was honoured to welcome Coach Ren Gang (任刚老师) who visited our school from China. Coach Ren is a former national champion in China and was a member of the Sichuan Wushu Team during the 70s and 80s. Today, he holds numerous roles within the China Wushu Association and Sichuan Wushu programs.
Coach Ren spent time with our students to improve their training during our summer camp. He also taught his traditional Tongbeiquan form.
Thank you to Coach Ren and his wife for spending time with us, and we hope our students will remember his important coaching.
Coach Ren Gang background
Senior coach and has attained the 8th degree duan rank in Chinese martial arts
In 1972, he began to practice martial arts in the Chengdu Institute of Physical Education, and in 1979, he was elected as the representative of the Fourth People's Congress of Sichuan Province.
From 1981 to 1985, he won the national championship of the back-to-back boxing for five consecutive years, and was hailed as the "through-arm fist"
He was awarded the title of “Top Ten” athletes in Sichuan Province in 1983, 1984, 1984, 1986 and 1991, and was awarded the National Sports Medal (Level 3) by the State Sports Commission for four times.
In December 1995, he was awarded the National Wushu Sports Management Center and the Chinese Wushu Association. The title and certificate of “Contemporary Chinese Wulin Baijie” was awarded.
In 1997, he was appointed as the head coach of the National Wushu Team. In the same year, he was awarded the National Sports Honor Medal by the State Sports General Administration.
In 2008, he was awarded the National Sports Honor Medal by the State Sports General Administration.
In December 2001, he served as the vice chairman of the Sichuan Wushu Association; in 2001, he won the first class of the provincial government.
In 2002, he served as the head coach of the National Wushu Team
In April 2003, he served as the deputy director of the Sichuan Health Qigong Management Center; succeeded the vice chairman of the Provincial Wushu Association.
In December 2006, he served as the deputy director of the Sichuan Provincial Wushu Sports Management Center. He has trained two world champions, four Asian champions and fifteen national champions. He published and published the martial art monograph "China Tongquan Boxing" and several martial arts thesis.
In 2001, he participated in the national comprehensive national coaching post training class, obtained the job training certificate, and was rated as outstanding student.
In March 2010, he served as director of the Sichuan Provincial Wushu Sports Management Center.
In February 2010, he was re-elected as a member of the Chinese Wushu Association.