Master Chen De Qing
Master Chen (Deqing Chen) is the founder and director of Jinlong Culture & Performing Arts Ltd. He is a cultural event organiser, a performer, and a martial artist with more than 20 years experience in teaching and performing Chinese Martial Arts.
In 2007, he began working with the Stockport Metropolitan borough Council and built friendship links between primary and secondary schools in Stockport, UK and his hometown Kaifeng, China.
He introduced the annual theatre production “Chinese New Year Extravaganza” in 2008 with a strong aim to showcase and integrate Chinese culture within Greater Manchester and rest of the UK.
He has also been acting as an Arts Director since 2007 for the Chinese New Year celebration in Manchester China Town and Albert Square, which is now considered one of the biggest and best in Europe.
Jinlong Culture & Performing Arts Ltd was set up by Deqing Chen with a view to expand and broaden its range to reach a wider audience, sharing his resources in Chinese classical and contemporary arts that are unique and inspiring. Jinlong has been actively promoting Chinese cultural arts to various sectors providing performance, workshops and demonstrations. It’s first theatre production Chinese New Year Extravaganza visited Stockport Plaza Theatre in 2007 with the support from Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council and Chinese/Kaifeng Cultural Bureau. Since then the production has visited other towns and cities around the UK every year.
1983Start training Wushu at 8 years old
1988Start training Chen Style Taiji Quan
1989Attend the Junior Wushu Tournament of Henan Province - 2nd place in Compulsory Long Fist and Cudgel Form; 2nd place in Chen Style Taiji Quan (56 Movements of Chen Taiji National Competition Form)
1991Start training Yiquan (Mind-Boxing) and Sanshou (Chinese Kick-Boxing) under Master Zhang Kezhong.
1994 - 1998Captain of the Henan Province University Martial Arts Team
Five times gold medallist “Chinese National University Wushu Championship” in Long Fist, Sabre, Staff, Shaolin Fist and Pudao, and was awarded “High Level Martial Arts Athletes of Henan Province”
Three times gold medallist “Chinese National University Tai Chi Championship”
1998First level qualification of martial arts instructor (Senior Wushu Coach)
1998 - 1999Instructor at Ping Gu branch of Beijing Martial Arts Centre and Zhong Yuan Shaolin Wushu School
1999Gained 5th Duan Chinese Martial Arts Level
Attend the first Senior Seminar of Chen Style Taiji lead by Grand Master Chen Zhenglei
Learn Yiquan from the Grand Masters Yao Chengguang and Yao Chengrong
1999Establishment of Jin Long Chinese Martial Arts Academy, UK
2000Film “Gangs of New York” extra / stunt
2006Jin Long wushu team attend the 2nd World Traditional Wushu Festival, Zhengzhou, China
2011Film “47 Ronin” extra/stunt
2013BBC Radio 5 Interview by Rachel Burden – ‘Introducing wushu as one of the sports bidding for Olympic status in 2020’
Master Chen and his students are often asked to participate in various events from promotional to corporate, and cultural events throughout the year.
Students from Jin Long have been attending the UK National Wushu Championships since 2002, and achieving great results in both Junior and Adult levels. Jin Long also has students who are the representatives of the British Wushu team, who take part in European and World wushu championships.
Master Chen also visits different schools and societies around the country for seminars and performances. He has been regularly invited to do seminars at Imperial College in London.