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Pan Qingfu (Chinese :潘清福), also known as Grandmaster Pan, was a Chinese martial artist. [1]

Grandmaster Pan's awards include a Hall of Fame award from the United International Kung Fu Federation, a Hall of Fame Award from the World Christian Martial Arts Federation, the International Legend Hall of Fame award from the USA Wushu Kung Fu Federation and a Hall of Fame Award from Black Belt magazine.[ citation needed ] He was the Honorary President of the United Wushu Federation of Canada. In 2002, he was honored with a special ceremony where he became the only person ever conferred with a Level 10 degree, from the Confederation of Canadian Wushu Organizations, an organization that only has 9 levels.[ citation needed ] Grandmaster Pan won the Chinese national Kung-Fu championships multiple times,[ citation needed ] and served as a coach at the Shenyang Physical Education Institute. In the mid-1960s, Pan was recruited by the Chinese government to capture Triad leaders, eventually capturing 23, and earning the name "Gangbuster". [1] He also worked as an instructor for the Beijing Police and the Chinese Special Forces.[ citation needed ]

He appeared in several films, including Shaolin Temple (1982, Jet Li's first starring film), and a role as himself in Iron & Silk (1990) and Talons of the Eagle (1992).

Grand Master Pan died on 29 June 2017 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. [2] [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 Naughton, Diane (2000). "Pan Qing Fu's Joint Locks". Kung Fu Magazine.
  2. "In Memory of Grand Master Pan 2017" . Retrieved 3 July 2017.
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