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INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

GM° Maurizio Zanetti

Grandmaster of the year - Hall of Fame 2018
8° Duan World Organisation of Wushu Kungfu Masters
Founder of the F.I.Wu.K ( Italian Federation of Wushu Kungfu )
Disciple of Qixing Tanglangquan 9th Generation of GM° Lin Dongzhu
Disciple of Hung Gar 10th Generation of GM° Tang Tungwing
Disciple of Chen Taijiquan 21th Generation of GM° Tang Tungwing
Disciple of Baguazhang 5th Generation of GM° Liu Jingru
Direct Student of Li Pai Taijiquan of GM° Kuang Haijun

SINCE 1976
A WHOLE LIFE DEDICATED TO KUNGFU & TAIJIQUAN
SINGLE WEST "INDOOR STUDENT" OF 3 GREAT CHINESE MASTERS

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MARTIAL STUDIES

MARTIAL CURRICULUM

1976 - 1990

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from 1976 to 1990

In 1976 he began studying Meihuaquan, Yang Taijiquan and Qigong becoming one of the first students of the GM° Chang Dsuyao .
In 1983 he was elected National President of the Italian Kungfu Federation by Chang Dsuyao at the age of 26, a position he would hold until 1986.
While always ranking high in the Kungfu Championships, in 1985 he takes part in the Italian Tournament Kungfu Federation, which saw him first place in both Taolu and free fighting.
In 1986 he participated in the World Championships of CKWPA in Taiwan and met Grandmaster Zhang Wuchen and his disciple Weng Cheng Mao, which he then invited to Italy to continue studying the ‘Meihuaquan’ style.
In the same year, with over 1000 members, he left the FEIK to found the UIKC, with Qualification Master 4° Duan.
From 1986 to 1990 was President of the Italian Kungfu Union, and worked tirelessly for the development of Gongfu in Italy.
He began studying the style Hung Gar with Master Kong Pui Wai, and followed courses on international competition forms of wushu, with Master Yang Li and Master Liu Xue Qian.
A strong advocate of traditional styles, it has often been in China to specialize in various styles and in the Gongfu weapons.
In those years he begins his studies on Chen Taijiquan method in Peking, and in some Qigong sequences (Baduanjin, Yijingjin, Wuxingqi).
In 1990, as the President of the Italian Kungfu Union, founded the F.I.Wu.K. ( Italian Federation of Wushu Kungfu ).
He then resigned from all federal/political offices, to devote himself exclusively to the technical field.
He obtained the same year the rank of Black Belt 5° Duan.

1991-2000

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FROM 1991 TO 2000

From 1990 to 1994 was the Regional technical Manager for the wushu sector.
In 1995 he became a member of the National Commission of Research and Development.
In 1997 he became a direct student of the GM° Zhong Lianbao Yantai (Leader of the 5th generation of the 7 Star Praying Mantis), which follows until 2001.
In 1998 he participated in the "World Wushu" in Philippines.
In 2000 he obtained the rank of Blackbelt 6° Duan.

2001-2010

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FROM 2001 TO 2010

From 2002, continues the study of the Qixing Tanglangquan following the orthodox method of the GM° Lin Dongzhu (grandson of the famous GM° Lin Jingshan).
From 2003 he became a member of the "Yantai Qixing Tanglangquan Association Council".
It is in 2004 when Shifu Zanetti becomes direct student of master Guan Tieyun of the Wuxing Tongbeiquan Style, which follows until 2013.
The same year he invites to Italy Sifu Tang Tung Wing, a disciple of GM° Tang Kwok Wah for the Hung Gar style, of GM° Liu Jingru for Baguazhang and Liuhe Tanglang, and of GM° Wang Xi'An for the Chen Taijiquan style.
He also concentrate in studying Qigong of Chen Taijiquan Style.
In 2005, Master Zanetti is appointed by Sifu Tang, HeadMaster of "Tang's Hung Gar Gongfu Association - Italy Branch" and its representative in Italy, accepting him as an inside disciple (Tudi) of 10th generation.
Master Tang introduces him to the GM° Liu Jingru, with which deepens the styles Liuhe Tanglangquan and Baguazhang.
In 2006, the GM° Liu Jingru accepts Shifu Zanetti as his indoor disciple (Tudi), naming him "brother of 5° generation.
In 2009, M° Zanetti was appointed member of the "National Commission on Traditional Styles of Italian Kungfu Federation, and participates in various training events at the Olympic Center Acquacetosa in Rome.
In 2010 he will attend the Training Course SNAQ Level 1 at the Olympic Preparation Center "G. Onesti" of Rome.

2011-2018

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FROM 2011 TO TODAY

In 2011 invites the GM° Lin Dongzhu (grandson of the famous GM° Lin Jingshan and Leader of 7 Star Praying Mantis style Orthodox) to Italy, who appointed him as his unique representative for Europe.
With the GM ° Lin studies the ancient sequence of "Lohan Qigong".
In the same year he attends the prestigious training course SNAQ 2nd level at the Olympic Preparation Center "G. Onesti" of Rome.
In 2013, the GM° Lin Dongzhu accepts Shifu Zanetti as his indoor disciple (Tudi) of 9th Generation (and the only one in Europe).
He was appointed National Technical Director of Traditional Styles of Italian Kungfu Federation, and published his first two books; one for Qixing Tanglangquan and one for Hung Gar.
Studying the Qigong sequences of the 'Chinese Health Qigong Association'.
In the same year he attends the prestigious training course SNAQ 3rd level at the Olympic Preparation Center "G. Onesti" of Rome.
He then invites to Italy Master Kuang Haijun, disciple of the GM° Zhang Shaotang, for the rare style of Li Pai Taijiquan, which recognizes the Association of M° Zanetti as the official representative for Italy and unique European Association enabled to its transmission.
In 2015 he published his third book, on the Yang style Taijiquan.
His book on Qixing Tanglangquan is placed within the Chinese publishing for Tanglangquan of Layang, as the most complete foreign book on the subject. The World Organization of Wushu Kung Fu Masters awarded him the degree of Master 8th Duan.
In 2017 he published his fourth book, on the training methods of the 72 Shaolin Arts.
In 2018 he published his fifth book, on the Tui Shou: complete and detailled study on Tui Shou of Taijiquan.
In the same year he was elected as “Grandmaster of the Year 2018” by Hall of Fame of Grandmasters.

DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTION

DIRIGENTIAL CURRICULUM

1983

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NATIONAL DIRECTOR F.E.I.K

In 1983 he was elected National President of the Italian Kungfu Federation by Chang Dsuyao at the age of 26, the youngest National Federation President ever elected, a position he would hold until 1986.


1986

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NATIONAL DIRECTOR U.I.K.C.

In 1986 he was President of the Italian Kungfu Union, a position he would hold until 1990.

1990

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FOUNDER OF F.I.Wu.K. ( federazione italiana wushu kungfu )

In 1990 as the President of the Italian Kungfu Union, founded the F.I.Wu.K. ( Italian Federation of Wushu Kungfu ).

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VARIOUS NATIONAL TECHNICAL OFFICES

Therefore he assumes technical positions within the F.I.Wu.K. and, for over 25 years, holds various federal positions as a Member of the National Commission and National Technical Director of traditional Kungfu and Taijiquan styles.

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SINCE 1976 A CONTINUOUS STUDY TO REALLY LEARN

MY TEACHERS

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GM° LIN DONGZHU
Qixing Tanglangquan

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GM° TANG TUNGWING
HUNG GAR - CHEN TAIJIQUAN

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GM° KUANG HAIJUN
LI PAI TAIJIQUAN

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GM° LIU JINGRU
CHENG BAGUAZHANG

EDUCATION OF MARTIAL ARTS

PUBLISHED BOOKS

Tàijíquán Tuīshou

A book that deals with the complex subject of Tuī Shǒu in an exhaustive way, with translation and interpretation of the original poems. A complete and very deep study of the technical-tactical theory of the Tuī Shǒu through all the exercises of the five levels of Tuī Shǒu

THE 72 ARTS OF SHAOLIN

The martial arts masters say: "If you practice the boxing technique and don't train the Gongfu, in old age everything will be empty". The 72 types of hard and soft Gongfu of Shaolin are ancient exercises that condition the whole body.

Taijiquan - volume 1

In this volume M° Maurizio Zanetti deals with the Yang family Taijiquan, which he has practiced for 35 years, putting all his experience inside.

Hung Gar - volume 1

The history, characteristics, principles, strategies and essential points of the whole style are displayed in a systematic and clear manner. The richness of the contents make this book a rare masterpiece, one of the most complete on the subject, a real manual for teachers and students.

Qixing Tanglangquan - volume 1

A complete book on the famous style of the Seven-star Praying Mantis. In 2014 this book is included in the encyclopedia on Tanglangquan, published by the Chinese city of Layang, as the most complete foreign book on the subject, the only Western book.




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