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A whole life dedicated to Kungfu, Taijiquan, Qigong


8° Duan World Organisation of Wushu Kungfu Masters
Founder of 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 21st Generation of GM° Tang Tungwing
Baguazhang 5th Generation disciple of GM° Liu Jingru
Direct student of Li Pai Taijiquan of GM° Kuang Haijun


These are times in which hundreds of “Teachers” proliferate with meagre and unclear background.
Our Association has chosen the path of transparency, publishing in details, with dates and photos.
We only practice authentic and complete styles, with clear & direct lineage !

Martial Path

1976 - 1985

1976 he began studying Meihuaquan, Yang Taijiquan and Qigong becoming one of the first students of the GM° Chang Dsuyao.

He trains relentlessly to improve his skills.

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.

1986 - 1990

1986 he participated in the World Championships of CKWPA in Taiwan.

In Taiwan he 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.
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).

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

1991 - 1995

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.

From 1990 to 1994 1994 was the Regional technical Manager for the wushu sector.
1995 he became a member of the National Commission of Research and Development.

1996 - 2000

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.

1998 he participated in the "World Wushu" in Philippines.

2000 he obtained the rank of Blackbelt 6° Duan.

2001 - 2005

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.

2005 Master Zanetti is appointed by Sifu Tang, HeadMaster of "Tang's Hung Gar Gongfu Association - Italy Branch".

Master Tang introduces him to the GM° Liu Jingru, with which deepens the styles Liuhe Tanglangquan and Baguazhang.
He also study the Qigong of Chen Taijiquan style.

2006 - 2010

2006 the GM° Liu Jingru accepts Shifu Zanetti as his indoor disciple (Tudi), naming him "brother of 5° generation.

2009 M° Zanetti was appointed member of the "National Commission on Traditional Styles of Italian Kungfu Federation.

2010 he will attend the Training Course SNAQ Level 1 at the Olympic Preparation Center "G. Onesti" of Rome.

2011 - 2015

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.

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 a book on Qixing Tanglangquan style.

2014 He published a book on Hung Gar.
He studied Qigong sequences from 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 invited Master Kuang Haijun, disciple of GM° Zhang Shaotang of the rare Li Pai Taijiquan style, who recognized Shifu Zanetti's Association as the official representative for Italy and the only European Association authorized for its transmission.

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 title of 8th Duan Master.

2016 - 2020

2017 he published his fourth book, on the training methods of the 72 Shaolin Arts.

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.

2021 -

2022 he specializes in Duan Bing and Chang Bing of the Jian Gong Academy of Master Ma Lianzhen.

2023 he was appointed a member of the National Commission for Traditional Styles of F.I.Wu.K.

Even to this day, he continues to follow his Masters:
GM° Lin Dongzhu for the Qixing Tanglangquan style
GM° Tang Tungwing for Hung Gar, Chen Taijiquan, Baguazhang styles
GM ° Kuang Haijun for the Li Pai Taijiquan style

Books published by GM° Zanetti

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