Founder

Shou-Yu Liang

Grandmaster Shou-Yu Liang is one of the recipients of the Coach of Excellence title, given only to the most outstanding Chinese martial arts instructors by the People’s Republic of China.

Grandmaster Liang’s martial arts ancestry originated five generations ago. He started his traditional Emei kungfu and Qigong training with his grandfather in 1948. Through the introduction of his grandfather, Grandmaster Liang then sought out other renowned masters and other styles from Shaolin and Wudang. In the early sixties, Grandmaster Liang began his study and research in the few major styles of Taiji such as Yang, Chen, Sun, and Wu style, Buddhist Esoteric Qigong, and Taoist Qigong. Grandmaster Liang had many times been a gold medalist in Wushu and Taiji competitions held in Sichuan province. Representing Sichuan province, he very often entered into highly competitive national and international competitions and won many gold medals. He was also a many-time gold medalist in Chinese wrestling, weight lifting and gymnastics competitions. In Sanshou and Taiji Push Hands competitions organized by non government sponsored communities, he was undefeated in all events he competed in. In the early sixties, he began his career as a university Wushu coach. His skill coupled with his kindness, generosity, sense of humour, and a ready smile had earned him the friendship and the heart of countless numbers of people.

Grandmaster Liang had been a many-time judge for the Chinese provincial and national professional Wushu competitions. Upon immigrating to Canada, Grandmaster Liang was elected head coach of the first Canadian National Wushu Team in 1985. Competing in the first world Wushu tournament in China that year, the Canadian team finished third. In 1986, in a tournament involving 28 nations, his Canadian team placed second, next only to the powerful China team. The Canadian success story shocked the Chinese nation, and news of their outstanding accomplishment spread throughout China.

Grandmaster Liang has many times been the head judge or the chairman of the judging team for national and international Wushu tournaments. He formerly held the positions of Chairman of Wushu, Taiji, Qigong instruction at the University of British Columbia Physical Education and Recreation Department. In 1987, Grandmaster Liang formally established the Shouyu Liang Wushu, Taiji and Qigong Institute in Vancouver,Canada. A year later he went on to found the International Wushu Sanshou Dao Association (IWSD) and was selected as the Chairperson. Today, still chaired by Grandmaster Liang, the IWSD has created branches in more than 20 countries around the world.

In 1994, Grandmaster Liang led the North American Marital Arts Exhibition Team for a friendship performance tour to ten major cities in China. His team received a warm welcome by the people and government of China. While in China, the team also competed in the international Wushu Competition held in Shanghai, for which 32 nations were represented. Grandmaster Liang’s team received 42 out of 56 gold medals awarded to the competitors. The Canadian Prime Minister at the time, Jean Chretien, also wrote a letter of encouragement to the team. Many Chinese television stations, radio stations, and newspapers spread the news of the Exhibition Team all over China.

Since 1985, most of the top ranked competitors in the Canadian and U.S. National and International Competitions are or have been students of Grandmaster Liang. Many of Grandmaster Liang’s students in China, the United States, and Canada have become distinguished instructors and coaches themselves.

Grandmaster Liang is well-known and respected internationally. He was selected by the China Wushu Magazine in the “Biography of Today’s Extraordinary Martial Artists”. He has been awarded the “World’s Top 100 Outstanding Martial Art Professional Award”, “World’s Greatest Contribution Award”, and “World’s Outstanding Accomplishment Award”. He has also been selected to be included in the “Current List of Famous Martial Artists” and in the Chinese “Who’s who in the world” as well as the “international Who’s Who of Professionals Historical Society” based in the United States-having demonstrated exemplary achievements and distinguished contributions to the business community.

Grandmaster Liang has written and produced numerous books and video tapes. Many of these books and video tapes had been translated into other languages such as French, Polish, Greek, Chinese, and Russian. He has been featured a great number of occasions on international television networks including Chinese Central Television(CCTV), Cable News Network(CNN), Discovery Channel and many other Canadian, Mexican, Greek, British and various European networks. He has also been featured on the covers of many prestigious Chinese, American, and Canadian newspapers and magazines. In 2002, Grandmaster Liang was bestowed the title of Life Time Honorary Chairman and ranked a 10th degree by the Confederation of Canadian Wushu Organizations – the highest level of Wushu achievement by that organization.


梁守渝教授將中國文化精髓之一的武術完完整整的帶到了北美洲和世界其它國家,他落地於美國,生根於加拿大。加拿大是多元文化的國家,中國武術是多元文化的奇魄,從此享譽世界武林。

梁守渝教授是中國大陸第一位出國的專職著名武術家。是第一位站在北美(美國和加拿大)的高等學府講壇作為正式教師的中國武術家。教育著多族裔的子弟。他著書立說,創造了新的,有北美文化影子的中國功夫,他率領加拿大國家武術隊角逐於世界。幾十年的辛勤耕耘得到了加拿大各界及國際武林的認可和讚譽。他對中國武術事業和對社會的傑出貢獻更深得到中國政府及體育,文化,教育與各界的認可,稱讚和給予崇高的獎賞和榮譽。他是一位值得稱頌的文化交流的使者。

梁守渝教授出生於中國四川重慶市,自幼從祖父習學祖傳武術氣功,悉得真傳,青年時代遍訪各地武林各家高手,以武為友,虛心交流請教,融會貫通,逐成大器。在中國四川省至全國和國際武術比賽屢獲金牌和全能總分第一名。也多次作為全國專業隊武術比賽的評判員,70年代末被評選為四川省及全國的優秀教練員,也擔任四川省武術協會委員。

1981年遠涉重洋來到美國,任教於美國華盛頓大學,開始在海外教習武術。1984年應聘擔任加拿大哥倫比亞大學(UBC)體育系首任武術專業主任。成為第一位在美國和加拿大大學任教的正式武術教授。1985年後多次擔任加拿大國家武術隊總教練。是第一位國家武術隊總教練。並率領加拿大國家武術隊參加世界性武術比賽,取得過團體總分第三和第二的好成績(當時僅次於中國)。1988年成立加拿大梁守渝武術氣功學院。1989年創建國際武術散手道聯盟並擔任第一任主席,現已在全世界二十多個國家和地區有了分部。

多次擔任大型國際武術比賽的總裁判長或評判團主席。1994年率北美綜合武術訪華團訪問中國十多個城市,獲加拿大在任總理克里田的親筆賀信。20多年來多次作為加拿大華人代表會見中國最高領導人,包括趙紫陽,江澤民主席,李瑞環副主席。

梁守渝教授長年在海外從事武術教學和研究,卓越超群,成績斐然,武德高尚。曾應邀在加拿大,美國,中國和歐洲等幾十個城市巡迴講學,經其教授過的學生已逾數萬人。

梁守渝教授融畢生所學創立了自成體系的〈無極逍遙拳派〉,自創各類武術及格鬥套路數十套,成為貫通內外家多門派的獨立武術體系,備受武林人士讚賞和關注,中外不少著名武術家向他拜師或請教學習。

近年來梁守渝教授出版發行的英文書籍如〈中國武術〉,〈八卦掌理論及應用〉,〈形意拳理論及應用〉,〈24,48式太極拳理論及應用〉,〈氣功能量〉,〈散手快跤〉〈無極逍遙摔〉,〈六合八法〉等數十種武術,氣功,太極論著和教學錄相帶等,有的已被其它國家翻譯成了,俄文,法文,波蘭文,希臘文,中文,日文,韓文等多種文字。

梁守渝教授多年來獲得無數榮譽和獎項。如1995年被美國雜誌評為當年國際最佳教練。〈世界武林百杰〉1998年被美國全國武術協會評為國際最優秀武術大師,被選入〈中國當代武林名人誌〉,1999年世界最佳武術貢獻金牌獎,世界傑出武術成就金牌獎,被收錄進〈世界名人錄〉,2002年〈中華名人錄〉,2004年被中國人民大學收錄進〈當代中華優秀兒女辭典〉。

梁守渝教授幾十次被多個國家的報刊,雜誌,及電視節目報導,如美國CNN世界廣播電臺,加拿大多個電視臺,中國中央電視臺,多次被中國權威的人民日報報導等。

2002年,加拿大全國武術團體聯合會授予梁守渝永遠榮譽會長,並武術最高段位十段。他同時還身兼幾十個國際武術組織或協會的名譽主席,會長,顧問等等。