Biography

Dr. Fan (Benny Fan) was born into a family in which the members were well known as the experts of the traditional Chinese medicine. His grandfather was a Shaolin monk and expert in Chinese medicine, Qigong and Martial art. Benny started learningChinese medicine, Qigong and Shaolin traditional medicine from his great grandfather when he was seven. He followed Xu Gongwei, a famous Chinese medicine expert and the instructor of martial art in the army of Guo Ming Party, to study Chinese medicine, Qigong and Kung Fu.

Xu's teacher Zhao Yifan was the nominated doctor and bodyguard of the emperor tin Qing Dynasty. Another teacher Yu Zheng Sheng (Shaolin & Chaquan Master) was the general instructor of Huang Pu Militery school (Training for the Army generals). After that, Benny learned the secret of prescription, Qigong and Kung Fu from Su Xi who was the Master of Medicine, Qigong and Kung Fu in Shaolin Temple. All of these made great contributions to Benny Fan's mastery on Chinese medicine. Benny has obtained a bachelor degree of Chinese medicine & acupuncturein China . He holds a master degree in herbal medicine from Sydney University .Benny has managed to cure many patients who cannot be recovered by surgery or taking medicine since he carried out his career for 17 years in Sydney . His patients come not only form Sydney , but also from Japan , USA and other countries . ManyAustralian TV starts are also his patients. Benny Fan was ever invited to perform his acupuncture on channel 7 and gained great success and high reputation in Australia.


Qualification

• PHD in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine in University of FuJian Chinese Medicine
• Visiting Professor of ShanXi University of Chinese Medicine
• Master of Herbal Medicines ( University of Sydney ) , Dip.Remedial Massage,Australia
• Bachelor in TCM in University of FuJian Chinese Medicine
• The disciple in medical skills of Zhao Yifang who was the nominated doctor of emperor in Qing dynasty
• The top master in ShaoLin temple and unique medical skills from ShaoLin temple
• The top Kung Fu instructor nominated by china government (Duan Wei 7) and the champions of TaiChi Forms & XingYi Stick in Hong Kong second international Wushu competition


Previous generations who have passed on medical skills and kungfu to grand master Benny Fan

Zhao Yifan: He was the nominated doctor and bodyguard of emperor in the
Qing Dynasty. He specialized in Wudang Qigong, Kungfu, Taichi,Xingyi and Bagua.

Yu Zhensheng: He was the osteal medicine expert, the leading exponent of Chaquan, Northern Shaolin and Iron Qigong. He was the specialist Kungfu professor in China from the year 1912 to 1949.

Sun Lutang: He was the top master of internal Kungfu which includes Taichi, Xingyi and Bagua.

Yang Fuchun: He was the disciple of Sun Lutang.

Xu Gongwei: He was a famous Chinese doctor in China from the year 1940 to 1982,and the disciple of Yu Zhensheng, Zhao Yifan and Yang Fuchun, he was the Kungfu instructor of Army in Nanjing city from the year1941 to 1949. He served as coach and judge in numerous competitions. He was the Chief judge in 1986 for the Chen Taiji competition in Nanjing. In 1987 he was the Deputy Chief judge for the Jiangsu Provincial Competition.

Benny Fan: He is the famous Chinese doctor in Australia, and the disciple of Xu Gongwei and Shi Suxi in Chinese medicine,Qigong and Kungfu. He was invited to perform acupuncture for Channel 7 in the year 2000, and was invited by NIB TV commercial team to be the medical consultant in charge of acupuncture in June 2007. He has gained Wushu advanced level (duan wei: 7) authoried by the Chinese government.

He was the champion in Chen Taichi, Wu Taichi and Xingyi stick in Hongkong second international Wushu competition.


方山师门简介

赵轶凡:清宫御医(精于针炙、点穴、中医内科),御前侍卫,清朝武官,武当派高手,精于武式太极,形意拳,八卦掌及武当内功,混元金钟罩,外号 “江北大侠”,威震北方十七省,赵轶凡与孙禄堂是同门师兄弟,并义结金兰,孙禄堂之女孙剑云为赵轶凡之得意弟子。30年代,在上海大世界,一天,有一洋人骑着一匹高头大马,在马路上纵马飞驰,一名与家人走散的小女孩被飞奔的洋马惊呆了,站在马路中间吓得直哭。眼看惨剧不可避免,周围的人群一片惊呼,正在附近的赵轶凡一看形势危急,一个箭步冲到小女孩面前,挡住奔马的去向,使出一招形意拳的“拘马拼”,左手一把抓住马笼头由下向上走弧一领,右手一个斜劈拳击向马脖子,洋人连人带马被他活生生地劈倒在地,从而避免了惨剧的发生。这次“掌劈洋人马头”使赵轶凡轰动了整个上海滩。

于振声:民国时期中国最著名的骨伤科名医(中国十大骨伤科名家之一王子平之师兄),其骨伤科诊所在中国闻名遐尔,并为民国查拳第一高手,黄埔军校总教练。国立中央大学专聘武术教授,中央国术馆三大董事之一兼业务馆长,专授查、花、炮、洪及铁砂掌功夫,曾多次打败外国拳击家。铁砂掌名家顾汝章、中国武协主席何福生、徐公伟为其入室弟子,名声极著。

孙禄堂:内家拳名家,素有“虎头少保,天下第一手“之称,精于太极拳,形意拳,八卦掌,曾任中央国术馆武当门门长。曾一次同时打败六个日本国派出的武林高手。

杨富春:为孙禄堂在江南传人,精于孙门太极,形意八卦,及李景林传武当剑、武当对剑。

徐公伟(1916-2004):自1933年跟随刘安志,于振声,赵轶凡,杨富春(孙禄堂传人),陈照奎等学习查、花、炮、洪、

形意、八卦、武式太极、陈式太极、内外家功夫。其医术得自赵轶凡、于振声真传,为南京市民国时期及解放后卫生局属下名老中医。民国时期兼任国民党南京警卫部队武术教官,在1940-1949年间多次参加南京擂台赛(签生死状),解放后历任江苏省武术比赛裁判长或总裁判长,江苏省武术馆专项教练,桃李满天下。

释素喜:为嵩山少林寺二十九代主持,素有“少林第一武僧”之称,精于少林医术
内功及拳法。

方山:为徐公伟之入室弟子,全面继承了徐公伟的医术、内家拳、外家拳及内、外功功夫。颇得师门真髓。并为释素喜大和尚之皈依弟子,其少林内外功、拳法得自释素喜、师伯释素云真传。方山也为福建中医学院全科医学士,雪梨大学医学硕士,中国武协考核鉴定授予武术高段位七段。中国国家出版社出版发行方山武术系列DVD各大书店出售并全球发行。2005年荣登《中国当代武林名人志》一书。在医学界、武术界久享盛誉,为弘扬师门之医学、武功竭心尽力,肩负重任,其门下徒弟、徒孙已过千。2005年,方山荣登《人民日报》海外版纪念专辑之“医学和武功世界风云人物”,2007年,方山荣获香港第二届国际武术大奖赛陈式太极、武式太极、形意棍金牌,羸得了极大的荣誉。其弟子于2006年获得中国举办的“功夫之星”全澳预选赛散打及套路第一名(嵩山少林寺武僧任裁判)。