Mr. Luo grew up in the province of Guangdong, China and graduated from the Guangzhou Physical Education Institute. He is an accredited International Class A Wushu Adjudicator as well as a 7 Duan (Level) Wushu master as recognized by the Chinese Wushu Association. Mr. Luo is the president of the Ji Hong Wushu and Tai Chi College.
As the third son of the renowned Tai Chi master Ji Hong Luo, Mr. Luo learned Tai Chi from his father at an early age and has acquired the profound Tai Chi knowledge from his father. Mr. Luo also received in-depth Tai Chi training from two great Tai Chi masters: Gu Liu Zin and Lei Mu Ni. Upon graduation in 1982 from the Guangzhou Physical Education Institute, Mr. Luo became a faculty member of the Physical Education Department lecturing on Wushu at the South China Normal University. In 1984, Mr. Luo won gold medal at the International Tai Chi Tournament in Wuhan, China. In the following years, he published numerous papers amongst which are the following:
- An Analysis of the Generation of Internal Power in Taichi and Related Theories;
- On the Exploration and Methods of Preserving and Developing the Best of Advanced Wushu;
- An Exploration of the Theory of Dantian Mechanics.
For his presentation of papers, Mr. Luo received honours and awards from various conferences amongst which are:
- The First National Conference on Taijiquan Dissertation;
- The First National Conference on Wushu Study;
- The First World Traditional Wushu Festival – Presentation of Wushu Papers;
- The Second World Traditional Wushu Festival – Presentation of Wushu Papers.
Awards & Recognition
In 1988, Mr. and Mrs. Luo (Jennifer Dai Juan Gu) co-authored “Theories and Training of Taijiquan” published by the Guangdong Higher Education Press. In 2003, a second edition with major revisions was published accompanied by an English translation titled “The Ji Hong Taichi System – Evolutionary Theory, Application and Methodology”
In 1988, Mr. Luo was invited by Newberry College in the United States to host a seminar on Taijiquan and Qi Gong. In the same year, Mr. Luo was invited to teach in Calgary, Canada. In 1991, Mr. Luo and Jennifer Gu co-founded the Ji Hong Wushu and Taichi College in Edmonton, Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Luo have, for several decades, devoted whole-heartedly to Wushu and Taijiquan and, in particular, to the research and promotion of the theories and methods of Taijiquan. During their search for a deeper understanding and interpretation of the fundamentals and scientific basis of Taijiquan, they were not satisfied in simply following the beaten path. Instead, by adopting modern scientific knowledge and using contemporary terminology, they have opened up a new path. Through the years, they have trained a multitude of outstanding students of Taijiquan and Push-Hand. These students have achieved high standings in major international competitions in North America and China. In 2002 and 2005, Ji Hong students won gold medals in the International Taiji Push Hand Tournament in Jiaojuo, China.
Mr. Luo was a past president of the Guo Shu (Chinese Martial Arts) Association of Canada and Canadian Wushu Federation. He was a founding member of the National Wushu Federation of Canada and was elected its First Vice-Chairperson. In 1996, Mr. Luo was presented by the Mayor of Edmonton the Outstanding Contribution award. In the 1997 and 1999 World Wushu Championships, Mr. Luo was appointed the Coach of the Canadian Wushu Team and the Coach of the Canadian Sanshou (Sparring) Team respectively. In 2001, Mr. Luo attained the International Wushu Adjudicator status, and was upgraded to Class A International Wushu Adjudicator in 2003. In 2004, Mr. Luo was award the 7th Duan (Level) of Chinese Wushu, and in 2005 he was listed in the overseas section of the Chinese Contemporary Wushu Who’s Who. In 2006, Mr. Luo presented a paper in The Second World Traditional Wushu Festival – Presentation of Wushu Papers that won him first class honours and was invited as one of the guest speakers of the conference.