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"Lu Yan had the great honour of going to the White House.
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The White House
Yan is one of China’s Elite athletes, being a 5 time National Champion in the
Chinese sport of Wushu.
In a remarkable career Lu Yan took over 10 Gold Medals in Chinese competitions,
with an overall medal tally of over 40, whilst also securing the title of Wu
Ying, or ‘Wushu Hero’.
Lu Yan has travelled the world with the Chinese Wushu Delegation, representing
China and performing Wushu in over 20 countries, even performing Wushu in 1974
for President Nixon at the White House.
Her Wushu career started at the tender age of only 8, when she was hand picked
by the famous Wushu coach Li Junfeng to start training at the then Shichahai
Spare Time Sport school.
school was very soon to become far from ‘spare time’ for Lu Yan, when she was
invited to join the world’s most renowned Wushu team, the Beijing Wushu team.
Over the next 13 years she trained alongside Wushu legends such as Li Lianjie
(Jet Li), Wang Jianjun, Hao Zhihua and Li Xia. The exceptional standard of these
athletes brought a level of fame to the Beijing Wushu Team that still echoes
Retiring from competition to concentrate on coaching, she first studied for a
degree in physical education at Beijing Capital Sports University. After
graduation she spent two years in the Philippines preparing them for both Asian
and World Wushu competitions. Due to her efforts they had their best results
ever, taking over 15 Gold Medals in four International competitions.
Returning to China, Lu Yan was accepted to teach alongside one of her former
coaches, Wu Bin. She still lives and teaches in Beijing, preparing the next
generation of Wushu Heros!
too can train with Lu Yan!
Lu Yan is one of China's most exceptional coaches, having coached several
Chinese National Champions, as well as World Champions.
Her students are also regularly accepted to join the prestigious Beijing Wushu
team, and she is frequently visiting other countries to provide seminars for
students and instructors alike.
Lu Yan is a diligent coach, working hard to help her students be the very best
that they can be. She is also passionate about Wushu, believing that this most
ancient of Chinese arts can benefit everyone in their daily lives.
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