International Meihua Quan Federation (IMHQF) of China appoints Master Jean Phoenix Le Grand of Lost Legacy Systems USA as Ambassador to the organization.
Sifu Le Grand has been studying martial arts for over 44 years and has trained under some of the most legendary American masters. He was born into a family of martial artists and began his training at a young age in 1974. His Grandmaster and Uncle, Tiger Jude Innocent, was a student and co-founder of the New Shaolin Boxing Association with the famous, Carter Wong, star of 18 Bronzemen/7 Grandmasters and Big Trouble in Little China.
Le Grand was born in Haiti and grew up in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. In 2003, he moved to Florida and brought his art with him. He is a well known martial artist, spokesperson, stunt actor, independent film maker and personal trainer.
Over the last few years, he has been instrumental in promoting the art of Meihuaquan (Plum Blossom Fist) and exposing this once secretive style to American audiences through his Lost Legacy Martial Arts academy in Florida.
In 2017, he traveled to China to train Meihuaquan under 17th Generation Disciple, Founder of the International Meihua Quan Federation, Vice-President of the Chinese Meihuaquan Association and Executive Director of Mei Boxing Association under China Culture Administration Association, Shifu Du Weijun (monastic name Shifu Yanjun).
He also had the opportunity to meet and train with the most famous Meihuazhuang master and lineage holder, Grandmaster Han Jianzhong. Master Han’s father was one of China’s national heroes and is responsible for brining Meihuazhuang out of the villages and into the mainstream.
Sifu Le Grand has committed to the preservation and cultivation of Meihuaquan culture and has a accepted an Ambassador role in the IMHQF to further the cause.
He is helping organize the first IMHQF Seminar and Kung Fu Tournament in the United States in 2018. It will be held October 12-14 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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