Chanquanshu awards three levels of qualifications:
Gordon Faulkner is the Director and Principal Instructor of the Chanquanshu School of Daoist Arts.
Recognised for his outstanding abilities in these fields in both the West and inside China, in the early 1990’s he was invited to study the Daoyin Yangsheng Gong system with Professor Zhang Guangde (one China’s ‘national living treasures’) of the Beijing University of Physical Education. Later he became one of the first Westerners to be qualified as a Senior International Judge certified by the China Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Association and the China Wushu Society.
Later still, in an official ceremony held at the same university, Professor Zhang accepted him as a closed door disciple (Ru Shi Di Zi) and made him a successor to the Daoyin Yangsheng Gong lineage, where he has been encouraged by the university to start production of health routines for the western climate.
In this role he created the Stress Relief (Weiji Xiaochu Gong) and Stress Prevention (Weiji Yufang Gong) routines that are now used in several Maggie's Cancer Care Centres.
These routines are in his award winning book ‘Managing Stress with Qigong’ from Singing Dragon Publications.
Named ‘You Lisu’ at a Bai Shi ceremony at Wudang Mountain (the birthplace of Taijiquan) he became a disciple of Grandmaster You Xuande and was inducted as a 15th generation master of Wudang boxing.
Gordon is an Armed Forces Veteran with 22 years’ service in the Royal Air Force and in that time has had martial training with, been trained by, and ultimately trained members of all branches the British Armed Forces. He was a founder member and General Secretary of the Royal Air Force Martial Arts Federation until retirement from military service.