Xue Yongbin was born in 1948 in Shanghai. He has been interested in Chinese martial arts Since Early youth years, and started learning it at the time.
In 1968 in Hongkou Park in Shanghai, he met with a group of people who were practicing a kind of Taijiquan which was more relaxing and slower in speed.They looked healthy, optimistic and confident. They told Xue that many of them suffered from various kinds of chronic diseases before and they had regained their health through practicing this Taijiquan. Xue saw that some of them had quite good foundation in martial arts, they used the theory of Taijiquan in their practicing, and they took Taijiquan as a kind of learning and researched into it, this surprised Xue. Later, Xue knew that the kind of Taijiquan was Jinggong Circular Taijiquan.
Usually, it is very difficult to have an exercise which both good in improving skills of martial arts and in gaining good health, it is also not easy to apply the theories of martial arts in actual practice. Many masters of martial arts are even not able to explain theories in detail. Facing this situation, Xue had many question marks in his mind. Xue believed that good martial arts must be rational and reasonable; this is to say that it must also be a good way to gain health; and an effective and mature martial arts should have things inner and regular; and if these things are gathered together, they should form a integrated system which is perfect in itself. Xue felt that Jinggong Circular Taijiquan might be the kind of martial arts that he had been pursuing.
Xue began to learn Jinggong Circular Taijiquan. At the first, He felt that this kind of Taijiquan especially emphasized Jing (tranquility in mind) and coordination between and balance of movements that made people feel especially comfortable and good about oneself.
Two years after that, Master Lu Jitang taught Xue face to face at his home.
It was still in the Cultural Revolution in China (1966-1976), Xue was not able to enter a university to study, he made up his mind and concentrated on learning and research into Jinggong Circular Taijiquan and Qigong, because Xue realised that there were things of true value in them.
In 1986, Xue came to Tokyo. Not long after that, he was appointed teacher at Japan Qigong Association.
In 1993, Xue established Wujijinggong Japan.
Currently, Xue and his assistants teach Taijiquan and Qigong in more than 30 places in Tokyo and surrounding areas.
B. Activities of Wujijinggong Japan
There are more than 30 venues for Taijiquan and Qigong classes, the center is the one in MEDAIMAE, SETAGAYA-KU, TOKYO.
From 1992, seminars are organised for students who have learned Taijiquan and Qigong for more than one year and a half and who are interested in the theory and research, where they learn the basic theories and physical movements in a systematic way. The students also write their reports concerning their research. A part of the reports are published in Report of Research, for wider exchange and discussion.
To promote Taijiquan and Qigong, classes which are open to the public and free of charge have been organised in YOYOGI PARK for 85 times from Feb 1989 to 7 Oct 2001.
To explore the connection and relationship between Taijiquan, Qigong, and philosophy, medicine, physics, religion, arts, and psychology and other fields, lectures have been organised 18 times every half a year from 15 May 1993 to 24 Nov 2001. The speakers are all experts in the above fields.
In Spring, Summer and Winter, intensive study are organised in outskirts of Tokyo or other places; it usually takes a few days for students to concentrate on studying and training.
Since 1993, bulletins are issued twice a year, to exchange views and opinions.
Xue Yongbin has published book in Japanese, publishes his articles in magazines introducing Taijiquan and Qigong.
To explore the connection and relationship between Taijiquan, Qigong, and modern science, Wujijinggong Japan and experts in relevant fields have been in cooperation to conduct several experiments, the results of the experiments will be published in the future.