Fuzhou Wushu Association - Ryu Ryu Ko
The above 2009 article is published by the Fuzhou Wushu Association - and explores the lineage history associated with Ryu Ryu Ko. This research states that Ryu Ryu Ko trained with a famous teacher popularly known as 'Pan Yu Ba' (盘屿八) - but who was originally called 'Lin Dachong' (林达崇). Lin Dachong was from 'Pan Yu' Township situated in the Cangshan District of Fuzhou - and as he was ranked eighth amongst his uncles and brothers sharing the same generation - the above nickname developed! Pan Yu Ba was a renowned Master of the 'Luohan Fist' (罗汉拳 - Luo Han Quan) - also known as 'Arahant Boxing'. Pan Yu Ba was a disciple of the Buddhist monk named 'Qingding' (清定). Master Qingding was originally from the Quanzhou area of Fujian and is assumed to have trained in the Southern Shaolin Temple located near the famous maritime port. After completing his training, Master Qingding moved to the 'Crane's Nest Temple' (鹤巢寺 - He Chao Si), situated in the Cangshan District of the Gaogai Mountains in Fuzhou - where he became the 'Head Monk'. Master Qingding was famous for his skill in practicing 'Shaolin Arahant Fist' (少林罗汉拳 - Shao Lin Luo Han Quan). Master Qingding taught this Shaolin style to his disciple 'Pan Yu Ba', who in-turn taught it to his disciple 'Ryu Ryu Ko'. This process is thought to have unfolded prior to Ryu Ryu Ko developing White Crane Boxing - and in many ways served as a foundation to this important, later development. Therefore, according to the available information - there is a link between the Southern Shaolin Temple in Quanzhou and Ryu Ryu Ko - via Master Qingding and his disciple Pan Yu Ba!