Master Luigi Zanini is an Italian 5th Duan Baguazhang Gongfu specialist. He has a university degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, has taught martial arts since 1990 and is an officially recognized master and teacher in Chinese traditional martial arts and anti-aggression systems. He started practising Kungfu in the late 1970s and has studied classical Kungfu since his youth: Shaolin, Tanglang, Tantui, Baguazhang, Hakkakuen, Wingchun, Yiquan. He has traveled extensively, is fluent in five languages, and has studied, practised and crossed hands with many teachers and masters through Europe and the USA.
Winner in 1988 of the Italian Championship in bare hand and weapons forms, he holds official degrees in Baguazhang, Yiquan and Krav Maga. For forty years he has focused in the Baguazhang of Sun Lutang’s family system, Liu Dequan sixty-four hands, Liang Zhenpu, Gao Yisheng and Wang Shujin lineages; in Xingyiquan, Yiquan of the Wang Xuanjie lineage and Xingyi Dacheng of the Han brother’s family. He has touched many terrains, from boxing to wrestling and grappling. He is a certified International Judge/Referee at major martial events in Europe. He is certified in Chinese Traditional Medicine, Tuina and Qigong with the Nanjing Academy (China), and studied Raja Yoga Meditation in Italy, UK and India. He has been teaching Qigong in massage schools,
high-schools, universities, hospitals and multinational companies.
Since 1990 he has been an invited teacher at major European Taijiquan and martial arts events: Scotland (Stirling University), United Kingdom, France, Croatia, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Hungary among others. Since 1990 he teaches Baguazhang, Yiquan and Qigong throughout Europe and has created the Ziran Neigong Quan school, where he currently trains only experienced practitioners in a three-years comprehensive, no nonsense practical Baguazhang instructor curriculum. He shares his passion and knowledge with a group of skilled martial artists and friends across Europe, with whom he continues his journey and growth. He regularly organizes seminars, retreats and events on Internal Martial Arts.
Professionally Luigi is a Business Development Manager in a multinational company, but also a coach, an NLP trainer, a journalist and a writer. He has published numerous articles on martial arts since the 1990s in magazines of different countries and has presented Qigong and Baguazhang on specialized journals. He has co-authored many Italian books and magazines and has starred in international martial arts magazine covers. He authored, among others, the book "Kungfu" with Yves Kieffer in 1997 (Italian) and published "A Study on Bagua Boxing" (Italian) in 2020, which will be soon followed by a revised English language edition (2022).