Wu Jing (Jacky Wu)
Wu Jing was a former member of the Beijing Wushu Team and is currently a popular actor in Hong Kong cinema. He was born into an ethnic Manchu family on April 3, 1974, in Beijing, China. He joined Beijing Wushu Team in 1980, when he was only six years old. He was coached by Wu Bin, the same man who coached Li Lian Jie (Jet Li). In 1984, he became the youth wushu champion of Beijing in barehand forms. In 1986, Wu Jing was the youth national champion in barehand forms, spear, and saber. In 1987, he was again the youth national champion in barehand forms, spear, and saber. In 1989, he became the youth national champion in barehand forms, spear, saber, and dui lian (simulated combat). In 1991, Wu Jing was the youth national champion in spear and dui lian. In 1994, he was again the national champion in spear and dui lian. Wu Jing received his formal education from the Beijing Sports Academy.
Wu Jing has recently starred in the movie Tai Chi II and several TV series, including Tai Chi Master, The New Shaolin Temple (a remake of the movie Shaolin Temple starring Jet Li), and Water Margin: the Aftermath. The most well known of his works is Tai Chi Master, which featured a cast composed of many martial arts actors and actresses and fight scenes that rival those in the best martial arts movies, an unusual feat for a TV series. In making the series, although Wu Jing was already proficient in tai ji (tai chi), he nevertheless spent months further studying the style at the town of Chen Jia Gou (Chen Family Gully) in Henan Province of China, well known as the origin of tai ji.. Many now consider him to be the possible heir to Jet Li.