(2) Shanxi's Number One Spear - Gao Baodong 高宝东
Ji Jike 姬际可 was a master at applying the spear. He attained a high level in the art of the spear because xingyiquan and spear methods have a strong connection. In Shanxi, the birthplace of xingyiquan, Gao Baodong is known as "Shanxi's Number One Spear".
Gao Baodong was born in 1941 in Shanxi provence, Taigu County. He is currently a committee member of the Shanxi Xingyiquan Association as well as the vice president and secretary-general of the Taigu Wushu Association and the Taigu Xingyiquan Research Association.
In his youth, Gao Baodong studied xingyiquan with his father, Gao Qingying 高庆瑛 (1892 - 1979, a disciple of Liu Jian 刘俭). When he was 16, he was accepted as a disciple of Wu Zhitai 吴治泰 (also a disciple of Liu Jian). In 1959, he was accepted in to the Taiyuan City Youth Wushu School. His teachers included Pang Lintai 庞林太 and Li Guichang 李桂昌.
From 1981 to 1992, Gao Baodong won a series of awards in various competitions, including:
National Railroad Wushu Competition - 2nd prize
Shanxi Xingyiquan Competition - 1st prize
Shanxi 6th Worker's Games - 3rd and 4th place in spear competition
Shanxi Xingyiquan Competition - 1st prize in Weapons and Paired Practice
National Xingyiquan Competition - 1st prize
In 1986 and 1987, he also received 2nd prize in Shanxi Xingyiquan Research Papers.
(3) Shanxi Xingyiquan's Wisdom General - Cheng Suren 程素仁