Biography of Sifu Darin Sun

Darin Sun teaches one of the oldest systems of Mantis Boxing which is most commonly known as Plum Blossom Mantis Boxing (meihua tanglang quan) and is alternately branded as Supreme Ultimate Plum Blossom Mantis Boxing (taiji meihua tanglang quan). The name Supreme Ultimate Plum Blossom Mantis Boxing (taiji meihua tanglang quan) is not a combination of different styles of martial arts or different branches of Mantis Boxing. Instead it is rather like a brand name which specifically represents the Hao family lineage. Taiji represents not only old Chinese philosophy but in this instance it is also used to represent the idea of something being the authentic version of something. He has more than 27 years of martial art experience. He has demonstrated Mantis Boxing for the NBA on national television, Walt Disney World, numerous businesses, organizations, and events; appeared in Hong Kong’s New Martial Hero Magazine, Asia Trend Magazine, and multiple local newspapers; run multiple Mantis Boxing clubs; serves as a Judge for Chinese Martial Art tournaments; has won numerous gold medals for Mantis Boxing in both China and America; authored Mantis Boxing manuals; serves as the Mantis Boxing advisor for various Martial Art schools; and has taught numerous Mantis Boxing seminars around the world. He lives with, and teaches alongside, his father-in-law Grandmaster Sun Deyao who is the great-grandson of the founder of the Hao Family System known as Supreme Ultimate Plum Blossom Mantis Boxing (taiji meihua tanglang quan).
This particular Mantis Boxing system became one of the most highly respected and widespread lineages of Mantis Boxing in Shandong China (the birthplace of Mantis Boxing) not only because it represents authentic old Mantis Boxing but also because it represents a family lineage in which each successive generation has lived with their teacher.

Mantis Boxing Lineage:

  • Li Bingxiao Zhao Zhu (neighbor of Li Bingxiao)
  • Liang Xuexiang (nephew of Zhao Zhu’s daughter-in-law)
  • Hao Hong (lived with Liang Xuexiang and sworn blood brother of his son)
  • Hao Henglu (lived with his father Hao Hong)
  • Hao Bin (lived with his father Hao Henglu)
  • Sun Deyao (lived with his uncle Hao Bin)
  • Darin Sun (lives with his father-in-law Sun Deyao)