关于武术About Martial Arts
Moreno is a master in martial arts in Italy. He is not only deeply proficient, but also profound in martial arts. Moreno loved Chinese culture since he was young. He started learning martial arts at age of 6 because of the affinity from Bruce Lee’s movies. At the beginning, he taught himself martial arts by books, after that he went to Venezia/Mestre (Venice) to study. It took him 45 minutes by train and another 45 minutes walk to get to martial art school from his home back then, but he never thought of giving up. His teacher taught him that martial artists must combine Chinese medicine, Taoism, Buddhism, and calligraphy. So even as a child, Moreno had a strong desire of exploring Chinese culture. Moreno had already had a find grasp of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucian and Chinese medicine while other kids at his age were all just playing. His first martial arts teacher was Bozidar·Podhrasky. He learned from Dan·Sita and then some other Chinese teachers constantly. In the local martial arts competition, he won the championship of Taijiquan (Shadow Boxing), Sanda (free combat), Changquan (long north boxing), Zuiauan (drunken fist), sword and cudgel. He has also practicedBaguazhang (Eight trigrams fist), Longxingquan (dragon style boxing), Xingyi Quan (shape/intention fist), Longhua shuihuoquan (Chinna catch),Tongbeiquan(through-the-back fist) etc, and professional in using weapons like broadsword, spear, nunchakus and three-section staff.
1991: Moreno won the Italian Wushu Championship for Changquan (routine) and free combat (open weight category)
1993: Moreno came to China the first time with Italian national team to attend the world-class martial arts competition in Zhoushan. It was his first time participating in this competition and he won the third place.
1996: Moreno became the martial arts coach of Italian national team.
May 1997: Moreno went to Shanghai to attend the World Cup Championship. He competed in traditional routine category with his specially researched and trained drunken fist and won the championship.
It was from this competition Moreno understood that even though he won the game, Chinese Wushu is much deeper than the Wushu he learned in Italy. Therefore he decided to come to China to study martial arts for a while.
June 1998: He came to Beijing and studied martial arts at Beijing Sport University.
1999: He entered the fourth place of international championship with Taijiquan (Martial arts). He was the only western player appeared on the screen in the top 25 list back then.
2001: He won the third prize for Taijiquan and Sword in Shaolin international martial arts championship in Zhengzhou city.
Moreno was invited to teach in Italian martial arts school when he was just 16 years old. His excellent wushu skills and morality impressed many martial artists. Till now he still teaches in Italian martial arts school for few months every year. For years he has trained a number of martial artists and made great contribution to Chinese martial arts.
2009: Moreno and his Italian student, as the only two foreigners, participated in 10.000-people Taiji event which was very refreshing and were reported on many newspapers.