Master Yuan Zumou, 袁祖谋, born on December 10, 1940 in Baoying, in the province of Jiangsu, China, are an International president of the Federation of Shou Bo, founder of the French Association of Shuai Jiao and founder of the discipline of Shou Bo.
In 1955, it followed the elementary studies and then secondary to the Primary school of Shanghai and college of Shanghai respectively. During its secondary studies, it already expressed its sporting talents with its good physical condition and its passions for the sport. It started to practise acrobatics and boxing and was a captain of the team of acrobatics.
In 1958, it is allowed at the Institute of the Sports of Shanghai. It specializes then in the préhensives disciplines: Shuai Jiao, fight gréco-Roman, all-in wrestling.
In 1964, it obtained the second in the International Championship of Shuai Jiao at the town of Hefei, in the province of Anhui. The National Commission of Physical Education and the Sports of China 中华人民共和国体育运功委员会 decrees to him the title of Master (运动健将 n° 5306).
In 1965, he becomes champion of China of all-in wrestling.
In 1979, he becomes trainer of Shuai Jiao and form, in his turn, several champions of China. Its pupils obtained, in the National Plays of China, the fourth place in category 48 kilogramme of the all-in wrestling and the sixth place in category 52 kilogramme of the fight greco-Roman.
In 1983, its pupil HUANG Bin obtained, in the National Plays of China, the second place in category 62 kilogramme of the fight greco-Roman.
In 1987, its pupil HUANG Bin became champion in category 68 kilogramme of the fight greco-Roman. And in the same year, its other raises, GAO Pingping became also national champion.
In 1985, it is established in France, teaches Shuai Jiao and to promote the traditional culture of China. Two years later, it created in the Chinese quatier, the 13th district of Paris, small groups drive of Shuai Jiao.
In 1991, the French Association of Shuai Jiao is declared officially.
In May 1992, with the supports of the Mayor and the Town hall of Paris, Maître YUAN Zumou organized the first national championship of Shuai Jiao in France. At the end of the same year, still supported by the Town hall of Paris, the French Association of Shuai Jiao obtained the agreement of the French government to organize the first international championship of Shuai Jiao. The teams coming from Spain, of the Netherlands, of Switzerland, of Italy, of Algeria, of Morocco, of the United States and France took part in it. This championship will proceed from now on once every two years. It was organized until today for the 7th time.
In 1999, Main Yuan Zumou, satisfied with the level reached by its pupils in Chinese fight, proposes to join again with the Chinese tradition and to combine, in an educational and sporting dynamics, the techniques of boxing and fight. But it wishes that this sporting dimension be basically nonviolent. Dissatisfied by the rules of Sanda, it considers a more respectful lawful framework of the athlete and proposes competitions of Shou Bo. In that, it reactualizes a very old Chinese discipline of combat and adapts it, partly, with the contemporary sporting scene.
In 2002, the Ministry for Youth and Sport of France gave the bronze medal to him.
In 2003, the International Championship of Shuai Jiao changes name and becomes “International Championship of Shuai Jiao and Shou Bo”. Shou Bo entered the competitions officially.
In 2004, at the time of the year of China in France, the Chinese President, Hu Jintao visit returned to the embassy of China to France, the representatives of the Chinese companies to France, the representatives of Chinese residing in France as well as the representatives of the Chinese students in France. Maître YUAN Zumou was parmis the representatives of Chinese residing in France. The Chinese President paid to him homage for his contribution to the promotion of the Chinese culture to France through his associations of Shuai Jiao and Tai Ji Quan. In
2006, the National Office of the Sport of China gave to Maître YUAN Zumou the Price for Exceptional Contribution to the Chinese Fight.