Master Shi Yanming, commonly known as Cao Keming, was born in Xuancheng City, Anhui Province in 1978. At the age of 8, he came to Shaolin Temple to learn martial arts and become a monk. At the age of 13, he began to perform martial arts abroad, covering dozens of countries and winning many international awards. He is now the president of China Shaolin magazine, a member of China Calligrapher Association, a member of China Artists Association, an international martial arts Zen master, a distinguished painter of central authorities, the Deputy Secretary General of Henan Yongdi Shanyuan foundation, the Deputy Secretary General of Henan list book Association, an investigator of the counselor work Research Association of the State Council, the Deputy Secretary General of the Counselor Work Research Association of Henan provincial government Member of Zhongxuan Shengshi culture and art exchange center and vice chairman of China Kung Fu Culture Committee.
Shi Yanming's master can write good paintings, figure paintings, landscape paintings, flowers, birds, fish and worms are his good works. Under the brush, all creatures become very spiritual, flowers can open, birds can spread their wings, fish swim, insects crawl, and gather the essence of heaven and earth, giving people a feeling of "looking at the color of mountains, and near water." Master Shi Yanming's calligraphy takes regular script as the starting point and creates Zen calligraphy. Zen calligraphy is different from Calligraphers' calligraphy. The purpose of Zen is not to write, but to focus on insight. Master Shi Yanming's calligraphy goes from Zen to calligraphy, from calligraphy to understanding Zen, and finally from gradually to pause, the nature of the mind opens up, and suddenly the mind reaches the Zen state of both heart and hand.
Analyzing master Shi Yanming's calligraphy practice, there are not only the "gradual enlightenment" practice of "accumulating robbery to become a Bodhisattva", but also the "Epiphany" practice of "going straight to the Tathagata once". Only in this way can we not only feel the changes in his calligraphy works, but also sublimate the invisible things into calligraphy works in the rhythm of opening and closing, emptiness and reality, inside and outside, looseness and tightness, gathering and dispersion, anti and positive.
In recent years, with master Shi Yanming's deep understanding and Research on the art of calligraphy and painting, he has extended his thinking tentacles to the national culture and values behind the art form of calligraphy and painting. As a nation with a long history of traditional culture for 5000 years, to stand in the forest of nations in the world, he must inherit the excellent traditions, especially the traditional culture and art represented by calligraphy and painting. " Calligraphy and painting are the carrier of national culture and the embodiment of cultural value. "Based on Contemporary Chinese practice, inherit excellent national culture and learn from the achievements of world civilization", it is this historical appeal and care that makes master Shi Yanming's calligraphy and painting works more valuable.
In 1996, he received a full precept at the White Horse Temple.
In September 1995, he won the first prize in the routine performance of the Wushu elite competition of the fourth China Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival.
In September 1997, the 5th China Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival Wushu elite competition won the first place in men's Sanda 55kg.
From April 1998 to 2001, he studied calligraphy in China Buddhist College and was instructed by Qigong teacher, chairman Zhang Hai and chairman Zhao Puchu.
In August 2001, he returned to Shaolin Temple and founded Shaolin Yanming martial arts academy.
In August 2004, the National Wushu school ranked first in Sanda of 60kg level.
In 2005, the first-class Sanda coach of the civil and Military College of the martial monk regiment, No. 050026.
Founded China Shaolin magazine in 2006.
In March 2007, he served as vice president of Songshan Shaolin Temple international disciple Association in Henan Province.
Professional qualification certificate of the people's Republic of China in June 2007: international martial arts Zen master, Certificate No.: ibma68797fp.
In April 2009, he was specially invited as a member of China Calligrapher Association.
In September 2010, he was specially invited as a member of China Artists Association.
Distinguished painter of the central government in 2013.
In June 2014, calligraphy works and peony paintings were collected by Tokyo Expo Museum, Japan.
In June 2015, he served as Deputy Secretary General of Henan Yongdi Shanyuan foundation.
In September 2015, the calligraphy work "Houde carrying things" was collected by the Paris Expo in France.
In January 2016, he served as Deputy Secretary General of Henan ranking Association.
In August 2016, Zhang Er's giant peony was collected by the Great Hall of the people in Beijing.
In 2017, the calligraphy works Zen and Buddha were collected by the Chinese Taipei Museum.
In 2018, the calligraphy work "the sea embraces all rivers" was collected by the British Museum.
In 2019, the calligraphy work Heart Sutra was collected by Jiao Yulu cadre college.
In August 2019, he served as an investigator of the Counselor Work Research Association of the State Council.
In January 2020, he was appointed Deputy Secretary General of the Counselor Work Research Association of Henan provincial government
In April 2021, he served as a member of Zhongxuan Shengshi culture and art exchange center, No.: zxds19 -- 20 -- 08 -- 555.
In November 2021, he served as vice chairman of China Kung Fu Culture Committee.