XING YU "Coolie"
Xing Yu received his martial arts training in the world famous Shaolin Temple - the Chinese Buddhist temple considered one of the key origin points of kung fu. He entered the temple at the age of 10 and received training for 10 years.
After ending his training he has maintained a close relationship with the temple, representing Shaolin as a performer on tours to many countries. He now lives in the city of Shenzhen, in southern China, where he manages the Shaolin Temple Shenzhen branch.
Xing Yu started his movie/TV career in the early 1990s. In 2002 he had his first major role in a Hong Kong movie, Black Swordsman and God of Gamblers. He also played major roles in the mainland China movies Thief Catches Thief and Heart to Heart.