General Qi Jiquang was one of the most famous and successful military leaders in China’s long history. He came from a military family and assumed a hereditary post in Penglai, Shandong Province, at the age of 17.
Despite his youth, Qi quickly distinguished himself as an exceptional strategist and leader. Qi is best known for eradicating the threat of Japanese Pirates along the coast, but he was also famous for defending Beijing from Mongol invaders and directing the fortification of the Great Wall.
In 2018, I traveled to China with a group led by Master Jesse Tsao. In Penglai, we visited General’s Qi’s residence.
Read more on General Qi’s life and accomplishments here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_Jiguang. General Qi is also famous for his manuals of military strategy. Read about the Jixiao xinshu here: https://taichinotebook.com/2018/06/17/the-ji-xiao-xin-shu-of-qi-jiguang/.