Andrea Nardi - Shaolin Temple Disciple Yong Shui - is a Master and Trainer.
Born in Italy, class 1984. He spent his youth in Taranto; when 14 years old, he began practicing Wing Chun, Qi Gong and Kickboxing.
He moved to Milan to study at the high school and in 2005 he began the practice of Shaolin Wu Gong with his Master Shi Xing Mi (Walter Gjergja) and Shi Xing Cang (Valter Carboni). Andrea immediately approached Shaolin culture with great dedication.
His study experiences in the following years continued intensively both at the school and through intensive internships with Master Shi Xing Mi (Walter Gjergja) and with Grand Master Shi De Yang, in Italy as well as at the Shaolin Temple in China. Andrea became a reference point for all the students of the school, one of the first coaches, coordinator of numerous school events and captain of the sanda / sanshou team; he also gained remarkable didactic experiences assisting the Masters in conducting various large seminars in Italy and abroad, participating in important festivals and making television documentaries.
Between 2006 and 2010 Andrea has also been competing, winning and placing in numerous national and international championships (traditional Shaolin forms and sanda fighting).
In 2012, after years of study and friendship, the Masters decided to formalize the bond with Andrea as Disciple Shaolin. Andrea was named Shi Yong Shui, disciple of Shi Xing Cang (Valter Carboni) and second generation disciple of Shi De Yang; an inseparable bond, considered as that of the family.
In the same year, Andrea graduated as Personal Trainer at ISSA and learned about specific training from his friend and coach Antonio Saccinto.
In 2016 Andrea went to Austin (Texas, USA) to partecipate at CPPS (Certified Physical Preparation Specialist) with Joe DeFranco and Jim Smith, and after an exam, he became the first and only certificate in the Country with Level 1 and Level 2.
He teaches in SNPT (Scuola Nazionale Personal Trainer) as coach.
Andrea (Shi Yong Shui) continues to study the Shaolin culture at the Temple and various complementary athletic disciplines all over the world.
Since 2018, Andrea has become the Master of Shaolin Wuseng Houbeidui Italy, one of the most important Shaolin Culture School in Italy.
Andrea now also works with his Master Shi Xing Mi, on Shaoness project as coach fitness and mental trainer.