Master Henny Eleonora, Traditional Kung Fu. Founder of the Academy of Harmony, Liu He Men School and Guo Shu Cup.
From an early age, Henny learned the skills of wrestling and western boxing from his father and grandfather on his native island of Curaçao. Seeing that he had talent, Henny was introduced to the practice of Karate and continued his training until moving to the Netherlands with his family in 1978. During this time period, the exposure of Chinese Kung Fu to foreign countries was beginning to make traction and Henny quickly fell in love with the art form and found himself studying a relatively rare system of Kung Fu called “The Six Harmonies” under Master Deng Ji Xiang.
In 1984 the quest for more knowledge led Sifu Henny to Hong Kong, where he studied extensively with grand master Huang Xuanting. From 1987 to 2006, and upon the recommendation of his former instructors, he studied with Master Zhang Bingshen in Guangzhou and was introduced to multiple traditional martial arts systems such as XingYi, Bagua and Tai Chi. In 2009, he began learning from Zhang Shaofu, an 84 year old Liu He (Six Harmonies Kung Fu) Master from Cangzhou in Hebei. In 2012, following traditional Kung Fu customs, Sifu Henny and a team of his students from Holland, travelled to China and held an official ceremony recognizing Zhang Shaofu as their master.