Grand Master Lin was born in 1935 in Nanking, Mainland China. His family relocated to Taiwan, Republic of China in 1948. He graduated with a degree in history from Tung-Hai University; his specialty was Chinese Philosophy and its influence in Chinese culture. Master Lin served in the Iron Guard Troop, a cadre of military police responsible for presidential security. Master Lin has followed many Great Grand Masters and has served as assistant instructor to many of them. He is dedicated to passing on the teachings which were given to him, and is always willing to take on new students capable of learning and respecting his lineage. Some of the martial arts systems Master Lin has studied include: Sun-Ping, Tung-Pei, Shao-Lin, Chang-Chuan, Cha-Chuan, Pa-Chi, Jou-Chuan, Hsing-l, Pa Kua, Tai-Chi, Shuai-Chiao Chin-Na, and Kuai-Chiao.
In addition, he holds advanced ranks or instructor status in other martial arts systems such as Aikido, Jujutze, Judo, and Karate. While Master Lin does not currently teach all of these systems, his wide experience has helped him to understand the essence of martial arts. Many years ago, Master Lin came to New York City, and he has been teaching in the Manhattan area ever since. He is Director of both the Pa-Kua Chang and Shuai-Chiao divisions of the United States Chinese Kuoshu Federation. He is also Shuai-Chiao Director of the United Kung-Fu federation of North America. He has helped promote Chinese Martial Arts within many famous national and international organizations such as the AAU.