Born in 1962, shifu Maurizio Di Benedetto started his martial arts training in 1967 (Judo) until 1974.

That year started training gong fu under shifu Edmondo Capecelatro (7th duan). Over the years shifu Maurizio Di Benedetto also trained with famous instructors in Italy including Lee Dhin To, Shau Yin, Jack Roland Pollak, Tony Russo and Chang Dsu Yao (Shaolin Quan).

In 1980 shifu Maurizio Di Benedetto was black sash (3er duan), he left shifu Edmondo Capecelatro and started training tang lang quan under shifu Shin Dae Wong for five years.

In 1985 shifu Maurizio Di Benedetto established his own school called A.S.I.A. with the support of shifu Chou Kenn Tse and world champion Leonie Yoong Pen.

In 1997 shifu Maurizio Di Benedetto met shifu Zhong Lian Bao who accepted his as a direct student after a year training.
In 2004 shif Maurizio Di Benedetto was coach of the Italian sanda national team (PWKA). His students won tournaments in Italy and Europe.

Shifu Maurizio Di Benedetto lives in the city of Qualiano, Napoli (Italy).