Jianmin Tao (Hànzì: 陶健民, Pinyin: Táo Jiànmín, On'yomi: Tō Kenmin) is an elderly man who can be seen in Lotus Park in the South Carmain Quarter practicing Chen-style Tai Chi. Guixiang Lee taught him the style.
Ryo Hazuki first meets Jianmin when he is learning about the wude to meet with Lishao Tao. Jianmin knows the wude and teaches Ryo about one, only if he can cover the ground with leaves using a Tai Chi move called Iron Palm. Ryo masters the move until he covered enough of the ground with leaves by practicing the move on a tree in the park. Jianmin keeps his word and tells Ryo one of the wude, GON.
- Jianmin's zodiac sign is Aries and he has a O blood type.