Li Jun stood at 8 feet, with thick eyebrows, large eyes, a red face, whiskers like wires, and a loud voice. He was exceptionally skilled in the use of his sword. He was from Luzhou, and worked as a ferryman on the river. He was a good friend of Li Li, Tong Wei and Tong Meng. He was a powerful swimmer and could perform great feats in the water. Thus, he was nicknamed the 'River Dragon' (混江龙).