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Yi Zong Bagua Men

Gao style Baguazhang / Li Cunyi's Xingyiquan

Zhang Zhunfeng's tradition as taught by Luo Dexiu


Our lineage and school is called YiZong . YiZong was the generation name given to Zhang Zhunfeng by Gao Yisheng, a master in the Cheng Tinghua branch of Baguazhang. It was also the name that Zhang Zhunfeng gave to his school.

Yi Zong Bagua has now become one of the most prolific and successful lineages of Baguazhang in the world. It began with one of Gao Yisheng's most powerful and able fighters, Zhang Zhunfeng, coming to Taiwan. From there he took many students over the years, but it was his first group of disciples who received the whole of his fighting skills, foremost among them the three Hung brothers - Hong Yiwen, Hong Yixiang, and Hong Yimian.

Luo Dexiu began his study of the Internal Martial Arts of Baguazhang, Xingyiquan and Taijiquan under Hong Yixiang. Luo Dexiu's early years were devoted to the study of learning to fight with internal martial arts. He trained, mostly Xingyiquan at that point, with the primary goal of learning to win fights, competitions and challenge matches, and became one of Hong's best fighters. It is later when he began to research YiZong martial arts more deeply that he became keenly interested in Baguazhang. He found that the core of Zhang Zhunfeng's martial arts was Zhang's training in Baguazhang under Gao Yisheng. Luo Dexiu went on to study Gao style Baguazhang not only with his primary teacher Hong Yixiang, but many of Zhang's students, including other of Zhang's first disciples, Hong Yiwen and Hong Yimian. Later, he studied Bagua intensively with Liu Qian, an early student of Sun Xikun, furthering his knowledge of Bagua as a whole and its principles and teaching methods in particular.

Today Luo Dexiu carries on the YiZong tradition through his teaching of Gao style Baguazhang and Hebei Xingyiquan through his classes in Taipei, Taiwan and by his yearly seminar tours throughout Europe and America. Luo Dexiu's school is called YiZong Bagua Men Qian Kun She.

This section will have extensive information about Yi Zong Bagua Men, its history, development and current teachings. You will also be able to find significant information on Xingyiquan and Gao style Baguazhang as taught today by Luo Dexiu, information on his students and their classes around the world, and resources for the training and practice of Gao style Baguazhang and Hebei Xingyiquan. Please see the sections listed above.

Yi Zong students, friends and for all those who share the same passion and interest in the Internal Arts, Welcome!