If those who say Tung's original tombstone had his students listed in the order in which he taught them are correct, then Ch'eng was indeed Tung's fourth disciple, as his name appears fourth on the list. The first name listed on this stele is Yin Fu, followed by Ma Wei-Chi, Shih Chi-Tung, and then Ch'eng T'ing-Hua. The year Ch'eng met Tung was approximately 1876. Tung died in 1882, so at best Ch'eng studied with Tung for 5 or 6 years.
Tung Hai-Ch'uan was known to have only accepted Pa Kua Chang students who were already skilled in another
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