The Origins of Pa Kua Chang Part

Kua Chuan For Self Defense

This article is the Jirst part of a serial which will address the many theories regarding the origin of Pa Kua Chang. Stories abound about how the art of Pa Kua Chang was originated. The only clear lineage that exists is that of Tung Hai-Ch'uan and so many feel that Tung was the founder. Tung rarely spoke of his own background. His relationship with his students was very strict and thus none of them dared to ask. Whether or not Tung invented this art on his own or learned it from another is a...

The Life of Tung Hai Chuan and the History of his Tomb

Tung Hai Chuan

The legends, stories, tall tales, and fables that surround the life of Tung Hai-Ch'uan are more numerous than the number of times he walked around a circle during the course of his sixty-nine years. Because Tung has been glorified in pulp hero novels and martial arts fairly tales, separating the fact and fiction of his life story is not an easy task. If you are well read on the subject of Chinese martial arts, and you believe everything that you read, then you know that Tung Hai-Ch'uan could...