Fred Wu's Ba Gua Zhang, like both the Han and Gao styles of Ba Gua that he studied from Li Zhuang Fei, is divided into the pre-heaven and post-heaven sets. The pre-heaven set consists of the eight traditional circle changes plus the single palm change, double palm change, and another changed called "Black Dragon Whips it Tail." Wu explains that the single and double palm changes form the foundation of the practice and the "Black Dragon Whips its Tail" change is the link between the pre-heaven and post-heaven sets. Additionally, as in most all styles of Ba Gua, Wu's system has a set of mother palms, which he calls
Fred Wu studied Ba Gua Zhang from Sun Xi Kun (shown above) in 1937
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