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As far as the first part of your question, it appears that Li Qing's teacher is unknown from this source: http://www.pa-kua.co.uk/teachers.html Lu wanted to learn more, he heard that the best of the fighting arts was Ba Gua Zhang so he sought a teacher. The teacher that he found was Li Qing-Wu (Li Ching-Wu). Not much is known about Li Qing-Wu, and so ...


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Likelihood of truth We're talking about one or two bagua bodyguards, and then three baji bodyguards, out of how many--dozens? thousands?--of royal bodyguards during that time. Your sources suggest that the bagua-to-baji idea is at best an oversimplification and probably just a saying unless you find more substantial evidence. That said, it is an ...


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I think this answer is lost to time. JohnP's answer sources from "The Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chang, Volume 1" by Park Bok Nam and Dan Miller. Park Bok Nam is Lu Shui Tian's successor, and Dan Miller was Park's student and also the editor of the Pa Kua Chang Journal (1990-1997). This book does not mention a 500 year old lineage source. It does say that Lu ...


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I'm from Delhi myself. Since you are a 14 year old girl, I don't imagine you'll have a lot of choice of gyms or martial arts, since you'll have to devote time to school etc. and you probably don't have too many options when it comes to transport either. That said Delhi has its share of Taekwondo and Karate academies, how about picking up one of those ? ...


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There is back-up for the Wikipedia entries on Baji in the book Lone Sword Against the Cold Cold Sky by Adam Hsu, page 249: In the area of private security, Baji people also have an outstanding reputation. [...] The person widely recognized, form the turn of the century to this day, as the strongest of China's Baji masters was the legendary Li Shu Wen. ...



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