Pa Kua Founder
1779 - 1882
Dong Hai Chuan
is the founder of the internal system of Pa Kua Chuan. It was
developed during the mid 1800's. Dong was born in Ju Jia Wu
Township of Wen An in Hebei Province in northeastern China.
During his youth he studied Lo Han Northern Shaolin, Ba Fa Quan, Hung Guan Xing, and Men Quan which was widely practiced in Wen An.
Because of his proficiency, he became well known. It is said he travelled China. Pa Kua became known to the outside world when Dong became a servant for Prince Su's household. It was during a large banquet that he was noticed for his ability to move in and out of the tables and people effortlessly.
After a demonstration of his skills, the prince made Dong in charge of training the palace guards. Two of Dong's most famous students were Yin Fu (1842-1911) and Cheng Ting Hua (1848 -1900). Our style comes from Cheng Ting Hua.