Introduction of Liuhebafa Chuan
The legend of Liuhebafa chuan (the full name of Liuhebafa Chuan is Hua Yue Xing Yi Liuhebafa Chuan and also called water boxing) was created by a Taoist named Chen Tuan. He reportedly lived in a cave in the Hua Shan (mountain) range and apparently died before teaching it. Several generations later Li Dong Feng heard about the legendary of Chen Tuan and went in search of the cave. He eventually found his manuscripts of Liuhebafa chuan. Then he spent several years mastering all movements, After that He taught it to his disciples.
Liuhebafa is one of the major internal martial art. The energy of the movement is very complex and detail( it includes high, low, fast, slow , hard , soft , open , close , spin, screw , etc). The whole Liuhebafa Chuan included several forms such as 66 techniques, dragon and tiger fight, Jade and river sword , playing wooden ball, pole , and push hand etc. The most important form is 66 techniques(or called Liuhebafa foundation form) which divided into 2 main sections , the first section included 1 to 32 techniques and the second section included 33 to 66 techniques.
Grand master Wu Yi Hui represents the modern-day generation of LiuHeBaFa chuan. He learned the Liuhebafa chuan art from following three teachers (1): Yan Guo Xing, (2) Chen Guang Di, and (3) Chen He Lu. Then He taught this art to the public in the late nineteen thirties at Shanghai and Nanjing. Liuhebafa Chuan was not taught to the public before Grand amster Wu.
Grand master Wu also studied "Lu Hong 8 forms" with master Song Qing Wen. This is not Xiyi Men martial art. Lu Hong 8 forms" was divided into the following techniques:
(1)Rush & strike (2).raise something & plunder (3).chop & intercept (4).turn over & twist (5)pass through &Turn (6)shut & roll (7)cloud &brace (8)pull & horizontal