Thursday, June 7, 2018
Gao Style Baguazhang w/ Zhang Junfeng - founder of the Yi Zong School
Gao Style Baguazhang w/ Zhang Junfeng - founder of the Yi Zong School and student of Gao Yi Sheng
"Yi Zong Bagua was founded by Master Zhang, Jun Feng in 1948 after closing his fruit wholesale business, "Han Gong Qiu", in Tianjin and moved to Taiwan due to the turbulence in China. He had changed his business to selling grains and flours instead and taught martial art at the old children's park by Jilong river in Yuanshan.
Zhang's Xingyi was a branch of the Hebei Li, Cun Yi system, his Bagua was from the Guanghua and Gao, Yi Sheng branch, and his Tai Chi was from the Hao style. Yi Zong is an amalgam of three styles and contains all three major internal styles. At the time there were no others in Taiwan teaching such a system, thus it was named Tai Shi Yi Zong (meaning First Yi Zong in Taiwan). The Yi Zong Martial Academy was founded in 1950 where Bagua, Xingyi and Tai Chi were taught."
This is the system i teach at Boulder Internal Arts - Classes HERE