During less than 200 years, many famous masters have been trained in this style and at the same time have developed its techniques .Dong Haichuan was the first person who taught Bagua Zhang publicly. For many reasons, we believe that Dong Haichuan was the founder of Bagua Zhang. Dong taught Bagua Zhang in Beijing, only to high level master from different styles . He had great reputation for his fighting skill.
Baguazhang (Pakua Chang) is recognized as one of the three orthodox “internal” styles of Chinese martial art (the other two being Xing Yi Quan and Tai Ji Quan). Pakua Chang literally translates to eight trigrams. These trigrams are symbols which are used to represent all natural phenomena as described in the ancient Chinese text of divination, the Book of Changes (Yi Jing).