Taiji vs. Bagua vs. Xingyi

Discussion in 'Internal Martial Arts' started by gerard, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. onyomi

    onyomi 差不多先生

    Yang Luchan and Dong Hai-chuan

    So, did Yang Luchan and Dong Hai-chuan ever actually meet each other? I read somewhere that they once met and exchanged arts to some extent, but that's all I've ever heard. They were both very famous martial artists in Beijing around the same time, so it seems natural that they would have met or even sparred, but I've never heard a detailed account of any such meeting. Since Yang Luchan was "Yang the Invincible" does this mean that most contemporaries of the two would have considered Yang to be able to beat Dong? Did they possibly never actually fight just to mutually save face/avoid injury?

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