The Grandmaster Motion Picture – Bajiquan

Razor’s character (Wang Kar Wai’s film) as a secret agent/Bajiquan fighter is inspired by Liu Yun Qiao and his teacher Li Shuwen. Liu Yun Qiao is the security consultant and instructor of Chiang Kai-shek’s bodyguards in 1970s. Liu Yun Qiao sought to develop abilities in all areas of accomplishment: intellectual, artistic, and physical.

Shaolin Taizu Changquan – Modern Chen Taijiquan

Chen Taijiquan descended from Ming Dynasty Qi Jiguang’s “32-style boxing method”.  Qi Jiguang’s “32-style boxing method” was significantly influenced by Taizu Changquan with feudal Shaolin origins.  Documentation by Chinese scholars reveal before the Republic of China era (1920’s), Chen Taijiquan is labeled as Chen Longfist/ Cannonfist- not Tai Chi Chuan.  The modern interpretation of Chen Taijiquan is modified for mind-body and sports in 1928, an adaptation to the already popular Yang Style Tai Chi in the capital.