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Lineage History

There are several unknown details regarding the lineage of Lu Shui-Tian’s Ba Gua Zhang.  When Master Park asked Lu Shui-Tian about his lineage, Lu Shui-Tian explained to him that Ba Gua Zhang existed before Dong Hai-Chuan.   He explained that primarily from Li Qing-Wu, who was from a secret Ba Gua Zhang lineage separate from Dong Hai-Chuan.  

After Li Qing-Wu passed away, Lu Shui-Tian met Wang Dou and learned some of Dong Hai-Chuan’s method from him.  However, because he learned primarily from Li Qing-Wu, Lu Shui-Tian chose to trace his lineage from Li Qing-Wu and not Dong Hai-Chuan.  The lineage history that he described to Park Bok-Nam is provided below.  Unfortunately, Lu Shui-Tian passed away before he had the chance to provide Master Park with any additional details.

Lu Shui-Tian and Master Park Bok-Nam
Lu Shui-Tian and Master Park Bok-Nam

The origin of Lu Shui-Tian's Baguazhang as told to Park Bok-Nam by Lu Shui-Tian

Below is a chart with the lineage of Lu Shui-Tian’s Ba Gua Zhang. A number of individuals in Korea are shown on this chart.  Lu Shu-De was the son of Lu Shui-Tian.   Liu Shin-Hua taught 1 student, Pu Shu-Hsin,  Pu Shu-Hsin has established a museum in Incheon on the life and history of Lu Shui-Tian and his Ba Gua Zhang.  Jeon Dae-Sung left Lu Shui-Tian and taught for a relatively short time, less than 3 years.  During this brief period, he taught Kim Sang-Ho.  Kim Sang-Ho subsequently taught Jang Jung-Geun, and Jang Jung-Geun subsequently taught Noh Sae-Joon.