Yin Fu

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Yin Fu
Died1909 (aged 68–69)
Teacher(s)Dong Haichuan (董海川)
RankFounder of Yin Style Baguazhang
Notable studentsMa Gui

Yin Fu (Chinese: 尹福; pinyin: Yǐn Fú) (Chanhuaicun (漳淮村), Jixian (冀县), China, 1840 – China, June, 1909) was a Baguazhang (a martial art) disciple of Dong Haichuan responsible for the creation of the Yin Style Baguazhang.[1]

Yin Fu was Dong's earliest disciple in Prince Duan's palace. Yin's kungfu skills advanced very fast during the next several years and Duan let Yin join the king's security guards.

When Master Dong retired, Yin took over as the supervisor of the security guards, working for the emperor in the Forbidden City. The Empress Dowager liked his skill and even wanted to study with him.[2]

Yin taught Bagua and lived on the eastern side of Beijing city; as a result, the Yin style of kungfu is called Dong-cheng Zhang (Eastern City Palm).[2] The other name for the Yin style is Niu-she Zhang (Ox Tongue Palm) because the palm's shape in this style looks like an ox tongue.[3] Yin style Bagua Zhang includes eight sections, each with eight postures. The sixty-four posture palm change is practiced in circle walking.

Later some of Yin's students changed their style. They did eight palm changes as a major practice. This approach is similar to Cheng style.


  1. ^ Guangxi Wang (2012). Chinese Kung Fu. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 05-211-8664-1.
  2. ^ a b Chao Zhen Lin, Wei Ran Lin & Rick L. Wing (2010). Fu Zhen Song's Dragon Bagua Zhang. Blue Snake Books. ISBN 15-839-4238-6.
  3. ^ Jie Zhang & Richard Shapiro (2008). Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang: South District Beijing's Strongly Rooted Style. Blue Snake Books. ISBN 15-839-4218-1.

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