According to legend, Kuo Yun Shen
, a sixth-generation master and the best hsing-yi fighter of his
time, killed another martial artist in combat.He
was sentenced to three years in jail.While incarcerated, he
discovered the essence of I-chuan
.One of Kuo's top students, Wang Hsiang Zhai (probably the most famous I-chuan master in history), was a seventh-generation master who changed the name to hsing-yi chuan (intention or idea from the heart).He
later experimented with the movements and exchanged martial arts skills with other masters while traveling extensively throughout China.
After all his
detailed studies, he
and called it "da cheng chuan", or "the great achievement fist".Wang passed his art to Han, who was my teacher.Kuo Yun Shen had another student, Wang Gin Yin, hsing-yi teacher of Kuo Lien Ying, who also was my teacher.