North American Tang Shou Tao

Liang Zhenpu Baguazhang

Liang Zhenpu Baguazhang, or Eight Diagram Palm, comes to us from Li Ziming. Li Ziming studied with Liang Zhenpu, who learned from Dong Haichuan, the founder of baguazhang. Li Ziming passed away in 1993, and was the last known living representative of the 3rd generation of baguazhang practitioners. For over 20 years Li Ziming presided over the world’s largest baguazhang association and was the primary force in the relocation of Dong Haichuan’s tomb.

In 1989, Master Li appointed Vincent Black as president of the United States branch of the Li Ziming Baguazhang family. Working closely with Master Li, Mr. Black coordinated the English translation and publication of Master Li’s commemorative treatise on Liang Zhenpu Eight Diagram Palm.

NATSTA continues to promote and preserve this sophisticated system of baguazhang in the United States. NATSTA members also continue to work with fellow disciples of Li Ziming outside of China.