iron-KW-ancientTImperial Renaissance Fighting Systems:

≡The system includes training in Traditional Yin Style Baguazhang, Feudal Shaolin Kungfu, Cheng Baguazhang, and Gongfu Jia Chen Taijiquan.   Historical Baguazhang is unlike anything in the kungfu cinemas, nor similar to the mainstream “internal” interpretation popular in modern culture. The “internal martial arts” with the branding of BAGUA, XINGYI, TAIJI, branched directly from folk tradition in the Peking Opera at the fall of Qing Dynasty (1900).  The original teachings of Dong Haichuan have military & law enforcement roots, integrated with a holistic philosophy towards fighting.  The “internal” methods exist in the feudal era, however, the psychology and approach are similar to Sun Tzu’s Art of War- achieving victory through flexibility/ strategy, winning the fight with minimal force (often utilizing modern weapons essential to the terrain).  The art of fighting with the least amount of combat necessary, for victory and peace. The founding fathers of Internal Martial Arts were chivalrous kungfu bad-asses, however, medieval times were harsh- so the history is intense. All levels of practitioners are welcome- we are a research-based organization dedicated to preserving feudal Chinese Kungfu. The training group here is disciplined, scholarly, and easy going. Join our efforts in preserving First Generation methods of Internal Martial Arts, before commercialization. The medieval system is shared between DHC’s two primary disciples, Yin Fu and Cheng Ting Hua. The only difference being the psychology of approach to one’s environment (Yin Fu- Imperial Army, Cheng Ting Hua- militia/law) & weapons/ martial application available or relevant to the individual’s profession. Cheng Ting Hua’s original Baguazhang is a part of Yin Fu’s Military System- the methods are fundamentally polearm techniques of Qing foot soldiers, with use of empty-hand secondary to armed training. The original systems of Yin Fu and Cheng Tinghua are based on feudal Shaolin Tiger & Dragon methods, with a foundation in Manchurian wrestling.  Commercial Baguazhang today, unfortunately, has evolved in a direction far removed from the accurate historical documentation.  Medieval Baguazhang (integrated with the close combat system “The Fairbairn Method” of William E. Fairbairn) is one of the most profound, and sophisticated in martial approach, body skill, and urban practicality. The comprehensive fighting system enhances centripetal and centrifugal power control and kinetics, in historical and modern methods for self-defense. Feudal Chen Taijiquan is characterized as a sophisticated Ming Dynasty martial system using the leverage of joints and bone structure integrating modern weapons with ancient military treatise. Chen Tai Chi develops the change in response to outside forces, an art of neutralization to achieve dominance- intercepting an incoming attack rather than attempting to meet it with opposing force. IRFS contains biomechanic framework development and martial principals, with military science and research into ancient lines of Baguazhang and Chen Tai Chi Chuan.  Feudal Baguazhang training consists of (Yin Fu) Hard Palm and (Cheng Ting Hua) Interlinking Body/ with a focus on raw historical Biomechanics/Routines/Empty-Hand Strategy/ and Weapons training. Medieval Taijiquan training consists of Beijing/Village Chen Gongfu Jia (Old, New Frames) emphasizing smart body mechanics and historical weapons (which are not those Peking Opera swords and tassel, or the oxtail sabers which were non-existent in Ming Dynasty), internal strategy, and martial application.


About the Instructor & Organization:

Kuan Wang is the Founder of YSBHMA/Imperial Renaissance Fighting Systems and is an indoor disciple and private student of He Jinbao. Kuan Wang has also studied intensively in Beijing and abroad, under the guidance of prestigious instructors for Cheng Baguazhang/ Shaolin/ and Chen Tai Chi Chuan. Kuan has spent numerous years dedicating his life to preserving and researching the ancient training methods of medieval Chinese fighting arts. ≡IRFS Martial is a private, and independent organization with a biomechanical approach to the Fairbairn/ Medieval Method of Baguazhang/ Shaolin. IRFS is established under the guidance of Kuan Wang’s Teachers, including He Jinbao, the Lineage Carrier for Yin Style Baguazhang of the Men Baozhen/Xie Peiqi branch. Imperial Renaissance Fighting System is Not affiliated with the public workshop tour organization Yin Style Bagua Hand To Hand Combatives.≡




About Classes & Rates: By Appointment Only

Live Training:

  • One Session (1 Hour in Length): $60 Basic Monthly Private Courses- (Individual training in Framework/Martial Routines, Internal Concepts, Strategy, and Biomechanics) – You will have a training partner for Martial Applications or bring a friend with the Split Rate Program. (Combative Concepts, Self-Defense techniques are taught only with a partner.) “$45 for first introductory lesson”  ≡Online Training Launch & Live Training Workshops, Now Available≡
  • Two Sessions per Month: $120
  • Three Sessions per Month: $165
  • Split Rate Program/Bring a training partner/One session: $85 divided by two practitioners

Schedule a Live Training Workshop next time you are in Austin, Texas. Intermediate and Advanced Technician Programs:  One Session (2 Hours in Length/ limited availability), Email: for more info.

” Historically Baguazhang and Internal Martial Arts are taught on a one on one basis. This allows customization and isolation to practitioner’s learning curves. “