Liu He Ba Fa Quan is an internal style of Kung Fu and was created in China during the Song Dynasty around 900AD (several hundred years before Tai Chi) by legendary Taoist Sage, Chen Xi Yi. Kept largely secret until the 1920’s when Master Wu Yi Hui refined the art & taught the general public.
Liu He Ba Fa is a style based on Taoist principles & that of water.
I works with harmonising the body inside, outside & energetically.
Working with the 6 Harmonies is the old method of doing things. Our Grand Master Cornelius Coelho improved the art by going beyond the 6 harmonies& 8 methods, there by moving to emptiness (no more focus on the 6 harmonies & 8 methods).
Our Liu He Ba Fa (LHBF) style was passed down to us as follows:
Grand Master Wu Yi Hui passed his LHBF on to Grand Master Chen Yik Yan
Grand Master Chen Yik Yan taught Grand Master Lo Chi Wan.
Grand Master Lo Chi Wan then was taught by Ho Yu Tin.
Around the middle of the 2oth century word spread among the Hong Kong LHBF community that there was a powerful LHBF master who had become reclusive monk in a nearby Taoist temple. A number of masters who trained under Grand Master Chen Yik Yan approached the monk but he refused to talk about martial arts.
One day Grand Master Lo Chi Wan visited the monk (whose name was Ho Yu Tin), maybe due to Grandmaster Lo Chi Wan’s Chinese medicine profession, his high level of understanding of LHBF or his potential, monk Ho Yu Tin agreed to share his LHBF secrets with GM Lo Chi Wan. In the years that transpired, Monk Ho Yu Tin taught all the internal secrets of the art & further refined GM Lo’s LHBF form. Monk Ho Yu Tin made GM Lo Chi Wan the gatekeeper of his LHBF.
GM Lo Chi Wan passed it on to his top 2 students Master Peter Olaes& Master Cornelius Coelho.
It was Master Cornelius who taught Master Bill Azizi.