Wun Yuen is a Taoist internal martial art which includes Qi Qong exercises, meditation, push-hands, and the Wun Yuen set of forms.
Wun Yuen dates back to the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD) ) by two of the senior disciples of Taoist Master Lao Tzu, named Ngai Bak Yeung and Chiu Chi who developed the style in order to attain and develop the Six Unions. The first five Unions involve focusing on co-ordination of the Body, Heart, Intention, Chi, Spirit, and Movement. The sixth Union outlines the unifying of Movement and Void, that is, the co-ordination of the previous five Unions without the need to focus on them, actions become reflex, with the primary principle of been spontaneous and effortless.
The art of Wun Yuen was handed down over the generations to Taoist Monks within the temples and remained a closely guarded art.The Wun Yuen Kung International Martial Arts Association traces its lineage from Sung Sai Wai from Mount Ng-Toi (Wu Tai Shan) who was the first man outside of the Taoist temples to be taught the system.
In around 1917 Sung began teaching the Lee family (Lee Cheung Wah, his older brother Lee Cheong Wing and their uncle, Lee Chun Yee) the system of Wun Yuen. In the later part of his life (around 1960), Lee Cheung Wah then taught the system to a Liu He Ba Fa (LHBF) Sifu named Lo Chi Wan who met him while practicing LHBF in the Botanical Gardens in Hong Kong.
In 1984 Lo Chi Wan began teaching Wun Yuen to His LHBF student Cornelius Coelho, who later became a Sifu in both systems. Sifu Coelho has since moved to Australia where he formed the Wun Yuen Kung International Martial Arts Association. Master Cornelius since than trained Master Bill Azizi (Sifu) the arts of Wun Yuen who continues to teach only the very keen of students to this day.