Shifu David Cheng is a 9th generation lineage holder of Gao style Cheng school Bagua Zhang, 10th generation lineage holder of Hebei Xinyi Quan, and 7th generation lineage holder of Northern Shaolin. He is the First Disciple of Shifu Chang Yukai, Ph.D.
Shifu David Cheng and Shifu Chang Yu-Kai, Ph.D.
Gao style of Cheng School Bagua Zhang lineage chart
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Hebei style Xingyi Quan lineage chart
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Shifu David began his martial arts training at 7 years of age and began teaching when he was 18.
As a world class kung fu master he has won 3 World Cup Titles and is known as “the martial arts
corrector”. No matter what style you're studying, he can dig out the potential in you.
Shifu David has been featured in several high profile TV shows and popular radio shows. He was interviewed on “Kung Fu Legend”, on Channel V- during “Confucius Day” (Teachers’ Day), and was asked by HBO Taiwan to promote their action movies. Shifu David is often invited to do seminars around the world. He has taught seminars in Taiwan, Hong Kong, America, Spain, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, and Canada.
Learning the entire Gao Bagua Zhang system while promoting the art is Shifu David’s main focus. He currently resides in Kuraby, Australia with his wife.
The Bagua Taiji Wellness and Martial Arts Association was founded in 2005 by Shifu Chang Yukai, Ph.D.
Shifu Chang Yu-Kai, Ph.D.
The Association’s missions are to promote strengthening the mind and body through classical Chinese martial arts, and sharing Chinese culture and philosophy with communities worldwide.
Since the primary goal of students of traditional Chinese martial arts is self-improvement, our mission statement centers on:
As such, students within the Association build their foundation of practice on the following four important principles: