The initiator of the Sun-style Taiji boxing was Sun Lutang (1861-1932) from Dingxian County in Hebei Province. Sun was a master of Xingyi Quan (free-mind animal-imitating boxing) and Bagua Zhang (Eightdiagram Palm). In 1911. he followed Hao Weizhen to learn the Wu Yuxiang style of Taiji. He later created the Sun style of Taiji boxing by blending the cream of the Wu Yuxiang style of Taiji. Xingyi Quan and Bagua Zhang. The feature of the Sun-style Taiji is that practitioners advance or retreat freely with quick and dexterous movements. which are connected with each other either in closing or opening stances when the direction is changed.