Gong Bao Tian

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Originally from the village of Qingshan in the country of MaShiDian, he studied as a child to private school for four years.

Being of humble origins, when he was thirteen he went to work as apprentice in rice shop (Yuan Heng Li Fang Dui). In the same year he began the ‘learning martial arts at the master Yin Fu. The latter was the captain of the guard of the ’emperor and also the first student of the founder of Baguazhang (Ba Gua You Shen Lian Huan Zhang), Dong Haichuan.

Promising student, Gong BaoTian studied a lot and he trained hard, quickly reaching a very good level.

Dong Haichuan, having noticed the enormous potential of the boy, rewarded him by teaching him all he knew of Art, which he did with all his other students. So soon Gong BaoTian became the second successor of the original Baguazhang (Zong Zheng Ba Gua Zhang).

In the 23rd year of the ‘Emperor Guang Xu (1897), was called to the Forbidden City and awarded the appointment of the head of the imperial guard, earning the fourth level in the offices of state and permission to bring even the saber. He was a bodyguard of both the mother of the ‘Emperor, Ci Xi, that of’ emperor himself, Guang Xu, and was the last head of the guards of the Qing period.

In 1900, the armies of eight countries entered in Beijing (Peking), and was ordered to escort BaoTian Gong Ci Xi and Guang Xu due west to XiAn.

The following year, the ‘Emperor Guang Xu, returned to Beijing, rewarded the great courage and skill that BaoTian Gong had shown in the martial arts, adding a jilet yellow, the color of the emperor.

Gong BaoTian realized that the Qing government was getting worse more and more, so that gradually lost confidence in Ci Xi and in 1905 he left his imperial office and returned to his country of origin.

He remained in his country for seventeen years, leading a retired life and behaving humbly, maintaining good relations with all, without ever flaunting his ability KungFu.

Despite his modesty, many asked him to teach both in his country and in neighboring countries (HaiYangGuoCheng) Baguazhang base.

In 1922, in Manchuria, the head of the ‘army who commanded that area, Zhang Zuolin, he heard the name of Gong BaoTian and tried to give him the’ job of bodyguard to escort him.

When she saw him for the first time, he was quite dumbfounded, seeing him so thin, small and ugly, and believing that all that he had been told was a lie.

Gong BaoTian sensed his thoughts from ‘facial expression and proposed a test: moved away twenty paces and urged him to shoot him.

It was known that Zhang Zuolin with guns was so good to be able to turn off an incense at a hundred paces away. Yet fired twice, missing. He decided to try again in vain. He found himself behind Gong BaoTian who warned him: “if I wanted to take your life, you would not have even had time to turn his head.” This aroused in Zhang Zuolin enormous admiration. The then head of the army including the ‘rules and dexterity of Gong BaoTian and put him in charge of all the armies of the three provinces as Master.

Some time later, Gong BaoTian saved him from certain death at the hands of the Japanese.

In the spring of 1928, Gong BaoTian went to Beijing to guard Zhang Xueliang. It was after the so-called “Massacre of HuangGuTun” who left the role of bodyguard to go home.

Taught in many places: Rushan, MouPing, YanTai and others, gathering around him many students.

During World War II, the head of ‘Chinese army Ba lujun, Xu Shiyou went visiting Gong BaoTian.

Gong BaoTian in choosing their students were very attentive to the quality of the people, and especially to the goodness of ‘spirit, teaching them the’ love pe r the State.

Chief among his students was Zhuangfei Wang, who taught him all he knew for over ten years.

Wang Zhuangfei became the third successor of the original school of Baguazhang, when the Republic of China was still in its infancy.

Gong BaoTian died in the village of Qingshan all ‘age of 73 years. Na Ru Shan Shi (city of Gong Bao Tian).

Originally from the village of Qing Shan in the village of Ma Shi Dian, from little studied at the private school for four years.

Being of humble origins, since the age of thirteen he went to work at a shop where they sold rice (Yuan Heng Li Fang Dui). In the same year he started learning martial arts at the master Yin Fu. The latter was the head of the guards of the emperor and also the first student of the founder of the Ba Gua Zhang (Ba Gua You Shen Lian Huan Zhang), Dong Hai Chuan.

Promising student, Gong Bao Tian studied a lot and he trained hard, quickly reaching a very good level.

Dong Hai Chuan, having noticed the enormous potential of the boy, rewarded him by teaching him all he knew of Art, which he did with all his other students. So soon Gong Bao Tian became the second successor of the Ba Gua Zhang original (Zong Zheng Ba Gua Zhang).

In the 23rd year of Emperor Guang Xu (1897), was called to the Forbidden City and awarded the appointment of the head of the imperial guard, earning the fourth level in the offices of state and permission to bring even the saber. He was a bodyguard of both the mother of the emperor, Ci Xi, that the emperor himself, Guang Xu, and was the last head of the guards of the Qing period.

In 1900, the armies of eight countries entered in Beijing (Peking), and Tian Bao Gong was ordered to escort Ci Xi and Guang Xu due west to XiAn.

The following year, the Emperor Guang Xu, returned to Beijing, rewarded the great courage and skill that Gong Bao Tian had shown in the martial arts by giving him a vest yellow, the color of the emperor.

Gong Bao Tian realized that the Qing government was getting worse more and more, so that gradually lost confidence in Ci Xi and in 1905 he left his imperial office and returned to his country of origin.

He remained in his country for seventeen years, leading a retired life and behaving humbly, maintaining good relations with all, without ever flaunting his ability KungFu.

Despite his modesty, many asked him to teach both in his country and in neighboring countries (Hai Yang Guo Cheng) Ba Gua Zhang base.

In 1922, in Manchuria, the army chief who commanded that area, Zhang Zuo Lin, he heard the name of Gong Bao Tian and tried to give him the job of bodyguard to escort him.

When she saw him for the first time, he was quite dumbfounded, seeing him so thin, small and ugly, and believing that all that he had been told was a lie.

Gong Bao Tian sensed his thoughts from the expression of the face and proposed a test: moved away twenty paces and urged him to shoot him.

It was known that Zhang Zuo Lin with guns was so good to be able to turn off an incense at a hundred paces away. Yet fired twice, missing. He decided to try again in vain. He found himself behind Gong Bao Tian who warned him: “if I wanted to take your life, you would not have even had time to turn his head. This aroused in Zhang Zuo Lin enormous admiration. The then head of the army including the enormous dexterity Gong Bao Tian and put him in charge of all the armies of the three provinces as Master.

Some time later, Gong Bao Tian saved him from certain death at the hands of the Japanese.

In the spring of 1928, Gong Bao Tian went to Beijing to guard Zhang Xue Liang. It was after the so-called “Massacre of Huang Gu Tun” who left the role of bodyguard to go home.

Taught in many places: Ru Shan, Mou Ping, Yan Tai and others, gathering around him many students.

During World War II, the head of the Chinese Ba Lu Jun, Xu Shi You went on a visit to Tian Gong Bao.

Gong Bao Tian in the choice of their students were very attentive to the quality of the people, and especially the kindness, teaching them the love for the state.

Chief among his students was Wang Zhuang Fei, who taught him all he knew for over ten years.

Wang Zhuang Fei became the third successor of the original school of Ba Gua Zhang, when the Republic of China was still in its infancy.

Gong Bao Tian died in the village of Qing Shan age of 73.