Our Shaolin style was passsed down from shaolin monk “Chao Yuen” who traveled to the city of Fei in the Shandong province some time in the 16th century. Chao Yuen passed the style to Yim Tai Gong. Yim Tai Gong kept the style within the Yim family, closed to the public, for four more generations. In 1905, an 11 year old, Gu Yu Zhang, came to study from master Yim Kai Wan who agreed to teach outside of the Yim family as a favor to a friend who’s health was failing. Later the most famous iron palm and iron body master Gu Ru Zhang became one of the teachers in Guo Shu Guan, (a national treasure school of martial arts supported by the central Chinese government). Guo Ru Zhang came to Canton teaching this style; from then on this style gained popularity and is prevalent in Southern China.