Liu He Ba Fa Quan is a real life form of internal Chinese martial arts.
The Song Dynasty Taoist sage Chen Tuan is often credited with its origin and development. He was associated with the Hua Shan Taoist Monastery on Mount Hua in Shaanxi Province.
The Liuhebafa form "Zhú Jī" was taught in the late 1930s in Shanghai and Nanjing by Wu Yihui (1887–1958). It is said he had learned the art from three teachers: Yan Guoxing, Chen Guangdi (who learned the art from a monk, Da Yuan and a Taoist, Li Chan), and Chen Helu.
Many of Wu Yihui's students had martial arts backgrounds and modified the form to merge it with their own knowledge. This is one of several explanations for its similarities with other martial arts such as Xing Yi Quan, Bagua Zhang and Tai Ji Quan.