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Hao Oeizheng (1849-1920) His first name was Her when he was born, but was also known as Oeizheng. He lived in the West Street, Roeng Nean County, Kwang Fu City, Herbei Province. Hao Oeizheng was a well-built but gentle, honest and sincere person. In his childhood, he could outsmart all other kids and loved studying as well as practicing martial arts. In the very beginning, he practiced Shao-Lin styles but later on he found that it was not truly effective and not of a high level art. Therefore, he switched to practice Taichiquan with Li Ye Yi instead. He had since then practiced Taichiquan enthusiastically for more than 20 years and gained deeply thorough understanding in the martial arts. Being very much admired by his master Li Ye Yi, he honorably received the Taichiquan book which was handwritten by Li Ye Yi. The book written by Wu Ye Xiang and Li Ye Yi was short and precise but still complete in its meaning and coverage. The postures looked so simple from the outside but had tremendous secret power hidden and could be unleashed from the inside. Important concepts can be explained only by detailed demonstration made in person and are impossible for practitioners to comprehend otherwise. Most people fail to know the secrets that were hidden inside. Only Hao Oeizheng received these secrets. Li Ye Yi realized that Hao Oeizheng had respect, believed in his teaching as well as had good personality and honesty. He, therefore, took Hao Oeizheng as his prominent disciple for his martial art.

After Li Ye Yi passed away, Hao Oeizheng was invited to teach martial arts to lots of people. His martial art skill was at a very high level, like a hand of an angel. Whenever he lifted and moved his hands or feet, it would be all effective. The subtlety and sophistication as well as effectiveness are indescribable by words alone. He was praised during his time far and wide.

Lots of people came from everywhere to study martial arts from Hao Oeizheng. It is at this point of time that Wu (Hao) style Taichiquan which was invented by Wu Ye Xiang began to vastly spread out and become well-known. The Wu (Hao) Taichiquan had set root firmly and were highly promoted during these 30 years. Hao Oeizheng also wrote "Critics of Taichiquan Practice".

Hao Oeizheng had many students during his lifetime. His important disciples other than his second son, Wen Kui, were Sun Lu Tang (1861-1932), Li Xiang Oien (1889-1961) and the second son of Li Ye Yi named Li Sun Zhu (1883-1944). Li Ye Yi died when Li Sun Zhu was only 8-9 years old. Hao Oeizheng taught most of his martial skills. As there were many students studying Wu (Hao) Taichiquan from Hao Oeizheng, it was him who did a great job in introducing the style to the world.

Hao Oeizheng had four children. The eldest son was Wen Chin, also known as Jing Oein, the second son was Wen Kui also known as Yue Yu (he was the son of the first wife who had the original surname Su), the third son was Wen Tein also known as Eien Geng, and finally the fourth was Wen Lin also known as Ju Sien, the child of the second wife with the original surname Wang. Only the second child Wen Kui and the third child Wen Tien could receive the family martial arts. However, Wen Kui had the best skill of all.