Plum Flower Boxing was one of the main fighting styles used by fighters in the Boxer Rebellion. It utilises a wide variety of weapons in addition to barehand methods.
The art is very old, and many variations of Plum Flower Boxing can be found in different places in China. There are so many, often conflicting, origin stories that the true history of Plum Flower Boxing has been lost. The situation is complicated by the fact that it has been associated with secret societies. It is often said that the art had no one single founder.