Contents Early life Manak was born as Latif Mohammed on 15 November 1951, to Nikka Khan, in the village of Jalal in Bathinda district of Indian Punjab. Baguazhang’s movements employ the whole body with smooth coiling and uncoiling actions, utilizing hand techniques, dynamic footwork, and throws. Although the internal aspects of Baguazhang are similar to those of Xingyiquan and Taijiquan, they are distinct in nature. Pinole, California: Smiling Tiger Martial Arts 2001. ^ Lie, Zhang.