The extant Chinese language records state that Xie Chongxiang (谢崇祥) was also known as 'Xie Ru Ru' (谢如如) - and often referred to by his disciples and students as 'Ru Shi' (如师). He was trained in traditional Chinese martial arts by his teacher ‘Lin Dachong’ (林达崇) who was commonly referred to as 'Pan Yu Ba' (盘屿八). Xie Chongxiang was taught (and/or further developed) the following martial arts styles:
a) 'Whooping Crane Fist' (鸣鹤拳 - Ming He Quan).
b) 'Shaolin Arahant Fist' (少林罗汉拳 - Shao Lin Luo Han Quan).
c) 'Shaolin White Crane Fist' (少林白鹤拳 - Shao Lin Bai He Quan).
The third example is also often referred to as 'Fujian' (福建) White Crane Fist - whilst the ambiguous language used in his biography suggests that 'Whooping Crane Fist' (鸣鹤拳 - Ming He Quan) is an 'integration' of (and/or an 'improvement' upon) the 'Arahant Fist' (罗汉拳 - Luo Han Quan) style and the 'Shaolin' (or 'Fujian') White Crane Fist' (少林白鹤拳 - Shao Lin Bai He Quan) style (also referred to as 'Yongchun' [永春] White Crane Fist). (The use of the term 'Shaolin' here, refers to the idea that there once existed a number of 'Southern' (南 - Nan) Shaolin sister temples (to the famous 'Henan' Shaolin Temple) which existed in Quanzhou, Putian and Fuqing areas of Fujian province, etc, with each perfecting their own unique and distinct martial arts traditions that were spread out into the lay communities when these temples were destroyed for political reasons). This 'integrating' process appears to have been carried-out by Lin Dachong and Xie Chongxiang during their respective lifetimes. It seems that Lin Dachong built the foundation of 'Whooping Crane Fist' - whilst Xie Chongxiang further developed and completed this transformative process - eventually perfecting the 'Whooping Crane Fist' style! Xie Chongxiang is represented in a typical Confucian style of being a loyal and devout inheritor and preserver of the past - whilst also 'adding' to this wealth of ancient knowledge through his own ingenious innovations manifest through hard work and practical demonstration.