Huo Yuanjia (1868-1910) was a symbol of Chinese nationalism at the turn of the 19th century, due to victories in fights against foreign wrestlers and boxers. He established the Jing Wu Men School to create a more open environment for teaching martial arts, as opposed to the very secretive training that had been done in the past. Huo Yuanjia is featured in the Bruce Lee film 'Fists of Fury'. In the movie, the character Bruce Lee plays goes about avenging the death of his teacher, Huo Yuanjia, who is portrayed as being poisoned by members of a rival Japanese martial arts school.
The former residence of Huo Yuanjia has a total area of 139.2 square meters and the area of the buildings is 46 square meters. Huo Yuanjia's former residence is 11.6 meters long from east to west and 12 meters long from north to south. Inside you can see a series of artifacts used by Huo Yuanjia when he was working as a farmer, his weapons, daily things, furniture and 'the four treasures of the study'(writing brush, ink stick, ink slab and paper).