He was also known as Li Feiyu, Li Nengran, Li Laonong, and Li Neng Jang. He was also nicknamed "Divine Fist Li". In 1836, he already excelled in the martial arts of Tongbei and Gongliquan.
Over a period of time, Dai Wenxiong refused to teach the newcomer.
But such was Li"s determination to become a student, that he found a plot of land and started a farm so he could stay in town. In the farm he grew vegetables, and every day he would deliver his product to market, but to the Dai family, he would deliver it free of charge.
This display of determination and sincerity finally persuaded Dai Wenxiong to take him on as a student. Li Luoneng practiced with Master Dai for ten years, and went on to become one of the best-known Xingyi Masters of his time, as well a popularizer of the art
Li Luoneng introduced a number of variations to the style he learned from his teacher.
He replaced the splitting fist piquan with a palm strike. He also changed the name xinyi (Heart and intention boxing) to xingyi (Form and intention boxing). Later he had a number of students, the most famous of which was Guo Yunshen.
The legacy of Li Luoneng is a rich and varied martial art that emphasizes practicality and effectiveness.
His fame is perpetuated by his numerous famous students.