He's real, according to the most simplified version of his story is that he was a Chinese Muslim who won a horse race with some foreigners and later was killed by some horse traders in a dispute. I'll see what I dig up later today.
What I further found, basically Ma was a Chinese Muslim from Shandong who was good in martial arts (Zha Fist and Tan Tui, common Chinese Muslim arts) as well as horsemanship. He often sold horses to Shanghai but later gave up the trade to teach martial arts. Later on due to some financial dispute with some horse traders, he was invited to discuss the issue with them at a teahouse. The traders and their men ambushed him using limestone powder at his eyes and stabbed him. Ma was heavily wounded and died in hospital. One of the traders was arrested. This was 1879.
Some more detailed recordings of his deeds, like every martial art "history" is often full of hearsay and exaggeration so it's quite hard to determine fact and fiction. From what I saw the earlier records don't mention about his sister avenging his death. The earliest part about his sister seems to be from a 1927 movie, which might indicate that there was some mentioning about her before that. According to an internet article someone looked up his family tree but there was no information of his sister (which doesn't really mean anything because traditionally women are not recorded).
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