Bagua Zhang Fundamentals

From Circle Walking to Advanced Practices

Author: Kent Howard

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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This clear, step-by-step guide to the fundamentals of Bagua Zhang lays out the principles, practices, and underlying philosophy of this cerebral and sophisticated Chinese internal martial art. Leading readers from the most basic precepts of Bagua Zhang practice to advanced techniques, Kent Howard draws on his deep understanding of the art and his decades of teaching to set students on a path toward mastery. While Bagua Zhang is often perceived as a complex martial art that is difficult to learn, Howard breaks it down into clear and easily absorbed principles and exercises that beginners can master and incorporate into higher levels of practice at their own pace. Numerous easy-to-follow photographs illustrate core practices such as circle-walking, post standing, and palm changes, as well as foundandational techniques of posture and alignment, fluid motion, generating whole-body power, absorbing and redirecting energy, striking while in motion, and much more. In addition to providing a solid foundation for a lifetime practice, Bagua Zhang Fundamentals also offers more advanced practitioners valuable tips on how to increase their knowledge and understanding of this multifaceted martial art.

Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua

Principles and Practices of Internal Martial Arts

Author: Lu Shengli

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 371

View: 961

"A comprehensive introduction to the essential fighting techniques of Taijiquan, Baguazhang, and Xingyiquan, presenting authentic training material that has survived the cultural revolution"--Provided by publisher.

Baguazhang

Emei Baguazhang Theory and Applications

Author: Shou-Yu Liang

Publisher: Ymaa Publications

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 364

View: 863

This comprehensive guide explains the principles and practices essential for Bagua training.

Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang, Volume Two

South District Beijing's Strongly Rooted Style

Author: Zhang Jie

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 229

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Documents the style of Bagua Zhang developed by a top student of martial arts master Cheng Tin Hua, in a second volume that includes coverage of related history and culture as well as step-by-step instructions on the variations of the single palm change, the eight mother palms and the 24 movements of eight animals. Original.

The Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Manual

Gao Yisheng's Bagua Twisting-Body Connected Palm

Author: Gao Yisheng

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 185

In its first English-language edition, this detailed training manual is a complete guide to Gao baguazhang, as preserved through the lineage of Liu Fengcai. The youngest of the major bagua lineages, Gao bagua shows the influence of taiji quan, xingyi quan, and shuai jiao. It incorporates traditional bagua weapons, pre-heaven palms, and animal forms in addition to sixty-four individual post-heaven palms and their accompanying two-person forms. A unique synthesis of health-building techniques, Daoist theory, and practical fighting applications, Gao-style bagua is an example of the finest internal-arts traditions. The original manuscript for The Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Manual was completed by the art's founder, Gao Yisheng, in 1936. It was not published at the time, but handed down to his student Liu Fengcai, who edited and published the first Chinese edition in 1991 with the help of his own student Liu Shuhang. In 2005, Liu Shuhang published a revised and expanded version, and this was again expanded and reissued in a third edition in 2010. Now, the manual has been translated and fully updated for its first English-language edition. Including over 400 photos showing step-by-step techniques and forms, the manual documents the fundamentals of the art as well as detailed descriptions of techniques and empty-hand forms, laying the groundwork for advanced training. This edition includes rare photos of important masters in the Gao lineage, lineage charts, biographies, and other updates, making it the essential companion for anyone studying Gao style and a useful guide for any practitioner of baguazhang or other Chinese martial arts. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Black Belt

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Page: 168

View: 395

The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Black Belt

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Page: 176

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Black Belt

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Page: 186

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Black Belt

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Page: 176

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.