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Da Cheng Quan 3: Effects of Training in Zhan Zhuang

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This article is a translation from the French book, Dacheng quan, L’art ultime de combat by Guo Guizhi (Paris: Arkanorum, 2001) pp. 37-38. Guo studied Da Cheng Quan with Dr. Yu Yong Nian, Wang Xiang Zhai and Chang Ze Lang in 1957. In 1963 he began to train with Master Yao Zong Xun. Later he went on to teach and promote the art of Da Cheng Quan in Europe.

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Herbal Soak for Grappling Injuries

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This herbal soak is a traditional Shaolin Herbal treatment formula for bruising and pain due to grappling. The formula contains exterior releasing herbs that work at the superficial layers of the body, as well as herbs that relax the sinews and warm and quicken the blood to move local blood stasis, prevent stiffness and kill pain. Read More…

Da Cheng Quan 2: Points Concerning the Practice of Zhan Zhuang

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This article is a translation from the French book, Dacheng quan, L’art ultime de combat by Guo Guizhi (Paris: Arkanorum, 2001) pp. 37-38. Guo studied Da Cheng Quan with Dr. Yu Yong Nian, Wang Xiang Zhai and Chang Ze Lang in 1957. In 1963 he began to train with Master Yao Zong Xun. Later he went on to teach and promote the art of Da Cheng Quan in Europe.

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Basic Training of the Ba Gua Straight Sword (Ba Gua Jian Ji Ben Gong): Part 3

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This is an excerpt from the book Ba Gua Three Harmony SwordBa Gua San He Jian (八卦三 合 剑), by Zhang Quan Liang.

Master Zhang is a 3rd generation inheritor of Liang Style Ba Gua Zhang. He studied under the famous Li Zi Ming.

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Da Cheng Quan 1: Practical Content of Zhan Zhuang

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This article is a translation from the French book, Dacheng quan, L’art ultime de combat by Guo Guizhi (Paris: Arkanorum, 2001) pp. 37-38. Guo studied Da Cheng Quan with Dr. Yu Yong Nian, Wang Xiang Zhai and Chang Ze Lang in 1957. In 1963 he began to train with Master Yao Zong Xun. Later he went on to teach and promote the art of Da Cheng Quan in Europe.

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Basic Training of the Ba Gua Straight Sword (Ba Gua Jian Ji Ben Gong): Part 2

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This is an excerpt from the book Ba Gua Three Harmony SwordBa Gua San He Jian (八卦三 合 剑) by Zhang Quan Liang. Master Zhang is a 3rd generation inheritor of Liang Style Ba Gua Zhang. He studied under the famous Li Zi Ming.

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Supine Qi Gong of Ma Li Tang Part 2

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Ma Li Tang (1905-1989) was a famous modern exponent of Qi Gong. He was an expert in martial arts, Qi Gong and traditional Chinese medicine. He is famous for popularizing the Six Healing Sounds, but also synthesized and created other forms of Qi Gong for rehabilitation.

This Supine Qi Gong, created by Ma Li Tang, is a simple, yet powerful set of exercises that harmonizes the Qi Dynamic and regulates the internal organs. [1] This Qi Gong set can benefit anyone, but is particularly ideal for patients who are confined to bed. It is fairly easy to learn and can yield quick results. What I love about these exercises are that they provide a simple and straight forward but very effective method of regulating different aspects of the Qi Dynamic. From: Chinese Qi Gong Essentials. Cen Yuefang (Beijing: New World Press, 1996) p.78-89. Read More…

Xing Yi Quan Linking Forms

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Presented here are the names of the movements in the Xing Yi Linking Forms as they are practiced in the Xing Yi Quan of Master Li Gui Chang. Knowing the names of the movements helps one to remember and understand them.

Also included is a poem detailing the key points of the Chicken Form Four Method Fist and a list of Xing Yi Quan’s Eight Words and Six Harmonies (Liu He and Ba Zi), which are the basis of the Six Harmony or Catalog Fist Form: Mu Lu Quan.
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Yi Jin Jing 易筋经:Part 1

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Yi Jin Ying literally means “Transform Sinew Method or “Sinew Changing Method.” Yi Jin Jing is method transforming weak and flaccid tissues into healthy and strong sinews. From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, the sinews (Jin) include, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue and cartilage. Read More…

Basic Training of the Ba Gua Straight Sword (Ba Gua Jian Ji Ben Gong): Part 1

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This ‘Basic Training of the Ba Gua Straight Sword’ is an excerpt from the book Ba Gua Three Harmony Sword Ba Gua San He Jian (八卦三 合 剑) by Zhang Quan Liang. Master Zhang is a 3rd generation inheritor of Liang Style Ba Gua Zhang. He studied under the famous Li Zi Ming.  Read More…

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