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Da Cheng Quan 4: Zhan Zhuang for Health – Supine Postures

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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. Some content in this article is from Da Cheng Kung Fu by Wang Xuan Jie.
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Nine Palace Diagram Training

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Nine Palace Diagram Training, according to Guo Yun Shen.

From 拳意述真 Real Meaning of Boxing Theory by Sun Fuquan, by Sun Lu Tang (1924)
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Ba Gua Broadsword Basics from the 2017 NYIA:IAI Ba Gua Retreat

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Tom Bisio and IAI Instructor Pauliina Turunen from Finland demonstrating basic principles of circling with the Ba Gua Broadsword.
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Early Daoist Meditation and the Jade Pendant Inscription

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The Jade pendant inscription gives insight into a Daoist meditation practice form the Warring States Period (475–221 BCE). It has many parallels with one of the meditation practices taught in Ba gua and Xing Yi in which one focuses on the “True Breath” (the Breath within the Breath). Our students have found this inscription helpful in practicing True Breath meditation.
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Ba Gua Linear Movement #5 – Heaven & Earth Palm

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Tom Bisio and Senior Instructor Thad Wong Demonstrate drills and applications of the Heaven and Earth Palm from the Eight Hands – Ba Gua’s Eight Basic Linear movements. This footage is from the NYIA/IAI Summer Ba Gua Retreat in 2017.
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Arthritis & the Martial Artist: Part 1

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For the martial arts practitioner, a diagnosis of arthritis can be devastating. Although the term “arthritis” is often employed incorrectly and is frequently misdiagnosed, to most people it is synonymous with growing old and the end of serious training and competition. Part 1 of this article introduces the basics of treating and preventing arthritis from the perspective of Traditional Chinese medicine. If you are interested in learning more about treating martial arts and sports injuries with Chinese medicine, take our class in Gong Fu Sports Medicine 1 (link).
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Yi Jin Jing 易筋经: Part 3

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An interesting version of Yi Jin Jing (Sinew Changing Method). Edited and excerpted from The English Chinese Encyclopedia of Practical Chinese Medicine Vol 8: Medical Qi Gong (Higher Education Press Beijing), p.124-142. Part 3 covers exercises nine to twelve
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Member’s Video: Xing Yi Lian Huan jian (Sword)

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Performed by NYIA Instructor Wes Tasker. This form was passed down by Liu Wen Hua.
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Yi Jin Jing 易筋经: Part 2

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An interesting version of Yi Jin Jing (Sinew Changing Method). Edited and excerpted from The English Chinese Encyclopedia of Practical Chinese Medicine Vol 8: Medical Qi Gong (Higher Education Press Beijing), p.124-142. Part 2 covers exercises five to eight.
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Ma Li Tang’s Lying Qi Gong Part 3: Quiescent Lying Exercise

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Ma Li Tang (1905-1989) was a famous modern exponent of Qi Gong. He was and 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 Quiescent Lying Exercise is a variation of Daoist Nei Dan practices. From Chinese Qi Gong Essentials. Cen Yuefang (Beijing: New World Press, 1996) p.78-89.
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