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Member’s Video: Applications of “Shepard Points the Way”

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Shepard Points the way is one of the key maneuvers in the Single Palm Change. Tom Bisio demonstrates three simple applications of this movement. From NYC Ba Gua Zhang Instructor Training in 2015.
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Member’s Video: Applications of Ba Gua’s 64 Hands “Advancing Step Bumping Strike”

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Video footage of an application presented by Tom Bisio in our 2017 Ba Gua Zhang Intensive in the 64 Hands. Presented here are applications from a movement in the Fifth line, as taught by Master Wong Shi Tong to Tom.
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Member’s Video: Applications of the Single Palm Change demonstrated by Tom Bisio

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Principles of applying the Single Palm Change excepted from NYIA/IAI Instructor Training in 2015.
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Member’s Video: Eight-Count Seven Star Striking Drill

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This very important basic exercise, common to Xing Yi and Ba Gua, develops power in striking with the arms, shoulder and hip, while conditioning the body to impacts. It also helps develops strategic positioning in relation to the opponent.
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Video: Serving Teacups – Drawing Hand Exercise – Ba Gua Instructor Training

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The Drawing Hand is a “Serving Teacups” exercise that is very important for training for projecting energy outward as the body rotates and turns. It is a key exercise for loosening the shoulders and connecting the arms to the waist and legs. It can be practiced while stationary, and also while walking with the Mud Wading Step.

These video excerpts show Tom Bisio demonstrating The Drawing Hand both stationary and moving, and illustrating some of the basic yet powerful martial applications of this key exercise.
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Video: Lecture by Tom Bisio on the Image of Pushing Millstone from the Ba Gua Instructor Training Program

Ba Ga Zhang’s signature posture is the Millstone Pushing Palm. Pushing the Millstone references the action of walking in a circle while pushing the traditional Chinese Millstone used by farmers in the countryside to grind grain. Understanding this action and its internal implications can be very useful in studying Ba Gua Zhang as it is the key to many of the power dynamics inherent in the art’s unique stepping and body rotating actions.
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Video: Embrace Posture vs. Push Exercise 2

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A second basic exercise to experience the warding off “Peng” energy contained in the embrace posture. From the 2015-16 Ba Gua Instructor Training Program.
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Video: Embrace Posture vs. Push Exercise 1

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A basic exercise to experience the warding off “Peng” energy contained in the embrace posture. From the 2015-16 Ba Gua Instructor Training Program.
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Xing Yi Quan Five Element Spear (Wu Xing Qiang)

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The Spear (Qiang) is the quintessential Xing Yi Weapon. The Five Element Spear (Wu Xing Qiang) demonstrated here by Tom Bisio was passed down from Liu Wen Hua to Dong Xu Sheng and Li Gui Chang. Master Li in turn passed the Xing Yi Spear on to Song Zi Yong, who taught it to Tom Bisio.
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Wind Wheel Chopping Palm – Details & Application

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Tom Bisio explains some of the mechanics of the Wind Wheel Chopping Palm from the NYIA Ba Gua Zhang One Year Intensive in New York City in 2014.
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