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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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Member’s video: Ba Gua’s version of “Playing the Pi Pa.”

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Video footage from the 2017 Ba Gua retreat in Roanoke VA of Tom Bisio and Thad Wong demonstrating an application from the opening of Lao Ba Zhang – Ba Gua’s version of “Playing the Pi Pa.”
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Member’s Video: Xing Yi Linking Spear (Lian Huan Qiang)

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Xing Yi Linking Spear performed by NYIA Instructor Wes Tasker. This form was passed down by Liu Wen Hua.
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The 72 Hidden Legs of Ba Gua Zhang: Part 18

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The 72 Leg Attacks of Ba Gua Zhang are also known as the “Hidden Legs.” Although some people say the Hidden Legs exist as a fixed set of techniques, my own understanding is that they are simply ways of using the legs that are extensions of the Ba Gua circle walking step. In this interpretation, the number 72 is simply a way of saying there are many possible uses of the Hidden Legs in Ba Gua, and that these will unfold naturally if one has practiced the stepping sufficiently. Indeed, in the techniques below, many of these leg attacks seem to simply be variations of each other.

The 72 Hidden Legs presented in this series of posts are excerpted from a small book on Ba Gua that I purchased in China in the 1990’s. I have since lost the book and do not know the author or title. This the final section of the book – Part 18 translated by my good friend Huang Guo Qi.

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Notes on the San Jiao (Triple Heater) from Nguyen Van Nghi

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Many years ago I took a class with Dr. Nguyen Van Nghi and his disciple Tran Viet Dzung. They lectured extensively on the San Jiao, Ministerial Fire and Wei Qi. Here are some interesting notes from that class on the San Jiao. Particularly interesting are some of their

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Member’s Video: Xing Yi Spear Basics with NYIA instructor Wes Tasker

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Some video footage from our Xing Yi Spear Weekend in late April.

  • Video 1: Wes shows demonstrates four corner blocking
  • Video 2: Wes demonstrates the natural counter moves that follow a successful 4 coners block.

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The 72 Hidden Legs of Ba Gua Zhang: Part 17

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The 72 Leg Attacks of Ba Gua Zhang are also known as the “Hidden Legs.” Although some people say the Hidden Legs exist as a fixed set of techniques, my own understanding is that they are simply ways of using the legs that are extensions of the Ba Gua circle walking step. In this interpretation, the number 72 is simply a way of saying there are many possible uses of the Hidden Legs in Ba Gua, and that these will unfold naturally if one has practiced the stepping sufficiently. Indeed, in the techniques below, many of these leg attacks seem to simply be variations of each other.

The 72 Hidden Legs presented in this series of posts are excerpted from a small book on Ba Gua that I purchased in China in the 1990’s. I have since lost the book and do not know the author or title, but here is Part 17 of the translation by my good friend, Huang Guo Qi.

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The 72 Hidden Legs of Ba Gua Zhang: Part 16

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The 72 Leg Attacks of Ba Gua Zhang are also known as the “Hidden Legs.” Although some people say the Hidden Legs exist as a fixed set of techniques, my own understanding is that they are simply ways of using the legs that are extensions of the Ba Gua circle walking step. In this interpretation, the number 72 is simply a way of saying there are many possible uses of the Hidden Legs in Ba Gua, and that these will unfold naturally if one has practiced the stepping sufficiently. Indeed, in the techniques below, many of these leg attacks seem to simply be variations of each other.

The 72 Hidden Legs presented in this series of posts are excerpted from a small book on Ba Gua that I purchased in China in the 1990’s. I have since lost the book and do not know the author or title, but here is Part 16 of the translation by my good friend, Huang Guo Qi.

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Member’s Video: Applications of Thousand Kilos Fall to the Earth

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Tom Bisio demonstrates applications of “Thousand Kilos Fall to the Earth” (千斤墜地 qian jin zhui di) from the March 2017 Ba Gua Zhang 64 Hands Seminar in NYC. This is movement 41 of the 64 Hands
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