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Wang Shi Tong Performs the 64 Hands Straight Line Method: Line 2

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Wang Shi Tong was a disciple of Ba Gua Zhang Masters Guo Gu Min and Li Zi Ming. In the photos that follow, Wang Shi Tong demonstrates his applications for the second line of the 64 Hands – the straight line methods of Liang Zhen Pu Ba Gua Zhang.
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Ding Shi Ba Gua Zhang with Gao Ji Wu – Part 4 (video)

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Part Four of Master Gao Ji Wu’s lessons on Ding Shi Ba Gua Zhang. Master Gao teaches the 7th and 8th Ding Shi Palms: the Heaven Pointing/Ground Drawing Palm (Heaven and Earth Palm) and the Millstone Pushing Palm. The smooth and elegant movements of Master Gao are always an inspiration. Read More…

Wang Shi Tong Performs the 64 Hands Straight Line Method: Line 8

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Wang Shi Tong was a disciple of Guo Gu Min and Li Zi Ming. In the photos that follow, Wang Shi Tong demonstrates his applications for the Eighth Line of the 64 Hands – the straight line methods of Liang Zhen Pu Ba Gua Zhang.

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Wang Shi Tong Performs the 64 Hands Straight Line Method: Line 7

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Wang Shi Tong was a disciple of Guo Gu Min and Li Zi Ming. In the photos that follow, Wang Shi Tong demonstrates his applications for the Seventh Line of the 64 Hands – the straight line methods of Liang Zhen Pu Ba Gua Zhang.

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Sun Xi Kun on Daoism Part 6: Women’s Aperture Closing Gong – Practice Method for Women

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Following Part 1 (Authentic Cultivation of Daoism), Part 2 (True Formula of the Dao Elixir Secret Treasure), Part 3 (The Method of Quiet Sitting), Part 4 (General Discussion of the Medicine-Collecting Method) and Part 5 (Sun Xi Kun on Daoism Part V: Woman’s Seated Meditation Method for Cultivating the Daowe continue with Sun Xi Kun on Daoism with the General Discussion of the Medicine Collecting Method

These articles on Daoism are excerpted from The True Transmission of Ba Gua Zhang (八卦拳真传 Ba Gua Zhang Zhen Chuan), by Sun Xi Kun 孙锡 堃

In front of the two eyebrows and behind Feng Fu (acu-point DU 16), on the left and right, 0.3 cun above the tips of the  two ears, in the center (with the hands crossed), there is a “Qi sack” (Qi Bao) that links with the Yan Sui Guan (“long marrow tube”). [1] This is called Yu Ding (Jade Tripod). [2] There is an acu-point 1.3 cun below and behind the navel, in front of the kidneys (in front 70% and behind 30%) and above the two hips, that is suspended in the center of the body.
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Wang Shi Tong Performs the 64 Hands Straight Line Method: Line 6

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Wang Shi Tong was a disciple of Guo Gu Min and Li Zi Ming. In the photos that follow, Wang Shi Tong demonstrates his applications for the Sixth Line of the 64 Hands – the straight line methods of Liang Zhen Pu Ba Gua Zhang.

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Sun Xi Kun on Daoism Part V: Woman’s Seated Meditation Method for Cultivating the Dao

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Following Part 1 (Authentic Cultivation of Daoism), Part 2 (True Formula of the Dao Elixir Secret Treasure), Part 3 (The Method of Quiet Sitting) and Part 4 (General Discussion of the Medicine-Collecting Methodwe continue with Sun Xi Kun on Daoism with the General Discussion of the Medicine Collecting Method.  These articles on Daoism are excerpted from The True Transmission of Ba Gua Zhang (八卦拳真传 Ba Gua Zhang Zhen Chuan), by Sun Xi Kun 孙锡 堃

In Kun Gong [1] seated meditation, shut the mouth and hide the tongue, with the tongue touching (propping up) the palate. On the palate, their are two holes. They are called Tian Chi (Mountain Lake) acu-points, which go up to link directly with the brain. Above the brain is the Bai Hui acu-point (DU 20), which is exactly at the top of the head (vertex). This is the “upper leakage”. If the qi leaks upward, it is not possible to extend life.
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Sun Xi Kun on Daoism Part IV: General Discussion of the Medicine-Collecting Method

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Following Part 1 (Authentic Cultivation of Daoism), Part 2 (True Formula of the Dao Elixir Secret Treasure), and Part 3 (The Method of Quiet Sitting), we continue with Sun Xi Kun on Daoism with the General Discussion of the Medicine Collecting Method.  These articles on Daoism are excerpted from The True Transmission of Ba Gua Zhang 八卦拳真传 Ba Gua Zhang Zhen Chuan by Sun Xi Kun 孙锡 堃

“Medicine” means Pre Heaven One Qi. What is Pre-Heaven One Qi? Before Heaven and Earth, there was no Heaven and Earth; this qi appeared naturally in the Hun Dun (primordial undifferentiated state). The root of yin is the root of Wu Ji (no-limit) and then Tai Ji  (great limit). Then Tai Ji, gave birth to yin and yang.  This qi spreads and moves (prevails), giving birth to human beings and all living things. Read More…

Sun Xi Kun On Daoism Part III: Method of Quiet Sitting – Oral Instruction

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Part 3: The Method of Quiet Sitting – Oral Instruction

Following Part 1 (Authentic Cultivation of Daoism) and Part 2 (True Formula of the Dao Elixir Secret Treasure), we continue with Sun Xi Kun on Daoism with the “The Method of Quiet Sitting.” These articles on Daoism are excerpted from The True Transmission of Ba Gua Zhang 八卦拳真传 Ba Gua Zhang Zhen Chuan  by Sun Xi Kun 孙锡 堃

Sit silently and burn incense to stop distracting thoughts. Letting go of emotions and intention, the spirit becomes lively. Sit on a thick cushion and loosen the belt and clothing. At the time of Zhi Shi (first Earthly Branch: 11pm to 1 am), sit cross-legged facing east. Hold the body straight and the back upright with the lips and teeth closed and the tongue touching the palate. Stop up the mouth and ears so as to invert listening. [1] Open the eyes slightly, with eyelids drooping down in order to brighten the Shen. That is, so that the light reflects back [and inward] from the Yuan Gong (Original Palace) to below the navel. Read More…

Ba Gua Jian: Sword Holding Formations

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The Sword Holding Formations of the Ba Gua Jian are forms of holding the sword handle which must be understood in sword training and application. They are the basis of the changes of the movements of the sword and the requirements of the various attacking and defending techniques.

Excerpted from: 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. Zhang studied under the famous Li Zi Ming. Read More…

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