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Detailed Collection of the Art of Xing Yi Quan by Liu Wen Hua – New Translation! (PDF)

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Intention Qi Gong Book (PDF) – New Translation Available Now!

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NEW BOOK! Ba Gua Circle Walking Nei Gong

Tom Bisio’s newest book, Ba Gua Cicle Walking Nei Gong: The Meridian Opening Palms of Ba Gua Zhang, lays out in detail the rarely taught theory behind the practice of Ding Shi Ba Gua Zhang.

Perfect for martial artists, acupuncturists and anyone interested in energy practices like qi gong, yoga and meditation!

In Ba Gua Zhang, the basic walking postures, known as Ding Shi, open up the body’s “energy channels” (meridians) in specific ways. This is what makes Ba Gua’s Circle Walking practice such a powerful form of Nei Gong, both for balancing and harmonizing the body and for developing internal strength and power. The energetics of the meridians are explained in detail and are accompanied by many charts and illustrations, including drawings rendered from famous Ba Gua masters holding the Ding Shi Postures.

This book will be part of our Authentic Ba Gua Zhang Online Learning Program (coming January 2013), and will soon be available as a PDF e-book. Get it hot off the press – even before it is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble – by going to Outskirts Press.

Nei Gong: The Authentic Classic (Nei Gong Zhen Chuan)

The Nei Gong: The Authentic Classic (Nei Gong Zhen Chuan)Nei Gong: The Authentic Classic (Nei Gong Zhen Chuan) is an obscure text of unknown origin, yet it stands alone as the definitive text on internal energy and the generation of internal power. Hand copied and passed from teacher to student, it is one of the “secret transmissions” of Chinese martial arts.

The Authentic Classic of Nei Gong is a practical manual on internal energy development and its fundamental importance in the martial arts and fa jin (emitting force). Divided into four parts, the text takes the reader step by step through the details of Nei Gong practice, and in the final section, its application to self-defense. Read More…

The Attacking Hands of Ba Gua Zhang

by Gao Ji Wu and Tom Bisio  |  photos by Valerie Ghent

The Attacking Hands of Ba Gua ZhangIn this ground-breaking book, Gao Ji Wu reveals some of Ba Gua Zhang’s formerly “secret” techniques. The Attacking Hands of Ba Gua Zhang gives the reader an in-depth look at Ba Gua’s Seventy-Two Techniques (Qi Shi Er Zhao) and the Sixty-Four Hands (Liu Shi Si Shu) as they were passed down from the great boxer Liu De Kuan, himself a student of the art’s founder Dong Hai Chuan.

Never before presented in their entirety, the Seventy-Two Techniques are key self-defense applications, that make Ba Gua an effective fighting art. Both the Seventy-Two Techniques and the Sixty-Four linear forms or “Sixty-Four Hands” are direct, practical applications of Ba Gua’s characteristic circular palm changes. Read More…

The Essentials of Ba Gua Zhang

By Gao Ji Wu and Tom Bisio  |   photos by Valerie Ghent

In this one-of-a-kind book, Master Gao Ji Wu discusses the important points of Ba Gua Zhang and presents forms and techniques from Beijing Gao Style Ba Gua Zhang.

“There are a lot of books on Bagua, at least compared to a few years ago. This volume, written as a collaboration between Master Gao Ji Wu and Tom Bisio, is one of the best on the market. Read More…

Strategy and Change: An Examination of Military Strategy, the I-Ching and Ba Gua Zhang

by Tom Bisio

Strategy and Change is an engaging meditation on the application of strategy to all facets of human interaction. Of equal interest to the business person, military theorist, martial artist or anyone negotiating the uncertainties of the changing world.

How do you achieve success and prevail in a chaotic world? Chinese strategists have grappled with this fundamental question for centuries. Chinese thought advocates understanding the natural order of the world in order to harmonize and flow with it. One of the key ideas that permeates both The Art of War and the I Ching and even the martial arts is that success is achieved by blending with and adapting to the constant change manifesting around us. By aligning oneself with the changing circumstances, opportunity and success unfold naturally. Read More…

A Tooth From The Tiger’s Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warriors

A Tooth From The Tiger’s MouthA renowned expert in Chinese sports medicine and martial arts reveals ancient Eastern secrets for healing common injuries, including sprains, bruises, deep cuts, and much more.

For centuries, Chinese martial arts masters have kept their highly prized remedies as carefully guarded secrets, calling such precious and powerful knowledge “a tooth from the tiger’s mouth.” Now, for the first time, these deeply effective methods are revealed to Westerners who want alternative ways to treat the acute and chronic injuries experienced by any active person. While many books outline the popular teachings of traditional Chinese medicine, only this one offers step-by-step instructions for treating injuries.

 Expert practitioner and martial artist Tom Bisio explains the complete range of healing strategies and provides a Chinese first-aid kit to help the reader fully recover from every mishap – cuts, sprains, breaks, dislocations, bruises, muscle tears, tendonitis and much more. He teaches readers how to: Read More…

Zheng Gu Tui Na: Chinese Medical Massage

By Tom Bisio & Frank Butler

This in-depth textbook with hundreds of photos will present all the material taught in Zheng Gu Tui Na levels 1-4 in detail, including hand techniques, treatments, anatomy and Qi Gong exercises. Read More…

Tongue Diagnosis Book

Tongue Diagnosis Book translated by my friend Huang Guo Qi, from Shanghai. I helped edit the English translation at his request. It is a solid book with quality pictures and offers good advice for treatment of the various conditions with lifestyle and dietary recommendations. It is available through Redwing Books:

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