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Daoism and the Immortal Lü Dong Bin: Part 2

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Many texts are attributed to the Doaist Immortal Lü Dong Bin 呂洞賓(Lü Tung-Pin). This article presents some of his poems and a translation of the 100 character stone stele, which discusses the Cultivation of Qi and the Inner Elixir.

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Li Zi Ming Performs the 64 Linear Forms of Liang Style Ba Gua Zhang – Line 3

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Master Li Zi Ming’s expression of the 64 Linear Hands of Ba Gua Zhang (Liu Shi Si Shou) was captured in a series of drawings and articles that were republished by his daughter Li Xiu Ren (李秀仁) The drawings were made from original photos of Master Li and they convey his power and spirit when performing the 64 forms. Many thanks to Li Xiu Ren for making this material available. Here we present the third line of eight forms. Translation by Huang Guo Qi.
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Video: Applications of Linear Palm #5 – Heaven and Earth Palm

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In the following two videos, Tom Bisio demonstrates some of the many applications of the Fifth Linear Palm with IAI instructor Pascal Jauffret. Read More…

Single Palm Change Matching

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IAI senior instructor Valerie Ghent and Tom Bisio demonstrate a simple but profound two person exercise that develops different aspects of the single Palm Change. This footage is from the IAI summer retreat in 2017.
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Ma Li Tang’s 3 Zhan Zhuang (Standing) Exercises

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Stand with the feet shoulder width apart, hands hanging naturally at your sides. The legs are slightly bent and the muscles of the whole body are relaxed. The upper body head and neck are erect. The eyes and mouth are closed with the tip of the tongue touching the upper palate…
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Li Zi Ming Performs the 64 Linear Forms of Liang Style Ba Gua Zhang – Line 2

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Master Li Zi Ming’s expression of the 64 Linear Hands of Ba Gua Zhang (Liu Shi Si Shou) was captured in a series of drawings and articles that were republished by his daughter Li Xiu Ren (李秀仁) The drawings were made from original photos of Master Li and they convey his power and spirit when performing the 64 forms. Many thanks to Li Xiu Ren for making this material available. Here we present the second line of eight forms. Translation by Huang Guo Qi. Read More…

Single Palm Change Two-Person Exercise

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IAI Senior Instructor Nelson Tai and Tom Bisio demonstrate the partner exercise for the first Line of the linear 64 hands. This footage is from the IAI summer retreat in 2017. Read More…

Li Zi Ming Performs the 64 Linear Forms of Liang Style Ba Gua Zhang – Line 1

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Master Li Zi Ming’s expression of the 64 Linear Hands of Ba Gua Zhang (Liu Shi Si Shou) was captured in a series of drawings and articles that were republished by his daughter Li Xiu Ren (李秀仁) The drawings were made from original photos of Master Li and they convey his power and spirit when performing the 64 forms. Many thanks to Li Xiu Ren for making this material available. Here we present the first line of eight forms. Translation by Huang Guo Qi. Read More…

Basic application of the single palm change with the Ba Gua Staff

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IAI Instructor Wes Tasker demonstrates a basic application of the single palm change with the Ba Gua Staff. This footage is from the IAI 2017 Summer retreat Read More…

Zhan Zhuang Combat Postures

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This article is a translation excerpted 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. Read More…

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