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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…

Zhan Zhuang Standing Postures

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This article on Zhan Zhuang for Health is a translation 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. Some content in this article is from Da Cheng Kung Fu, by Wang Xuan Jie.
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Basic Strategy of the Ba Gua Staff

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An excerpt of video footage on the Basic Strategy of the Ba Gua Staff as presented by Tom Bisio at the IAI 2017 Summer retreat.
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Double Palm Change with the Ba Gua Staff

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In this video footage from our IAI 2017 summer Ba Gua Zhang retreat, Tom Bisio demonstrates the Double Palm Change with the Ba Gua Staff. Ba Gua’s unique approach to a classic weapon emphasizes, stepping, turning and winding power.
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Zhan Zhuang for Health: Seated Postures

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This article on Zhan Zhuang for Health is a translation 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. Some content in this article is from Da Cheng Kung Fu, by Wang Xuan Jie.
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