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Video: Lecture by Tom Bisio on the Image of Pushing Millstone from the Ba Gua Instructor Training Program

Ba Ga Zhang’s signature posture is the Millstone Pushing Palm. Pushing the Millstone references the action of walking in a circle while pushing the traditional Chinese Millstone used by farmers in the countryside to grind grain. Understanding this action and its internal implications can be very useful in studying Ba Gua Zhang as it is the key to many of the power dynamics inherent in the art’s unique stepping and body rotating actions.
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Video: Embrace Posture vs. Push Exercise 2

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A second basic exercise to experience the warding off “Peng” energy contained in the embrace posture. From the 2015-16 Ba Gua Instructor Training Program.
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Video: Embrace Posture vs. Push Exercise 1

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A basic exercise to experience the warding off “Peng” energy contained in the embrace posture. From the 2015-16 Ba Gua Instructor Training Program.
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Xing Yi Quan Five Element Spear (Wu Xing Qiang)

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The Spear (Qiang) is the quintessential Xing Yi Weapon. The Five Element Spear (Wu Xing Qiang) demonstrated here by Tom Bisio was passed down from Liu Wen Hua to Dong Xu Sheng and Li Gui Chang. Master Li in turn passed the Xing Yi Spear on to Song Zi Yong, who taught it to Tom Bisio.
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Wind Wheel Chopping Palm – Details & Application

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Tom Bisio explains some of the mechanics of the Wind Wheel Chopping Palm from the NYIA Ba Gua Zhang One Year Intensive in New York City in 2014.
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Wind Wheel Chopping Palm

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The Wind Wheel Chopping Palm is the fourth of the Eight Straight Line Hand Methods or “Eight Hands” (Ba Zhang). It is shown here as both a strionary and moving exercise.
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Tom Bisio Video: Ding Shi Ba Gua Zhang Circle Walking Nei Gong & the Meridians: Part 2

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Part 2 of a lecture by Tom Bisio on the relationship between the Ding Shi Ba Gua Zhang Circle Walking Nei Gong Postures and the Meridians. This lecture was given at the New York Internal Arts 2015-16 Foundational Instructor Training in NYC.
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Tom Bisio Video: Ding Shi Ba Gua Zhang Circle Walking Nei Gong & the Meridians: Part 1

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Part 1 of a lecture by Tom Bisio on the relationship between the Ding Shi Ba Gua Zhang Circle Walking Nei Gong and the Meridians. This lecture was given at the New York Internal Arts 2015-16 Foundational Instructor Training in NYC.
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Ding Shi Ba Gua Zhang with Gao Ji Wu – Part 3 (video)

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Part Three of Master Gao Ji Wu’s lessons on Ding Shi Ba Gua Zhang. Master Gao teaches the 5th and 6th Ding Shi Palms: the Lion Holding Ball Palm and the Yin Yang Fish Palm. Read More…

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.

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