The Purpose for Practicing the Martial Arts

It does not matter whether we speak of the inner or outer family. Why do martial arts They all have a brilliant people. They all desire a famous teacher. Search out a skilled man. Go wherever you can get the mysterious techniques. The skills of a brilliant man and an average man are not the same. Find out the teacher's natural disposition. Whether in sitting, lying, talking, chatting or moving does he use energy Each and every action of man is different. You need the teacher's attentive natural...

General Discussion on Bagua Quan

In doing the practice method of Baguazhang, one must be continuously connected everywhere. There is no posture that does not combine the principles of stillness and movement. There is One yin and one yang one movement and one stillness. There are left and right practice methods. They employ changing the form. The feet must fall levelly. The inside foot goes straight. The outside foot hooks. When first practicing, the distance between the steps must be small. They must be equal. Look at the...

New Products Available

March and April bring several new products to our catalog of martial arts items. First, we are proud to now have available Khan Foxx's outstanding work on Liu He Ba Fa (see article on page 29 of this issue). This book is presented in a velo-bound, xeroxed format. I recommend this book highly to anyone who practices any internal style of martial arts. The information transcends stylistic representations or expression and presents the core principles which apply to all martial arts practice in a...

An Explanation and Pictures of the Target Hitting Method in Bagua Quan

The techniques of Bagua Quan are many and distinct from other fighting systems. This art has one fixed routine method. It may be hard or it may be soft. It may be controlled and it may be simplified. The name of this fist is suspect. Look at your opponent's body structure. And consider how you will use the art to attack. The enemy's body may be big and strong, or maybe his body is small and quick. Look for his cleverness. How are his spirit and energy Practice fighting to get the secrets of the...

Authors Preface

In my youth I loved to study the martial arts. I came to Tianjin to find a good teacher. My uninformed friends taught me the art of Xing Yi Quan. I practiced this for many years. Still, it was not enough. Because I loved the mystery of Baguazhang I arranged to study at Master Cheng's school. Master's name was Youlong and he was called Haiting. He inherited Grand Master Cheng Tinghua's legacy. Grandmaster Cheng Tinghua worked in the capitol selling eyeglasses and therefore the people called him...

The Passing of Two Gao Style Ba Gua Zhang Seniors

Last Fall, two of the most senior lineage holders in the Gao Yi Sheng ft A A lineage of Ba Gua Zhang past away. Gao Yi Sheng's last living student He Ke Cai - Ho Ho Choy in Cantonese - see Pa Kua Chang Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 3 passed away on November 2 in Hong Kong at the age of 86 and Wang Shu Sheng a student of Gao Yi Sheng's student Liu Feng Cai 1 SL 42 , passed away in December at the age of 78 see Pa Kua Chang Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2 . He Ko Cai was born in 1910 in Guang Dong Province. In...

Discussion Of The Martial Study Of The Daoist Skill Of Combining Stillness And Movement Into

Qian and Kun began to settle out. Everything pure and light makes heaven. Everything turbid and heavy make earth. What are heaven and earth They are the qi of yin and yang. Yin and yang together create and transform all things. People make the spiritual force of all things. They uphold and spread only what is reliable. The body is half yin and half yang. The spirit is half divine and half demonic. If we cultivate the Dao then we can become completely divine. If we wound...

The Fundamentals of Ba Gua Broadsword

Double Broadsword Chinese

Throughout Ba Gua Zhang's relatively short history, the broadsword has been the weapon of choice for many of the Ba Gua stylists who worked as bodyguards and caravan escorts. Most notably, Li Cun Yi A comes to mind as one of the most prominent Ba Gua stylists who became famous for his use of the broadsword in both fighting bandits and fighting against the Foreign Armies in the Boxer Rebellion. His skill at this weapon was so high, he earned the nickname Single Saber Li. The broadsword is very...

Luo De Xiu to Tour the United States

Gao Style Ba Gua Zhang instructor Luo De Xiu of Taipei, Taiwan, will conduct a series of Ba Gua seminars in the United States beginning on 30 March 1996. Luo, who has been featured in Inside Kung Fu Magazine, the Pa Kua Chang Journal see Vol. 3, No. 5, and Vol. 4, No. 2 and the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, has conducted several other seminar tours here in the United States over the past few years and has always been well received by seminar participants. Luo is a very open teacher and...

Liu He Ba Fa Quan

I firmly believe that the only way to get good at martial arts is through hard work, dedication, and long hours of practice. However, development of the internal arts requires more than just a lot of hard physical work, it also requires a deep study of the principles of the arts and how they relate to that practice. The principles guide the practice so that there is a structure, a system, and an involvement of the self beyond simple motions of the physical body. Every teacher of internal...

Little Bit on Mr Sun Xikun

Sun Xikun is a Daoist and a deeply worshipful person. He is from Wujiao County in Hebei. Mr. Sun's inborn nature is sincere and generous. When he was young, he had a craving for the martial arts. Even now that he is older he still loves it. With a strong will he studied and examined the martial arts of Bagua, Xingyi, and Taiji. He became skilled and strong. He established the Dao De Martial Arts School. Mr. Sun is a person of high morals. He is easily approachable. Mr. Sun furthermore runs...