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Published bi-monthly by High View Publications, P.O. Box 51967, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Web http infinity.dorsai.org highview The Pa Kua Chang Journal is published six times a year. Each issue features an interview with, or article by, one or more Ba Gua Zhang instructor(s) from mainland China, Taiwan, the United States, and or Canada. The interviews will report on each instructor's background, current program, training methods and teaching philosophy. By utilizing this format, the intention is...

The Evolution of Ba Gua Zhang Strategy

Defense Infancy

As stated above, many schools of Ba Gua Zhang believe that all fighting strategies and applications come from the theory of yin yang, five elements, and ba gua - the principles of nature. In general, yin and yang represent the dynamic interaction of opposites, the five elements represent a system of checks and balances and interactive play between components of a system, and the ba gua represents angular, linear, rotational, and cyclical movement, variation, change, and combinatorial theory....

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By John D Bracy

Bagua Circle Walking

Create this image in your mind a bus load of classic looking Ba Gua masters, just the way they would look in a Hollywood martial arts movie. Some are bald, some sport classical master-like beards, many wear the trademark blue jacket customary to a generation of older Chinese, all of them represent the different styles of Ba Gua. They are all smiling and talking to each other as they bounce along in a rickety Chinese bus on the way to lunch. While I've asked you to imagine this picture, this was...

Historical Images Of Bagua

In the last issue I had two mistakes in Kent Howard's article on page 18. The first was that in the photo sequence, photos 3 and 4 are reversed. Secondly the characters for Xin Xin Xiang Ying were incorrect. I used however, the correct characters should have been Those of you who have been loyal subscribers for a while may have noticed that with each issue you receive we have been adding more and more items to our catalog. We are trying to sell more items for two reasons. One it helps bring...

Chinese Philosophy Told in Cartoon Panels

Three of the most famous Chinese philosophical texts are now available in a form that can be understood by everyone. World renowned Taiwanese cartoonist Tsai Chih Chung, whose books have sold over eighteen million copies and been translated into a dozen languages, retells the ancient Chinese wisdom of Sunzi, Laozi, and Zhuangzi in three books of profoundly wise and humorous cartoon renderings. Zhaungzi and Laozi Dao De Jing are the two primary texts of philosophical Daoism and their teachings...

The Eight Mother Palms

Eight Mother Palms

Because there are several different approaches to the theory and the practice of the Eight Mother Palms, I will divide the remainder of our Eight Mother Palm presentation into several sections. In the remainder of this article, I will describe the Eight Mother Palms as eight different upper body positions that are first practiced as the student holds the posture while standing still or walking the circle. I will then describe how these eight palms lead to the practice of more complex forms,...