The Yellow Emperors Classic on Internal Medicine embraces the principle life is movement

Park Bok Nam's theory of energy development and cultivation includes three different types of qi in the body. The first is what Park calls skin qi. This is the qi that moves through the body's energy meridians, channels, and associated collaterals. When the practitioner practices qi gong and feels warmth, tingling, heaviness, fullness, etc., they are experiencing awareness of the skin qi. This kind of qi can be cultivated through both static and moving exercise. The second kind of qi Park calls...

The Nine Necessities

In the study of Ba Gua Zhang, it is required to pay attention to the nine necessities 1 Sink, 2 Transverseness, 3 Lift, 4 Nimbleness, 5 Wrap, 6 Straighten, 7 Droop, 8 Contract, and 9 Rise, Drill Fall, and Overturn. This refers to the wrist sinking outwards and the waist sinking downward, simultaneously with the coccyx lifted and the anus contracted. This is the theory to communicate with the Governor Vessel. This refers to the unbroken entire force and the congenital transverseness. The...

The Ten Statements

Gua Zhang Styles

During practice and actual combat, every part of the body should have the related posture and main points, then it is possible to learn or use the boxing art of Ba Gua Zhang. I write down ten statements in the summarization of my own experience to offer reference for the practitioner. Either in the ordinary practice or in actual combat, the two hands should extend as much as possible to realize the state that, the hand does not leave the elbow, and the elbow does not leave the hand and the hand...

Martial Applications of the Cao Branch of Yin Style Ba Gua Zhang

Chinese Boxing Techniques

Over the past four years, Ba Gua Zhang instructor Joseph Crandall of Pinole, California, has made available six translated works from Ba Gua Zhang and Xing Yi Quan as follows Ba Gua Zhang Practice Method by Jiang Rong Chiao, Cheng Style Ba Gua Zhang by Ma You Qing and Liu Jing Ru, Ba Gua Saber by Guo Zhen Ya, Wu Dong Ba Gua Zhang by Fei Yin Tao and Fei Yu Liang, and Yin Style Ba Gua Zhang by Zhang Lie these works are all now available from High View Publications, please write for information ....

Pa Kua Chang Related Periodicals

Qi The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness Insight Graphics, Inc., P.O. Box 221343, Chantilly, VA 22022 - Steve Rhodes and his crew at Insight Graphics continue to provide readers with interesting information relating to all aspects of Traditional Eastern health and fitness. The magazine is produced in a very high quality format. Journal of Asian Martial Arts 821 West 24th Street, Erie, PA 16502 - This is a high quality publication which provides well researched articles in a...

Liu believes that the first second of a fight usually decides who will win or lose

Liu Wan Lan Shou

Liu Wan Fu began his study of Ba Gua when he was 20 years old. His teacher, Cheng Yun Qing tl '-a it , was Zhang Zhao Dong's brother-in-law and had studied both Ba Gua Zhang and Xing Yi Quan from Zhang. Liu said that his teacher first taught him to practice holding standing postures and how to walk the circle. His stepping method was to pick the foot up flat, move it forward at about ankle height, then when it is about to touch down, slide it forward about another half step by pushing from the...

Ba Gua Zhang Qi Gong Methods Part II

In Part I of this article we discussed the history of Ba Gua Qi Gong, some of the goals of qi gong practice, the qi gong training process and the involvement of the mind in qi gong. In this second installment we will begin by discussing the role of body motion in qi gong practice, the importance of breathing exercise, and we will give a couple of examples of some typical Ba Gua Qi Gong exercise movements. Although there are many qi gong exercises which are practiced while the practitioner is...

Ba Gua Zhang as Practiced by the Chinese Boxing Institute International

Wang Shu Jin

In this article James Cravens, a Ba Gua Zhang instructor in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, describes the ten principles he feels are important to any Chinese fighting art. Cravens was taught Ba Gua Zhang by Christopher G. Casey, a student of Wang Shu Jin. Christopher G. Casey was born in the mid-40's and at the age of nine began his martial arts training in jujitsu. In the next thirty plus years, Casey would study Shorinyu Karate, Chinese and Okinawan Kempo, various Shaolin Arts, Qin Na, Shuai Jiao, Wing...

Become a good fighter is to fight on the street down and dirty no rules no pads full contact full speed

Rules Boxing

Years later the Lan Shou instructor's brother came to Tianjin looking for him. The instructor did not want his brother to find him because he knew there was still a price on his head and he did not want to put his brother in danger. The Lan Shou instructor left Tianjin, however, his brother was able to find the temple where he had been teaching. The students there told his brother that their teacher had left. The brother saw that the students were practicing Lan Shou and decided to stay there...

Ba Gua Zhang Fighting

Published bi-monthly by High View Publications, P.O. Box 51967, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 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 to give students an opportunity to get...