Ba Gua Zhang instructor Liu Xing Han teaches the circle walk practice to a group of students in Beijing's Temple oif Heaven Park in the early 1980's.
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Another variation which occurs in the circle walk body posture is the position of the spine. While most schools will maintain a straight spine, some teachers will have their students hold the spine perfectly vertical while others will have their students tilt the spine forward slightly. The tilted spine, characteristic of the Yin Fu style, brings the body weight forward a bit so that it is centered between the legs (or just slightly in back of center). When the weight of the body is more towards the center, between the legs, the change of direction can be executed faster.
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