Published bi-monthly by High View Publications,
P.O. Box 51967, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (408) 622-0789
Orders: (800) 413-8296
E-Mail: [email protected]
Editor: Dan Miller
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 to know prospective teachers and to let teachers possibly gain insights and ideas from learning about the activities of their colleagues.
Chinese names and terms will be romanized using the pinyin system of romanization except when an instructor prefers his name romanized differently. The title of the Journal appears in the Wade Giles system of romanization as it was the system we started with and we kept the original title. Whenever possible, Chinese characters will be listed in parentheses following the first appearance of Chinese terms and names in each article.
The ideas and opinions expressed in this journal are those of the instructors being interviewed and not necessarily the views of the publisher or editor.
We solicit comments and/or suggestions.
All Rights Reserved, High View Publications.
The authors and publisher of this Journal are not responsible for any injury which may result from following the instructions contained herein. Before embarking on any of the physical activities described in this Journal, the reader should consult his or her physician for advice regarding their individual suitability for performing such activity.
Sorry this issue of the Pa Kua Chang Journal is being sent out so late. Several unavoidable complications and the hustle bustle of summer have put us behind schedule for this issue. We will try to get back on track next time around. My apologies to all of you who have been anxiously awaiting this issue.
Those of you who are fans of the Chinese Characters we use in this magazine will be a bit disappointed with this issue because not all of the Chinese names which are used in the C.S. Tang interview are included. These characters were provided to me by Mr. Tang, however, I had a hard disk disaster and most of the characters I had on file were lost. Since I was running late with this issue, I decided not to include them, as rebuilding them would have taken a long time. Hopefully I'll have the problem fixed by the next issue.
From now until September 1st we are discounting all items in our catalog by 10%. We are also marking down back issues from $4.00 to $3.50 each, which means that if you take advantage of the summer sale, you will receive a 10% discount on the $3.50 sale price if you order before 1 September. We will not be reprinting any of these back issues, so order before they are all gone! Additional savings are as follows: Ba Gua Calendars and Ba Gua and Xing Yi carved seals are now 40% off of the catalog price.
We are often asked about which back issues we would recommend. Since everyone has a different interest and taste, it is difficult to predict what each individual will enjoy. However, our most popular back issues are Volume 4, Number 6 on circle walking, Volume 6, Number 1 on the Eight Mother Palms, and Volume 5, Number 5 on the Single Palm Change. Also, all issues covering Li Zi Ming's Ba Gua and the Gao style Ba Gua have been very popular.
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Achieve Health, Wealth And Body Balance Through Yin Yang Mastery. Cut up on the old stone drums of Republic of China, inscribed in books handed down through thousands of years, traced on ancient saucers and on saucers made today, is a sign and a symbol. It is woven into textiles, stitched into embroideries, emblazoned over house gates, wrought into shop emblems, a circle, locked together inside it yang and yin yang, light, yin, dark, each carrying inside itself the essence of the other, each shaped to the other