Calendar of Pa Kua Chang Workshops and Seminars

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The Large Saber of Ba Gua Zhang

The large saber is a beautiful and unique weapon to the Ba Gua system and is used and practiced in true Ba Gua fashion. The practice and development of this weapon conforms to the intrinsic nature of this system. We will explore the essence of this core, and its relationship to this elegant and effective saber. The Ba Gua Zhang system in its original transmission is elegantly simple. It has a common thread of principles that are explored and developed in a systematic and clear manner. This is...

An Introduction to Ba Gua Zhang Weapons

Welcome to the first of two consecutive issues focusing on Ba Gua Zhang weapons. For the Ba Gua Zhang practitioner, weapons training is an integral part of the Ba Gua Zhang art. In the old days, the need to become skilled at wielding various weapons was a necessity for those who used their Ba Gua art in their jobs as bodyguards, caravan escorts, and or residence guards. As history shows, many of the first few generations of Ba Gua Zhang practitioners were employed in this capacity, and all of...

An Introduction To Sun Style Ba Gua Swordplay

Wuji Sword Form Sun

Following is an introduction to the concepts and practice of the Sun Lu Tang 0 fT style Ba Gua straight sword. Although Sun Lu Tang himself claims the Ba Gua straight sword method was passed down through Ba Gua Zhang's founder, Dong Hai Chuan Jt M'l , this particular method of swordplay is unique to the Sun style. Its theory of use and the flavor of it's movements closely parallels Sun style Ba Gua Zhang the empty hand art and truly serves as an armed counterpart to the original weaponless...

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Kua Zhang Characters

Eight Immortal Sword by Park Bok Nam Eight Immortal Sword by Park Bok Nam A Weapon is an Extension of the Mind by Carlos Casados 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...

Weapon is an Extension of the Mind

Continuous Palm

That th e warriors of old came too our peaceful hermitages to foster their martial skill is no paradox. They came to learn how to apply the secret of emptiness, how to ensure that the enemy's sword, though aimed at flesh, encounters void,, and how to destroy the foe by striking with dispassion. Hatred arouses wrath wrath breeds excitement excitement leads to carelessness which, to a warrior, brings death. A master swordsman can slay ten enemies besetting him simultaneously, by virtue of such...

For in truth there are no transitions In Ba Gua the whole system is the embodiment of transition

The seamless continuity of Ba Gua both in application and progression lead the student to a deeper understanding of the nature of change, whispering a deeper realization that Ba Gua is never a rigid or fragmentary art. The forms are only sentences passed down from one master to the next. It is the obligation of the practitioner to become proficient enough to be able to make his or her own poetry. This is achieved by breaking down and understanding the individual components or motion...

Corner

Happy New Year I trust everyone has had a great holiday season and you are ambitiously undertaking all of those New Year's resolutions to practice harder this year. It has been a very busy time of the year around here. Not only has the release of Park Bok Nam's new book, our new Winter Catalog, and the usual Christmas rush kept us busy, but my wife, Mariann, is due to give birth to our daughter, Emily Nicole Miller, on January 6th. If this issue of the Journal arrives at your mail box a little...