The Eight Basic Palm Maneuvers

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Pa - kua Chang refers to a set of palm maneuvers, totaling eight in number. They are based on the Eight diagrams of the I Ching When these eight are variably combined, they in turn give rise to sixty four other palm maneuvers. The eight basic maneuvers are also known as the eight mother maneuvers. Fig 2. shows the 8 changes of the Pua Kua diagrams on which basis, the 64 palm maneuvers are derived.

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Lee Ying-arng's book Chinese Leg Manoeuvres is the answer to all followers of Oriental Self-defence who wants a clear, concise instructional book, I find it so practical, that I recommend unreservedly to all member's of Judo, Karate, Kenpo and the other Gung-fu systems. Certainly he is one of the most qualified authors,who will make a vital contribution to the now evident and world wide interest in Chinese Self-defence. Let's hope he'll have more books to offer really soon.


I hit the opponent with my right palm. He answers by catching hold of my right wrist with his right hand and my right elbow with his left hand and pulling me downwards and forward. I would in all probability fall forward and I should at this tine quickly raise my left leg and stamp the opponent on the right leg. fig 26-27. The opponent raises his right leg to avoid my attack. I should then use my left hand to poke against his eyes, fig 28. The opponent would loosen his hold on my right arm. I...


With Shun Pu, one may 'Walk the Circle' many times, but only in one direction either clockwise or counter clockwise. If one wants to reverse his direction, he has to employ K'ou Pu and Pai Pu. Assume that a person is walking 'the Circle' with Shun Pu in a clockwise manner. His last position is indicated in fig. 21 . R-l represents the right foot L-l represents the left foot. In order to reverse his position, he first moves his right foot to the position R2, he then brings his left foot foward...


Founder of Lee's Modified Tai Chi Chuan. President of Inner system Martial Arts Association, Doctor of Chiropractic and Acupuncture. A great master of the Chinese Martial Arts todav In his young days, he studied the arts of Chin-na Grapping and Dian-hsuhe fil the art of hitting the vital points of human body under a monk, whose surname is Sun , for more than ten years in the Northeast provinces of China. He is accomplished in this manly art. In 1950, he studied the most advanced art of pugilism...

Lees Modified Taichi in ACTION

After disclosing the secrets of the Tai Chi Art in his book Lee's Modified Tai Chi for Health Master Lee has taken considerable pains in putting the Art into film. By demonstrating the various movements himself, the author aims to reveal all the subtleties of the art, from the aspect of health as well as from that of self defence. All persons irrespective of sex or age could take up this art in a short period and could thereby acquire for themselves both health and longevity.

The Weapons

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The free hand defense art of Pa Kua is based on the eight mother palm maneuvers from which are developed a total of sixty four changes. The weapons of the Pa Kua school include the sword J , the single knife 7J ,the lance ft and the famous Semi-circular-sword figs. 22-25 . The principles in the use of these weapons are similar to the principles of the palm maneuvers. The essence is in the circling movements Walk the cirle and their changes.


Defensive Maneuver Graphics

Have you ever seen or heard of hands tough and hard as iron but as soft as feathers Is it possible Of course it can be done, Iron Palms in 100 Days shows you evety secret of it. Master Lee's books are money-back guarantee, and you can buy with full confidence. He has written many intstruction books and numerous articles on the manly arts for the press and magazines. His first English book entitled The Secret Arts of Chinese Leg Maneuvers was considered by the Black Belt Magazine March 1968...

Bibliography Of The Pa Kua School

Kua Chuan For Self Defense

Pa Kua Chuan Hsueh The art of Pa-Kua Lung Tsing Pa Kua Chang The Dragon Style of Pa Kua Palm maneuvers Yin Yang Pa P'an Chang The Yin and Yang pa Kua Palm maneuvers ASK Pa Kua Chang Chen Ch'uan The genuire Pa Kua Palm maneuvers Aif- r Pa Kua Cnang Hsin 1 New method Pa Kua Palm maneuvers the manus-1955 cript in author's hand. Pa Chang Kang Yoa The Principles of The manus-1955 cript in author's hand. Air , Pa Kua Chang Yoa 1 The essentals of Pa Kua Palm maneuvers Pa-kua Chang ShihYung Fa The...


Now Master Lee has accomplished the amazing by his revolutionary modification of Tai Chi. By basing his modified Tai Chi on basic principles and on the classical Yang School, he has developed bilateral aspects for the various forms. In the original Yang School, the Various forms are given only a singular aspect either the right or the left . Also he has eliminated many unnecessary repititions found in the older set. Yet, despite the above modifications, effectiveness is not sacrificed and the...

The Great Master Of Pa Kua School

Photos Old Kua Schools

No one could relate the exact history of this mysterious man, He only came into prominence when he was an eunuch in the palace of the Ching Emperor. Prior to that he was relatively unknown. On one occasion, the Emperor entertained his guests to a great feast. The palatial grounds were crowded with people at that time and entrance and exit was a herculean task. Tung Hai-chuan however could maneuver himself in and out of the palace grounds with comparative ease. The Emperor was much surprised by...

The Basic Footwork

Walking in a circle is the basic method of training the footwork in Pua Kua. The basic footwork are three, namely Shun Pu forward K'ou Pu Toe-in tntfr and Pai Pu Toe-out MP . The main point of Shun Pu is that during advancement, the front foot moves first, followed by the foot behind, fig. 19 . During retreat, the back foot moves first, followed by the foot in front, fig. 20 . Shun Pu actually resembles the ordinary way a person walks. In training ourselves to Walk the Circle', we only advance...