Heibsfor Warming Up In Winter

In this column Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner Gary Stier lends advice on how to warm up the body in the coming Winter months through the use of food and herbs. This is a continuing column which covers food and herb use with the changing seasons. The cool winds of Fall have now visited most parts of North America, blowing the brightly colored leaves of Autumn to the ground once again. Nature's promise of yet another cold, wet Winter season fills the air as temperatures drop throughout...

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Kuang Hsu Emperor

Other well known practitioners who are said to have studied with Tung are Liang Chen-P'u Shih Chi-Tung Chia Feng-Ming Li Ts'un-I Among Pa Kua scholars there is constant debate as to whether or not certain students actually studied with Tung himself or with one ofTung's senior students Ch'engTing-Hua and Yin Fu being recognized as Tung's most senior students . When Tung was in his later years, students most likely received the majority of their instruction from Yin or Ch eng and only spent a...

Pa Kua Chang Generation Names in the Lineage of Tung Hai Chuan

Chinese names typically consist of two or three characters. The first character represents the surname and the following one or two characters represents the given name. Although a person will keep his surname for life, at every memorable event, such as entering school, confirming a religion, or getting married, the individual will be given a new name. As he acquires a variety of names, his family may call him by one name, his school friends another, and his business acquaintances still...

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Self Defense Guide

Levels when engaging in Kua Chang, however, other, one extended guarding the door P an Chang the front sky. Ren Wen Zhu position allows the ch'an szu twisting opponent. is fully shown with twisting, rolling, movements, in China's this. Interestingly and fortunately, foreign practitioners who perform traditional Pa Kua still tiy to employ the ch'an szu even though not everyone can produce it from the body. Comparing the percentage of the kang hard and the jou soft . Pa P an Chang is more kang...

Pa Fart Chang Walking the Circle Takes a Different Turn

Kua Chang Techniques

Pa Kua Chang is one of the youngest kung fu styles, becoming popular as recently as the turn of the centuiy. But in spite of its youth it has one thing in common with almost all other kung fu styles its history is a mystery. The Chinese have a common cultural prejudice opposite to Occidental cultures. Westerners openly declare their inventions, thus placing their names in history books and reaping well deserved profits from their basic patents. In contrast, Confucius would only take credit for...

Eunuch Operation

Eunuch Operation

The Pa Kua Chang generation names, created by Tung Hai-Ch'uan, are carved into one of the two stone steles that were palced at the original tomb site in 1930. The writing on Tung's tombstone 1930 describes Tung as an unusually strong man with a back like a horse. Something is wrong with this picture. Another theory regarding this matter states that Tung did work in Prince of Su's palace, but he was not a menial, he was a martial arts instructor and bodyguard. This theory would make more sense....

The Life of Tung Hai Chuan and the History of his Tomb

Tung Hai Chuan

The legends, stories, tall tales, and fables that surround the life of Tung Hai-Ch'uan are more numerous than the number of times he walked around a circle during the course of his sixty-nine years. Because Tung has been glorified in pulp hero novels and martial arts fairly tales, separating the fact and fiction of his life story is not an easy task. If you are well read on the subject of Chinese martial arts, and you believe everything that you read, then you know that Tung Hai-Ch'uan could...

Yul Hsiens Pa Kua Chang

Kua Chuan Eight Basic Palm Positions

6E - Single Palm Change Tan Huan Chang 7 - Whirling Clouds Palm Hsuan Yun Chang 8 - Spiraling Clouds Palms P'an Yun Chang 4 - Separating Clouds Palm Fen Yun Chang 6E - Single Palm Change Tan Huan Chang 7 - Whirling Clouds Palm Hsuan Yun Chang 6A - Single Palm Change Tan Huan Chang 8 - Spiraling Clouds Palms P'an Yun Chang 5 - Pa Kua Chang Eight Trigram Palm yet for another two hours, bringing his daily practice time to a total of six hours, day in and day out. It is important that the student...

YC Wong demonstrates the Eight Mother Palms of Pa Kua Chang

Yew Ching Wong

Yew Ching Wong is one of the most highly respected and experienced kungfu practitioners in the United States today. Wong began his life-long study of kungfu in the Hung Chia Hung Gar style under Lin Tsu Lum Jo in Hong Kong. Wong is known best for his Hung Gar. however, he is also proficient in the Northern Pi Kua system, which he learned from Keng Te-Hai Kun Duk Hoi . In addition, Wong is highly skilled in Tai Chi Ch'uan, Pa Kua Chang, and Hsin-I Sum Yi - a style emphasizing standing meditation...

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Pakua Chang Journal

It was a busy summer for Pa Kua Chang. A number of well known teachers, including Y. C. Wong, Park Bok Nam, John Bracy, Kumar Frantzis, Zhang Lu-Ping, T. Y. Pang, Adam Hsu, Bow Sim Mark, B.P. Chan, Allen Pittman, Nick Gracenin, George Xu, Johnny Lee, and John Painter held Pa Kua Chang seminars and or workshops this summer. Y.C. Wong teaching in Gaithersburg, MD We recently received a report that Pa Kua Chang instructor Sha Kuo-Chung of Yunnan Province passed away on 7 August 1992. Details of...

The Origins of Pa Kua Chang Part

Kua Chuan For Self Defense

This article is the Jirst part of a serial which will address the many theories regarding the origin of Pa Kua Chang. Stories abound about how the art of Pa Kua Chang was originated. The only clear lineage that exists is that of Tung Hai-Ch'uan and so many feel that Tung was the founder. Tung rarely spoke of his own background. His relationship with his students was very strict and thus none of them dared to ask. Whether or not Tung invented this art on his own or learned it from another is a...