Yul Hsiens Pa Kua Chang

Pakua ChangKua 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)

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5 - Pa Kua Chang (Eight Trigram Palm)

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It is important that the student not use force, but instead use only enough strength that is necessary to maintain the posture.

The author recommends that aspiring students learn from this example and spend a considerable portion of their first two to three years of practice training in these simple looking postures until they can move freely with speed and balance, maintaining their alignment in a moderately deep stance stepping lightly and with power.

Tan Huan Chang (Single Palm Change)

From the Pa Kua Chang posture, with the left hand leading, k'ou pu and turn to the left, swinging the left leg out along the perimeter of the circle, left palm facing the outside of the circle, thumb down. Bring the right foot up behind the left foot in into a half step (weight on the right foot) and swing the right hand slantingly upward from its position by your right flank to cross with the left hand at the wrist. Shoot the right foot and right hand forward as if striking with the blade of the palm at the same time pulling the right hand back, elbow down, palm facing your right ear, hand held temple height (see photo). The movement should be as if drawing a bow. Immediately follow by inserting the right hand under the left forearm and flank as if jabbing an opponent to the left and slightly behind with one's fingertips. Execute a palm change by drawing the right hand up the outside of the left forearm and swinging the right foot forward, bringing one to a right hand forward Pa Kua Chang posture.

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