So what did becoming an Yi Guan Daoist entail

Kent Howard Bagua

He began training me in Yi Guan Dao philosophy. I attended lectures up on the fourth floor. I would take notes from the lectures and ask questions. After a short period of time he told me that they were going to do an induction of new members. I asked him if I Huang Jin Sheng demonstrating a Ba Gua application on a student, June 1992 Kent Howard with his teacher Huang Jin Sheng in front of the Yi Guan Dao alter in Huang's home Yi Guan Dao temple, 1994 could take part, and he said yes. We had a...

Warriors of Stillness

Wuji Qigong Cai Song Fang

Meditative Traditions in the Chinese Martial Arts A New Book by Jan Diepersloot It seems as though everyone in the internal martial arts world these days is talking about standing practice. And for good reason As Wang Shu Jin writes in the section of his book Ba Gua Swimming Body Palms in the section titled Wang Shu Jin's Advice on Learning Ba Gua Zhang You must practice zhan zhuang standing postures . No matter which type of martial arts you practice, zhan zhuang training will be a basic...

An Introduction to Wang Shu Jin and His Ba Gua Zhang

Wang Shujin

In Volume 2, Number 2 Jan Feb 92 , of the Pa Kua Chang Newsletter we printed an interview Kent Howard conducted with his teacher, Huang Jin Sheng, one of Wang Shu Jin's loop Ba Gua students and thus we already briefly touched on Wang's Ba Gua Zhang in this Journal In this issue we explore Wang Shu Jin's Ba Gua in more detail, once again through Huang Jin Sheng's student, Kent Howard. The following article gives a brief introduction to Wang Shu Jin Most of this information was gathered during an...

What did he start you with in terms of the Ba Gua practice

Because he saw that I knew the basics of Ba Gua and the stepping and all of that, and obviously had Kent Howard with his teacher, Huang Jin Sheng, and a few of Huang'a other students at Pa Kua Ch'an Buddhist Temple, the group's usual morning workout spot practiced the form I was doing for many years, he started me right into the lian huan zhang continuous linking palm form, which is the first form in Wang's system. We started right into the single palm change and the double palm change and on...