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Bagua Zhang Resources
Cheng Style Baguazhang Bagua interlink palm with swimming body-Du thân Bát quái chưởng
Teacher Liu Jing-Ru of the Cheng Style of Ba Gua Zhang (Eight Trigram Palms) demonstrates a "Swimming Body" series of palm changes. Much tighter than many other styles this has quick hand changes and subtle body movements. A very "twisty" form of BaGua subtle for all students.
Cheng Style BaguaZhang Mother palm(Eng sub)-Bát mẫu chưởng
The Eight Mother Palms constitute the core exercise of the Bagua system. Here is a well done presentation of the Cheng style version of the art with the core palms up which future skills will be built. The first full series is the Cheng Mother Palms which, in all styles of Bagua, is the foundational exercise to create the other, more complex variations. Mr. Sun also shows a complete version of the Swimming Body Eight Turning Palms. The instruction is good and clear for this crucial information about the Cheng style Bagua Zhang.
Trình thức Bát quái chưởng Đối luyện
A nice, three part form broken into relatively simple sectionsBaGua partner work is soft and emphasizes BaGua's unique twisting and circling properties. This formal series of movements is meant to represent BaGua usage that is highly stylized, soft and strongly shows the flavor of BaGua.
Baguazhang- Shifu HanYanWu
Master Han Yan Wu is an internationally renowned expert in traditional Ba Gua Zhang (Cheng TingHua style), Xing Yi Quan and Liu He Tang Lang/six harmonies praying mantis kung fu.Master Han has spent his whole life dedicated to learning and teaching traditional Chinese neijia kungfu. He currently resides and teaches in Beijing in TaoRangTing Park / 陶然亭公园 ( near Hepingmen subway station). He has won many Championships in China both in traditional Ba Gua and in Liu He Praying Mantis. He is the Deputy Secretary of the Beijing Ba Gua Research Committee is currently Ranked Grade 6 in Chinese Wushu / Martial Arts. He is also Dean and head coach of the Beijing Traditional Wushu and Bagua Training Department. email: email@example.com (english & chinese) 韩燕武 陶然亭公园进东门 每日 下午 15.00 - 19.00 联系电话: (0086) 15910992803 (BEIJING)
History & PhilosophyLiu He Men (Six Harmony Gate) is a branch of Yue style Shaolin Gong Fu. It combines soft and hard, internal and external techniques. Liu He is based in the theory of six combinations: Internally: cultivate essence, energy and spirit. Externally: cultivate hands, eyes and body. The purpose of this training is to develop an ideal state of health, protect the body's energy and master self defence and retaliation. This leads to a superior level of martial arts skill, total freedom of defence, a healthy body and a long life. 'Eyes go with the mind, Mind goes with the Qi, Qi goes with the Body, Hands go with the Feet, Elbows go with the Knees, Shoulders go with the Hips'. Liu He movement is firm, forceful, steady and accurate. The heads moves like an inquisitive ghost, the chest sinks in defence and extendsin attack. The body floats, sinks. and soars, jumps like a cat, dodges like a dog, rolls like a rabbit and turns like an eagle. 'When one part moves, every part moves. When one part is still, every part is still. Move when the enemy moves, move like an avalanche.' Liu He Men was the style practiced by Grandmaster Wan Lai Sheng before he took up Zi Ran Men. However Wan Lai Sheng also continuously developed his skill and style of Liu He Men as he deepened his knowledge of martial arts. Wan Lai Sheng then constructed a curriculum of Liu He Men forms which he felt was most for developing skills as a martial artist, so in this way, Wan Lai Sheng's Liu He Men cirriculum could beseen as the forming foundation for the study of martial arts. It was Wan Lai Sheng who once stated that "All Gong Fu requires understanding of the the six harmonies (Liu He). Without understanding it, your Gong Fu will not be solid."
Training MethodLiu He Men practice generally consists of basic muscle and flexibility training, and follows with the study of select Shaolin Liu He Men form sets, and continues until the students can successfully apply the techniques in actual combat.
Forms & Weapons SetsThere are many form sets in the Liu He Men system. Some of the more common ones include: Standard Liu He Men Empty Hand Form Sets Basic Fist Form Liu He Form Green Dragon Form Black Tiger Form Mother and Son Form Two Man Fighting Form Short Arhat Luo Han Form Standard Liu He Men Weapon Form Sets Basic Cudgel Golden Phoenix Single Wing Saber Nine States Cudgel Eight Immortals Straight Sword 24 Golden Spear Hacking Forest Double Straight Sword Two Person Straight Sword
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