Dear Sifu Mancuso, I have a few important questions as a novice practitioner of Ba Gua Zhang. First, although one of the principal features of Bagua is Tang Ni Bu (Mud-step walking) why is it that when you watch the films of so many teachers, you do not see them doing this step? Please understand: [...]
Is the mud stepping in Liang Shan the same as it would be in Cheng style Bagua? There is the young female Bagua master on youtube who gives some brief introductory lessons on mud stepping, as I believe it is called. Dear RP, The Cheng style mud stepping relies a bit more on the sliding/landing [...]
Hi there., I recently bought the DVD, Bagua: Art of Change from you and am most happy with the quality of instructions. I understand it is Jiang Baguazhang covered in the DVD. I am wondering if there might a set of static arm postures (whilst walking the circle) associated with Jiang Baguazhang.
I don’t understand if it’s internally or externally or both, but it feels like I did when I use to lift weights…
NOTE: This is not so much an article as an ongoing process which will expand over time.