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Bagua

Jul
15
2014

QA: Bagua’s Gaze

Hi Debbie, WOW….Ted’s DVD’s are excellent. Thanks so much for such a great product. Can I ask a few questions? ~I have studied with a guy who said we should always have our gaze on the hand facing the center of the circle, etc. I did not hear Ted mention this, though he may have […]

Mar
27
2014

QA: Bagua Zhang Variations

I really enjoyed the article about bagua. Thanks. I’d appreciate it if you could explain to me why there are so many forms/palms. What is the goal of variations? Thanks in advance, M Dear  M, You are right there are a lot of variations in Bagua, especially for a style that is less than 200 […]

Mar
27
2013

QA: Bagua Mud-Stepping

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: […]

Apr
8
2012

QA: Mud Stepping in Chen Tai Chi and in Bagua Zhang

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 […]

Nov
10
2011

QA: Jiang Style Bagua Palms

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. 

Nov
27
2010

QA: Baguazhang and Strength building?

I don’t understand if it’s internally or externally or both, but it feels like I did when I use to lift weights…

Mar
6
2009

Bagua Explained

NOTE: This is not so much an article as an ongoing process which will expand over time.