NOTE: Please be aware that we only have one or two copies of some
of these. Many aren't even in print any more. Even if it is
listed here it may already be out of stock (we'll try to keep
it updated but they may go fast).
|TC732 Bagua 64 San Shou Palms
Wang Pei Sheng
236 Pages, photographs,
Here is exactly what is advertised, 64 self defense variations built on the Bagua of Wang Pei Sheng. This is a nicely done text. The photos are clear and in every case Wang Sifu shows the "form" version before applying it in fighting. This is handy because the fighting version is not always that similar to the form. Relatively direct applications but not stupid ones. An introductory section on philosophy and principles, a long end section on the names involved in all of Wang's Bagua. Wang learned his art from Gao Ke Xing, a student of Li De Kuan, who developed these 64 linear applications.
|C128X Wuji Bagua Lian Huang Zhang
Liu De Kuan
The Way of Bagua - A523X
By Li Yun Zhong
NOTE:This one has been going fast! We also may have some hurts at a discount...
This is a book from a grand student of the famous teacher, Cheng Ting Hua. Besides some good photos of the turns in this style there are interesting text sections of Li's teacher, Lu Xue Xi and grand teacher Cheng. (see translation below)
Other features include:
Pictures of Lu Xue Xi
Photographs of Single Change Palm, Double Change Palm, Comfortable Change Palm, Turn Body Change Palm, Rotate Body Change Palm, Twirling Change Palm,Fist Spinning Palm, Spinning Change Palm
Comments on Bagua Patterns Three Threads Palm, Millstone Palm
Free forms: Even Holding Palm, Round Ball Palm, Holding Ball Palm, Holding Palm, Penetrate the Forest Palm, Horizontal Opening Palm, Driving Stake Palm, Double Flapping Palm, Searching Palm, Slanting Palm
About Cheng Ting Hua
Li Ren Ping also talks about Wushu's origins and Bagua's Dao
1.First get a master who understands the principles whether you start early or late.
2. Unify the breath and you have bagua.
3. Unified breath becomes 8 trigrams, 4 shapes, twin powers (yin and yang)
4. From Yin and Yang through Bagua to Non-Duality.
5. Then the 64 transformations and the 72 hidden steps are mutually useful.
6. Structure is use, use comes from structure, usage is the origin, movement is the way. and numerous other topics.
Bagua Linked Palms 八卦連環掌 - TC 810
By Wang Shu Jin 王樹金
Very little has to be said about this famous instructor, who is still respected at his grave site twice a year in Taiwan. This is a nicely reproduced text with pictures of Wang himself demonstrating the title form. A good addition to a martial library as Wang was very famous indeed and is still well known.
Body - TC 701
By Wang Shu Jin 王樹金
is a very famous book in the Ba Gua Zhang world. This is the
first text written on the "Swimming Body" Ba Gua.
It was produced by the well known instructor Wang Shu Jin. These
old photos show Wang himself .
Wang was considered by some to be one of the best fighters in
Asia. His BaGua was extremely powerful and is recorded by a
number of martial artists, Asian and Western. Here is an edition
of his book with photographs of Wang himself posing for the
Gua Broadsword - TC 607
this handwritten text the Cheng Style Ba Gua Saber is shown
with illustrations and explanatory notes. The illustrations,
though they are small, are very clear and show a lucid indication
of the sword angles. The last page of the book is a typical
foot pattern chart. This is Ba Gua though so any help is useful.
DRAGON Shape BaGua Swimming Body Palm
- TC 321
by Dian Hsiao Tian
This book is by the author of the Xing Yi Ten Animal text we
sell (TC 106). The
photographs are not old but clear showing strong form. Each
circle is explained with clear, columnar Chinese characters
and about two photos per page so they aren't two small. The
practitioners form is good and highly demonstrative. We have
very few copies of this.
Yin Yang BA PAN ZHANG-TC 311
by Ren Zhi Cheng
first in 1937, Ba Pan refers to "eight flat things"and
can translated as levels. This lineage claims Yin Fu. Whatever
the exact lineage, this is one of the most flavorful representations
of BaGua you'll see. The twist are extreme and exciting. The
spirit of the BaGua completely realized with tremendous monkey-like
actions. Just for the photographs, a treasure. Contents include:
Explanation of practice, Big BaGua, Ba Pan holds, Ba Pan Saber,
Ba Pan Spear, practice drills, four generations of Ba Pan. Special
items mentioned are Monkey and Chuan Lin (Forest Penetrating)
movements. We have the same thing in our LION
Books reprint (LBRP-C034) —elsewhere on this page— format which is larger and has notes but this
is a neatly done edition with a beautiful cover.
Dragon Form Bagua Palm- TC 205
by Wang Bai-Nien
This book has been reprinted many times. It is one of the first
ever published on the art of BaGua. What's unusual about this
thin by very nicely done edition is that, unlike so many of
the others, this one contains the original PHOTOGRAPHS not the
line drawings taken from them. And what's even better is that
some of the photos are not even bad. This text is by Wang Bai
Nien student of Li Cun Yi, a famous second generation student
of Dong Hai Chuan.
WuDang Bagua Palm- TC 204
by Yuan Chu Tsai
These are collector's items for all those who used to hang
around the Chinese bookstores collecting little editions of
Kung Fu books. Yuan created a number of books like this on
BaGua which have gone through countless editions. His most
notable attribute is a horse stance that looks like two trees
growing out of the soil. The photos are old, sometimes barely
distinguishable but these little books take you back to early
in the 20th century and the first attempts to really establish
a popular library for students.
Lion Books of Taiwan
A522X Cheng Branch Gao Style Bagua Palm
by Liu Shu Xing, Ge Guo Liang and Li Xue Yi
Master Liu Feng Cai was a direct student of Gao Yi Sheng. He did a wonderfully organic and non-commercial Bagua. This is compiled of students of that style and is one of the major books on the Gao Branch of the larger Cheng style Bagua. This oversized edition is mostly line illustrations of the Pre Heaven Eight Circling Palms and the Post Heaven 64 "linear" Palms for which the Gao style is known.
There are discussions of the style, lineage, fundamentals, weapons (not illustrated), notes on the "animal" palms, internal training and famous personages in the Bagua history. A nicely down book with front photos in color.
Reprint: C007X BaGua
Palm Concise Course
by Yin Yu Zhang
1932 edition was reprinted in 2002. If you are a BaGua enthusiast, this
is an essential text for your shelf, as it contains photographs of Yin
Fu's son performing BaGua. Classic photographs illustrate positions from
the Eight Palm Changes. Circular diagrams with red annotation show corresponding
stepping patterns. Textual notes include many key points about footwork.
A thinner than usual book for this price, but Lion went to great effort
to add the complementary text and diagrams mentioned above. Just a classic.
Books #B302 (Bagua Fighting) ( Break the wall)
by Yen Te Hua
Po P'i. A
famous text nicely reprinted. Though described in the title as "Shaolin
Insights" this has for decades been considered one of the first illustrated
manual of BaGua usage. The techniques here were reproduced in such well-known
books as Li Ying-Arng's PaKua. A unique point: the explanation for each
technique in its entirety is repeated completely at each step. Wonderful
old fashioned illustrations and some rather trippy techniques...
to an English translation of this book
Body Continuous BaGua Palms
(Yu Shen Lien Huan BaGua Chang)
Tu Chao T'ang
reprint of a 1936 text on BaGua. Eight changing palms are presented and
then a number of secondary exercises with concentrations such as BaGua
kicking and elbow work. Written by a student of Gao Yi Sheng the illustrations
are primitive but delightful. This is an early text in BaGua history and
one of the primary examples of the Gao influence ...
Reprint: C028X True
Writings on the BaGua ChiMen Spear
by Sun Hsi Kun
This is a wonderful early BaGua text by Mr. Sun
a student of Cheng You-Long the son of Cheng Ting-Hua. The spear technique
here is classic and well illustrated with these great old photographs.
Originally published in 1930, this book shows solid technique. Movements
with the staff correspond to aspects of the trigrams with actions of defense,
attack, and sealing shown.
Books #A511 Dragon
Form BaGua Swimming Body Palms
by Chen Yun Ch'ing
is by a student/son of the famous teacher and historian CHEN PAN LING,
one of the top martial academicians of the last century . Clear illustrations
and text with pictures of Chen and his complete lineage in the different
arts. This book speaks about Chen Pan Ling's instruction and gives some
key points on the practice of BaGua. Changing Palms pictured with directions...
View other works by and about Chen Pan Ling ...
Reprint: C034X Yin Yang Ba Pan Zhang
by Ren Zhi Cheng
published in February, 1937: Tian Jin. Ba Pan refers to "eight
flat things" like eight pans and thereby translates as 8 levels.
This lineage claims to come from another origin than Tung Hai Chuan
and is somewhat an item of controversy which has even created correspondence
with our friend, the esteemed martial historian, Professor Kang Ge Wu
of BeiJing. Whatever the exact lineage, this is one of the most flavorful
representations of BaGua you'll see. The twist are extreme and exciting.
The spirit of the BaGua a completely realized with tremendous monkey-like
actions. Just for the photographs, a treasure. Contents include: Explanation
of practice, Big BaGua, Ba Pan holds, Ba Pan Saber, Ba Pan Spear, practice
drills, four generations of Ba Pan. Special items mentioned are Monkey
and Chuan Lin (Forest Penetrating) movements. There are a number of
reasons for the "Ba Pan" designation which you will encounter
if you study BaGua long enough. One explanation is that the Ba Pan are
the parts of the body. Another is that the Pan are the essential 8 coiling
actions. Lineage: Ren Zhi Cheng learned from Li Zhen Qing who was supposedly
a co-student of Dong Hai Chuan under Dong Meng Lin.