A Brief Lesson on Reeling Silk Energy in Bagua Zhang

In this short response to a video sent to us by Steven, a Bagua student, Ted Mancuso briefly describes one of the most—if not THE MOST—important elements of Bagua Zhang: reeling silk energy, or Chan Ssu Jin. Reeling silk energy is in the DNA of all of the traditional Chinese martial arts, but is particularly evident and promoted in Bagua Zhang, with its continuous circling movements.

Sorry for the background noise and sound quality—we filmed this spontaneously after watching Steven’s excellent video.

 

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