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“Bagua”

Oct
27
2014

Two Bagua Classics in new translation

Dedicated Bagua teacher, Andrea Falk, offers up her translation of Jiang RongQiao’s Bagua Zhang Eight Palms form AND Yan Dehua’s Bagua Applications. Not only are these clear, accessible  translations, but the Jiang text has additional posture photos from teacher Cai YuHua.  Falk herself learned the Jiang style from sifu Huan Dahai, an apprentice of Jiang’s. […]

May
7
2014

Cheng Style Gao Branch

I don’t generally post series which are Chinese Only DVDs but I am coming to the conclusion that the Gao style of Bagua is not only healthy and filled with information but a style that may eventually dominate the Bagua world. I am from the Yin Fu lineage and I really like a number of […]

Apr
15
2014

Squaring the Fours Away

One of the things we like about the series is the extra comments

Dec
13
2013

Glance: Four-Star Bagua Book/DVD

When we have a moment we record these mini-video reviews to give you an inside look at the new arrivals and products on display. Browse for a minute. It’s like taking a book off the shelf…     Reviews: Sun Zhi Jun’s You Shen (Swimming Body) Bagua Zhang Book/DVD    

Nov
25
2013

Two Styles of Bagua

This Liang style book shows a well-grounded and solidly presented approach with most of the applications of the forms leaning toward Shuai Jiao…

Nov
17
2013

A New Big Bagua Book

Long time coming is this presentation, the first in English, of the Bagua writings of Liu Feng Cai. Liu was a practitoner of the Gao Yi Cheng branch of Cheng Style Bagua. He is known for some of the most dramatically and uniquely posed Bagua positions and movements ever photographed. Members of the Tang Shou […]

Nov
4
2013

Don’t Block that Block

Sometimes people tell me there is no blocking in their martial styles and I feel a little sad for them. No doubt they feel that not blocking is a more evolved level of martial prowess.

Sep
3
2013

A National Treasure: Sun Zhi Jun

It has been the most exciting summer in the history of this company. We have found and rescued and re-issued more texts and DVDs than ever before. People are writing to us every day and mentioning a teacher they had no chance to see, or a form they had been tracking down and finally located […]

Aug
19
2013

QA: Does Size Matter (in a Bagua Circle?)

I’d love nothing more than to paint a circle on my nice concrete floor and would do so in a heartbeat, but I don’t own this home and therefore doing so is out of the question…

May
17
2013

Staying Fit with Wang Pei Sheng

many martial teachers would suggest specialized, one might even say custom-fitted exercises for people who were not their student necessarily…

Apr
7
2013

Two Areas of Special Interest

We have a lot of new material coming for our Chinese division and I thought we would start with a couple of unusual items…

Mar
12
2013

Bagua Zhang’s 8 Animals: First the seminar, now the Book (and DVD!)

It’s not our way to just ‘bang something out,’ so the basic manual turned into a larger project, and soon we had a fully illustrated and photographed, 144 page book, not just on the Eight Animals…

Feb
28
2013

Bagua Seminar

Last Sunday Plum conducted another Bagua seminar on the Eight Basic animals. What a great turnout! We met new people from locations as scattered as Sana Cruz, Calif., Portland, Oregon; and even Raleigh, North Carolina. It always seems a little daunting at the beginning to teach all eight animals but, by the end of the […]

Feb
26
2013

Excerpts from our Favorites

The Japanese challenger said, “I am going to use hard strength to take your arm in a lock and break it. Let’s see if you can use your soft energy to overcome that!”

Dec
16
2012

Sun Style Shines

We see a definite rise in the number of Sun practitioners…

Dec
6
2012

Q & A: Feng Shui and Martial Arts

Question: Is there a relation between Bagua Zhang and Feng Shui?

Nov
23
2012

Liu Bin’s Bagua Second Volume!

This series not only gives some instruction never seen in English before but really attempts to delve into the history, personalities and relationships of a group of Bagua practitioners…

Nov
13
2012

Return of the Shun Family

In all the thousands of products we’ve posted we don’t often lose anything but when we do it’s big.

Nov
9
2012

The Ruler is Back

Well, it’s been a few years but we now can offer probably the first description and video of the Tai Chi Ruler ever done in English.

Oct
30
2012

Fundamentals of Pa Kua (Bagua) Returns…

Now these have been unavailable for quite a time: like years!