FIRST TAPE presents many faces
of BaGua. It's really like four tapes in one.
are numerous examples of different BaGua styles. Then an introduction
to postural prinicples and hand positions.
stepping is clearly shown next. Then BaGua circling exercises.
From that point on Kang demonstrates a number of historically
accurate essentials. He shows the Big Eight Palms, akin to
the "Mother Palms".
demonstrates a very nice series of Post Standing exercises
along with an Eight Part Ch'i Kung series.
is a nice section on the postural requirements of BaGua with
both right and wrong examples. Then he shows two entire
sets of BaGua Palm changes.
begins with the Eight "Old" Palms, very suitable
to someone learning the art. Then he progresses to the famous
Chiang style "New" Palms (the same form demonstrated
in our Art of Change DVD)
which is acknowledged as one of the best sets to enter the
Professor Kang shows BaGua free hands that links the beautiful
motions of BaGua together.
first part of this Course was very popular!
Plum has issued the SECOND TAPE
of Professor Kang GeWu's series.
This video (NTSC) outlines and teaches the "Eight Powers"
BaGua. With Professor Kang's usual precision and clarity he
takes you through this treatment in a number of stages:
he introduces each Change Palm with names for every move (right
and left sides having different names).
a group of students perform the actions simultaneously.
this he points out errors and potential problems with each section.
an aerial view, each Change as part of Circle Walking.
return to a group long shot with all students reprising the
a number of applications are demonstrated from each circle.
he does this for EACH Change!
there is a valuable overview about "How to Practice"
where Kang gives three distinct methods for improving your BaGua.