A Course in BaGua Vol. 1 & 2

with Professor Kang Ge-Wu

with Professor Kang Ge-Wu

Please Note: These Old VHS videos are now available on DVD, and at a lower price! Click HERE to be taken to Kang Ge Wu's course in Bagua Zhang on DVD.

Here is a long awaited series of videos on the art of BaGua by one of the most influential martial historians of our time. Scrupulously accurate and profoundly informed, Professor Kang Ge-Wu is an authority acknowledged throughout China AND the off-mainland Chinese world as a major researcher in martial lore and history. A graduate in the first group of such scholars in Chinese history Kang has established himself head and shoulders above others as a tireless investigator and a clear thinker.

This FIRST TAPE presents many faces of BaGua. It's really like four tapes in one.

There are numerous examples of different BaGua styles. Then an introduction to postural prinicples and hand positions.

BaGua 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".

He demonstrates a very nice series of Post Standing exercises along with an Eight Part Ch'i Kung series.

There 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.

He 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 BaGua door.

Finally Professor Kang shows BaGua free hands that links the beautiful motions of BaGua together.

The first part of this Course was very popular! Now 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:

First, he introduces each Change Palm with names for every move (right and left sides having different names).

Next a group of students perform the actions simultaneously.

Aftert this he points out errors and potential problems with each section.

Professor Kang performs, in an aerial view, each Change as part of Circle Walking.

We return to a group long shot with all students reprising the actions.

Next a number of applications are demonstrated from each circle.

And he does this for EACH Change!

Finally there is a valuable overview about "How to Practice" where Kang gives three distinct methods for improving your BaGua.

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