Bagua Quan Foundation Training

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Bagua Quan is a traditional Chinese martial art combining internal cultivation with external application. The key functions of the Bagua Quan system are to regulate Qi and blood, Yin and Yang, and the balance of flow in the body. In this book, He Jinghan explains the philosophy and techniques of this system and provides the reader with an accessible approach to the art of Bagua Quan.

Master He begins with an exploration of the basic concepts underlying traditional Chinese ...

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Overview

Bagua Quan is a traditional Chinese martial art combining internal cultivation with external application. The key functions of the Bagua Quan system are to regulate Qi and blood, Yin and Yang, and the balance of flow in the body. In this book, He Jinghan explains the philosophy and techniques of this system and provides the reader with an accessible approach to the art of Bagua Quan.

Master He begins with an exploration of the basic concepts underlying traditional Chinese martial arts and goes on to explain the philosophical principles of the eight Bagua trigrams and their relationship to Bagua Quan. The book contains many exercises designed to improve stamina, strengthen bones and muscles, and fortify the mind, including training methods such as wrist and elbow rotation, leg and palm techniques and stances. A comprehensive chapter on internal cultivation skills explains how Qi and Li (energy and force) can be integrated through changes in limb and trunk movements

Fully illustrated with over 200 photographs and diagrams demonstrating exercises, stances and postures, this book is the ideal guide for anyone wishing to understand the basics of Bagua Quan or develop foundation skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848190153
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 1,381,815
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Paul Alexander 11

Translator's Note 13

Introduction 15

The Lineage 19

Part I Principles

Chapter 1 Basic Concepts 25

Bagua Quan commandments 26

Ancient warriors and martial artists 29

Equal cultivation of scholarly and martial attainments 31

Knowledge and wisdom 34

Permanence and change 35

Substance and application 37

Postures, sets of moves and forms 39

Staff, sabre, spear and sword 41

Qi, force and skill 42

The Mystery of force 44

The limbs and the trunk 46

Body and mind 47

Power and force 49

Smooth and unimpeded balance 51

The principles of the body, medical science and technique 52

Training and nurturing 54

Specialisation and generalisation 56

Belief and doubt 58

Self-belief of the martial artist 60

The great love of the martial artist 62

Part II Theory

Chapter 2 Bagua Quan and the Bagua 67

Generation of the Bagua trigrams 67

Composition of the Bagua 68

The Five Phases 69

Orientation of the Bagua 70

The palaces 71

The flow of energy 72

The properties of the Bagua 74

Bagua acquired images 74

Chapter 3 Outline of the Bagua Quan System 77

Chapter 4 Eight Mother Palm Styles and Eight Palms 81

Eight Mother Palm Styles 81

Eight Palms 84

Part III External Training and Internal Cultivation

Chapter 5 External Training Skills 89

Basic body techniques 89

Soft skill training methods 92

Light skill training methods 112

Hard skill training methods 128

Chapter 6 Internal Cultivation Skills 129

Starting Postures 129

Single Change Palm Style 132

Changing Palm Postures 134

Double Change Palm Style and Eight Palms 147

Eight Palms-Internal Four Palms 150

Eight Palms-External Four Palms166

Walking Eight Palms 182

Part IV My Master's Teaching

Chapter 7 Notes from Gong Baozhai 197

Mutual generations in the Five Phases; reciprocation between mother and son (1) 198

Mutual generations in the Five Phases; reciprocation between mother and son (2) 200

Mutual generations in the Five Phases; reciprocation between mother and son (3) 202

Mutual generations in the Five Phases; reciprocation between mother and son (4) 206

Hardness and Softness in Yin and Yang 207

The applications of the Five Phases in Eight Palms 208

Glossary 211

Index 217

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