DVDS: Ba Gua Zhang (Yin Fu style)

Ba Gua, one of the fastest growing martial arts in the world, has many branches. Without a doubt one of the strongest and largest derives from Yin Fu and his disciples. Among the many Yin Fu derivatives are Chuan Lin or the Penetrating Forest style represented here by both Adam Hsu, Jason Tsou and Tony Yang.

New! #24291 Xiao Kai Men (The Small Open Door)

The first thing is that this DVD was originally aVHS tape. The quality suffers from this earlier incarnation and lack of menus. That said, here is another core form of the Gong BaoTian branch of the Yin Fu family of Bagua. This form, which had only eight key movements, is an excellent introduction to Bagua structure. It is comprised of a series of four animals each with two representative movements. We have Dragon, Bear, Snake and Swallow. Once learned it can be performed in a variety of ways including short line, long line, partnered and around the circle. In this DVD Tony Yang also demonstrates an excellent method where this simple form can be expanded into Palm Changes on the circle. He also shows applications of the individual moves. I use Kai Men in my teaching and consider it a valuable form not because it walks a circle be because it teaches the student to twist in proper Bagua fashion. It is a foundational method of training that for some branches mark their first real Bagua form. Robert Figler's narration and pacing clearly present the material.

Also: Unlike the original VHS there is included a very dodgy but interesting section of old films from the 1970' of WuTan two partner practice and some of Liu Yun Chiao himself playing Elk Horn knives.

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#21011 Bagua #1 Internal Palms

Adam Hsu, besides coming forth for the first time in English with this form also handles the following topics:
  • History and Lineage of Ba Gua- Ba Gua Zhang's lineage
  • Basic Principles -Ba Gua philosophy and function
  • Step Training- Stationary, square and circle walking
  • The form itself Penetrating Forest Internal Palms Form
  • Ch'i Kung specific to Ba Gua on "Ch'i Gathering"
  • Palm Training- Founding elemental Palm practice
  • Ba Gua Post Training- Single Post wrapping
  • Authentic Ba Gua usage

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#21012 Bagua #2 Eight Changing Palms

In this tape Adam Hsu instructs you in the following:

  • History and Lineage of Ba Gua- Ba Gua Zhang's development
  • Basic Principles -Ba Gua philosophy and practice
  • Step Training- Inward and Outward basic steps
  • The form itself Penetrating Forest Eight Changing Palms
  • Ch'i Kung specific to Ba Gua on "Ch'i Exchanging"
  • Palm Training- Door Opening palm techniques
  • Ba Gua Post Training- Multiple Post switching
  • Authentic Ba Gua usage.
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#21013 Bagua #3 Linking Palms

Adam Hsu discusses the following topics:

  • History and Lineage of Ba Gua- Adam Hsu's own lineage
  • Basic Principles -Ba Gua philosophy and usage
  • Step Training- Root shaking leg usage
  • The form itself Penetrating Forest Linking Palms Form
  • Ch'i Kung specific to Ba Gua on "Ch'i controlling"
  • Palm Training- 8 special Targeting Palms
  • Ba Gua Post Training- Exchanging Space.



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DVD#21022 Bagua Chi Kung Double DVD
Secrets of the Dragon
Jason Tsou

This Double DVD gives an outstanding Chi Kung series specially adapted for Bagua Zhang students. Jason Tsou, another top teacher from the Liu Yun Chiao lineage, shows a rare example of Chuan Lin (Yin Fu) Bagua through the Gong Bao Tien branch. This Chi Kung incorporates five-element theory with the eight animals and the nine palaces. Each of the key movements are performed at three levels of complexity (San Tsai) with detailed instruction for breathing, posture and intent. This perfectly dovetails with the Internal Palms DVD from Adam Hsu, another Liu graduate.

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#DVD 14025 Bagua Broadsword

This teacher's work inspires different viewpoints. For some he is adequate at best with nothing inherently wrong but little martial spirit evident; much as one might expect from someone who indentifies himself as a calligrapher. On the other hand his forms are accurate, and what he may—to some— lack in strength and martial forcefulness he makes up for in clarity of presentation. This is a Bagua Sword broken down in a straight form presentation. A nice form where the word "serviceable" comes to mind.

      

Quantity  $39.95, 72 Minutes, English

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New! #DVD 14030 BaTurn Palm 8 Forms  

This is one of the simplest Bagua Eight Changing Palm sets we have seen. Very appropriate if you want to taste the style and learn a relatively straightforward sequence of movements —based on the Yin Fu branch of the art—that will give you an entry point. Jiang Jian Ye retains the flavor of Bagua including the Three Strikes and some simple turning actions of the whole body common to most Bagua. Simple, understandable with a few interesting challenges. Many repetitions in the teaching section.

Quantity  $49.95, 118 Minutes, English     

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