The Baguazhang Qigong Illustrated

The Baguazhang Qigong Illustrated

Stuck with your internal martial arts training?

Author: Peter Hainzl

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ISBN: 9798682394319

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Page: 80

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Stuck with your internal martial arts training? Unable to move to the next level? Originally released through social media to fellow Baguazhang practitioners, these 64 illustrations (inspired by the 64 hexagrams of the I-Ching of the Mawangdui texts) are there to help you understand the deeper aspects of Baguazhang through the medium of the subconscious. And allow to tap into your innate qi that resides in all of us because at a certain level of training Baguazhang and Qigong are one and the same thing.
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This revised edition includes a complete redesign with an emphasis on reader usability and modern Chinese typography.Packed with over nine hundred photographs, this comprehensive text offers theory, martial applications, sequences, Qigong ...

Author: Shou-Yu Liang

Publisher: Ymaa Publications

ISBN: 1594391130

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 535

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This revised edition includes a complete redesign with an emphasis on reader usability and modern Chinese typography.Packed with over nine hundred photographs, this comprehensive text offers theory, martial applications, sequences, Qigong exercises, weapon training, and is an indispensable resource for those serious about Chinese martial arts.Translation of ancient Baguazhang documentsBaguazhang QigongBasic TrainingBody ConditioningEight Palms sequence and fighting setSwimming Body sequence and martial applicationsBagua Deer Hook Sword sequence and martial applications
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Simplified Tai Chi Chuan

Simplified Tai Chi Chuan

USA Best Book Award FINALIST - 2015 Learn today's most popular tai chi forms This book is designed for self-study and can help you learn both the Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture form and the Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 48 Posture form ...

Author: Shou-Yu Liang

Publisher: Ymaa Publications

ISBN: 1594392781

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 305

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This book is designed for self-study and can help you learn both the Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture form and the Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 48 Posture form quickly and accurately.
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Infusion

Infusion

The mechanics are also easy to learn, typically just a few simple motions of arms and legs - but this is not your YMCA's Saturday morning qi gong class, make no mistake. This is the best of the best. No large space is required.

Author: Scott Meredith

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ISBN: 9798694628648

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Page: 81

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INFUSION is a graphical compendium of detailed performance instructions for optimal internal power generation using the most intensely effective drills sourced from the classical Chinese martial arts of: Tai Chi, Bagua, Xingyi, Praying Mantis, Yiquan, and others. It's large-format and graphics-centric. Figure-8 Internal Hip & Tiger-Mouth Hands (Baguazhang) Stepping Chop Fully-Body Resonance (Xinyiliuhequan Neri (Yiquan/Taikiken) Mantis Nei Gong Internal 7-Series (Tanglangquan) Pelvic Strike Vector Dantian Activate (Xingyiquan) Energy Soles to Fingers (Taijiquan) Seated Dual-Leg Powerup (Taijiquan) Internal Heel Spin Diagnostic (Taijiquan) Snake Down Cording (Taijiquan) Four-Layer Closing (Taijiquan) The INFUSION content illuminates three levels: (1) Inspirational, (2) Conceptual, and (3) Technical. The inspirational aspect consists of notes on the background and culture of these arts, and my involvement with them. The conceptual aspect refers to specific ideas that are essential to power the mechanics of the drills - these are really the essence of these arts. The technical aspect is the mechanics of the drills - hand here, foot there. All of these are illustrated with innovative and intriguing graphics, supplemented with textual explanations. As for the 'Advanced' thing, that's actually a mixed bag. People with some background in Chinese martial systems will be more comfortable attempting some of these drills, at first. The material is cherry-picked from the profound historical matrices of vastly complex systems that require a lifetime to learn - and don't even think of mastering them. That cherry-picking will be offensive to some people, no way around that. But from another angle, these drills are very suitable for those who want to have a deep personal experience of this (apparently) mysterious internal power. The drills require no special equipment, environment, location or clothing. They are "bite size", not requiring a long time commitment for daily practice (though the more you do, the more you'll get hooked on practice). The mechanics are also easy to learn, typically just a few simple motions of arms and legs - but this is not your YMCA's Saturday morning qi gong class, make no mistake. This is the best of the best. No large space is required. A dozen or so square feet (or less) will suffice for most of them. Finally no partner is needed. They are all solo work, thus very suitable for our times. But they aren't for everyone. To avoid disappointment, please read all reviews, from the 5's to 1's, of all my other books before buying. That said, if you have any more than the most casual interest in internal energy training or foundational nei gong methods, you'll very likely come to own this book at some point. Might as well get a jump on it. To anybody really into this stuff, any single one of the drills here is easily worth more than 10-20 times this book's list price.
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The Soul of Taiji

The Soul of Taiji

... main components: martial arts, qigong, and Yijing philosophy. Dr. Wu's achievements in the three categories, rank him one of the monastery's highest initiates. In addition, Dr. Wu Baolin is an expert in Daoist swordplay, Baguazhang, ...

Author: Dr. Baolin Wu

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781931483438

Category: Tai chi

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"Daoist taijiquan adheres to roundness, the circular symbolizing movement and exercise, and the key to opening the mysterious life gate, onto to a better path, each day fulfilled and joyous. Zhang Sanfeng Taijiquan amongst all forms is unique, practicing in only one singular direction, following the rotation of the earth, the direction of the winds, the turning of the stars, and the shapes of the planets. The universe is vast and unknown, but according to Yijing, the universe itself is round. By observing and practicing Daoist taijiquan, the roundness of the universe is then integrated, the self its reflection, becoming one"--
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Xingyiquan

Xingyiquan

Xingyiquan, like Tai Chi, is one of the more popular styles of Chinese Martial Arts. This revised edition presents new translations and improved photographs and new layout.

Author: Shou-Yu Liang

Publisher: Ymaa Publications

ISBN: 0940871416

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 266

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Xingyiquan, like Tai Chi, is one of the more popular styles of Chinese Martial Arts. This revised edition presents new translations and improved photographs and new layout.
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Beginning Bagua

Beginning Bagua

It certainly requires study and practice, but this book provides the keys to make sense of the 'abstract' movements, to see the logic behind them and begin to develop useful skills. This book can save you a lot of grief and confusion!

Author: Edward Hines

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1500630551

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Page: 206

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Beginning Bagua is probably the most down to earth, practical book about Baguazhang currently available. It is written with the goal of providing concrete, directly useful information on Bagua. This book covers the basics of body use stepping, static posture training, Qigong, key movements, striking and throwing applications, circle walking as well as how Bagua's intellectual framework applies to martial tactics and to general training. Much of what you will find in this book is useful not just to practitioners of Bagua, but to martial artists in general. Beginning Bagua is extensively illustrated with photos of both solo movements, basic exercises, palm changes and martial applications. Bagua is often presented as mysterious, complicated and difficult. It certainly requires study and practice, but this book provides the keys to make sense of the 'abstract' movements, to see the logic behind them and begin to develop useful skills. This book can save you a lot of grief and confusion! The information itself is presented in a straight forward way, based on direct experience and written with at least occasional humour. Beginning Bagua is the first book in a series that will look at aspects of Bagua with increasing detail and an emphasis on practicality.
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The Whirling Circles of Ba Gua Zhang

The Whirling Circles of Ba Gua Zhang

... circle movements that clearly illustrated the martial aspects of the art , especially when the form was practiced in ... Over the years , Frantzis had offered his students a varied menu of qi gong , Wu and Yang styles of tai ji quan ...

Author: Frank Allen

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 1583941894

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

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This is the most complete book on the art of Ba Gua Zhang ever presented in English. It tells the story of the history and legends of the art and its most famous masters as well as presenting the basic training, forms, fighting and weapons of Ba Gua Zhang. The text also includes a new translation of the classic Ba Gua 36 songs and 48 Methods as well as the Daoist meditation roots of the art and the method in which Ba Gua becomes at its ultimate level a physical and energetic manifestation of the Chinese Classic of Change, the Yi Jing. This book will be of interest not only to practitioners and enthusiasts of Ba Gua Zhang, but also to everyone who is interested in the history, philosophy and methods of Chinese Internal Martial Arts.
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Chinese Fast Wrestling for Fighting

Chinese Fast Wrestling for Fighting

One of China's top wrestling champions shows you how to take down any opponent.

Author: Shou-Yu Liang

Publisher: Ymaa Publications

ISBN: 1886969493

Category: Art

Page: 188

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San Shou Kuai Jiao (Fast Wrestling for Fighting) is the Chinese martial art of throws and takedowns. A San Shou Kuai Jiao throw can cause tremendous damage to your opponent while keeping you safely on your feet. For centuries, fighters in China have valued this art for its speed and power. Today, China's police and military forces are trained in its techniques. Chinese Fast Wrestling for Fighting presents seventy-five throws and takedowns against punches, kicks, and grabs, and demonstrates basic training methods such as stances, footwork, and strength training. Written by a gold medal winner in Chinese wrestling (Liang), this book is a complete training guide to this powerful martial art. Throw your opponent to the ground - fast! Effective for competition and self-defense. 460 action photos detail every technique. Includes a chapter on ground fighting.
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Authentic Iron Palm

Authentic Iron Palm

Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 images, this book is ideal for experienced practitioners of gong-fu, karate, and taekwondo.

Author: Phillip Starr

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 9781623174354

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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A comprehensive guide to Iron Palm--an advanced training course for developing a strong striking hand and delivering powerful blows Iron Palm is a set of martial art conditioning skills--dating back to the Shaolin Temple of fifth-century China--whose purpose is to strengthen the hand while empowering the fighter to strike with force and precision. Training is focused and incremental, requiring the guidance of an experienced master. In Authentic Iron Palm, author, instructor, and five-time US National Chinese martial arts Champion Phillip Starr provides the definitive guide to Iron Palm. He meticulously outlines the three sequential steps of training: hardening limbs, developing technique, and engaging Qigong for coordinating breath and mind. The end result is a more powerful and precise strike that can impact the target's viscera (with no trace on the outer body). Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 images, this book is ideal for experienced practitioners of gong-fu, karate, and taekwondo.
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