Category Archives: Pakua Chang/Hsingyi Chuan

Discussion on da shou 打手 in Taijiquan combat skills training

Recent discussion on Taijiquan combat skills for fighting. From Louis Swaim: The term for striking hands would be da shou 打手, which is in fact the older term for two-person drills. The term push hands, tui shou 推手, is relatively … Continue reading

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Interview with Wilson Pitts, Neijia Instructor in Richmond Virginia, USA.(draft)

update: 2/24/2014- radio interview with Wilson: Heavy hands podcast interview Wilson Pitts. In Fall of 1990, I began my attendance at VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) as a fine arts major. I had a huge interest in eastern philosophy from reading … Continue reading

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Wudang Neigong revisited, post from 2009. Now with video samples.

Here are some Wudang exercises and Neigong I learned. This was taught to me from the folks at TCCII.com at a seminar. *Always consult a doctor before starting any health exercise regimen. Enjoy Warm ups- shaking body/arms- front, sides, up … Continue reading

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Chinese Martial Art schools in the DC metro area

I was tallying up CMA (Chinese Martial arts) schools off the top of my head in the DC metro area and came up with these: Va- CMAI- Clarence Burris, Willi Lin, and Li Ying in Fairfax- taiji, bagua USWA- Chris … Continue reading

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September 2010 training log

Sept 7- morning- hill walking, taijiquan, standing meditation, walking. evening- boxing 20 rounds. 2 min. work, 30 sec. rest 1- shakedown hopping/warm up 2. rail stepping drill 3. fast feet drill 4. jump rope 30 sec explode 30 sec. normal … Continue reading

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DC metro area T’ai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) in the park

DC metro area T’ai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) in the park This is an article inspired by many of the people I have met on the T’ai Chi (Taiji) path in parks and other gatherings. I started learning when I was … Continue reading

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Pakua/Bagua Training for combat 5-16-2010

Bagua training: Warm-up: running, -joint/spine open set -bagua kick set -stretch set Bagua turning set- Fan chang Circle fang chang Tien fan chang Flower under leaf Single palm set- 10 x each Fan chang change Standard change Standard change with … Continue reading

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24 Heavenly Stems of Gao Baguazhang

24 heavenly stems- 1. palm strike 2. rising punch 3. throat grab 4. head guard palm strike 5. circular deflect and hammer fist 6. horizontal chop 7. angular chop 8. double chop 9. slap down 10. reverse head clamp 11. … Continue reading

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Lu shuai Tien’s Pakua Chang

Pakuachang- 8 diagram palm kung fu Martial virtue: wisdom, benevolence, sincerity, bravery. Martial Art: Based on graduate level of martial arts and Taoist Philosophy: I-Ching- Wu Chi (Void) Tai Chi (great poles), Yin Yang, Su ching (4 greater/lesser), 5 Element … Continue reading

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Gao Pakua chang

Gao baguazhang Warm Ups Neck- sway front left right Wrists into hooks: 1.hands in front rotate fingers inwards outward 2. wrist t front up and down Body slap Body throw twist- Bow stance shifting swing arms to loosen waist Side … Continue reading

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