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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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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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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