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Articles: Baguazhang

Taiji Practice Requirements

Dr. Aihan Kuhn, CMD, May 31, 2017

Although you can practice any way you want, the best way to practice taiji or qigong is in a group. It does not matter how big the group is; what does matter is if the group energy is together or in sync when everyone goes the same speed and same direction. In old Chinese tradition, the group energy is very often emphasized. More >>

DRILL: The One-Step

Rory Miller, September 26, 2016

The one-step arose as a useful accident. Many years ago I was reading George Mattson's The Way of Karate and I completely misunderstood his description of ippon kumite. More >>

What is Qi and What is Qigong?

What is Qi and What is Qigong?

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, David W. Grantham, March 14, 2016

To understand taiji ball qigong, first you must know what qi and qigong are.  Only then will you be able to comprehend how and why qigong is able to bring you health, longevity, and even spiritual enlightenment. More >>

Dr. Yang and Master Liang practicing Baguazhang

The Contents of Baguazhang Training (Baguazhang - Part 2)

Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Wen-Ching Wu, September 29, 2008

We can see from the available documents that Baguazhang covers a very wide field of training. It includes not only barehand techniques, but also many weapons. More >>

Bagua diagram

The History of Baguazhang (Baguazhang - Part 1)

Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Wen-Ching Wu, September 24, 2008

The martial arts history which has been passed down to us is fairly vague. In fact, it was not until this century that an effort was made to trace back this lost history. More >>

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Chinese Martial Arts Definitions

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Retreat Center Interview PART 1

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Retreat Center Interview PART 2

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Northern and Southern Chinese Styles


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