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Just curious about the folks who post on here doing bagua. Who are you? What's your lineage? Where do you study? What kind of stuff do you do?
I'm a relative newcomer to baguazhang, and am very interested to hear what goes on outside of my own kwoon.
I do the Bejiing University set and the Shanghai set of Jian Rongqiao.
I play with a deer hook set too.
We drill various drills called applications but since I don't accept them as very useful apps, I drill them to get a feel for the move from the set that they are based upon.
Hey there, when you say set are you talking forms, or just that the bagua you do is from these lineages? I've heard about the phys. ed. sets from beijing but have never seen them. Do you practice with a group? Just curious about peoples habits and practices in other groups. We do alot of tian gan and ji beng shou fa to warm up, then do taolu before going on to two man exercises. In our
shorter class on tues. we tend to emphasize the two man exercise/applications to get the most out of our time. Just out of curiousity where do you train? Thanks for the response. :D
Yes, set = form
And sorry, I'm not into the whole Chinese schtick thing - I'm Canadian and we speak English and so do most on this board. Translate for everyone, ok?
I train where live, like the profile says.
Taolu translates to form, ji beng shou fa means basic body methods, tian gan is the ten heavenly stems exercises. For more info check out www.yizongbagua.com. There is a bit in there with the curriculum, though most of it is phonetically spelled chinese in english characters. "shou fa" is body method and refers to certain mechanics involved in correct and powerful bagua practice. The idea or quality of a movement is drilled ad nauseum, to reinforce structure and alignment. Some of our bagua stuff can be seen in B.K.Frantzis' book "internal martial arts: the hidden power of bagua hsing-i and tai chi"
Also there was a BBC documentary about our lineage done in 1984 or so. Other sources can be found through our website if you want more info. Sorry if this is overkill, I just love sharing info and training tips and bagua stories and such. :D
Yeah, I learned a few Bagua drills. The Hand fighting thing was pretty inteeresting, but not really my style.
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