About this book:
A complete training guide for beginning and advanced practitioners of Baguazhang, one of China's most famous internal martial arts. Offering a multitude of theory, fighting applications, sequences, Qigong exercises, and weapon training, this book is an indispensable martial resource.
Baguazhang emphasizes circular movements and specializes in open-handed palm techniques. Employing both offensive and defensive strategies, Baguazhang trains at all three fighting ranges - long, middle, short.
Incorporating both Daoist and Buddhist practices, Baguazhang training develops both the Qi (internal energy) and the physical body. Discussions of the philosophy, theory, and practice of Baguazhang stress and essential difference between Bagua and other internal styles such as Taiji and Xingyi.
Packed with over 900 action photographs.Product Details:
- Author: Liang Shou-Yu, Yang Jwing-Ming and Wu Wen-Ching
- Language: English
- Format: Softcover
- Pages: 535
- Publisher: YMAA Publication Center
- Weight: 2.4 Pounds
- Length: 9.3 Inches
- Width: 7.3 Inches
- Height: 1.5 Inches