BAGUAZHANG EMEI BAGUAZHANG THEORY AND APPLICATIONS PDF

The mountain is located in the basin of Sichuan Province. Herbalist Wonderland The vast difference in the temperature on the summit and below at the base of the mountain allows for a great diversity in plant and animal life. While spring flowers bloom at the foot of Emei, the summit is still covered in snow. Known to botanists as a botanical wonderland Emei houses more than 3, identified species of plants. Because of the various rare herbs and medicinal plants that also flourish here Mount Emei was a favorite dwelling place for Daoist herbalists among them the Jiulong Baguazhang founder and Daoist master Li, Ching-yuen. Scientists have recently identified over rare plant and herb species that exist only on this mountain.

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All forms of Baguazhang utilize circle walking prevalently as an integral part of training. Practitioners walk around the edge of the circle in various low stances, facing the center, and periodically change direction as they execute forms.

Although the internal aspects of Baguazhang are similar to those of Xingyiquan and Taijiquan, they are distinct in nature. Other, more conventional weapons are also used, such as the staff gun , spear qiang , crutch guai , hook sword gou and the straight, double-edged sword jian.

Baguazhang practitioners are also known for being able to use anything as a weapon using the principles of their art. Baguazhang contains an extremely wide variety of techniques as well as weapons, including various strikes with palm, fist, elbow, fingers, etc.

As such, Baguazhang is considered neither a purely striking nor a purely grappling martial art. Baguazhang practitioners are known for their ability to "flow" in and out of the way of objects.

Although the many branches of Baguazhang are often quite different from each other some, like Cheng style, specialize in close-in wrestling and joint locks, while others, like some of the Yin styles, specialize in quick, long-range striking , all have circle walking, spiraling methodologies, and certain methods and techniques piercing palms, crashing palms, etc.

Rapid-fire movements draw energy from the center of the abdomen. The circular stepping pattern also builds up centripetal force , [12] [13] [14] allowing the practitioner to maneuver quickly around an opponent.

For example, their signature technique called Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms is derived from bagua zhang terminology. Ling Xiaoyu from the Tekken video game series uses bagua zhang. In the live-action film Tekken , Jin Kazama says that he is impressed by fellow competitor Christie Monteiro due to her foot placement while practicing bagua zhang.

In the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon , the police inspector Tsai was duelling with Jade Fox using a pair of deer horn knives, a very typical weapon of the Bagua Zhang system. In the movie Jadesoturi Jade Warrior , in the Pin Yu vs Sintai fight, they used bagua zhang as a sort of courting.

In the movie sequel Ip Man 2 , one of the styles used during the tabletop fight is bagua zhang. In the movie sequel Tai Chi Hero the final fights were against Bagua disciples and master. Kenji The Manga, Kenji protagonis use Bagua Zhang dueling Tonny who use xing yi liu he quan The Hong Kong martial arts movie, The Grandmaster, featured a Northern Chinese martial arts style called The 64 Hands, which featured the circle walking and elaborate palm changes of Baguazhang See also Bagua —the eight trigrams, used as guiding principles for baguazhang.

I Ching —the Chinese Classic relied on by Taoist thinking. Feng Shui —the metaphysical system of interior design based on the bagua.

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All forms of Baguazhang utilize circle walking as an integral part of training. Practitioners walk around the edge of the circle in various low stances, facing the center, and periodically change direction as they execute forms. Students first learn flexibility and proper body alignment through the basic exercises, then move on to more complex forms and internal power mechanics. Although the internal aspects of Baguazhang are similar to those of Xingyiquan and Taijiquan, they are distinct in nature. Other, more conventional weapons are also used, such as the staff gun , spear qiang , cane guai , hook sword gou and the straight, double-edged sword jian. Baguazhang practitioners are also known for being able to use anything as a weapon using the principles of their art. Baguazhang contains an extremely wide variety of techniques as well as weapons, including various strikes with palm, fist, elbow, fingers, etc.

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