Seventh movement set of Ba Gua Zhang! Informative step by step tutorial with Bernhard and Master Ziji!
Month: September 2018
Hold your horses here! If you want a traditional school, you have found it! It is not usual in traditional schools to tell you everything from the beginning. Why should the master even teach you? Just because you paid a lot of money? That is not how tradition works in China. In the San Feng lineage, one must prove himself to be of good personality and dedication to the lineage to improve oneself. Whining about your lessons by demanding it will not help you when the master has no interest in teaching you that may be a sign to get your “things” (almost said a bad word) together.
Master Chen Shiyu repeats with us the four basic Fajin movements, the continuous practice will reduce strain on tendons and muscles.
Ba Gua, the eight trigrams, are denoted by symbols named 爻 (Yáo). 爻 is drawn as an odd diagram (奇畫, also referred to as the Yang symbol, 陽爻) or even diagram(偶畫, also referred to as Yin symbol, 陰爻). Combined in pairs represent 四象 (this can relate to the four directions or the corresponding mythical beasts, or each corresponds to two of the eight trigrams, 太陰, 少陽, 少陰, 太陽, grouped by the composition of Yin and Yang). With an additional symbol, the diagrams consisting of three symbols make the Ba Gua. The three symbols correspond respectively to “sky above, earth below, and human in the middle.”
Hello Sifu Ziji, can you recommend any books about Ba Gua Zhang (english or german)? I stumbled a cross this book here https://www.amazon.de/dp/3902735899/?coliid=I2ADMEEMQVA443&colid=29HQV77YYDGX2&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it I want to back up the practical training here with the background theories to the style plus… Read More ›
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Master Chen Shiyu explains the first movements of Tai He Quan in this video.
This video contains a small discussion about "Dantian movement" and the connection with Fajin.
Hello! I think this topic made me thinking since our training sessions are always very difficult, yet very rewarding for everybody – me included. So I hope this help you understand a little and enjoy the hardship of Wudang training…. Read More ›
There is only a second place for those who are unwilling to learn, the first place is reserved for those who are determined. There are no surprises ahead, and the improvement of ourselves is not bound on a mere event or situation, it is a constant development – a race going up the hill – for nobody but yourself – only you will arrive there first as long you continue you will find yourself at the first place over and over again. This timeless racing is the doctrine of living diligently and with virtue.