2 DVD SET COURSES IN BAGUA #1 & #2 OLD NEW PALMS DVD PROF KANG GE WURegular price $78.00 Save $-78.00
considered to be the most circular and spiraling system of chinese martial arts (kungfu). Its defining characteristic is constant movement and change, and the ability to fight while being on the move.
Where most martial arts engage with an opponent in a head-on fixed position, a bagua fighter can attack or defend while walking and changing direction constantly.
The outstanding feature of baguazhang practice is circle walking. Bagua practitionerers will walk in circles during their practice and hold static postures while walking, and practice various martial techniques (palm changes) when changing direction on the circle.
Baguazhang has developed into a very complex martial system including a full array of kicks, strikes, throws, grappling and the use of many weapons.
Volume 1 of the long awaited series on the art of BaGua by one of the most influential martial arts historians.
Professor Kang Ge-Wu is a world renown authority on the Chinese martial arts. In this DVD, he presents the many faces of BaGua. Includes numerous examples of different BaGua styles, an introduction to postural prinicples & hand positions, BaGua stepping, BaGua circling exercises, the Big Eight Palms, Post Standing exercises and an Eight Part Qigong series.
Plus, two entire sets of BaGua Palm changes, and BaGua free hands that links the beautiful motions of BaGua together.
Volume 2 of the long awaited series on the art of BaGua by one of the most influential martial arts historians.
Professor Kang Ge-Wu is a world renown authority on the Chinese martial arts. This DVD outlines and teaches the EIGHT Powers BaGua. Professor Kang introduces each Change Palm with names for every move (right and left sides having different names), then he has a group of students perform the actions simultaneously. He then points out errors and potential problems with each section.
In an aerial view, Professor Kang performs each Change as part of Circle Walking. Next a number of APPLICATIONS are demonstrated from each circle. Finally there is a valuable overview about "How to Practice" where Kang gives three distinct methods for improving your BaGua.
About Kang Ge Wu
Kang Ge Wu was born in Zhaotong, Yunnan Province in 1948.
He initiated his martial arts at an early age with Qin Peng. In 1964 he began following Shao Guo Zheng and He FuSheng. In 1973 he finished his postgraduate work at the Beijing University of Physical Education. He was awarded a Masters Degree is Education. Since that time he has been a member of the YunNan Province Wushu Team, the Beijin Municipal Wushu Team and the China National Wushu Delegation.
His own love affair with Chinese martial arts, especially BaGua, started early. When he was 16 he began studies with the famous instructor Sha Guo-Zheng not only learning the movements but personally hand copying Sha’s books on BaGua. A staunch supporter of traditional martial arts, he had brought historical veracity and excellent research to his field. He is the first and foremost of an entirely new breed of martial researchers.
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