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Baguazhang basics and applications

Hans Menck demonstrates some baguazhang (chinese martial art) footwork and basic palm applications in Sweden Nov 2014.

BaguaZhang Basic(Eng sub)-Bát quái chưởng Căn bản

Here are the basics of Bagua seen through the lens of the Cheng style. Though all styles are, ultimately, Bagua each branch has its special skills and requirements. In this DVD Sun himself shows basic hand positions, leg positions, locomotion and each, in the final section basics of the Bagua sword. The basics are, of course, essential but the bonus here is to listen to those little details informed by a lifetime of Bagua experience. These are the questions that you would ask an instructor over and over for exactness and structure. Of particular interest is the Cheng style of movement with a gliding steps and, in some instances, a very low to the ground leg position..

BaguaZhang(Eng sub)-Bát quái chưởng

Starring: Yu hongqin
Eight Diagrams Palm is also named Eight Diagrams fist (Ba Gua Quan),Eight Diagrams Interlink Palm (Bagua Lian Huan Zhang) and youshenbaguazhang.It is created by Dong Haichuan from Hebei province in the middle of Qing dynasty. The basic form contains eitht palms,of which each can be divided into eight palms, so totally there are sixty-four palms. This combines with the variety of Eight Diagrams (Ba Gua) and was named Eight Diagrams Palm (Bagua Zhang).It moves freely when exercising. For eight directions, they are four sides(Si Zheng) and four corner(Si Yu),which is similar to the Eight Diagrams in (Zhou yi).The main characteristic of its technique is the movement of body and footwork is flexible, the steps are various,the motion is mixed with strength and softness, every movement joins smoothly,avoid the main forces and strike the weak point.

Wudang Kung Fu - Bagua Zhang 武当八卦掌

Wudang Bagua Zhang - Performed by Xiao Yun 肖云.
Wudang Bagua comes from Dragon Gate master Liu Cheng Xi 刘诚喜
Bagua Zhang (aka eight trigram palm) is based on the changes in Yin and Yang and the interaction among the 5 elements. It's moves are primarily circular, utilizing the palm. Its characteristics are swift, reacting to changes, combining soft and hard, and continuing without pause. Through its basic training, one would develop flexibility, speed and stamina and the strength of lower limbs would be greatly enhanced.

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Bagua Zhang 16 palm changes - Hans Menck

Hans Menck teaches martial arts in South Africa (Cape Town and Stellenbosch).
He demonstrates two sets if Cheng style bagua palm changes from the Liu Jingru lineage. Hans studied bagua with Liu Deming in Australia and Han Yanwu in Beijing.

Bagua Zhang Kungfu vs Kickboxing: live sparring with commentary

Linji and I do some stand up sparring in the ring. While we are both mixed martial artists, in these rounds, we're both making a concerted effort to represent specific styles we have trained under. Linji is a Japanese mixed martial artist with a background in several Chinese gongfu styles including Bagua Zhang and Taijiquan. He also practices Muay Thai, BJJ, and of course, trains for MMA. In this video, Linji showcases some of his Bagua skills in the context of kickboxing- even though many Bagua techniques are meant to be performed open handed rather than with a closed fist, and much of the martial art is based on grappling concepts. In this video, you can see some of Bagua's hand fighting and trapping techniques at work.

Linji and I have trained together for 6 years, so we tend to predict each other's movement and cancel each other out quite a bit, so this is very much an exercise in adaptation to the familiar.

Luo Dexiu - Gao style Baguazhang, Practice and Application

One of Luo Dexiu's old videos put out in conjunction with Dan Miller from the Pa Kua Chang Journal

Cheng Style BaguaZhang 8 turning palms(Eng sub)-Bát lão chưởng

The Eight Turning Palms set is also called the Eight Old Palms. Here is a very short and easily learned form based on the eight mother positions where you essentially walk a circle with holding each of the primary positions for Cheng style Bagua. Demosntrated by Li Chun Ling one of Sun's top student, she gives very clear and straight forward explanation for each position and movement. We strongly suggest that people who might be serious about Bagua pick up a set like this or the Old Palms of Kang Ge Wu. It adds a real foundation to the rest of the palms you will learn later.

Learn Bagua Zhang with Brandon Sugiyama - Part 1

This is an introduction to basic bagua zhang posture and stepping. In this easy to follow video, you will learn fundamental drills and exercises that can be practiced at home.

0:26 - Basic posture and hand position
2:35 - Stationary single-footed stepping drills
8:13 - Stationary double-footed stepping drills
16:39 - Turning (kou bu, bai bu)
21:13 - Linear stepping drills with turning (tang ni bu)
23:51 - Turning and upper body coordination with linear stepping drills

Watch part 2 in this series here:

Brandon Sugiyama is an international wushu judge and competitor based in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He learned bagua zhang from his long-time wushu teacher, Zhang Hong Mei, former member of the Beijing Wushu Team.

2 Bagua Masters FIGHT - Pa Kua COMBAT

2 Bagua Masters FIGHT - Pa Kua COMBAT. Bagua or Pakua is one of three main internal fighting systems of Chinese Martial Arts called Kung Fu! Baguazhang or Pa Kua Chang is a Taoist Martial Arts Style which walks the circle and is a sister art to Tai Chi. Enjoy these Bagua Fighting Applications and Form Training. Practice them everyday safely with a partner! Consistent practice is key! :)

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Master Zhang Hong Mei demonstrates Bagua Zhang

Former Beijing Wushu Team member and world champion, Master Zhang Hong Mei demonstrates Bagua Zhang at the Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine 10 Anniversary Gala event.

Wudang Baguazhang 武当八卦掌

Wudang Jiang Rongqiao's Baguazhang performed by Zī Xiǎo 资晓. Wudang 2017.

Baguazhang (Bagua) Introduction and its Key Issues (Founder, History, Principles)

1. What is Bagua? (0:45)
2. What is Baguazhang? (4:21)
3. What is the history of Baguazhang? (5:39)
4. Who is the founder of Baguazhang? (11:48)
5. What is the original state of Baguazhang? (12:16)
6. What are the potential issues in Baguazhang? (14:58)
6. What are some key practical principles of Baguazhang? (16:22)
7. Demonstration (18:10)
8. Final thoughts and future work (19:58)

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Women's Baguazhang 女子八卦掌 第1名 安徽队 王 雪 9.05分 2019年全国武术套路冠军赛(传统项目)

2019 National Wushu Routine Championship(Traditional)

Female Bagua Zhang at 8th World Kungfu Championship

Female Bagua Zhang
8th World Kungfu Championship
Emeishan, China
June 16, 2019

Baguazhang (Bagua Palm) Form and Applications 八卦掌套路及應用

Sifu Wei-Chung Lin (林維中), a disciple of the Yizungyue (易宗岳) School and the Chief Instructor of the Chinese Taoist Martial Arts Association ( )in Skokie (a northern suburb of Chicago) Illinois, demonstrate a Baguazhang (八卦掌) form and its applications.

The body mechanics employed in the execution of the movements are based on the Pre-Heaven Power Method. More information on the Pre-Heaven Power Method can be found on the website

Bagua Zhang Kung Fu concepts for MMA

Bagua expert and MMA practitioner, Linji demonstrates some Bagua kung fu concepts that he uses for mixed martial arts.

Bagua Zhang | Tutorial | Basics | Wushu | IWUF | Demonstration

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Shifu Changrong Ph.D. is a 34th Generation Master of the Shaolin Temple, a 5th Generation Baguazhang Master, a 6th Generation Xingyiquan Master, and a 6th Generation Yang style Taichi Master. He is also a rare successor from the Chinese legendary Grand Masters Zhaodaoxin(趙道新先師), Wuyihui(吳翼輝先師) and Wangxiangzhai(王薌斋先師).

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Master Wu Guo Zheng and Robert Jay Arnold Baguazhang 吳國正 孔有有 八卦掌

Me and my master practicing over the years.



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