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Articles: Baguazhang

The Heart of Taekwondo

The Heart of Taekwondo

Doug Cook, July 7, 2014

When the heart of taekwondo beats, it gives life to the advancement of supreme discipline, the achievement of noble character, and the cultivation of an enlightened worldview. It breaks the bonds that bind us to the Earth and again, as adults, allows us to feel the wind beneath our feet rather than merely around them. More >>

Lethal Force: Firearms - Part 2

Lethal Force: Firearms - Part 2

Rory Miller, Lawrence A. Kane, February 1, 2013

Don’t over-romanticize guns. A handgun  is a nifty machine that throws a hunk of metal in a straight line. No more, no less. A .45 caliber bullet, unless it hits bone and sends fragments spinning, does just as much damage as driving a blunt 45/100 of an inch-diameter stick into the body. More >>

Dr. Yang and Master Liang practicing Baguazhang

The Contents of Baguazhang Training (Baguazhang - Part 2)

Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Wen-Ching Wu, September 29, 2008

We can see from the available documents that Baguazhang covers a very wide field of training. It includes not only barehand techniques, but also many weapons. More >>

Bagua diagram

The History of Baguazhang (Baguazhang - Part 1)

Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Wen-Ching Wu, September 24, 2008

The martial arts history which has been passed down to us is fairly vague. In fact, it was not until this century that an effort was made to trace back this lost history. More >>

Videos and Podcasts...


Episode 1

Episode 1.
Chinese Martial Arts Definitions

Episode 2

Episode 2.
Retreat Center Interview PART 1

Episode 3

Episode 3.
Retreat Center Interview PART 2

Episode 4

Episode 4.
Northern and Southern Chinese Styles


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