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Articles: Baguazhang

About Pushing Hands—Part 2

About Pushing Hands—Part 2

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, March 30, 2015

An (Press or Push Down) means to settle the wrist. It is executed by using the base of the palm, either one palm or both palms can press and push. An can be divided into offensive An and defensive An. In offensive An, the base of the palm is used to push upward to the chin to destroy the opponent's central equilibrium; to the throat to seal the opponent's breath; to push forward to Xinkan (Jiuwei) (i.e., solar plexus area) to seal the breath as well as destroy the opponent's central equilibrium or shock his heart; to push downward to the abdominal area to destroy the stability of the lower part of his body or to seal his breath. 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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