Book: Baguazhang Rev ed. by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming & Liang, Shou-Yu
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Release Date: September 2008
Baguazhang—Theory and Applications Rev ed.
A complete training guide for beginners and advanced practitioners of Baguazhang.
This revised edition includes a complete redesign with an emphasis on reader usability and modern Chinese typography.
Packed with over nine hundred photographs, this comprehensive text offers theory, martial applications, sequences, Qigong exercises, weapon training, and is an indispensable resource for those serious about Chinese martial arts.
- Translation of ancient Baguazhang documents
- Baguazhang Qigong
- Basic Training
- Body Conditioning
- Eight Palms sequence and fighting set
- Swimming Body sequence and martial applications
- Bagua Deer Hook Sword sequence and martial applications
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, is a renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Born in Taiwan, he has trained and taught Taijiquan, Qigong and Chinese martial arts for over forty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, and was elected by Inside Kung Fu magazine as one of the 10 people who has "made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years." Dr. Yang lives in Northern California.
Liang, Shou-Yu was born on June 28, 1943 in the city of Chongqian, Sichuan Province, China. When he was six he began his training in Qigong, the art of breathing and internal energy control, under the tutelage of his renowned grandfather, the late Liang, Zhi-Xiang. Mr. Liang was taught the esoteric skills of the Emei Mountain sect, including Da Peng Qigong. When he was eight, his grandfather made special arrangements for him to begin training Emei Wushu (martial arts).
I simply can't emphasize enough how valuable I consider this book. The translated Chinese texts and modern-day rewordings are an absolute treasure to any Baguazhang practitioner who wants to gain a deeper understanding of his or her art. I recommend this book wholeheartedly to everyone with even a passing interest in Baguazhang, and also to other internal stylists who would like access to some fascinating commentary on Bagua QiGong. You'd be hard-pressed to find a 500+ page work on ANY martial art that is as information-heavy as this one. Buy and enjoy.
V.K. Lin, USA
The translations of classic Chinese texts are invaluable…
I have found this book to be the most comprehensive book on Baguazhang.
The theoretical aspects of the art as laid down by [the authors] in this book are absolutely essential...
N. Keane, Ireland
Many books on [martial arts] leave me disappointed; this [book] on the other hand was a breath of fresh air. Simply Outstanding!!