DVD: Baguazhang by Liang, Shou-Yu
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Run Time: 180min
Number of discs: 1
Region Encoding: All Regions
Release Date: December 2005
3 videos in one DVD
Baguazhang—Emei Baguazhang (8 Trigrams Palm Kung Fu)
Grandmaster Liang began his training in Kung Fu at the age of 6, and was taught the esoteric skills of the Emei Mountain sect, including Baguazhang.
Baguazhang (8 Trigrams Palm) is famous both as an ancient internal martial art and for improving health. It develops upper body flexibility, leg strength, and lighting-quick hands and feet.
Baguazhang training generates a strong flow of Qi energy to energize your muscles for increased strength. This Qi flow also nourishes your internal organs and improves health and vitality.
In addition, Bagua emphasizes circular movement, employs both defensive and offensive strategies, and trains at all three fighting ranges - short, middle, and long.
Course 1 contains basic training and body conditioning, teaches Bagua Qigong, and demonstrates the famous Eight Palms sequence with martial applications.
Course 2 instructs the intermediate level Bagua Swimming Body sequence, named after the swift and agile movements of a swimming dragon, with martial applications.
Course 3 presents the unique Bagua Deer Hook Sword, which is specially designed to disarm opponents. Learn hooking, seizing, controlling and cutting techniques, and the complete sequence, with applications against the long sword.
The authors have put as much as possible into this DVD in order to offer a clear and comprehensive overview of the subject. Because Bagauzhang is such a vast art, this three-hour DVD consists mainly of demonstrations of each of the techniques, sequences, and applications so that the student may see the proper movement. For detailed instruction of each movement, the student must refer to the text book "Baguazhang - Revised Edition" by Master Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, and Mr. Wu, Wen-Ching.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Over 100 Scene Selections • Narration: English • Subtitles: English • 3 videos in 1 DVD • Interactive YMAA Product Catalog with previews of all YMAA videos
YMAA PRODUCTION • LIANG, SHOU-YU • "BAGUAZHANG" • WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY LIANG, SHOU-YU WITH DR. YANG, JWING-MING, KELLY MACLEAN, SAM MASICH AND RAMEL RONES • EDITED BY DAVID SILVER AND MEDIAMANIC • PRODUCED BY DAVID SILVER • DVD AUTHORING BY MEDIAMANIC • DIRECTED BY DR. YANG, JWING-MING
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).
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.
This is the Source!, John D. (Amazon reviewer) May, 2006
Make no mistake, this killer DVD is the source for comprehensive info on the art of Pau Kua. It contains the complete 3-volume video series done by the two masters, with easy navigation. Includes everything from Qigong, solo and partner conditioning training demonstrated by Yang and Laing, solo and partner forms, to the martial applications, and weapons. Amazing. To get into the esoteric depths of the subject, pick up the companion book to this DVD and read the ancient texts. Awesome.5 of 5 stars,Taijiquan.com, Patrick Dickson, 2006
Dr. Yang, Jwing Ming and Liang, Shou-Yu are known for their realistic demonstrations of applications. Ramel Rones, who I believe is one of Dr. Yang's senior students, carries on this tradition of realistic demonstrations in a very capable manner.
The production of the video is top notch. Having purchased many low production tapes over the years, it is a joy to watch these videos from YMAA that utilize correct lighting, logical order of presentation, excellent angles of the techniques and forms, accessibility to the various sections of the video, with material to match the quality of the presentation....Rhese videos from YMAA, they offer that rare combination of quality material and production. Bravo!!!!!