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Bagua for Beginners 2: Swimming Body

by Chenhan Yang

Learn Baguazhang Step by Step with Master Chenhan. Bagua zhang translates to “eight trigrams palm”. The Swimming Body form is essential fundamental training for all bagua students, building upon the basic Eight Palms skills.


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Release date: 
July 1, 2019
Number of discs: 
Run time: 107 min
Narration: English
Menu: English

Skill Level: 1 2 3

This invigorating training increases your circulation of qi (energy) that will energize your muscles for increased strength. This energy also nourishes your internal organs and improves your longevity, vitality, and overall fitness.

Master Chenhan guides you through:

  • Bagua fundamental training
  • Swimming Body hand forms
  • Swimming Body sequence

This bagua lesson compliments the book "Baguazhang," by Master Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, and Mr. Wu, Wen-Ching. Bagua for Beginners DVD 1 (sold separately) includes the Eight Palms movements and sequence (sold separately).

Swimming Body Sequence (64 movements)

  1. Swimming Body Palm 游身掌
  2. Revolving Body Palm 旋身掌
  3. Swaying Body Palm 搖身掌
  4. Dodging Body Palm 閃身掌
  5. Boring and Chopping Palm 穿劈掌
  6. Turning Body Palm 轉身掌

  7. Leading and Carrying Palm 牽帶掌
  8. Dragon Shape Palm 龍行掌

Like tai chi, bagua has been known for centuries as a powerful way to transform your health, improve your strength, and raise your spirit. As an internal martial art, bagua is unique because it emphasizes circular movement, allowing practitioners to flow out of the way of objects and opponents. Bagua’s unique stepping methods result in distinctively evasive circular footwork, used for both defensive and offensive strategies.

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