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Water Style for Beginners

by Helen Liang

Water style is the next step in your internal-arts journey. Like tai chi, Water style is a popular internal martial art known for centuries to transform your health. In this follow-along video, Master Helen teaches a basic understanding of the 66-movement Water-style form, explaining the correct movements with the martial and energetic purposes of each movement.
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July 1, 2019
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Run time: 154 min
Narration: English
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Run time: 154 min
Narration: English
Average: 3.5 (44 votes)
Skill Level: 1 2 3

Water style, also known as Liu He Ba Fa, emphasizes smooth, flowing movements that alternate between slow and fast, soft and hard, like the transformation of water between solid, liquid, and steam. The movements resemble floating clouds and flowing water, sometimes calm, sometimes surging. The student learns how the body generates force through alignment (kinetic energy), and how to channel qi (intrinsic energy) into powerful movements, resulting in improved circulation.

Master Helen guides you with

  • Water-style form walk-through
  • Water style step-by-step instruction
  • Clear explanation of energetic principles

Water style is said to have the firm softness and fluidity of tai chi, the intense power of xingyi, and the evasive coiling of bagua. Learning and mastering this form offers a beautiful way to refine your mind (xin) and spirit (yi).

(Water style is recommended as a next step for those with some experience with other internal martial arts, such as tai chi, bagua, and xingyi).

About the Author

Helen Liang

Master Helen Liang, the eldest daughter of Grandmaster Liang, Shou-Yu, began training in traditional Wushu at the age of 4 under the strict guidance of her father. At the age of 11, she was chosen to train with Sichuan Provincial Wushu School. In 1985, she immigrated to Canada and became an official instructor at the Shou-Yu Liang Wushu institute in 1989. During her years of training, she has participated in many national and international competitions and has won a great number of gold medals. … More »