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Baguazhang, the Mother Palms


The Pre-Heaven Bagua Trigrams
Baguazhang's "Fire Palm"

Bagua’s Fire Palm is characterized as a palm (or palms) in which the fingers point up and the energy shoots upwards as if "fire rising upwards towards the sky." It is a recurring palm in the Old Eight Palms & 72 Leg Techniques sets, as it is associated with brio or energy. The black and red yin & yang symbol at the core represents water (black) and fire (red) which are two major opposing(albeit necessary)forces that are consistent in both the Pre- and Post- Heaven Bagua symbols. In this usage of the Fire Palm, the opponent's linear attack is used to lift, spin him around, and off balance; as well as frees his foot to be caught to be used as an ankle lock. The internal arts of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua help promote balance, circulation, and flexibility. The Mother Palms are a simple practice that serve as a gateway to the classically circular martial art of Baguazhang.

Bagua Power Train

Explore T'ai Chi (Taiji), Chi Kung (Qigong), and Ma Yueh Liang and Wu Ying Hua

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Chen Style Taiji 2, Liangong, and Applications of the Mother Palms

Bagua Power Duo! Our Bagua Power Training Duo Video Series combines 2 Complete Video Series in One: Bagua’s Power Training (Standing Meditation, Bagua Gong, Internal and External Strength and Flexibility Training, and the rare Bagua Push Hands) with Bagua’s 72 Leg Techniques (Bagua’s "Leg" form with Kicks, Sweeps, and Crushes, Advanced Stepping Methods, Standing and Ground Applications)

Wu Chi Book


Comprehensive Chi Kung

The book Chi Kung, of the Wu Style written by Gerald A. Sharp and Patricia Kessler is also one of our most successful book and video combos. Wu’s Chi Kung is organized in two series as follows: The Eight Methods and the Five Elements, both of which are inter-related, yet address various aspects of chi flow and connective tissue enhancement. With over 300 illustrations, it is published in a horizontal format with a wire binding, in order to make it easy to stand up; much like an easel for easy reference during practice. Check out this highly informative and practical Chi Kung book and video special.