Bagua, the Old Eight Palms (Vol. I and II)

Bagua, the Old Eight Palms (Vol. I and II)
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BAGUAZHANG: THE OLD EIGHT PALMS Volumes I & II (DVD) w/APPLICATIONS, featuring Gerald A. Sharp with Zou Shuxian:

This special two set video was primarily designed to follow Jiang Rong Qiao's book, "Baguazhang Lianxifa" and provides instruction for the Basics and Applications associated with the form.

A prominent translation by Joseph Crandall is available in our Books Section and combined with the video under the Book and Video Combos page.***

This comprehensive video series is the first of its kind both inside or outside of China, and offers complete instruction in Baguazhang Basics of hands, steps, and movements. This is a great set of videos for those looking for strong basics instruction and for ideas of how to apply Baguazhang in both bare-handed and weapons defense as exemplified in the following chapters:

VOLUME I:

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION TO BAGUAZHANG
This chapter presents basic information on Baguazhang's development, as well as Gerald A. Sharp's direct connection to Jiang Rong Qiao's lineage, and Sharp's teachers: Zou Shuxian (Jiang's daughter) & Cheng Jie Feng, a senior grand student of Jiang Rong Qiao.

CHAPTER TWO: BASIC STEPPING
Covered are basic footwork as it directly relates to the development of the polar symbol of Baguazhang. A concise, yet comprehensive, examination is provided of Yin & Yang in Baguazhang: Heaven & Earth Zhangzhuang, Linear Stepping, Shun Bu (Forward Stepping), Inward (Gou Bu) & Outward (Bai Bu) Turning, Sliding in the Mud Step (Tang Ne Bu), Box Stepping (related to Heaven, Earth, Fire, and Water), Yin and Yang in Boring & Arcing, Walking the Circle.

CHAPTER THREE: EIGHT PALMS BASICS
In this chapter, the 8 palms, as covered in Jiang Rong Qiao's book, "Baguazhang Lianxifa," as well as the Basic "Mother Palms" practice are demonstrated. This information alone is considered the complete basis of Baguazhang in some styles.

CHAPTER FOUR: THE OLD EIGHT PALMS DEMONSTRATION (FRONT ANGLE)
Gerald A. Sharp, a verifiable grand-student of Jiang Rong Qiao, demonstrates the Old Eight Palms from the front angle.

CHAPTER FIVE: THE OLD EIGHT PALMS DEMONSTRATION (REVERSE ANGLE)
Gerald A. Sharp, demonstrates the form precisely from the reverse angle.

VOLUME II:

CHAPTER SIX: THE OLD EIGHT PALMS DEMONSTRATION (SLOW MOTION w/TITLES)
The front angle with Sharp is mastered here in slow motion (half speed) with subtitles of all 8 palms and the names of each of the more than 300 individual forms. Marking precisely where each form begins and ends.

CHAPTER SEVEN: THE OLD EIGHT PALMS DEMONSTRATION (Palms Four Through Eight) OF TEACHER ZOU SHUXIAN, JIANG RONG QIAO'S DAUGHTER
Zou Shuxian, Jiang Rong Qiao's adopted daughter demonstrates the opening of the Old Eight Palms form, Palms Four through Eight, and the closing form. This demonstration was shot with two cameras, and is of average to above average video quality. Each of the palms four through eight is identified for clarity.

CHAPTER EIGHT: BAGUA IN HAND TO HAND COMBAT
Demonstrated are some of the takedowns, tosses, joint locks, submissions, sweeps, crushes, and defenses associated with the form. Also demonstrated are subtle ways to neutralize attacks, break down or use the guard from the top position; as well as, reverse from the bottom position. This is the first time on any video series that Jiang Rong Qiao's traditional Suai Jiao (Chinese Grappling) (as passed to Jiang from Zhang Zao Dong and Li Cun Yi) is demonstrated. Traditional Suai Jiao is gentle and practical, and is unlike the heavy-handed, forceful gi grabbing associated with the sport Suai Jiao more commonly demonstrated today.

CHAPTER NINE: WEAPONS DEFENSES
Unique to this chapter are demonstrations of defenses against knife and gun attacks without the reliance on "dopey" floors for maneuvering. Techniques are realistic and performed on concreteand again Jiang's traditional Suai Jiao applications are featured.

***NOTE: Check out the Book and Video Combos page to pick up this video with a translation of Jiang Rong Qiao's classic Bagua book by Joseph Crandall. See "Beyond Shadows on the Wall" Old Eight Palms Book and Video Series".

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