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Baguazhang, the Mother Palms

Bagua mountain palm app

The Post-Heaven Trigrams at Qingyang Gong
Baguazhang's "Mountain Palm"

Bagua’s Mountain Palm is characterized by a flicking action (tiao zhang) in which a palm is flicked outward and upwards to strike or wrap. It is used often used to escape an opponent’s clench or grab, and either redirect them or perform a reversal. The action can also be used to strike and lift and is very effective when striking the throat followed by a lifting of the chin to gain access to the lower extremities (as is shown in the application) or secure a choke or spinal crank. This particular Post-Heaven symbol is featured at the Qingyang Gong (Green Ram Taoist Temple) in the city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province. A wonderful temple with honest‐to‐goodness spirit and humility. From its modest outer main gate, the grounds, the gardens, and the Bagua symbols (that seem to be endless)-an amazing internal mountain to be discovered there. The internal art of Baguazhang synthesizes and utilizes eight gates to determine the origin of the opponent’s center of gravity during aggression and (or) as a way to make balance in one’s life by going along with daily and seasonal changes. The internal arts of Taiji and Xingyi are also profound in promoting balance, circulation, and flexibility.

Check out the following popular pages: Yi Quan, Liangong, and Applications of the Mother Palms

The T’ai Chi Power Combo! Our T’ai Chi Power Combo combines Two Complete Video Series in One: The Power Push Hands Video Series (Single Hands, Double Hands, Moving Push Hands, and Self-Defense Concepts) with The Wu T’ai Chi Power Training Video Series (includes 3 Wu Style T’ai Chi Inner Door Sets, Hand and Spear Power Cultivation, Deriving Power from Form’s Practice, and Integrating Power in Push Hands)

Swimming Dragon Video

Our Chi Kung Duo

We have combined two of our best stand alone Chi Kung instructional videos to create the Chi Kung Duo (Ancient vs. Modern). The Swimming Dragon Chi Kung, is thought to have originated with the Yellow Emperor, and, with one look at its shapes and simplicity of movements (based on the Five Elemental Phases) it's easy to conclude that this may very likely be something special that has survived the ages-not to mention the fact that some people swear by the wonders it does for their spine and posture. The Soaring Crane Chi Kung was created by Zhao Jin Xiang in the 1970s, and is one of the most popular forms of Chi Kung the world over. With its specific focus on therapeutic points, patience, and stillness in movement, it rivals the chi cultivation sets of the ancients. The unique "sixth section" (or, Advanced Meditation) is a marvel amongst any and all Chi Kung practices. NEW to this series is the "seventh section" or Walking Methods. This completes this series and supports comprehensive instruction for students and viewers. While we don\\\\'t advocate practicing two types of Chi Kung at the same time, these two popular and useful forms of Chi Kung practice, that we have combined in the "Chi Kung Duo" are certainly worth utilizing to compare, contrast, and ultimately cultivate.