Limbs - SU CHIEM (4 forms) can be divided in 8 articulations,
which can be transformed in 54 forms.
BA GUA, the center is the ZHONG GONG
ancient BA GUA, SHIEN TIEN means: energizing.
later BA GUA, HOU TIEN means: action.
One can say that BA GUA
ZHANG uses the theory and the philosophy of BAGUA.
Unique characteristics of BA GUA ZHANG.
is different from other types of GONG FU because:
uses a circular walking movement
does not use jumps, only walking; with the walking, one can move
forward, backward, and sideways.
movements have to be accompanied by four elements.
purpose of the walking is to modify the location where one stands;
not stay static;
sense the distance from the enemy.
(aesthetics) of the movement;
(thought and strength)
movements (following of nature's movements).
In a higher level of BA GUA ZHANG one can reach
QI GONG turf. By training to focus the energy at the finger tips,
one can use QI GONG to hit the adversary in a fight
The purpose of the practice of BA GUA ZHANG is to
improve health and therefore it is necessary to follow the principles
of WU SHU
Content of BA GUA ZHANG
- walking straight
- walking in a S-like fashion
- walking in circles
- walking randomly
- walking along the basis of BA GUA ZHANG (8 palms)
- 8 great palms
- 64 palms (BA GUA YOU SHEN LIAN HUAN ZHANG)
- Combination of several forms.
- BA GUA JIU GONG ZHANG (8 palms + center)
- BA GUA DUI LIAN (contact with another)
- BA GUA TUI SHOU
- BA GUA QI GONG
BA GUA ZI WU YUAN YANG SHOU (BA GUA's highest form
BA GUA ZHANG Weapons
GUA DAO - Saber
GUA JIAN - Sword
GUA GUN - Stick
GUA ZI WU YANG SHUO - (BA GUA's highest form of fight)