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#97 Papayapple

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 03:31 AM

AH HA!

I thought I had lost the link

here it is Trunk!  I am quite sure you will get some use out of it!


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Above are the coordination exercises, only.  Below we have many ideas(from Yi Quan)

put together.

 

Nice shoes.


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 11:18 PM

Quite skilled female Bagua practitioner. A delight to watch.

 

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I enjoyed watching The Kungfu Master (2012) about the life of Dong Haichuan. There is a full video on YT but with Portuguese subtitles hardcoded. Try one of the torrent sites for other options.

 

Enjoy! :)

 


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 02:51 PM

An excellent documentary about this art. In Chinese.

 

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Enjoy! :)



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 01:56 AM

Another priceless video of Mr He Jinghan from Taipei:

 

Talk about Dang

 

Very important point when he discusses starting with a wide horse stance to feel the dang stretch well (around 7:30).

 

 

Dang practice is vital in all IMA training not just Bagua. He also says that no Dang no Taiji. :)

 

 

The Dang is analogue to the arch structure used in construction:

 

 

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I found these two texts in a blog by one of the senior students of He Jinghan several years ago but I don't have the English translation for them. My apologies.

 

 

I will do the translation, bit by bit, then:

 

骑马步要领

 

Important points to observe when practicing the horse stance

 

[骑马步]是人类用两条腿站立最稳当的基本步行、所以虽然中国武术派别众多,各有所长,但是几乎都是以[骑马步]作为入门第一棵,甚至很多传统练法要求站步三年再走下一个进度,意思是说,把脚步先站稳了才有资格打拳。

 

The horse stance is the most stable position for a man standing on his two feet. Therefore, even if there are many different schools of Chinese martial arts, each one of them having strong points, they almost all practice the horse stance as their introduction lesson, so much that many tradictional methods of developpement consider that it must be practised for three years before going to the next step. 

The meaning of this is that one must first have a strong (leg) foundation to be qualified to practice the boxing.


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 04:40 AM

那么[骑马步]要怎么站才能稳当?

 

So, how to obtain stability by practicing the horse stance? 

 

要怎么站才能作为行动的根基?要怎么站才能产生招式的力量?要怎么站才能不会成为身体的累赘?

各门各派有大马、小马、高马、低马、死马、活马等等的战法,表面乍看不同,要领其实类似,本文蒐集了陈家太极拳陈子明前辈,陈发科前辈,杨家太极拳 楊澄甫前辈, 形意、八卦、太极名家孙禄堂前辈,八卦拳尹玉章前辈宮宝田 前辈, 少林、武当名家郭粹亚,自然们大师万籁声前辈、南拳大师林世荣前辈,摔跤大王场东升,八步螳螂名家微笑堂,名不见经传,但是弓架产谨的山东宁津八极拳架,这些人物时空派别差距很大,但是他们的骑马步却显示出共通的原则,或者可以说呈现出骑马步的真理。

 

How to practice so as standing becomes the basis for movement? How to practice so as it brings strength to your movements? How to practice so as your body doesn't become a burden? 

Every school has large, small high, low, dead and living horse (etc.) stances in their fighting techniques. Even if they look different, their characteristics are the same. This article collects Chen Ziming and Chen Fake from the Chen family taijiquan, Yang Chengfu from the Yang family taijiquan, the famous master of xingyi, bagua and taiji, Sun Lutang, Yin Yuzhang and Gong Baotian from the Yin style baguaquan, Guo Cuiya, a master of both Wudang and Shaolin arts, Wan Laisheng from the Natural Boxing school, the great Southern boxer Lin Shirong, Yang Dongsheng, the king of shuaijiao (Chinese wrestling), Wei Xiaotang from the eight step praying mantis boxing, as well as people unknown, practicing bajiquan in the Ningjing area... all these men lived in different places and times, yet, there horse stance showed the same principles. Or we could say that they could show the truth behind the horse stance.  

 
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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:11 PM

Let's merge the Baguaquan Gong Baotian/Gong Baozhai discussion at old Emptyflower Internal Martial Arts forum because of its relevance due to the deep level attained by practitioners belonging to this traditional Bagua lineage and those who adopted this particular training methodology in their own practice:

http://gaobagua.net/...topic=8282&st=0

Hope you find it useful. :)





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