A few training drills from the summer’s Magui Bagua Extravaganza, recorded in rough form so I don’t forget them. Students can view the full clips for their practice: T-Step drill Tiao Da drill Tan, Chuan, Zhuang drill
on values cultivation
The internal arts are as much about the development of character as they are about health or martial arts. This is a transition from seeing the world in absolute terms and having morale relativity to seeing the world in relative terms and holding an absolute morality. (photo by Shay Haas. Click image to view more.)
Jack Yan Tai Chi in Guelph
Starting in September, Zhigang (Jack) Yan will be teaching regular Chen Taiji classes in Guelph. A teacher with his experience and reputation is hard to come by. He has been studying Taiji since the age of 14, holds a Ph.D. in Wushu from Shanghai University of Sport and is an indoor disciple of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei. (Here’s a link to his full bio.) On top of all that, he is a genuine...
Bagua Training Extravaganza 2011
The weekend began on the Friday, but I didn’t arrive in Quebec until the Saturday afternoon. What follows is a summary of the second half of the training extravaganza held in Quebec City, August 12 to 14. Saturday afternoon Following bell ringing practice, Andrea took us through a number of drills to apply the concept of full body power. Crossing Arms partner drill was done with the...
Bagua Power & Freedom
“It is the most wonderful feeling, to do baguazhang. It is both natural and difficult – you are training hard to take yourself back to when you were a child. Every day, even when you start out tired or unenthusiastic, you finish with a feeling of peace, power, and energy. Some people love it because there are so many things to learn. I love it because it is all one thing. You are free when...