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By Yang Jwing-Ming, Shou-Yu Liang

This revised edition contains a whole remodel with an emphasis on reader usability and glossy chinese language typography.

Packed with over 9 hundred pictures, this entire textual content bargains thought, martial functions, sequences, Qigong routines, weapon education, and is an vital source for these excited about chinese language martial arts.
• Translation of historic Baguazhang documents
• Baguazhang Qigong
• simple Training
• physique Conditioning
• 8 hands series and combating set
• Swimming physique series and martial applications
• Bagua Deer Hook Sword series and martial purposes

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Still, despite the growing popularity of Chinese internal martial arts, many people still have questions about them. The most common questions are: What are the major differences between the external and internal martial styles? How is Qi (氣) related to these different styles? What are the differences between martial and non-martial Qigong (氣功)? What are the differences in both theory and techniques between the different internal styles? These general questions must be answered before you can begin to understand the role that Baguazhang plays among the Chinese internal arts.

A teacher who is not qualified, however, will not help you build a strong foundation, and may even teach you many bad habits. In addition, good teachers will always set a good example for their students with their spiritual and moral virtue. Good martial arts teachers do not teach only martial techniques, they also teach a way of life. From a teacher’s perspective, it is very hard to find good students. When people have just begun their studies, they are usually enthusiastic and sincere, and they are willing to accept discipline and observe proper manners.

Good martial arts teachers do not teach only martial techniques, they also teach a way of life. From a teacher’s perspective, it is very hard to find good students. When people have just begun their studies, they are usually enthusiastic and sincere, and they are willing to accept discipline and observe proper manners. However, as time passes, you gradually get to see what they are really like, and sometimes it’s quite different from how they acted in the beginning. Because of this, teachers quite frequently spend at least three years watching and testing students before they decide whether they can trust them and pass on to them the secrets of their style.

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