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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Bagua Zhang Elbows - Gao Style Bagua w Luo De Xiu - Yi Zong School


Bagua Zhang Elbows - Gao Style Bagua w Luo De Xiu - Yi Zong School


"Elbows and so much more! Yizong Gao Baguazhang's 5th post- heaven line. ... The 5th line teaches so much more than striking and blocking. It contains short and long bridging theory, distance and contact points for change, folding, cutting, chin na, grappling defense, throwing set ups and so much more!"

       My Teacher's teacher - Learn Gao Bagua Elbows at Boulder Internal Martial Arts

Friday, January 17, 2020

Xingyiquan’s Tai Xing with Yizong Bagua’s Master Luo De Xiu


Xingyiquan’s Tai Xing with Yizong Bagua’s Master Luo De Xiu 

"Tai Xing is one of the longer and more complex animal forms of Hebei Xingyiquan. It contains an arsenal of techniques and strategies. Usually Tai Xing is translated as Phoenix, but is also referred to by other names such as ostrich and hawk. At our fall seminar, Master Luo explained that considering the animal shape’s tools and tactics, Tai Xing more aptly referred to the intrinsic nature of a type of vulture indigenous to northern China where the art developed."

                            Learn XingyiQuan Tai Xing at Boulder Internal Martial Arts

Monday, January 13, 2020

Xingyiquan Tiger.. interception fundamentals, based on Metal, Water and Wood Elements - Marcus Brinkman


My teacher Marcus Brinkman - Learn Xingyi Quan at Boulder Internal Martial Arts
Xingyiquan Tiger.. interception fundamentals, based on Metal, Water and Wood Elements 

"This is a short introduction to Xingyiquan 5 Tiger...particularly according to "handshape" and its relation to creating contact points and interception strategies. These are considered 7-star variants of the Five Elements. The handshapes make contact through the ulnar and radial edges of the arm. and in general apply long spiraling wind-ins that begin at the edges of the hand and end with a 7-star shoulder, elbow or body collision. The following corresponds to the first of the Three Tigers Metal, Water and Wood"