Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bagua's Greatest Masters, Beijing 1993

"Video tape of some of the demonstrations of the 1st meeting of the Guójì Bāguà Zhǎng Liányì Huì (International Bagua Zhang Friendship Association). This meeting took place in Beijing on December 24-27 1993.
This was probably the greatest assembly of bagua masters in history. Virtually every major branch of the Bagua family was represented, and virtually every one of the greatest masters of the time attended this gathering. Many of these masters have since passed on.
I will not attempt to name all the masters in this video, I will just say this: if you can think of a great bagua master living at the time, it is very likely that they were there." TheaSinensisSerpenti

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wing Chun VS Xing Yi - Fight!

"This is footage taken for a reality TV show in China, focusing on taking young Wing Chun and MMA guys to train and fight with exponents of various traditional Chinese arts. Each episode was dedicated to 1-3 arts. There was an episode dedicated to XYQ, XinYi Liu He and Dai XinYi. In that episode, a few XYQ people (though not XinYi practitioners) fought the hosts (Wing Chun guy and MMA guy), and did poorly against them overall. .......Most of the footage shown on the video I posted here was originally taken for that episode......" here

Monday, December 17, 2012

Wudang Sword!

Li Tianji Performing Wudang Straight Sword.

Li Tianji Performing Wudang 2 Man Straight Sword set.

"Master Li Tianji studied wushu from his father, Li Yulin, as well as from his father's masters, Sun Lutang and Li Jinglin. He graduated from the Shandong Wushu Institute, became a college professor, the executive of the Harbin Wushu Federation, and the first chief coach of the China Wushu Team. Li Tianji has been memorialized as one of the "Ten Best Wushu Masters of China (Zhongguo Shi Da Wushu Mingshi)."

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Xing Yi Quan Pangen - Twisting Root Excercise - Bagua?

Hi Fritz, it's different from bagua :-) I also study bagua (as additional style)! But XYQ circle walking is different. See the steps, the foot position is different, it is not tangnibu in pangen. Also handwork is other one. The body position is quite same. Best regards! Paul
· in reply to AcudocFritz(Show the comment)

Thanks for this post. Having studied Bagua, I want to just call this Bagua, but..."

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sword of Goujian

The Sword of Goujian,
Unearthed by Chinese Archeologists in 1965, the Sword of Guijan is an ancient bronze sword dating to the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history (771 to 403 BCE).  The most amazing aspects of this sword are its beautiful etchings and its state of preservation.  After over 2,500 years the sword has no corrosion or tarnish and is still razor sharp.  Scientists theorize that its preservation was due to a special alloy of bronze containing copper, tin, lead, iron, arsenic, and sulfur. It was also contained within a well crafted airtight scabbard.  Today the Sword Guijian can be found at the Hubei Provincial Museum.

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Abbot of Shaolin

Shi Dechan, a master of traditional Chinese medicine and the acting abbot of the Shaolin Monastery in 1982.

Saturday, December 1, 2012