Saturday, June 30, 2018

Jianke - the Swordsman - Trans. S.M. Rodell

- 賈島 (779–843)

Shí nián mó yī jiàn,
shuāng rèn wèicéng shì.
Jīnrì bǎ shì jūn,
shuí yǒu bùpíng shì?

Jianke - the Swordsman
Ten years I polished this sword,
the frosty edge has never been tested.
Today I take it in hand, showing you sir,
who suffers an injustice?
Jia Dao (779–843)

Trans. S.M. Rodell

Sunday, June 24, 2018

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Gao Style Baguazhang w/ Zhang Junfeng - founder of the Yi Zong School

Gao Style Baguazhang w/ Zhang Junfeng - founder of the Yi Zong School and student of Gao Yi Sheng
"Yi Zong Bagua was founded by Master Zhang, Jun Feng in 1948 after closing his fruit wholesale business, "Han Gong Qiu", in Tianjin and moved to Taiwan due to the turbulence in China. He had changed his business to selling grains and flours instead and taught martial art at the old children's park by Jilong river in Yuanshan. 

Zhang's Xingyi was a branch of the Hebei Li, Cun Yi system, his Bagua was from the Guanghua and Gao, Yi Sheng branch, and his Tai Chi was from the Hao style. Yi Zong is an amalgam of three styles and contains all three major internal styles. At the time there were no others in Taiwan teaching such a system, thus it was named Tai Shi Yi Zong (meaning First Yi Zong in Taiwan). The Yi Zong Martial Academy was founded in 1950 where Bagua, Xingyi and Tai Chi were taught." 
This is the system i teach at Boulder Internal Arts - Classes HERE

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Gao style BaGua Zhang Cane

Gao style BaGua Zhang Cane

Early in his life Gao Yi Sheng (founder of Gao Style Bagua Zhang) broke his leg in an accident involving a cart. The leg was not properly set and he walked with a cane for the rest of his life, because of this he developed this "Bagua Cane" form. "Gao style BaGuaZhang Cane (literally "Civilized Crutch") The cane was known to be the everyday weapon of choice of Gao style BaGuaZhang founder Gao Yisheng."

Friday, June 1, 2018

Gao Bagua Zhang - "Ti" Kick, Straight-Line Kicking - Marcus Brinkman

Gao Bagua Zhang - "Ti" Kick, Straight-Line Kicking 

"fixed step practice of Bagua straight-line kicking /sweeping methods called "Ti". This kick uses the top dorsal, bottom sole, and toe of the foot in progression. The so called kicking line is generally the basis of "dan zhong", single weighted or single leg standing practice." Marcus Brinkman

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