Wudang Qigong

Wudang Taoist Qigong consists of eighteen types of exercises and methods: Prevent the mountain, wild goose flight, fold the crane, carry the sky, the two appear, four directions, withdraw and pull low, Pipa, Offer fruit, face To the sun, shaking grass, dragon and tiger, snake coil, expectoration of the core, climb a tree, make a bow at the top. By practicing the Wudang Qudong Taoist in China, each person should practice individually and take the direction of the teacher who sets the priorities (by practice), depending on breathing and breathing, breathing, embryo breathing ( Before birth), etc. If standard methods are performed for breathing circulation by sitting, lying, moving, closing and so on, these methods of exercise should be practiced and studied.
The first step is to move the inner air into the small celestial circle; It is also known as the first gate and is called refining energy and the transformation of respiration. In general, energy, breath and mind become spiritual breath. The second step is to move the inner air into the great celestial circle; It is also known as the second door and is called breath refining and mind transformation. Together, mind and breath become mind. The third step is the combination of ten thousand things as a whole; It is also known as refining mind and return to empty. Recover and return empty, to understand the heart; See the character, make the body stronger, and prolong the years.
The energy, the breath, the mind, refer to the primitive energy of the previous Heaven of the human body, the original breath, with the original spirit. Among them, energy is the basis, the breath is the pulse, and the mind is the master. Just as the spirit carries the breath, then the mind refines the energy. In the human body, when energy is strengthened, then breathing will suffice. When the mind is sufficient, then strength will be abundant, body and mind sound. Conversely, if the energy is low, it will exhaust the breath. If the breath is exhausted, then the spirit dies. Therefore, during the refining process and culture, always take seriously the conservation and storage of energy, regulation of breathing and conservation of mind. When the energy is full, the breath will be. When the wind is strong, the spirit is strong. When the spirit is strong, the body will be healthy and free from disease.
Laozi Dao Te Jing in the third chapter says: “Empty heart, fill the belly, weaken ambition, strengthen character.” So this is the motto for Taoist practice Wudang Qigong China in the study of every method of exercise, there are To understand each method of exercise; The energy treated in each S. Accumulation is a type of practice in these methods of qigong doo├»ste, without control, in a temporary way, that do not practice other types of exercises or training methods. If there is a posture movement that can not be executed, focus the study on this posture. We have to exercise and practice this position should not seek what is beyond their capabilities, empty heart, patience, cultivate both inside and outside; Step by step, we are going to get a relaxed abdomen and breathing up properly breathing properly cultivate, and we will not get sick when the dan tian is .. complete and sufficient internal breathing is free and unobstructed. Breath and strength are sent from the spine after what the heart desires. Focus on one, deal with substantial. Do not let the practice hope to become lax, then it will be sustainable; Follow the rules, follow the rules; Perfecting the breath, cultivating human life; Cultivating the heart, cultivating character; Then look for the emptiness and quiet. A complete vacuum leads to a long life.

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Baguazhang and the 5 elements of Xingyiquan

Baguazhang (Pa Kua Chang)
Baguazhang (Pa Kua Chang) or English eight patterns of Ramos, is well known for its circular patterns and inflection, spinning movements. Like other Chinese martial arts, Ocho Palmas have many different methods of practice and have been developed through many styles.
Basic study methods for the eight palm trees include several circle walking patterns, direction changes, and a basic set of eight palm changes. The movements of these changes can be simple or complex, depending on the style. Each change of palm corresponds to one of the trigrams that refer to the eight directions.
How trigrams are arranged is quite specific, or following the model of the sky before or after sky. The following illustration shows the sky from the previous model.
Five xingyiquan elements
The following is a translation of the original in Chinese. If you prefer to see the original, you can in the Chinese section of our site. We appreciate your comments and suggestions on the improvements made to the translation. Comments on the original, can be emailed to Professor Liu yzliu at wudang.com.
The principles of the five elements change, the focus of key exchange yin and yang, the secret of the rise and fall, entry and exit, movement and stillness, empty and strong in the martial arts are all refined and hidden inside. Master Ji was able to grasp the strength of the body after crossing 10 years of meticulous research, dedicated and study, he took control of his theory and fundamentals, knowing good shape and a lot of techniques, then put Your name in and do in a single school.
Now the three major divisions and recognized independent schools are special styles of Shanxi, Henan and Hebei. The xingyiquan practice body includes five boxing elements and form twelve animals, and the use of chop (Zhan), cut (jie), WRAP (Guo), not through (kua), increase (tiao) go In counter / stick (Ding), lead (Ling) and cloud (Yun), called the eight methods.
In practice, all parts and all places of the body have a natural sequence. In the entry competition stage, use the clear force for the first time, then use the closing force, and finally dissolve the force. Dedicate efforts to ensure that the force reaches four members.
During practice, the requirements are: Shoulder heatsink, drop elbows, flow qi, sticking tongue, keep eyes closed and teeth. Follow the following instructions: stick (ding), circle (ku), circle (yuan), agile (min), sink (Chui), hold (Bao), round (Yue) and right (ting).
The linking of the hands with the feet, the elbows, the shoulders with the knees with the hips, the heart with the mind, the mind with the breath, the breathing with the inner and outer force is the theory of the six connections. Includes: 7, 8 fists requirements, 2 global connections, 3 violent attacks, 5, 6 sudden lethal force ferocity, 6-8 names, 10 eyes, 13 managers, 14, 16 short weapons methods of practice, 91 and cuffs 103 Grabs
In addition, they are significant “standing as a pole” and “deep roots”. Without a position of this type, the base strength is insufficient, only deep roots can move and change without problems.

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The essentials of Bagua Zhang

This is a unique representation of the power, efficiency and beauty of the art of Ba Gua Zhang. The essential principles and methods of Bgz training are presented by Master Wu Ji Gao, heiress of Beijing Gao BGZ Family. Ba Gua Zhang, nei gong, footwork, standing postures, walking fixed circle posture, the eight basic methods of the palm and shape Ba Gua link, and methods of kicking and hands, pushing hands And BGZ 36 48 songs and methods. The pictures. “Gao Ji Wu began the study of traditional Chinese martial arts at the age of seven under the tutelage of his father and grandfather.Today, Gao Ji Wu continues the tradition of the martial arts family his experience and knowledge Of BGZ and 64 hands is immense and unique.This book and those who follow it will grow in VCD previously filmed.Bosomo has been involved in the martial arts since 1973. he is professor Xing Yi and Ba Gua and directs a clinic of Chinese medicine in Nueva He is the author of a tooth from the mouth of the tiger.
This new book is very well formatted with large clear images and direct translations of many key points Ba Gua of the “songs”. A very good effort for anyone interested in any of the branches of the Ba Gua tree.
Bagua Quan
This large book is the first in English by He Jing Han. It contains a series of sections on general principles in the almost philosophical language. There are also photos of Bagua style basic stretching and some illustrations with instructions on Chang palms. There is a section on the applications of Bagua with “spontaneous” recorded responses. Many correlated information about the meridian and which muscle group is involved in the basic inner palms. It must be said that some of the information here, especially postural, should be examined with skepticism. There is a sense that he Jing Han is a better dancer than Bagua. Your back attitude “Vogueing” arched and can irritate you if you have the traditional standards. One of our players pointed out (studied the style at the time). When we asked for some ground, he said that he had studied a few months. The point is that many purists will not be happy with this and may be right. But the good thing about having a broad representation is that dialogue is possible and the options abound the examples. He comes from the line of Tian Gong Bao and is a member of the branch of Yin Fu. Translation of Yang Ya Hui and Alex Kozma.

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Fu Zhen Song’s Dragon Bagua Zhang

All we need in this long awaited book is to show the advertising notes (and names) of the fund …
“Fu was largely responsible for the introduction of the northern internal martial arts systems in southern China, and their sinuous movements, Baguazhang All students will benefit greatly from the material provided in this book and applaud Wei Ran Lin and Rick L. Wing for their efforts to provide Chao Lin Zhen The book in the English-speaking world.
Dan Miller. Editor and editor, Pa Kua Chang Journal
The Chinese martial art of Baguazhang has a long and illustrious history of training manuals, and Fu Zhen Song of the Dragon Bagua Zhang continues this great tradition. Lin Chao Zhen was a direct student of Fu Zhen Song, and his proximity to the renowned teacher is reflected in the detail shown in the various techniques in the book. I recommend this important and informative training book.
Brian L. Kennedy co-authored Chinese martial arts training manuals: historical ”
All we can add is that for a great first major text and English text on a martial theme is a gem, full of history, instruction, analysis. An excellent introduction to the unique style created by Master Fu Zhen Song.

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Historical Martial Arts

The oldest art works depicting battle scenes are the cave paintings in Spain dated between 10,000 and 6,000 BC, which show organized groups fighting with bows and arrows.
Chinese martial arts were born from the Xia dynasty more than 4,000 years ago. It is said that the Yellow Emperor Huangdi (legendary date of the ascension 2698 BC) introduced the oldest fighting systems in China. The Yellow Emperor is described as a famous general who, before becoming the leader of China, wrote lengthy treatises on medicine, astrology and martial arts. One of his main opponents was Chi You who was credited as the creator of jiao di, a forerunner of the modern art of Chinese Struggle.
The modern Asian martial arts foundation is probably a mix of early martial arts from China and India. During the period of the Warring States of Chinese history (480-221 BC), the development of philosophy and war strategy emerged, as described by Sun Tzu in The Art of War (about 350 BC The legends connect the Shaolinquan origin to the propagation of Buddhism of India in the 5th century AD, with the figure of Bodhidharma in China., Martial arts accreditation in South India can be traced to Sangam literature of the century II BC until the second century AD The fighting techniques of the Sangam period were the earliest forerunners of Kalaripayattu.
In Europe, the main sources of martial arts traditions go back to ancient Greece. Boxing (pygmies, pyx), wrestling (pale) and pancracio were represented at the ancient Olympics. The Romans produced the gladiatorial combat as a public spectacle.
A series of historical combat manuals have survived since the European Middle Ages. This includes styles such as sword and shield, two-handed sword fencing and other types of melee weapons, plus unarmed combat. Among them are the transcriptions of Johannes Lichtenauer’s (possibly apocryphal) mnemonic poem on the long pin of the late fourteenth century. Similarly, Asian martial arts become well documented during the medieval period, Japanese martial arts beginning with the establishment of the samurai nobility in the 12th century, Chinese martial arts with the treatises of the Ming era, such as Ji Xiao Shu Xin Indian martial arts in medieval texts such as Agni Purana and Purana Mash, and the Korean martial arts of the Joseon era and texts such as Muyejebo (1598).
The European sword has always been a sporting component, but dueling was always a possibility until World War I. The fenced modern sport began to grow during the 19th century that French and Italian military academies began codifying the statement. The Olympic Games have resulted in standard international standards, with the International Fencing Federation founded in 1913. Modern boxing originates Jack Broughton’s rules in the 18th century and reached its present form with the Marquis of Queensberry Rules 1867.

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