Theory and Applications 1st Ed.
Master Liang, Shou-Yu,
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, and
Incorporating both Daoist and Buddhist practices, commonly used as the subject of Chinese novels, movies, and operas, Emi (pronounced ermay) is one of the best known martial arts inside of China, but until now has remained largely an oral tradition little known by Western martial artists. This comprehensive text offers an Introduction to the philosophy, theory, and practice of the Emei style known as Baguazhang - one of the most effective Chinese internal martial arts - and stresses the essential differences between Bagua and other internal styles such as Taijiquan and Xingyiquan.
In addition, Bagua emphasizes circular movements, employs both defensive and offensive strategies, and trains at all three fighting rangers - short, middle, and long. Describing all the essential forms - including the Eight Basic palms Fighting Set, the Swimming Body Sequence, and a sequence using Bagua's special weapon, the Deer Hook Sword, this book offers both beginners and advanced students a multitude of fighting applications, backed up with more than 900 action photographs, and explains the theories and principles that form the basis of Bagua practice to enhance and speed your training.
Complements the DVD Baguazhang - Emei Baguazhang Courses 1, 2 & 3 (sold separately)
Complements the 3 Videos Emei Baguazhang - Basic Training, Qigong, &
Eight Palms with Applications, Emei Baguazhang - Swimming Body and its Applications, Emei Baguazhang - Bagua Deer Hook Sword and its Applications (each sold separately)
384 pages, 1000 illustrations, 7"x10", ISBN: 0-940871-30-0