GLIMPSE OF BAGUAZHANG AT UK SUMMER CAMP

Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang

Notice that the three external harmonies -- hands, body and feet -- are in different planss in typical Baguazahg patterns


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25th June 2012.

Day 1 -- Fundamentals

Some review questions for Day 1
  1. What important combat function is attained by having the hands, body and feet in different planes?
  2. How do you move about quickly and without panting for breath?
  3. How do you weave in a large crowd?
  4. How could you spin around quickly and yet not feel dizzy?
  5. What force training method was so powerful that we had to have a tea-break?

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Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang


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Fundamentals of Baguazhang from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

Day 2 -- Sequences 1 and 2

Some review questions for Day 2
  1. Why is picture-perfect form very important in combat?
  2. How would you apply the flow-method in practicing Baguazhang?
  3. How would you deflect a powerful punch using minimum force?
  4. How would you fell an opponent without wrestling with him?
  5. What should you do when an opponent hesitates in his response?

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Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang


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Baguazhang - Sequences 1 and 2 from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

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Day 3 -- Sequences 2, 3, 4 and 5

Some review questions for Day 3
  1. How would you release if your two hands are being held?
  2. How would you defend against an opponent attempting to grip your groin?
  3. Do you remember the interesting pattern called "Lying Bull Kick"?
  4. What is the big mistake of retreating from a Boxer's or Kick-Boxer's attack?
  5. How do you cover the fast punces of a Boxer?

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Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang


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Baguazhang Sequences 2, 3, 4 and 5 from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

Day 4 -- Sequences 4, 5, 6 and 7

Some review questions for Day 4
  1. What two important points to bear in mind when you push your opponent off the arena?
  2. How do you grip your opponent's head and how do you counter the grip?
  3. How would you get behind your opponent?
  4. What three effectice methods you can use to counter your opponent getting behind your back?
  5. How would you employ Baguazhang training to attain spiritual joys?

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Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang


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Baguazhang Sequences 4, 5, 6 and 7 from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

Day 5 -- Sequence 8 and Free Sparring

Some review questions for Day 5
  1. A few themes are manifested in Sequence 8. Can you name just one of them? As shown in one of the video clips below, even when a Baguazhang practitioner won a free sparring session, he did not follow
  2. Grandmaster Wong's advice. What was the advice?
  3. Yes, you have guessed correctly. He did not use combat sequences. Note the big difference when the Baguazhang practitioner used combat sequences in two of the video clips below. What was the crucial factor that made this difference?
  4. Which video clip below shows that a selected combat sequence could be used against almost any responses? It was obvious that using kungfu sequences had a huge advantage over opponents who used other martial art techniques. Can you use
  5. kungfu sequences in san shou competitions? If you can't , do you know the reasons?

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Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang Baguazhang, Pa Kua Chang


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Baguazhang Sequence 8 and Free Sparring from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Course participants please contact Sifu Robin Gamble for a secret username and password to access the Bagauzhang private pages.

LINKS

Amazing First Day of the Baguazhang Course
Really Amazing
The Dragon in Baguazhang
The Importance of Picture Perfect Form
A Dragon has Awakened
If this Course is Offered Again, You Must Go


Baguazhang Circle Walking
Baguazhang Combat Sequences
Baguazhang Review

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