A COURSE IN BAGUA ZHANG (2) DVD SET with KANG GE-WU
Here is a long awaited series of DVDs on the art of BaGua by one of the most influential martial historians of our time. Scrupulously accurate and profoundly informed, Professor Kang Ge-Wu is an authority acknowledged throughout China AND the off-mainland Chinese world as a major researcher in martial lore and history. A graduate in the first group of such scholars in Chinese history Kang has established himself head and shoulders above others as a tireless investigator and a clear thinker.
VOLUME ONE: OLD AND NEW PALMS - This FIRST DVD presents many faces of BaGua. It's really like four tapes in one. There are numerous examples of different BaGua styles. Then an introduction to postural prinicples and hand positions. BaGua stepping is clearly shown next. Then BaGua circling exercises. From that point on Kang demonstrates a number of historically accurate essentials. He shows the Big Eight Palms, akin to the "Mother Palms". He demonstrates a very nice series of Post Standing exercises along with an Eight Part Qigong series. There is a nice section on the postural requirements of BaGua with both right and wrong examples. Then he shows two entire sets of BaGua Palm changes: He begins with the Eight "Old" Palms, very suitable to someone learning the art. Then he progresses to the famous Chiang style "New" Palms (the same form demonstrated in our Art of Change DVD) which is acknowledged as one of the best sets to enter the BaGua door. Finally Professor Kang showsBaGua free hands that links the beautiful motions of BaGua together.
VOLUME TWO: EIGHT POWERS CHANGING PALMS - The SECOND DVD of Professor Kang GeWu's series outlines and teaches the EIGHT Powers BaGua. With Professor Kang's usual precision and clarity he takes you through this treatment in a number of stages: First, he introduces each Change Palm with names for every move...