This martial art DVD continues the documentation of Yin Style Bagua fighting methods. Yin Style Bagua is a martial art of striking while moving. A practitioner will use all parts of the body to execute attacks, with the use of leg techniques and accurate footwork being particularly important. Bagua leg techniques are said to be “heavy” – heavy not only in their power, but also in the heavy emphasis placed on their usage. In Yin Style, proper positioning of the feet while moving and attacking is considered essential in being an effective fighter. It allows the practitioner to gain advantageous position on the opponent while at the same time helping to maximize the power and effectiveness of techniques.
This martial art DVD documents application methods of the Yin Style Baguazhang Lion system. Focusing mainly on the seven forms of the sweeping strike, it provides a deeper understanding of the techniques, forces and changes that were introduced in previous videos documenting the Lion system.
From this Yang-side and Yin-side training, a practitioner will establish a firm foundation for understanding the martial aspects of Taijiquan practice. This program offers many solo and partner exercises and drills that you may easily follow along with, making self-instruction simple. The Yang side and Yin side of the training are demonstrated separately, each divided into five parts: Self Practice of the Taiji Yin-Yang Pattern Stationary Partner Training Moving Partner Training Parallel Stepping Training Bagua Circle Stepping Training.
This Double DVD offers an outstanding Chi Kung set of exercises specially adapted for Bagua Zhang students. Jason Tsou is a top teacher from the well-known Liu Yun Chiao lineage, shows a rare example of Yin Fu Bagua Chi Kung (Qigong). This Chi Kung incorporates five-element theory with the eight animals and the nine palaces. Each of the key movements are performed at three levels of complexity with detailed instruction for breathing, posture and intent. These powerful Chi Kung movemnts could be beneficial to any martial artist.