Baguazhang, The Old Eight Palms, Volume I
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Baguazhang, The Old Eight Palms Volumes I, featuring Gerald A. Sharp: Volume I is the first part of a two set video was primarily designed to follow Jiang Rong Qiao's book, "Baguazhang Lianxifa" which has been translated by both Joseph Crandall and Andrea Falk. Both translations are available in our store, and a special offering of either one with the video is available under the Specials category. Volume I of this comprehensive video series offers demonstration and instruction in Baguazhang Basics of hands, steps, and movements. This is a great set ofvideos for those looking for strong basics instruction as exemplified in the following chapters: VOLUME I: CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION TO BAGUAZHANG This chapter presents basic information on Baguazhang's development, as well as Gerald A. Sharp's direct connection to Jiang Rong Qiao's lineage, and Sharp's teachers: Zou Shuxian (Jiang's daughter) & Cheng Jie Feng, a senior grand student of Jiang Rong Qiao. CHAPTER TWO: BASIC STEPPING Covered are basic footwork as it directly relates to the development of the polar symbol of Baguazhang. A concise, yet comprehensive, examination is provided of Yin & Yang in Baguazhang: Heaven & Earth Zhangzhuang, Linear Stepping, Shun Bu (Forward Stepping), Inward (Gou Bu) & Outward (Bai Bu) Turning, Sliding in the Mud Step (Tang Ne Bu), Box Stepping (related to Heaven, Earth, Fire, and Water), Yin and Yang in Boring & Arcing, Walking the Circle. CHAPTER THREE: EIGHT PALMS BASICS In this chapter, the 8 palms, as covered in Jiang Rong Qiao's book, "Baguazhang Lianxifa," as well as the Basic "Mother Palms" practice are demonstrated. This information alone is considered the complete basis of Baguazhang in some styles. CHAPTER FOUR: THE OLD EIGHT PALMS DEMONSTRATION (FRONT ANGLE) Gerald A. Sharp, a verifiable grand-student of Jiang Rong Qiao, demonstrates the Old Eight Palms from the front angle. CHAPTER FIVE: THE OLD EIGHT PALMS DEMONSTRATION (REVERSE ANGLE) Gerald A. Sharp, demonstrates the form precisely from the reverse angle. ***ALSO NOTE: Check out the Specials page to pick up this video with either translation of Jiang Rong Qiao's Bagua book by Joseph Crandall or Andrea Falk. See: Bagua (Pa Kua) "Perfect Match" Book and Video Package.