Theory and Applications
by Shou-Yu Liang
A complete training guide for beginners and advanced practitioners of Baguazhang.
This revised edition includes a complete redesign with an emphasis on reader usability and modern Chinese typography.
Packed with over nine hundred photographs, this comprehensive text offers theory, martial applications, sequences, Qigong exercises, weapon training, and is an indispensable resource for those serious about Chinese martial arts.
Translation of ancient Baguazhang documents
Eight Palms sequence and fighting set
Swimming Body sequence and martial applications
Bagua Deer Hook Sword sequence and martial applications
About the Author
Liang, Shou-Yu was born on June 28, 1943 in the city of Chongqian, Sichuan Province, China. When he was six he began his training in Qigong, the art of breathing and internal energy control. When he was eight, his grandfather made special arrangements for him to begin training Emei Wushu.
Through and beyond his college years, Mr. Liang's wide background in various martial arts helped form his present character and led him to achieve a high level of martial skill. Some of the styles he concentrated on include the esoteric Emei system, Shaolin Long Fist, Praying Mantis, Chuo Jiao, Xingyi, Baguazhang, Taijiquan, Liu He Ba Fa, Shuai Jiao, Qin Na, vital pointstriking, many weapons systems, and several kinds of internal Qigong.
Mr. Liang has devoted more than 45 years to training and teaching Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Master Liang, Shou-yu resides in Vancouver, Canada.
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