Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Baguazhang - 8 Trigrams Palm |
Actor: Jwing-Ming;Liang, Shou-Yu Dr. Yang
Director: Jwing-Ming Dr. Yang
Genres: Action & Adventure, Special Interests
LEARN THE FAMOUS "8 TRIGRAMS PALM" OF CHINA Also commonly translated as Pa Kua Chang. Baguazhang is legendary both as an ancient internal martial art and for improving health. It develops upper body flexibility, leg stre... more »
This is the source!
John D | Chicago, IL | 05/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Make no mistake, this killer DVD is the source for comprehensive info on the art of Pau Kua. It contains the complete 3-volume video series done by the two masters, with easy navigation. Includes everything from Qigong, solo and partner conditioning training demonstrated by Yang and Laing, solo and partner forms, to the martial applications, and weapons. Amazing. To get into the esoteric depths of the subject, pick up the companion book to this DVD and read the ancient texts. Awesome."
Trevor C. Mearns | 06/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Definetely presents a lot of material with excellent application footage. A bit misleading, however, in that the majority of forms are presented by people other than Master Liang Shou-yu. Master Liang, whose skill is clearly very high, is shown demonstrating applications and single movements of the form but it's difficult to piece together the energy of his movements into a connected whole as the flavor is quite different from the young lady demonstrating the continuous sequence.
The DVD, is however, definetely worth the price provided you are willing to watch it in slow motion several hundred times as the movements are quite complex.
I would recommend it to anyone with a background in internal martial arts or access to a teacher of this particular style. I would not recommend it to someone without experience in any of the internal styles or at least some basic Qi Gong under a qualified teacher as unfamiliarity with relaxation and correct joint alignment could lead to some serious discomfort and possible injury in attempting these forms."
Great instruction, just one complaint...
Neplusultra | Blairsville, GA. United States | 05/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First let me say that I have years of experience in various martial arts, mostly both Chinese & Japanese.
My focus & forte is self-defense with joint locks & Dim-Mak/Kyusho-Jitsu that is effective with efficient movements.
This DVD & the companion book are very good & someone with experience & focus can get a lot out of them both.
I find the Qi Gong very useful & well done.
My main complaint is about the woman that demonstrates the first long sequence. She dances well, but I can't see why she was chosen to demonstrate the form. Maybe her ballet like movements would translate better into combat than I give her credit for, but I am doubtful(sorry).
And, truth be told, I am probably too critical of her movements.
Other than that, you can always learn so much from great masters such as Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming & Master Shou-Yu Liang.