Baguazhang: Fundamentals, Applications, and Footwork by Phillip Starr (English)

Baguazhang


Baguazhang: Fundamentals, Applications, and Footwork by Phillip Starr (English)

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A comprehensive guide to the fundamentals, sequences, and applications of Baguazhang. A comprehensive guide to the fundamentals, sequences, and applications of Baguazhang. Baguazhang is unquestionably one of the most esoteric disciplines in martial arts. Based on the eight trigrams (bagua) of the Yi Jing, baguazhang emphasizes the importance of maneuverability, evasion, and change to deflect an aggressor’s attacks. Unlike martial arts systems that employ overt punches, kicks, and grappling techniques, most of the bodily weapons of the baguazhang arsenal are well concealed, agile, and smooth. Utilizing deceptive forms of footwork and body shifting, the principles and techniques of Baguazhang will help readers develop a firm foundation and build a critical skill set for this unique martial art. Longtime martial arts practitioner and author Phillip Starr introduces readers to the fundamentals of baguazhang, showing how the movements of this enigmatic and widely misunderstood art can be practically applied in self-defense. Readers will learn- . Key baguazhang principles . Footholds . Basic stepping techniques, walking exercises, and postures . Proper alignments . Mother palms, or basic exercises critical to the development of the bagua body Ideal for newcomers to baguazhang, this introduction elucidates the two foundational Single Change and Double Change Palms and offers a refresher for advanced practitioners looking to further explore applications for movements they already know.

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Publisher
North Atlantic Books,U.S.
ISBN-13
9781623175788
eBay Product ID (ePID)
14046343541

Product Key Features

Book Title
Baguazhang: Fundamentals, Applications, and Footwork
Format
Paperback
Language
English
Publication Year
2021
Author
Phillip Starr
Genre
Sports
Number of Pages
256 Pages

Dimensions

Item Height
229mm
Item Width
152mm

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Title_Author
Phillip Starr
Country/Region of Manufacture
United States

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