Introduction to Baguazhang: From Circle Walking to Advanced Practices by Howard,

Baguazhang


Introduction to Baguazhang: From Circle Walking to Advanced Practices by Howard,

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This clear, step-by-step guide to the fundamentals of Bagua Zhang lays out the principles, practices, and underlying philosophy of this cerebral and sophisticated Chinese internal martial art. Leading readers from the most basic precepts of Bagua Zhang practice to advanced techniques, Kent Howard draws on his deep understanding of the art and his decades of teaching to set students on a path toward mastery. While Bagua Zhang is often perceived as a complex martial art that is difficult to learn, Howard breaks it down into clear and easily absorbed principles and exercises that beginners can master and incorporate into higher levels of practice at their own pace. Numerous easy-to-follow photographs illustrate core practices such as circle-walking, post standing, and palm changes, as well as foundandational techniques of posture and alignment, fluid motion, generating whole-body power, absorbing and redirecting energy, striking while in motion, and much more. In addition to providing a solid foundation for a lifetime practice, Bagua Zhang Fundamentals also offers more advanced practitioners valuable tips on how to increase their knowledge and understanding of this multifaceted martial art.

Product Identifiers

Publisher
North Atlantic Books
ISBN-10
1623171040
ISBN-13
9781623171049
eBay Product ID (ePID)
220465159

Product Key Features

Book Title
Introduction to Baguazhang : from Circle Walking to Advanced Practices
Author
Kent Howard
Format
Trade Paperback
Language
English
Topic
Training, Martial Arts & Self-Defense, Taoist
Publication Year
2021
Genre
Sports & Recreation, Philosophy
Number of Pages
224 Pages

Dimensions

Item Length
9in
Item Height
0.5in
Item Width
6in
Item Weight
12.8 Oz

Additional Product Features

Lc Classification Number
Gv1112
Reviews
“Useful, functional Bagua training for real students who are willing to work. Straightforward, reasonable presentation of authentic material. Beginning students as well as more advanced practitioners will find it very useful.” –Phillip Starr, chairman of the Yiliquan Martial Arts Association and author of Baguazhang: Fundamentals, Applications, and Footwork “Although the title of this book is Introduction to Baguazhang, it is not only for the beginner. The astute Baguazhang practitioner will approach practice everyday with their eyes wide open and thus be continually reintroduced to their art. This is the kind of book that can always reveal new insights. Read it now … read it again in five years … and again in ten years. It will be a new book each time.” –Dan Miller, publisher and editor of Pa Kua Chang Journal “While being deeply rooted in his own venerable lineage, Kent Howard has given us a Bagua ‘operator’s manual’ that will be of lasting bene t for internal martial artists and Bagua practitioners regardless of their own particular style, from beginner to advanced. His synthesis of traditional materials with modern experimental and behavioral psychology is unique and invaluable. This is a wonderful book!” –Douglas Phillips, PhD, clinical psychologist, Zen teacher, senior instructor in nonviolent self-defense (retired), and 40-year practitioner of Tai Chi and Bagua
Copyright Date
2017
Target Audience
Trade
Lccn
2020-052901
Illustrated
Yes

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