The Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Manual: Gao Yisheng’s Bagua Twisting-Body,

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The Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Manual: Gao Yisheng’s Bagua Twisting-Body,

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In its first English-language edition, this detailed training manual is a complete guide to Gao baguazhang, as preserved through the lineage of Liu Fengcai. The youngest of the major bagua lineages, Gao bagua shows the influence of taiji quan, xingyi quan, and shuai jiao. It incorporates traditional bagua weapons, pre-heaven palms, and animal forms in addition to sixty-four individual post-heaven palms and their accompanying two-person forms. A unique synthesis of health-building techniques, Daoist theory, and practical fighting applications, Gao-style bagua is an example of the finest internal-arts traditions. The original manuscript for The Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Manual was completed by the art’s founder, Gao Yisheng, in 1936. It was not published at the time, but handed down to his student Liu Fengcai, who edited and published the first Chinese edition in 1991 with the help of his own student Liu Shuhang. In 2005, Liu Shuhang published a revised and expanded version, and this was again expanded and reissued in a third edition in 2010. Now, the manual has been translated and fully updated for its first English-language edition. Including over 400 photos showing step-by-step techniques and forms, the manual documents the fundamentals of the art as well as detailed descriptions of techniques and empty-hand forms, laying the groundwork for advanced training. This edition includes rare photos of important masters in the Gao lineage, lineage charts, biographies, and other updates, making it the essential companion for anyone studying Gao style and a useful guide for any practitioner of baguazhang or other Chinese martial arts.

Product Identifiers

Publisher
North Atlantic Books
ISBN-10
1583946071
ISBN-13
9781583946077
eBay Product ID (ePID)
150524351

Product Key Features

Book Title
Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Manual : Gao Yisheng’s Bagua Twisting-Body Connected Palm
Author
Gao Yisheng
Format
Trade Paperback
Language
English
Topic
Martial Arts & Self-Defense, Taoist, History
Publication Year
2013
Genre
Sports & Recreation, Philosophy
Number of Pages
448 Pages

Dimensions

Item Length
9.2in
Item Height
1.1in
Item Width
7in
Item Weight
32.6 Oz

Additional Product Features

Lc Classification Number
Gv1112.Y62 2013
Copyright Date
2013
Target Audience
Trade
Lccn
2013-006286
Dewey Decimal
796.815
Dewey Edition
23
Illustrated
Yes

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