BAGUAZHANG VCDs

 
 
Wang Shangzhi: "Yin Style Baguazhang" set of VCDs:

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Yin style Baguazhang is a famous internal martial art taught by Yin Fu, the earliest disciple of Dong Haichuan. Yin Fu's skill was legendary and he spent many years providing body guarding services for the Chinese imperial family. His style is known for techniques sharing common features with Shaolin styles (Yin Fu is said to have practiced Luohan Boxing prior to Bagua) with stress on fast striking and kicking methods, using so-called "Ox Tongue Palm" shape, no-nonsense attitude towards fighting. The set is demonstrated by Mr Wang Shangzhi, vice-president of Beijing Baguazhang Research Association and 4th generation inheritor of the style. Mr Wang is a son of late master Wang Fu (disciple of Yin Yuzhang, Yin Fu's son) and the only disciple of master He Zhongqi (Yin Fu's grandson):

1."Basic Postures" (Jiben Zishi), (1 disc/1 box), USD9.00 (Sh&H not included)
2."Eight Basic Postures of Rotating Palm" (Jiben Zhuan Zhang Ba Shi), (1 disc/1 box), USD9.00 (Sh&H not included)
3."Basic Kicking Methods" (Jiben Tuifa), (1 disc/1 box), USD9.00 (Sh&H not included)
4."Basic Techniques and Exercises with Partner" (Dan Lian Yu Dui Lian), (1 disc/1 box), USD9.00 (Sh&H not included)
5."Traditional Routine - Pushing and Supporting Palm" (Chuantong Taolu - Tui Tuo Zhang, straight line routine with focus on fighting skills using two methods of Baguazhang - Pushing and Supporting), (2 discs/1 box), USD13.50 (Sh&H not included)
6."Traditional Routine - Pulling and Leading Palm" (Chuantong Taolu - Dai Ling Zhang, straight line routine with focus on fighting skills using two methods of Baguazhang - Pulling and Leading), (1 disc/1 box), USD13.50 (Sh&H not included)
7."Eight Postures of Rotating Palm for Good Health" (Yangsheng Zhuan Zhang Ba Shi), (1 disc/1 box), USD9.00 (Sh&H not included)
8."Methods of Grappling and Seizing (Qin'na)" (Qin Na Jifa), (1 disc/1 box), USD9.00 (Sh&H not included)
9."Free Fighting Methods" (San Shou Jifa), (1 disc/1 box), USD9.00 (Sh&H not included)
10."Eight Walking Postures of Big Broadsword" (Zou Dao Ba Shi, traditional Yin style Bagua weapon routine, using big, heavy broadsword), (1 disc/1 box), USD9.00 (Sh&H not included)

Note: Entire set (12 discs/10 boxes) is sold for discounted price of USD98.00 (costs of Handling and Shipping by Airmail INCLUDED).

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Various Performers: "The Best of Baguazhang" VCD:

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The set contains demonstrations by old and modern experts of mainly traditional Baguazhang empty hand routines as well as Bagua weapons. Demonstrations of whole variety of traditional Baguazhang routines of Yin, Cheng and Liang branches. The set contain historical demonstration of late master Sha Guozheng; many rare Bagua weapons routines are shown - large straight sword, large broadsword, deerhorn knives, Judge's Pen (Pan Guan Bi), Matched Chopping Broadswords (Dui Pi Dao, matched routine) and many other. The footages come from various traditional martial arts competitions as well as All-China Baguazhang Competitions held in China during the last 25 years. Interesting material for comparisons of various Baguazhang branches and their routines.

Price: USD14.50 (Sh&H not included); 1 disc/1 box

NOTE: This VCD contains only demonstrational material, not instructional.

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Ma Lincheng: "Cheng Tinghua Style Baguazhang" set of VCD:

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Cheng style is one of the most popular branches of Baguazhang (Eight Trigram Boxing) coming from Cheng Tinghua, one of the most famous disciples of Dong Haichuan. Because of Cheng's background in Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling) the style's methods - apart from standard striking, kicking and grabbing - is rich in throwing techniques. Its basic skills are built upon the fundament of circle walking; the routines are performed in a very smooth, swimming-like manner, with focus on twisting of the whole body which is compared to the way legendary dragon moves - hence another name for Cheng style - "Swimming Body" or "Dragon Form" Baguazhang. While Cheng Tinghua taught many students, the orthodox Cheng style was passed only to his sons (Cheng Youlong, Cheng Youxin), nephew (Cheng Yousheng) and a few of his disciples. Cheng style Baguazhang system presented on this set of VCDs is demonstrated by Ma Lincheng, 4th generation of the style, disciple of master Xu Lifang. Xu Lifang learnt from Cheng Youlong, Cheng Youxin and Cheng Yousheng and his style in its core is probably the closest to that taught by Cheng Tinghua.

1."Basic Methods" (Ji Ben Gong; detailed explanations of basic steps; basic footwork: Mud Wading Footwork, Natural Footwork, Snake Footwork; basic palm forms and techniques; basic method: Eight Big Turning Palms - Ba Da Zhuan Zhang, also known as Eight Fixed Palms), (1 disc/1 box), USD8.50 (Sh&H not included)
2."Bagua Eight Big Mother Palms" (Bagua Ba Da Mu Zhang; the routine that contains the oldest and most important methods of Cheng style Baguazhang, its core techniques and fighting strategies; the routine of composed of eight short sequences that are the core of the system), (2 discs/1 box), USD13.50 (Sh&H not included)
3."Bagua Swimming Body Linked Palms" (Bagua Youshen Lianhuan Zhang; one of advanced routines of the system developing ability to apply techniques in a smooth, linked manner; the routine combines continuous footowork, variety of
palm techniques and kicks with body moving in a characteristic twisting, swimming manner like a dragon), (1 disc/1 box), USD8.50 (Sh&H not included)
4."Bagua Fighting Techniques" (Bagua Sanshou; fighting applications of 19 most characteristic techniques of the system; each application is explained in detail, shown from different angles in slow speed and normal - fast speed), (1 disc/1 box), USD8.50 (Sh&H not included)
5."Bagua Linked Big Broadsword" (Bagua Lianhuan Dao, famous heavy and big weapon of Bagua system, which develops both broadsword techniques as well as Bagua twisting body methods; detailed instruction on 12 basic broadsword methods - individual practice, linked routine; detailed instruction on Bagua Linked Big Broadsword routine), (2 discs/1 box), USD13.50 (Sh&H not included)
6."Bagua Big Straight Sword" (Bagua Jian; important and difficult weapon of Bagua system, can be used with one hand or both, stresses combining footwork with body and sword movements; introduction of 15 basic straight sword methods, detailed instruction on Bagua Big Straight Sword routine), (1 disc/1 box), USD8.50 (Sh&H not included)
7."Bagua Staff" (Bagua Gun; long weapon of Bagua system; combines bagua footwork and body method, the staff can strike in movement, it follows the body and the body moves around the staff; detailed instruction on Bagua Staff routine), (1 disc/1 box), USD8.50 (Sh&H not included)
8."Bagua Deerhorn Knives" (Bagua Yue; most famous and representative weapon of Bagua system, its methods are closely related to empty hands techniques; introduction of 15 basic straight sword methods, detailed instruction on basic methods of Bagua Deerhorn Knives; detailed instruction on Bagua Deerhorn Knives routine), (2 disc/1 box), USD13.50 (Sh&H not included)

Note: Entire set (9 discs/8 boxes) is sold for discounted price of USD85.00 (costs of Handling and Shipping by Airmail INCLUDED).

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Xiong Shounian: "Bagua and Xingyi of Zhang Zhaodong (Zhang Zhankui)" set of VCDs:

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This is the most complete video material presenting internal martial arts of Baguazhang and Xingyiquan as taught by famous master Zhang Zhaodong. Zhang Zhaodong (also know as Zhang Zhankui, 1865-1938) was one of the most influential masters of internal styles of late Qing/republican China. Known as "Lightning Hands" Zhang Zhankui,  he studied Shaolin Boxing since childhood; later on he learnt Xingyiquan from Liu Qilan (famous disciple of Li Laoneng) and Baguazhang from Dong Haichuan and Cheng Tinghua, (Dong's disciple). Zhang Zhankui's fighting skills were legendary, and he became famous for catching and killing many bandits in early 1900s. Zhang Zhaodong taught many students including Han Muxia (famous for his fight with Russian boxer in 1918), Jiang Rongqiao (author of many books on martial arts), Zhao Daoxin (who was one of the winners in all-China fighting competition in 1929) and Qian Shuqiao (who taught soldiers in general Feng Yuxiang's army), This set of VCDs is demonstrated by Xiong Shounian, well known expert of Zhang Zhaodong's Xingyi and Bagua from Jiangsu province, disciple of Qian Shuqiao. The material - which covers Hebei Xingyiquan coming from Liu Qilan and Baguazhang close to Cheng Tinghua's style but modified due to Zhang Zhankui's XIngyi experience - is clearly presented, with very detailed and easy-to-follow instructions. Apart from better known routines it also includes rarely shown sets like Xingyi Twelve Linked Hammers or Bagua Double Headed Snake (Spear).

1."Baguazhang (Eight Trigrams Boxing)" (Baguazhang; core, complex routine of the system composed of Eight Palms, each Palm is a sequence of movements and is practiced on both sides; develops agile footwork, strong waist, continuous changes of techniques and directions), (2 discs/1 box), USD13.50 (Sh&H not included)
2."Bagua Rolling Body Big Broadsword" (Bagua Gun Shen Dao; one of traditional Bagua weapons, its movements are based on the footwork, body and hand methods of the style; the size and weight of the weapon "force" the practitioner to use waist - and the whole body - to move it; hence it is often said that the broadsword trains the practitioner and not the practitioners trains with the broadsword), (2 discs/1 box), USD13.50 (Sh&H not included)
3."Bagua Double Headed Snake (Spear)" (Bagua Shuang Tou She; spear with two spearheads, combines spear and staff techniques; its methods are compared to a mountain snake - uses tail against attacks to the head, the head against attacks to the tail, and both tail and head against attacks to the body), (1 disc/1 box), USD8.50 (Sh&H not included)
4."Swimming Body Bagua Big Straight Sword" (You Shen Bagua Jian; traditional Bagua weapon, with focus on waist movement and body driving the sword; footwork follows the pattern of Nine Palaces; the routine is divided into 8 sections, and each has 8 movements; like all heavy weapons it also develops strength and stamina), (2 discs/1 box), USD13.50 (Sh&H not included)
5."Bagua Ziwu Mandarin Ducks Knives (Deerhorn Knives)" (Bagua Ziwu Yuanyang Yue; double weapon representative to Bagua system; the weapon has multiple blades and has been designed so that its methods can follow directly empty hands techniques), (2 discs/1 box), USD13.50 (Sh&H not included)
6."Xingyi Five Elements Linked Fists" (Xingyi Wu Xing Lianhuan Quan; traditional set combining Five Elements Fists with Dragon and Turtle Shapes, developing Xingyi powers of Stomping, Pouncing, Wrapping, Contracting and Exploding), (1 disc/1 box), USD8.50 (Sh&H not included)
7."Xingyi Mixed Strikes Routine" (Xingyi Za Shi Chui; traditional routine composed of Five Elements Fists and Twelve Animal Shapes, developing long striking techniques and guiding Intent), (2 discs/1 box), USD13.50 (Sh&H not included)
8."Xingyi Calm Body Cannon - Routine with Partner" (Xingyi An Shen Pao; traditional routine, focused on developing body coordination, timing, distance, spiral and centripetal powers as well as fighting Intent), (1 disc/1 box), USD8.50 (Sh&H not included)
9."Xingyi Twelve Linked Hammers" (Xingyi Shi Er Lian Chui; complex routine combining many methods of the style developing light, agile footwork, fast hand techniques, body coordination), (1 disc/1 box), USD8.50 (Sh&H not included)
10."Xingyi Linked Chopping Broadsword" (Xingyi Lianhuan Pi Dao; famous set created by Li Cunyi nicknamed "Li the Single Broadsword"; with fast, strong direct movements, develops power and speed), (1 disc/1 box), USD8.50 (Sh&H not included)
11."Xingyi Linked Straight Sword" (Xingyi Lianhuan Jian; traditional sword routine with techniques based on empty hand methods of Five Elements Fists; focuses on developing ability to transfer the power to the tip of the sword), (1 disc/1 box), USD8.50 (Sh&H not included)
12."Xingyi Pure Yang Straight Sword" (Xingyi Chunyang Jian; famous and complex Xingyi sword routine, containing a rich variety of sword techniques, based on Xingyi empty hand methods), (2 discs/1 box), USD13.50 (Sh&H not included)
13."Xingyi Jiu Zhou Staff" (Xingyi Jiuzhou Gun; often referred to as "Nine Continents Staff", famous staff routine containing core staff practice and fighting methods), (1 disc/1 box), USD8.50 (Sh&H not included)

Note: Entire set (16 discs/19 boxes) is sold for discounted price of USD138.00 (costs of Handling and Shipping by Airmail INCLUDED).

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Gao Jiwu: "Baguazhang of Gao Family" set of VCDs:

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Baguazhang (Eight Trigram Boxing) is one of three internal styles known for its agile footwork developed by famous practice of circle walking. Originally taught in Beijing by Dong Haichuan, the art  evolved into many branches popularized by Dong's students. Baguazhang practice has been carried in Gao family for three generations. Gao Wencheng was a disciple of two of Dong Haichuan's students: Yin Fu (Dowager Cixi bodyguard) and Liu Dekuan, famous for his Big Spear skills. Gao Ziying (Gao Wencheng's son) not only learnt from his father, but also studied under Guo Gumin, famous disciple of Liang Zhenpu. Currently the family tradition is carried by Gao Jiwu, Gao Ziying's son, who teaches all three (Yin, Liu and Liang) styles of Baguazhang. Gao Jiwu provides detailed explanations of the material presented in this set; he is also vice-president of Beijing Baguazhang Research Association:

1."Liang Zhenpu's Fixed Postures Eight Palms" (Liang Zhenpu Shi Ding Shi Ba Zhang, basic drills of Baguazhang - circle walking while maintaining eight different hand postures; develop correct body structure and internal skill); (1 disc/1 box), USD8.00 (Sh&H not included)
2."Bagua Sixty Four Hands as taught by Liu Dekuan" (Liu Dekuan Chuan Baguazhang Liu Shi Si Shou; a set of 64 techniques performed on straight lines and created by Liu Dekuan to train soldiers, considered to contain the essence of Bagua applications; the discs show both the routine as well as applications for all its movements); (3 discs/3 boxes), USD18.00 (Sh&H not included)
3."Bagua Slicing and Turning Big Broadsword" (Bagua Pian Xuan Dao, famous Bagua big broadsword  routine focusing on two methods: "Slicing" and "Turning" (Peeling); (1 disc/1 box), USD8.00 (Sh&H not included)
4."Bagua Zi Mu Mandarin Ducks Knives (Bagua Zimu Yuan Yang Yue, the most famous weapon of Bagua system with techniques based on Bagua barehand methods); (1 disc/1 box), USD8.00 (Sh&H not included)

Note: Entire set (6 discs/6 boxes) is sold for discounted price of USD48.00 (costs of Handling and Shipping by Airmail INCLUDED).

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Tian Keyan: "Yin Yang Baguazhang of Tian Family" set of VCDs:

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Late Tian Hui, famous Baguazhang expert, in early 1980s appeared on Beijing Baguazhang scene claiming to be inheritor of rare Bagua style passed for generations within Tian family and coming from Emei Mountains - not from Dong Haichuan. While the question about how genuine Tian Hui's Bagua is still not yet answered, it is generally agreed that Tian Hui was a very gifted expert of martial arts with true fighting skills. The family tradition is now carried out by Tian Keyan, Tian Hui's son. The style is characterized by snake-like, twisting movements, and looks distinctively different from other Bagua styles. The set is the first video material introducing this rare style ever released in China:

1."Basics" (Ji Ben Gong); (1 disc/1 box), USD10.50 (Sh&H not included)
2."Single and Double Palm Change" (Dan Shuang Huan Zhang); (1 disc/1 box), USD10.50 (Sh&H not included)
3."Bear Shape Palm" (Xiong Xing Zhang); (2 discs/1 box), USD12.50 (Sh&H not included)

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Liu Jingru: "Cheng Style Baguazhang" set of VCDs:

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Cheng style Baguazhang is one of the most popular branches of Eight Trigram Palm. Liu Jingru, disciple of Luo Xingwu and student of Cheng Youlong of Cheng clan, is one of the most famous Bagua experts in China many years of teaching experience (click here to read interview with Mr Liu Jingru and here to read excerpts from his book). In this set Liu Jingru provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions o Cheng Tinghua's Baguazhang, starting from basics, through barehand and weapons routines up to matched exercises which are a step towards practical fighting skill:

1.Bagua Mud Wading Step and Eight Basic Palms;
2.Eight Big Palms (Ba Da Zhang)
3.Bagua Swimming Body Linked Palms (Bagua Youshen Lianhuan Zhang)
4.Bagua Matched Exercises (Bagua Duilian)
5.Bagua Straight Sword (Bagua Jian)
6.Bagua Ziwu Mandarin Duck Axes (Bagua Zi Wu Yuan Yang Yue)
7.Bagua Empty Hands and Weapons Routines Appreciation (Taolu Xinshang)

Price for each disc: USD8.00 (Sh&H not included); all items are one discs/one box

Note: Entire set (7 discs/7 boxes) is sold for USD58.00 (costs of Handling and Shipping by Airmail included).

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Kang Gewu: "A Course in Baguazhang"

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Kang Gewu is famous Baguazhang teacher in Jiang Rongqiao's lineage, student of Sha Guozheng and scholar. His set covers Baguazhang basics (basic methods, footwork), Eight Big Postures (Ba Da Shi), Eight Old Palms (Lao Ba Zhang), Eight New Palms (Xin Ba Zhang, routine created by Jiang Rongqiao and described in his famous book published in 1963), Linked Palms (Lian Huan Zhang) as well as Rotating Palms in Eight Postures (Zhuan Zhang Ba Shi, set compiled by Kang Gewu); the set also contains short demonstrations of many leading Bagua experts from China, who present Yin, Cheng, Fan, Liang, Fu, Gao, Bapanzhang and other branches of the style.
 

Price: USD32.50 (including handling and shipping by airmail); (2 discs/1 box)

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Zhang Quanliang: "Liang Style Baguazhang" series of VCDs:

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Zhang Quanliang is a disciple of famous Liang style Baguazhang expert from Beijing, late Li Ziming. This set covers the core of Liang style Baguazhang in great detail.

1.Basic Techniques (Ji Ben Gong), 2 discs/1 box, USD14.50 (Sh&H not included)
2.Standing Methods (Zhuang Fa), 2 discs/1 box, USD14.50 (Sh&H not included)
3.Footwork (Bu Fa), 1 disc/1 box, USD12.00 (Sh&H not included)
4.Whole Body Practice Methods (Zhou Shen Da Lian Fa), 1 disc/1 box, USD12.00 (Sh&H not included)
5.Fixed Postures (Ding Shi) Palms (Dan Shi Zhuan Zhang), 1 disc/1 box, USD12.00 (Sh&H not included)
6.Eight Single Techniques and Matched Eight Techniques (Dan Cao Ba Shi - Dui Lian Ba Shi), 1 disc/1 box, USD12.00 (Sh&H not included)
7.Eight Old Palms (Lao Ba Zhang), 1 disc/1 box, USD12.00 (Sh&H not included)
8.64 Straight Line Palms (Zhi Tang 64 Zhang), 1 disc/1 box, USD12.00 (Sh&H not included)
9.Three Combinations Straight Sword (San He Jian), 2 discs/1 box, USD14.50 (Sh&H not included)
10.Rolling Hand Broadsword (Gun Shou Dao), 2 discs/1 box, USD14.50 (Sh&H not included)
11.Liang style Baguazhang Routines Demonstrations, 1 disc/1 box, USD12.00 (Sh&H not included)

Note: Discount 10% off the price of the discs  for the purchases of the whole set.

Also available on DVD (with English subtitles) - click for details

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Zhang Fengjie: "Bagua Taijiquan" series of VCDs:

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Zhang Fengjie is the 5th generation descendant of the style, student of Zhang Wanying and grandstudent of Guo Zhushan (Cheng Haiting's disciple)

1.Bagua Taijiquan - Taiji Gong (Basic Methods)
2.Bagua Taijiquan - First Routine
3.Bagua Taijiquan - Second Routine
4.Bagua Taijiquan - Third Routine
5.Bagua Taijiquan - Fourth Routine
6.Bagua Taijiquan - Pushing Hands and Free Fighting Techniques
7.Bagua Taijiquan - Routines Demonstrations

Price: USD12.50 (Sh&H not included) for each disc; all items are 1 disc/1 box

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Sun Zhijun: "Swimming Body Bagua Linked Palms" set of VCDs:

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Sun Zhijun is one of the most respected Baguazhang experts in China, born and brought up in Cheng Tinghua's home village he underwent a very strict training under the best Cheng style Bagua teachers of the time. He is not only considered by many to be the main representative of the style, but also one of the best Bagua fighters:

1.Bagua Rotating Palms, Bagua Mother Palms, Bagua Linked Palms (Bagua Zhuan Zhang, Mu Zhang, Lian Huan Zhang) (1 disc/1 box)
2.Bagua 64 Palms (64 Zhang) (1 disc/1 box)
3.Bagua Fighting Body Spear (Bagua Zhan Shen Qiang) (1 disc/1 box)
4.Bagua Broadsword (Bagua Dao) (1 disc/1 box)
5.Bagua Straight Sword (Bagua Jian) (1 disc/1 box)
6.Bagua Double Battle-Axes (Bagua Shuang Yue) (1 disc/1 box)

Price: USD14.50 (Sh&H not included) for each disc

Note: Sold in complete sets of six discs only

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