Chinese Internal Boxing Techniques of Hsing I and Pa kua is an illustrated martial arts guide to two soft style Chinese martial arts Chinese internal boxing and other internal martial arts do not depend on muscular strength Instead, their power is drawn from the cultivation and practical application of internal energy, or ch i, making them perfect for people of all ages and all levels of fitness.With clear, easy to follow instructions and over 380 black and white photos and diagrams, this indispensable martial arts book is ideal for both wushu beginners and advanced practitioners It describes in detail and fully illustrates the basic techniques of Hsing I and Pa kua, including the five fists and twelve animal styles of Hsing I and Pa kua s eight palm shapes and eight traditional methods of walking the circle....
|Title||:||Chinese Internal Boxing: Techniques of Hsing-I & Pa-Kua|
|Number of Pages||:||382 Pages|
|File Size||:||991 KB|
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Chinese Internal Boxing: Techniques of Hsing-I & Pa-Kua Reviews
It's pretty much an old style book with lots of pictures and good explanation of the traditional practice. There is no depiction of the combat or self-defense aspect of the art at all, as this book focuses completely on basic forms practiced in these arts. It would be much better if it started with shorter forms and worked up to longer forms, but this "long form first" seems to have been the method that gained popularity in the 1970s and has clung hard ever since. For modern audiences, however, shorter forms ensure that more students will actually stick around long enough to learn the longer forms later.
Spiffing taster. Blaster beginner. Sweet siren. If you are serious but teetering about learning Xing Yi and/or Bagua then "Chinese Internal Boxing; Techniques of Hsing-I & Pa-kua," this darling of a publication may be just what you want as a 50/50% inspiration or decider. Maybe it will motivate you to find a very experienced Master or Sifu who like to instruct in INTERNAL Martial Arts/Healing/Meditation which, if you would like to, keep practicing well into old age (unlike External fighting things).
I think that everyone interested in Xingyi and Bagua should aquire this book! One, two, three, four, five, six, seven....btw, I dont mind giveing this book a great review but requiring that the review be a certain number of words...that just annoys me and makes me want to skip doing a review at all.
I am happy with this book
This is a great introductory book to learn the basic movements of Xingyi and Bagua.
This book is an excellent, in-depth examination of the Chen Pan Ling method of Hsing-I Chuan and the Wang Shu Jin method of Bagua Zhang. Very clear step-by-step photos and written instructions together with valuable information regarding the deeper aspects of both of these excellent Chinese internal martial arts.
Has forms and they are good forms. Both of the authors are respectable master of their styles. I just wished that there would have been applications with the forms mentioned.