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Catching the Leg II

pakua wind palm app hsingyi Down Example App

Left: Baguazhang: "Wind Palm"
Right: Xingyiquan: "Metal Shape"

Catching the Leg can be an effective in supporting the action and precision of the hands. Baguazhang’s Wind Palm combines both splitting and twisting to subdue the opponent, creating pressure on their biceps femoris, gastrocnemius, and achilles tendon, in order to lock their spine, while Xingyi’s Metal Shape uses elliptical linear structures to dominate the upper hemisphere of the opponent and upset their central equilibrium with a standing leg hook. Both styles engage the opponent’s aggression with lightness and sensitivity, maintain contact, and exploit weaknesses in the opponent’s situation.

Bagua Power Train

Explore T'ai Chi (Taiji), Chi Kung (Qigong), and Ma Yueh Liang and Wu Ying Hua

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Chen Style Taiji 2, Liangong, and Applications of the Mother Palms

Bagua Power Duo! Our Bagua Power Training Duo Video Series combines 2 Complete Video Series in One: Bagua’s Power Training (Standing Meditation, Bagua Gong, Internal and External Strength and Flexibility Training, and the rare Bagua Push Hands) with Bagua’s 72 Leg Techniques (Bagua’s "Leg" form with Kicks, Sweeps, and Crushes, Advanced Stepping Methods, Standing and Ground Applications)

Wu Chi Book


Comprehensive Chi Kung

The book Chi Kung, of the Wu Style written by Gerald A. Sharp and Patricia Kessler is also one of our most successful book and video combos. Wu’s Chi Kung is organized in two series as follows: The Eight Methods and the Five Elements, both of which are inter-related, yet address various aspects of chi flow and connective tissue enhancement. With over 300 illustrations, it is published in a horizontal format with a wire binding, in order to make it easy to stand up; much like an easel for easy reference during practice. Check out this highly informative and practical Chi Kung book and video special.