Tag: Bagua online courses

  • Martial arts and self-defence (from bullshit)

    Martial arts and self-defence (from bullshit)

    Not surprisingly people associate martial arts and self-defence. I believe your physical training should help you in this regard, rather than make you even more vulnerable (that’s the subject of another article or two). But for most of us, we don’t need to physically fight aggressors often.  It’s many years since I’ve been in a…

  • Tai chi Combat forms- my problem with them…

    Tai chi Combat forms- my problem with them…

    Sometimes I meet people who talk about or have learned Tai Chi combat forms. They often stress that they practice a special “combat form”, rather than a “health form”. Sometimes this is accompanied by an air of superiority, which I think is better characterised as delusion. This is broader than Tai Chi, and applies to…

  • Online Bagua training – Bagua in a nutshell

    Online Bagua training – Bagua in a nutshell

    A classic Bagua position demonstrated against a misty background

  • What to wear? Bagua uniforms vs rubber boots

    What to wear? Bagua uniforms vs rubber boots

    Greetings from rainy Brittany. What’s with the title Bagua uniforms vs rubber boots? If you look at videos of Bagua online you are likely to come across people with a range of different clothes on. There are people who wear classic wushu silk pajamas. I think there are also growing number of folk clad in…

  • Your first Bagua class?What you need to know

    Your first Bagua class?What you need to know

    How to begin your first Bagua class? Starting any new practice can be exciting, but stressful. Most of us don’t like to appear ignorant or clumsy, and sometimes that acts as a barrier to begin. This post is to help smooth over those issues. I’ll cover some terminology, etiquette and basic ideas. Remember too that…

  • Unpack Bagua principles from forms (or die unfulfilled)

    Unpack Bagua principles from forms (or die unfulfilled)

    It’s not the form that counts it’s what you put into the form it’s not the shape that’s impirtant but how you move. If you don’t get this, your wasting your time.

  • Bagua application – circles you can really use

    Bagua application – circles you can  really use

    How do you use all those circles in Bagua? So much Bagua application that I see depends on fanciful interpretations of forms. Perhaps you’ve seen them. Lots of spinning around a static (sleeping?) opponent. But Bagua application can be very simple and direct (in a circular way of course). In the little video above I…

  • Xingyi bengquan power – 3 tips for a better Bengquan

    Xingyi bengquan power – 3 tips for a better Bengquan

    Bengquan is a kind of punch, and many people love their ‘mighty bengquan’ but it won’t become mighty just because you do it harder! 3 tips to add juice to your fists.

  • Invincible Kung fu!

    Invincible Kung fu!

    Invincible kung fu, does it exist? Is it really a thing? Do internal martial artists really think they are invulnerable? This is a response to a comment on the first of the Annoyed by things in martial arts video series. Thank you to Baguatraining for the comment. Invincible Kung fu certainly exists in the imagination…