Apr 4, 2010

Bagua Combat Application



Continuing our series on Baguazhang (Eight Trigrams Kung Fu), we have a clip here of ShrFu Mike Patterson, an eminent American internal martial arts master, demonstrating combat applications of Bagua. Though there are a number of Bagua applications clips on the tube, this one is the sharpest in its exposition. ShrFu Patterson lived and studied in Taiwan for many years and studied Pa Kua, Hsing-I and Tai Chi (Baguazhang, Xingyiquan and Taijiquan) under a number of teachers. He was All Taiwan Full Contact Martial Arts Champion in 1975-1976, a high accolade because these championships in the 60s and 70s were particularly brutal and old school.

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2 comments:

Streetfigther said...

Not convincing, look at the picture and the video, the guy's butt is open for a counter attack.

Observer said...

This is just a demo, the bagua spin should be applied only when the opponent is committed to an attack. The bagua exponent should also be aware of the distances and direction while doing circle stepping. But yes, it would otherwise be unwise to turn your back to an opponent during combat.

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