Tag Archive for BaGua Zhang

Bagua: Pre-Heaven and Post-Heaven

Kungfu Secrets Revealed

One of the reasons why there are not as many practitioners of Kungfu here in the United States and quite honestly, even in China there is less and less interest in the modern version of Kungfu referred to in country as Wushu (martial arts) is that many keys to knowledge are hidden away from what they would call “outsiders” and knowledge is deliberately withheld.

Now in some respects it is understandable as some of the secrets […]

Wujiquan: the magic and the mystery

Sometime in the past; a very long time ago, before the Shaolin of the Tang Dynasty, the Hong and Choi of the Qing, and long before the modern era of spectacular Wushu tricks and performances of the Mao era there was the devastating and profound art of Wujiquan. At that time they called it Wuyi, deep in the recesses of the past on ancient Chinese battlefields bathed in blood and glory. Wujiquan was the modern name coined by the honorable […]

Yang Taijiquan 101: Opening and Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail

3rd Generation Yang Taiji

Although the theory and methods of the Taiji method of boxing are extremely deep and penetrating, anyone can learn it and the benefits are universally known and agreed upon.  As with many things in life it takes many years to master the methods of Taijiquan no matter what style you practice.  It is also true that there are many variations to the Yang family style with some being very close to the original and others not so […]

Wujido: Online Training

Online Training in Martial Arts has arrived

The Wujido family now provides the martial arts community, both the beginner and advanced practitioner with articles, online training, media that is designed to deepen your knowledge and perfection of the most profound aspects of martial arts of any style from the perspective of one of the highest ranked masters in the world.  Fundamentals are the foundation upon which mastery is achieved.  Without fundamentals mastery is a pipe dream, a specious claim and […]

Wujiquan: The Alchemy of Kungfu

Wujiquan:origins

In a poem ascribed to Zhang San Feng who is believed by many to have been the person who invented Taijiquan and is accepted as the founder of the Wu-Dang Temple he writes;

Taiji comes from Wuji and is the Mother of Yin and Yang

 

No one can be absolutely certain he wrote the words that are ascribed to him if at all, but they are accepted lore in the Tai Chi Community. It cannot be proven that Zhang Sanfeng is the […]

BaGua Zhang

White Ape Offers Fruit

Many years ago there was a student who had dedicated years of his life to master the “traditional” forms of (Qingdai) Wushu such as Choileifut, Hungquan, Wingchun, he approached a highly respected and revered master and inquired of him how to take his practice to a higher level as there seemed to be something missing. The old man said, “You have done well, but you should practice one of the profound schools of boxing”.  One of those […]