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This Via Media book presents baguaquan and xingyiquan, two styles that complement each other as yin does yang. Bagua is known for its circular movements and its practice of “circle walking.” Xingyi embodies characteristic linear movements said to be derived from the logical strategies for using spear and staff.

The rich content in this Via Media anthology comes from the rare academic and hands-on experience of those presented in chapters here. Readers will no doubt benefit from the practical practice tips as well as the other cultural details these wonderful authors share.

Bagua & Xingyi: An Intersection of the Straight and Curved

    • Single Palm Change: Bagua’s Core Movement, by Allen Pittman
    • Yin Style Baguazhang: Hidden Treasure of Chinese Martial Arts, by James Smith, Ph.D.; Matt Bild, Trans. 
    • How Baguazhang Incorporates Theory from the Book of Changes, by Travis Joern, B.A.
    • Baguazhang in the Hong Yixiang Tradition, by Hong Dzehan, with Christopher Bates and Robert Lin-i Yu
    • Some Insights into Xingyiquan: Interview with Lo Dexiu, by Dietmar Stubenbaum and Marcus Brinkman
    • American Boxing and Chinese Xingyi: A Comparison, by Robert Lin-yi Yu, M.A.
    • Hong Yixiang and Five Fists Xingyi Boxing in Old Taipei, by Robert Lin-yi Yu, M.A.
    • Insights From the Home of Xingyiquan, by Stanley E. Henning, M.A.
    • Che Style Xingyiquan in Taiwan as Taught by Dr. Wu Chaoxiang, by Stanley E. Henning, M.A.
    • One Source, Four Images: Fu Yonghui’s Sixiang Boxing, by Shannon Phelps, M.A., M.Div.
    • Internal Martial Arts of Taiwan: An Interview with Marcus Brinkman by Kevin Craig, M.A. 
    • Throwing Techniques in the Internal Martial Arts: An Elucidation of the Guiding Principle of Sticking and Following, by Tim Cartmell, B.A
  • 6" x 9" paperback, 175 pages, 364 illustrations. eBOOK AVAILABLE from Kindle, iTunes, Nook, and Kobo.

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