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By Yang Jwing-Ming, Shou-Yu Liang

This revised edition features a whole redecorate with an emphasis on reader usability and glossy chinese language typography.

Packed with over 9 hundred photos, this entire textual content bargains conception, martial functions, sequences, Qigong workouts, weapon education, and is an essential source for these fascinated about chinese language martial arts.
• Translation of old Baguazhang documents
• Baguazhang Qigong
• uncomplicated Training
• physique Conditioning
• 8 arms series and battling set
• Swimming physique series and martial applications
• Bagua Deer Hook Sword series and martial purposes

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Duke Dao could only ask Qi, Xi to recommend another person. ” Duke Dao was again very curious and said, “Isn’t Qi, Wu your son? ” “You asked me only who was the most suitable for the position, and did not ask if Qi, Wu was my son. ” As Qi, Xi predicted, his son Qi, Wu was able to contribute greatly. People believed that only a virtuous man like Qi, Xi could recommend a really talented man. He would neither praise an enemy to flatter him, nor would he promote his own son out of selfishness. Instead, both his actions and his greatness emanated only from his sense of truth.

15 There was another story a friend told me. Once upon a time, a student came to see a Zen master. He said, “Honorable Master, I have studied for many years, and I have learned so much of the martial arts and Zen theory already that I have reached a very high level. ” The master didn’t reply. Instead, he picked up a teacup and placed it in front of the student. He then picked up the teapot and poured until the tea reached the rim of the cup, 12 Chapter 1: General Introduction and then he kept on pouring until the tea overflowed onto the table.

A long time ago a girl named Li-Li (麗麗) got married, and went to live with her husband and mother-in-law. In a very short time Li-Li found that she couldn’t get along with her mother-in-law at all. Their personalities were very different, and Li-Li was infuriated by many of her mother-in-law’s habits, the worst of which was constant criticism. Days passed days, weeks passed weeks, but Li-Li and her mother-in-law never stopped arguing and fighting. What made the situation even worse was that, according to ancient Chinese tradition, Li-Li had to bow to her mother-in-law and obey her every wish.

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