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ISBN13: 9781583942642
ISBN10: 1583942645
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Master Wang Shujin (1904—1981) was one of the worlds foremost exponents of Chinese internal martial arts, with legendary expertise in the disciplines of Bagua Zhang, Taiji Quan, and Xingyi Quan. This book offers a lucid translation of Master Wangs seminal work on Bagua Zhang and includes expanded instruction by co-translator and noted Bagua Zhang expert Kent Howard. It also introduces readers to a rarely seen personal side of Wang Shujin, who was not only a fighter but also a teacher and spiritual leader.

Bagua Linked Palms includes a wealth of additional information useful to the practitioner of internal martial arts, including the story of Bagua Zhangs development, the connection between the Bagua and the I Ching, and step-by-step instruction in the eight “changes” of Bagua Linked Palms, the first form in Master Wangs style of Bagua Zhang. This comprehensive, richly annotated text makes it a must-have addition to every serious martial arts library.

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Master Wang Shujin is considered one of the greatest martial artists of the twentieth century. Kent Howard is a nationally known writer, martial arts teacher, and former contributor to the esteemed Pa Kua Chang Journal. Chen Hsiao-Yen, his wife, is an artist, translator, and writer from Taiwan. The couple lives in Chico, CA.

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, August 14, 2011 (view all comments by )
I studied with a student of Master Wang Shujin in Taiwan. This form is the one I learned. The translation is really superb and it is wonderful to be able to read it in English. The commentary sections on both Wang and Dong Haiquan, the orginator of Bagua Zhang, are really interesting and cut through the historical whitewash of the 'legend' of both gentlemen. You cannot learn the form from this book, but not to fault Wang or Mr. Howard, the translator; it is just a very complex system. I understand Mr. Howard has a DVD available. That would be a good companion to this volume. Great read, though!
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Shujin, Wang
Blue Snake Books
Howard, Kent
Hsiao-Yen, Chen
Wang, Shujin
Chen Hsiao-Yen
Howard, Kent
Chen, Hsiao-Yen
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental
Martial Arts - Taichi
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
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9.16x7.00x.33 in. .47 lbs.

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