24 heavenly stems-. 1. palm strike 2. rising punch 3. throat grab 4. head guard palm strike 5. circular deflect and hammer fist 6. horizontal chop. Gao Bagua zhang was developed by Gao Yisheng, also named Gao Deyuan, was born in Shandong province, Wuli county, Dashan village in and died in . But I once read that Gao Style Bagua differs from other Bagua styles in that it emphasize both circular and linear training, in contrast with Zheng.

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After 3yrs with this teacher he had only learned the single palm vao and wouldn’t teach any faster so Gao left. In he fought with a Taijiquan teacher in the park. The straight line approuch, it is said came from Xing-I.

He is in his eighties and can come up with ten or fifteen variations for each of the elements and animals and explain who taught that way and why.

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Via Media Publishing Company. Join Date Dec Location syracuse, nyusa Posts Now you want to talk complex? However, the movements are at a level of abstraction that is more concerned with possibilities of movement rather than specific techniques. The Gao style really opens the door to how you want to move. So as a student of I-Bagua you will have certain key skills and movements to develop. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


Zhou said they were too close in age for him to bring him into the system so Zhou took Gao to Beijing to meet his teacher Cheng Tinghua. Fighting Techniques of Liu Dekuan.

Significant amounts of theory, such as the Eight Powers Ba GangThree Basins upright, slanting, flat and the Five Elements for each basin are also included in the Wu Mengxia line and other lines may contain these elements also. They consist of 10 exercises that are divided into pairs, with the exception of the last exercise, which is divided into 6 variations. The two systems Bagkazhang learned a little of previously had some warm ups, but Gao’s system has systematic basic skills training.

Views Read Edit View history. This is the preferred terminology and oral history among the Wu Mengxia and Zhang Junfeng branches. This does not mean that one lineage is better than another. His public classes contained multiple levels, each level of study costing more money; some students only wanted to learn Baguazhang for baguazhanv, others for show, some could not afford to learn more than what was taught in the basic class and still others wanted fighting baguazhanb.

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It’s very logical in that regard. Join Date Dec Posts I think how you practice is what makes the difference, not the style. What do you need to move well? Essentially Gao Style Baguazhang is a unique subsystem. He spent a large part of his adult life in a prison as a political prisoner by the communist party.


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I’m quite happy with the Sun style. Gao Bagua I’ve trained a little of Mr.

Not all of the lineages have all of the levels. Peace Laviathan Gao learned the Chang style period. He does not know any two man stuff and does not teach it.

Many just were not taught for circumstances beyond their control. Traditional Yin training put’s a tax on your body that unless you’ve trained it you wouldn’t understand. Also, You want complex? He never returned to Tianjin and spent his remaining years living in the back of a Chinese medicine shop; he died in at the age of eighty-five.

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Gao Yisheng

The Mountaintop no height eschews; The Sea eschews no deep. In the Yin style lohan is taught first with emphasis on the yang aspect which eventually takes you to the Yin. Zhang was a private student of Gao during his years in the city of Tianjin, China.