A discussion on Internal Martial Arts and Qigong with Jess O'Brien and Isaac Kamins
S2ep29 - The Founder of Ba Gua Zhang - Dong Hai Chuan Part 1
In this episode we begin our series on the founder of Ba Gua Zhang, Dong Hai Chuan. We look at Bruce's account of Dong's life and then take a dive into the Ba Gua Classics from Andrea Faulk's and Frank Allen's books.
In our latest Patreon episode we follow up our Spiraling Energy Body series by beginning series on the eight energy bodies in Taoism. These eight bodies are the structure Bruce uses to map out different layers of energy in the body. It is a key element in Taoist meditation as well as Bagua Zhang. We explore their i-ching connection as well as their uses in qigong and martial arts.
Trailer: Patreon Episode: Spiraling Energy Body Neigong Part6
Here's a short clip from our latest Patreon episode, the final installment on Spiraling Energy Body Neigong. Link to the full episode here.
s2ep28 - Yin Fu’s Bagua Students Ma Gui and Li Yong Qing
In this episode we finish our discussion on Yin Fu's student Ma Gui and then talk about another one of Yin's students Li Yong Qing aka Iron Arms Li. Li was Liu Hung Chieh's primary Yin Fu Bagua teacher.
Hope you enjoy the episode.
s2ep27 - Yin Fu’s Top Bagua Student Ma Gui
In this episode we discuss Yin Fu's top student and Liu Hung Chieh's teacher, Ma Gui aka Wood Ma. We talk about Ma's training with Yin and eventually training with the founder of Ba Gua Zhang.
In our Patreon we continue our discussion on the Spiraling Energy Body Nei Gong.
s2 ep26 - BGZ Grandmaster Yin Fu part 3 - Yin Fu’s role in the Boxer Uprising and more from Yuzhang’s Book
In this episode we examine Yin Fu's role in the Boxer Uprising and the we look at more advice on practice and martial application from Yin Yuzhang's book available on Brennan Translations.
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s2 ep25 - BGZ Grandmaster Yin Fu part 2 - Yin Yuzhang’s Ba Gua Book
In this episode we look at the Bagua book of Yin Fu's son Yin Yuzhang from Brennan Translations. First we look at his overview of the art of Bagua Zhang, it connections to Taoism and the I Ching. The we look at Yin's breakdown of the training method through the 8 trigrams. Enjoy.
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Bruce Frantzis is a well known martial artist who has been teaching and writing for over forty years. This podcast is done by two long time students who go through one of his books in detail. Plenty of stories and interviews to get a flavor of the old days
Good information from two very dedicated guys. Much appreciated.