Learn the fixed posture circle walking of Ba Gua Zhang!
Volume 1 of this 3 DVD set covers Fixed Posture (Ding Shi) Ba Gua Zhang and applications. This is the key practice from which many of the other skills in Ba Gua are derived. The practice of Ding Shi combined with the “mud wading step” not only provides the key foundation for maintaining structure while throwing and locking, but is the primary nei gong method that stores qi in the Dan Tien and actualizes the spiraling of energy through the body. Some practitioners feel that Ba Gua begins and ends with the Ding Shi – that it is simultaneously the most basic and the most advanced aspect of Ba Gua Zhang. Includes applications of each posture and their changes.
About Sifu Bisio
Tom Bisio began his study of the martial arts at age 14. A Black Belt in Isshin Kempo at 17, he continued his study of the martial arts while completing a BA in East Asian studies at Columbia University. He has studied Pekiti-Tirsia Kali under Leo T. Gaje and Old-Style Doce Pares Eskrima under the late Filemon "Momoy" Canete. He competed in full-contact tournaments in New York's Chinatown and tied for first place as Co-Champion in the Senior Instructor Division at the 1st National Arnis Championships in Cebu, Philippines, in 1979.
In 1984 Tom began to study Chinese medicine and Xing Yi Quan, Ba Gua Zhang and Tai Ji Quan with Vince Black. Tom has taken numerous trips to China and South East Asia where he studied both medicine and martial arts with many different masters including: Zhang Hua Sen, Wong Shu Tong (Liang Chen Pu Ba Gua Zhang); Gao Ji Wu (Beijing Gao Gamily Ba Gua); Li Gui Chong and Song Zi Yong (Song Shi Rong Xing-Yi); Wong Shu Sheng, Ge Guo Liang, Liu Shu Hang and Li Xue Yi (Gao Yi Sheng Ba Gua Zhang). Tom also studied Xing Yi and Ba Gua with Liao Wan Fu (Tian Jin) and Fu Shu Yen (Taiwan).