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Six DVD Set by Capt. John Painter; PhD. A complete instructional series on Baguazhang by this renown master of Chinese and internal martial & healing arts. Clear, concise, straight forward presentation from basics to advanced levels.
Volume 1: Training Principles - Stances, postures, palms, linear forms - This tape takes you step-by-step through the stances, postures and eight palms. You'll learn Capt. Painter's principles of developing Jing (mind/body internal force) for sensing and emitting power for each of the eight palms in their yin and yang aspects.
Volume 2: Training Principles - Walking the circle and combat games - In tape two, Capt. Painter takes you through the foot patterns, circle walking, postures and eight palms to help you develop the amazing circular combat power of Nine Dragon Baguazhang. Learn the principles of developing Jing (mind/body internal force) for neutralizing and striking or pushing power for each of the eight baguazhang palms.
Volume 3: Hand to hand tactics - Tape three by Capt. Painter focuses on the simple, direct internal/external power of Nine Dragon Baguazhang's Fire and Thunder Palms to simultaneously neutralize and counter strike with tremendous force to any street fighter or martial artist attacking with strikes and kicks. You will learn the Baguazhang total body weapon concept as well as mind and body principles of combat preparedness.
Volume 4: Qinna - Locks, throws, projections - Tape four focuses on the mind/body power of Nine Dragon Baguazhang's Heaven and Lake Palms. You'll learn the uncomplicated use of your palms, arms, torso and legs to seize pressure & nerve points, lock joints, break limbs or throw an enemy who is attempting to choke, grab, hold, strike or kick you. Learn to use the power of the guiding, sticking energies with the smooth or pulse emitting Jing (Mind/Body internal Force) to easily throw an opponent many feet away from you.
Volume 5: Defensive tactics against clubs - Tape five by Capt. Painter features whole body powers of the Water and Wind Palms of Nine Dragon Baguazhang as used in a life or death struggle with a weapon wielding opponent. Learn to recognize safe zones, establish distance, neutralize, counter and disarm a street fighter with a staff or club.
Volume 6: Defensive tactics for knives and edged weapons - On tape six Capt Painter features whole body powers of the Earth and Mountain Postures of Nine Dragon Baguazhang as used in a life or death struggle with an opponent armed wth an edged weapon. Learn to recognize safe zones, establish distance, neutralize, counter and disarm a street fighter armed with machete, fighting knife, broken bottle or a hidden small blade. Mind and body principles of combat preparedness are fully explained.
5 stars. Good teacher.