What is Bagua? Bāguàzhǎng is a Chinese martial art of the Wudang school. The other two schools are Taijiquan and Xingyiquan. Bagua zhang means “eight trigram palm” referring to the trigrams of the I Ching. It is probably a combination of Taoist and Buddhist teachings dating back to the 19th century.

Bagua involves the practice of walking circles, usually facing the body towards the center of the circle while holding your posture in specific stances. The goal to the exercises is to become flexible, learn body alignment and balance. As the moves become more complex body internal power mechanics are influenced.

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagua_zhang

 

  • 7 Stars Bagua Linked Palm ~ Master Luo, Jin Hua
  • 8 Forms & Sparring Exercises ~ Zhang, Jin Liang
  • A Martial Foundation for Baguazhang ~ Joanna Zorya
  • Appreciation of Cheng-style Bagua Zhang and Weapons ~ Liu Jingru
  • Ba Gua Straight Sword (Wing Lam)
  • Ba Gua: Advanced Hidden Knowledge in the Taoist Internal Martial Art  by John Bracy
  • Bagua (Pa Kua) Palm ~ Yu, Hongqin
  • Bagua Interlink Palm with Swimming Body
  • Bagua Sword – Shu Shan Emei Xiao Yao  ~ Master Helen Liang
  • Bagua Zhang Dragon Style Eight-Diagram Palm ~ Grandmaster Zhao Ziqiu
  • Bagua Zhang vol.1: San Yuan Zhang  ~ Jean-Jacques Galinier
  • Bagua Zhang vol.2: Ba Mu Zhang ~ Jean-Jacques Galinier
  • Bagua ZhiTang 64 Palms ~ Zhang, Jin Liang
  • Bagua: Taiyi Fire Dragon Fist ~ Grandmaster Lu Zijian
  • Bagua: The Art of Change #1~ Ted Mancuso
  • Bagua: The Art of Change #2 ~ Ted Mancuso
  • Baguazhang by Erle Montaigue
  • Baguazhang: Emei Baguazhang Theory and Applications by Master Liang
  • Body-reinforcement Exercises ~ Zhang, Jin Liang
  • Cheng Hsin Tui Shou: The Art of Effortless Power by Peter Ralston
  • Cheng Style Ba Gua Sword (Eight Diagrams Sword) ~ Liu Jingru
  • Cheng Style Bagua Interlink Palm with Swimming Body ~ Liu Jingru
  • Cheng Style Eight Palms ~ Liu Jingru
  • Cheng Style Pair Practice of Eight Diagrams Palm (Bagua Zhang) ~ Liu Jingru
  • Cheng-style Bagua Mud-wading Step and Basic Eight Palms ~ Liu Jingru
  • Cheng-style Eight Diagram Ziqu Yuanyang Yue ~ Liu Jingru
  • Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua: Principles and Practices of Internal Martial Arts by Lu Shengli
  • Demonstrations of Liang style Bagua & Weapon Routines ~ Zhang, Jin Liang
  • Dragon Ba gua: Animal Forms (Wing Lam)
  • Emei Swimming Body Baguazhang Bagua Palm ~ Master Helen Liang
  • Footworks ~ Zhang, Jin Liang
  • Fundamentals of Liang style Bagua ~ Zhang, Jin Liang
  • Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chan, Vol. 1  by Bok Nam Park and Dan Miller
  • Hand-rolling Broadsword ~ Zhang, Jin Liang
  • Introduction to Dragon Bagua (Wing Lam)
  • Liang Style Bagua DVD Series ~ Master Zhang, Jin Liang
  • Liang Zhen Pu Eight Diagram Palm by Li Zi Ming
  • Old 8 Palms (Lao Ba Zhang) ~ Zhang, Jin Liang
  • Pa Kua : The Gentleman’s Boxing by Francisco J. Vargas
  • Pa Kua by Robert Smith
  • Pa-Kua: Eight-Trigram Boxing (Chinese Martial Arts Library) by Robert W. Smith
  • SanHe Sword ~ Zhang, Jin Liang
  • Single Turning Palms (8 Palms) ~ Zhang, Jin Liang
  • Standing Pole Methods ~ Zhang, Jin Liang
  • Sun style Bagua Zhang and forms ~ Joanna Zorya
  • The Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chang: The Methods of Lu Shui-Tien As Taught by Park Bok Nam Vol. II by Park Bok Nam
  • The Naked Warrior by Pavel Tsatsouline
  • The Whirling Circles of Ba Gua Zhang: The Art and Legends of the Eight Trigram Palm
  • Xing Yi
  • Xing Yi Bagua (Eight Diagrams) Palm ~ Master Luo, Jin Hua
  • Other Bagua Books
  • Other Bagua dvds

Note: Thanks to Dr. Zheng Yan for supplying this list for muscle testing.

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