Yin Style Baguazhang – Feudal Wrestling

[Brother Hu with He Jinbao in the pic]  Feudal wrestling is essential to Yin Style Bagua professionals in the Qing era.  The Manchu wrestling before the 20th century contained obvious strikes and joint locks, complementary to the career path, and the Imperial Guard’s armor- worn during circle walking around the tree.  The strikes of the wrestling for mounted officers is contained within various Yin Style systems and dominant within the Lion System- contrary to modern Shui Jiao (or popular folk Dragon classification) which has lost much of the cavalry striking.  In the Qing era, military wrestling utilized edge of hand and various bone strikes- crucial for taking down an armored opponent.  The Manchu style of vest descended from the leather edged portion of the Mongolian style of armor- the most important area of the armor for grasping and qi uprooting practice.

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