King of the Snakes – General Qi Jiguang

Te fluid and adaptive strikes of the snake entwines and devastates an opponent’s defense. In contemporary times, the serpent strategy resides in Shaolin methods of Baguazhang, Bajiquan, and Taijiquan. Armored Shaolin monks in the Ming Era defended empires, using the Long Snake Formation in battle.

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Shaolin Warrior – The Knights Templar

Shaolin martial disciplines are renown as the core of Chinese Kungfu, and in stark contrast to popular understanding- its reputation is earned through centuries-old history in the professional military forces.  As a general comparison, the Templar Knights in the West are equivalent in nature to

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Numerical Cognition and Perception – Circular Motion

“The present study was to deepen the relationship between the passive or active movements of our body in space and the numerical processing by studying a movement that has so far not been explored, that is, the circular motion (i.e., clockwise/counterclockwise movement). The circular motion

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The Lion – An Imperial Icon

Ever since prehistoric times, the Lion has never inhabited China naturally… yet the King of Beasts remains an Imperial icon.  To this day, the images of lions are everywhere in the east, such as lion dance, stone lion, and Yin Style Bagua Lion System. The

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Escape Plan 3 – Tactical Baguazhang

Feudal Baguazhang remains an outcast in popular Internal Martial Art interpretation- its raw military history and elite application often clash with the industry-standard… that is, unless Hollywood makes a mega-blockbuster featuring some ultra tactical John Wick style Bagua, then it becomes pretty cool- acceptable. Max

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Stress Response – Vestibular Function

More times than not… the stress response is activated during modern Kungfu vs MMA challenges and goes into overdrive anytime popular kungfu interpretation examines its own feudal history (the one that is not reimagined/approved by the Chinese State Commission for Physical Culture and Sports). Elevated

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Vestibular System – Gravitational Confidence

The vestibular system is improved through refined biomechanic training of the body, further enhanced by expanding protective reflexes during fight or flight mode. Methodical circle walking with tight diameters provide a foundation for the development of sensory systems such as touch, vision, sound, and proprioception.

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Baguazhang Bannerman – Baoding Wrestling

[Dowager Empress Cixi and YSB Guards returning to Beijing in 1902/  Chang Dong Sheng demonstrating wrestling and weapons engagement in the National Army Combat Class] Yin Style Bagua Bannermen were distributed among the Beijing-Tianjin area in the northern military port towns during the late Qing

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Ancestors Baguazhang – Military Wrestling

The feudal wrestling techniques of Baguazhang practitioners have shifted greatly with the times. Empty-hand wrestling methods in the classical sense serve fractions of the curriculum under jurisdiction of Internal House Affairs. Qing-era wrestling battalions integrate grappling in the context of military close combat- emphasizing disarms,

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