Bear System – Rushing

1. Utilizing the four point step system in Yin Style Bagua, starting from the back side of the circle, step out with the left foot and strike diagonally downward with the left arm into a Downward Stamping Rushing Strike.

2. Diagonally advance with the left foot and strike diagonally upward with the left arm into an Angled Rushing Strike.

3. Step back diagonally with the right foot and strike diagonally downward with the right arm into a Downward Stamping Rushing Strike.

4. Diagonally advance with the right foot and step back with the left foot, while pulling with the left arm and striking horizontally with the right arm into a Pulling Rushing Strike.

5. Advance open step with the right foot and strike horizontally with the right arm into an Open Step Rushing Strike.

6. Advance with the left foot and strike horizontally with the left arm into an Advance Step Rushing Strike.

7. Diagonally advance with the right foot and strike horizontally with the right arm into an Inward Rushing Stike.

8. Advance with the left foot and pierce with the right arm towards the center of the circle, into a Penetrating Strike.

Gen Trigram – Bear System

The bear system is characterized by Turningrey bearg the Back Palm and takes advantage from a losing position, achieving victory from retreat. The Bear's striking methods are: rushing, penetrating, withdrawing, carrying, leaning, shocking, soft and following. The Bear's power is generated from the dantian to the back, with a blunt, full body stopping force. The bear utilizes a short distance shocking force issued from the back, distinguished by a "Second Energy" differing from other animal systems of Yin Style Bagua. The opposing arm guard structures of the Bear System protects the front and back sides of the body, revolving in horizontal, diagonal, or vertical planes providing a 360-degree spherical guard around the practitioner. With addition of turning the waist and torque of the legs, the Bear Guard structure defends and strikes multiple directions simultaneously.

 

Kan Trigram – Snake System

Yin Fu, nicknamed "Thin Yin" hawsnaked a long and thin build, his outward appearance concealed his true internal strength. He was famous for his use of footwork in evasion and in applying fierce strikes utilizing the "ox-tongue" palm, as well as short powerful kicks. His quick hand work was best applied in adhering, deflecting, and striking, his power (or fajin) was bold, springy, and explosive. He had sensitive and agile legs, with elite footwork, capable of locking, trapping, or unbalancing an opponent with his legs. Yin Fu could grab an opponent's wrist with great strength- his index, middle finger, and thumb were so strong that the opponent could not break free from his grasp. Using this Snake System technique, Yin Fu could easily crush an opponent's wrist and tendons, as well as defeat the opponent with precise strikes to pressure point areas.The Kan Trigam Snake System's striking methods are: shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, thrusting, binding, entrapping, and grasping. The style is characterized by a coiling, smooth, and flowing moving with the force palm, with many of the strikes targeted at vital organs. Yin Fu utilized grasps and binding techniques capable of sealing and constricting an opponent's martial structures and breath.

 

 

Yin Fu – Imperial Bodyguard

Yin Fu (1840-1909) was senior Baguazhang disciple of Dong Haichuan responsible for the creation of Yin Style Baguazhang. Yin Fu was the earliest disciple of Dong Haichuan and served in the Imperial Security Guards in the palace of Prince Duan of Beijing, China. After Dong Haichuan retired from service, Yin took over as the supervisor of the security guards, working for the emperor in the Forbidden City. Yin Fu served as senior martial art instructor and personal bodyguard of Emperor Guang Xu and Empress Dowager Cixi. The Dowager Cixi is the Great Aunt of Pu Yi, the Last Emperor of China. Yin Fu was considered the most methodical and skilled of Dong Haichuan's students. In 1900, he was responsible for escorting the Empress Dowager out of Beijing when the city was under siege from foreign military.