Baguazhang Books

 

Baguazhang, also known as the "Eight Trigram Palm," is a traditional Chinese martial art celebrated for its fluid movements, intricate footwork, and circular forms. Steeped in Taoist philosophy and principles, Baguazhang is both a formidable fighting system and a path to internal harmony and health.

The origins of Baguazhang can be traced back to the early 19th century, attributed to its legendary founder, Dong Haichuan. Born in Hebei Province, China, Dong Haichuan combined his extensive knowledge of various martial arts with the principles of Taoist circle walking meditation. This synthesis resulted in a unique martial art that emphasizes continuous, flowing movements and the strategic use of circles to outmaneuver opponents.

Dong Haichuan's exceptional skills and innovative techniques gained him recognition and a position in the imperial court, where he taught Baguazhang to a select group of disciples. These students, including notable figures like Cheng Tinghua, Yin Fu, and Liu Dekuan, further developed and spread the art. Each disciple's interpretation and teaching contributed to the diverse styles and lineages of Baguazhang that exist today.

Baguazhang is distinguished by its dynamic footwork, evasive maneuvers, and the use of open-hand techniques, strikes, throws, and joint locks. Practitioners are known for their ability to change direction rapidly and execute techniques with fluid grace, making Baguazhang a highly effective and versatile martial art.

Beyond its martial applications, Baguazhang is deeply rooted in Taoist philosophy, particularly the concepts of the I Ching (Book of Changes). The art's circular movements and the eight fundamental palm techniques correspond to the eight trigrams of the I Ching, reflecting the interconnectedness and constant change inherent in the universe.

Today, Baguazhang continues to be practiced worldwide, revered for its rich heritage and its benefits to physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual growth. Enthusiasts and practitioners alike seek to preserve its traditions while exploring its vast potential.

Our store proudly offers a curated selection of Baguazhang books that delve into its history, techniques, and philosophical underpinnings. Whether you are a seasoned martial artist or a curious beginner, these books provide invaluable insights into the profound and intricate world of Baguazhang. Discover the art's legacy and deepen your practice with our carefully chosen titles.

Baguazhang Theory and Applications Book by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Liang, Shou-Yu - Budovideos Inc

Baguazhang Theory and Applications Book by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming & Liang, Shou-Yu (Preowned)

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Xiantian Bagua Zhang: Gao Style Bagua Zhang Book by CS Tang

Xiantian Bagua Zhang: Gao Style Bagua Zhang Book by CS Tang

Regular price $98.00 CAD
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Pa-Kua Chang for Self Defense Book by Ying-Arng Lee (Hardcover) (Preowned)

Pa-Kua Chang for Self Defense Book by Ying-Arng Lee (Hardcover) (Preowned)

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The Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Manual: Gao Yisheng's Bagua Twisting-Body Connected Palm Book by Gao Yisheng (Preowned)

The Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Manual: Gao Yisheng's Bagua Twisting-Body Connected Palm Book by Gao Yisheng (Preowned)

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Lion Shape Baguazhang Book by Sha Guo Zheng (Preowned)

Lion Shape Baguazhang Book by Sha Guo Zheng (Preowned)

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The Attacking Hands of Ba Gua Zhang Book by Gao Ji Wu (Preowned)

The Attacking Hands of Ba Gua Zhang Book by Gao Ji Wu (Preowned)

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The Essentials of Ba Gua Zhang Book by Gao Ji Wu (Preowned)

The Essentials of Ba Gua Zhang Book by Gao Ji Wu (Preowned)

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Pa-Kua: Chinese Boxing for Fitness and Self-Defense Book by Robert Smith (Hardcover) (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Pa-Kua: Chinese Boxing for Fitness and Self-Defense Book by Robert Smith (Hardcover) (Preowned)

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Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua: Principles and Practices of Internal Martial Arts Book by Lu Shengli - Budovideos Inc

Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua: Principles and Practices of Internal Martial Arts Book by Lu Shengli

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Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals: A Historical Survey Book by Brian Kennedy - Budovideos Inc

Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals: A Historical Survey Book by Brian Kennedy

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Bagua and Tai Chi: Exploring the Potential of Chi, Martial Arts, Meditation and the I Ching Book by Bruce Frantzis - Budovideos Inc

Bagua and Tai Chi: Exploring the Potential of Chi, Martial Arts, Meditation and the I Ching Book by Bruce Frantzis

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The Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chang Book 1 by Bok Nam Park (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

The Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chang Book 1 by Bok Nam Park (Preowned)

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The Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chang Book 2 by Bok Nam Park (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

The Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chang Book 2 by Bok Nam Park (Preowned)

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Classical Pa Kua Chang: Fighting Systems and Weapons Book by Jerry Alan Johnson (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Classical Pa Kua Chang: Fighting Systems and Weapons Book by Jerry Alan Johnson

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The Secrets of the Eight Animals of Pa Kua Chang Book by Jerry Alan Johnson (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

The Secrets of the Eight Animals of Pa Kua Chang Book by Jerry Alan Johnson (Preowned)

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The Power of Internal Martial Arts and Chi: Combat and Energy Secrets of Ba Gua, Tai Chi and Hsing-I Book by Bruce Frantzis - Budovideos Inc

The Power of Internal Martial Arts and Chi: Combat and Energy Secrets of Ba Gua, Tai Chi and Hsing-I Book by Bruce Frantzis

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Baguazhang Theory and Applications Book by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Liang, Shou-Yu - Budovideos Inc

Baguazhang Theory and Applications Book by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming & Liang, Shou-Yu

Regular price $46.00 CAD
Regular price $55.00 CAD Sale price $46.00 CAD