The Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chang 2 DVD Set by Park Bok Nam
The Method of Lu Shui Tien The fighting art of Pa Kua Chang was practiced by guerilla Chinese fighters, including Master Lu Shui-Tien, against the Japanese in the Sino-Japanese War. Because the guerilla operations had to remain covert, the guerillas executed Japanese soldiers with traditional bare hand and weapons techniques, without the use of firearms. Park Bok Nam began studying the art of Pa Kua Chang under Master Shui-Tien in 1960, practicing exclusively for 17 years all day, every day with his teacher. In 1987 Park moved to the United States and has been teaching his art to eager students.
This volume details exercises to improve Pa Kua Chang footwork, body flexibility, internal energy circulation and internal striking power. Park Bok Nam and Dan Miller. 53 minutes.
This is a continuation of many points introduced in DVD #1. While both of these DVDs are meant to be supplemental to the texts (Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chang; Vols. #1 & #2); they can each stand alone. This DVD starts with Palm exercises to develop power issuance. Teacher Park Bak Nam (Student of Lu Chui-Tien) demonstrates a section on legwork and some low kicks. Next he teaches an Eight Palm Qigong routine using many of the postures already established. Park also shows a simple breakdown of the Eight Animals. From single pole work he goes to three poles and threading steps. Finally Pak presents a "teepee exercise" to spontaneously practice all methods of linking postures and movements. One of the first instructional DVDs in English on the martial art of Pa Kua Chang (same as Bagau Zhang) and still a good buy especially for developing basics strikes and palm actions. Fully narrated in English by Dan Miller. 57 minutes.