Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are still two cups at my table.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Ba Gua Zhang videos

Wang Shujin was not only a big man, he was a giant in internal martial arts circles. A friend of mine sent me video clips he found of one of the senior students of WSJ's system, Kent Howard, performing elements of that system. More about Wang Shujin can be learned at the Wang Shujin blog.


Jim Roach Classical Tai Chi of Buffalo said...

Thanks for posting these videos, Rick. Kent's writing style posits some really intriguing questions (always good when there aren't a whole lot of answers)about IMA and late Manchurian Dynasty. What a golden age that was with the likes of Dong Hai Chuan, Yang Lu Chan, Wu Chuan Yu...

Rick Matz said...

A "Golden Age" for internal martial arts.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rick,

Thanks for these links... you always dig up good stuff!