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As you can see in the video above, Bracy is a skilled practitioner and instructor. I really found this book to be helpful in both historical aspects as well as a good overview of Chinese Internal Arts. Books that show technique are great, but the innovation of video has surpassed the book in that area. Books that describe the philosophy, motivation, conflicts, successes and goals of the ancient masters is where we learn the universal truths about our art.
This unique book includes both. Bracy describes in this book how the Taoists, mountain recluses with a history dating back to B. In ancient times, warriors were often unkempt and crude, and looked upon with disdain by the upper class. In early studies, the Taoists were, like other alchemists, in search of the elixer of life. That external search became modified into a view that the human body was a microcosm of the universe, and internal yogic alchemy, or "Nei Tan" was practiced.
The elixer of life, and rightly so, was believed to be achieved within ones own body. For many centuries in remote areas Taoists practiced this goal, and began to weave the martial skills necessary for survival in with their yogic health traditions, alchemy and mysticism. It was in the chaotic times approaching that the intellectuals, generally Confucianist bureaucrats, realized that the "State" could no longer protect them and began to form secret societies and practice the martial arts.
The deep analytical systemic thought of the Confucianists blended with the Taoist Yogic martial arts, after all, why practice a mundane soldiers battlefield art? It was at this time that the first publications about the internal arts began to emerge.
Martial arts had been supressed by the authoritarian government, many masters had been killed through the various conflicts, and many of the ancient skills were nearly lost. Bracy suggests in his book that "Although there are some exceptions, a comprehensively trained, true senior master living in mainland China today must have achieved base proficenicy before ".
In some ways, I believe it may at times be necessary to "re-invent the wheel". In our world today, we have more information available than at any other time in history. Our culture is not restrained any longer by narrow fundementalist thought and people are open to paths of enlightenment and deep introspective research. With these tools in hand, I trust we will keep the old traditions alive and integrate them with new ideas, and our new "wheel" will be better than it ever was.
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JoJorisar Most internal martial arts masters strongly recommend Zhan Zhuang practice. Most likely this was a Daoist of the Long-Men sect who practiced a method of circle walking meditation combined with chanting and visualization. Detailed instructions, repetitions, and demonstrations. Cun Enter like the Wind Palm: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. To ask other readers questions about Ba Guaplease sign up. I practiced Bagua some years ago, but left the study because of life events. Inteernal a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Ba Gua- Hidden Knowledge in the Taoist Internal Martial Art
Used with permission. Page Illustration of Taoist yogis. From F. Memoires concernant Vhistoire, les sciences les arts de chinoispar les missionaires de Pekin Page Wood block print, Taoist adapt. Page Secrets of the Internal Tradition.
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