Inside Interview of Zhuge Jiabao

Mr. Zhuge Jiabao, an early disciple of Mr. Guo Gumin, one of the second-generation leading figures of Liang-style Baguazhang, is highly respected in the Liang-style Baguazhang community for his decades of dedication. One day, while visiting "Wu Soul" magazine, I discussed Mr. Zhuge's situation with the editorial staff, who hoped I could help interview Mr. Zhuge, mainly to understand how the Baguazhang predecessors taught and practiced, and the extent of their skills. I found the topic proposed by "Wu Soul" meaningful for exploring, inheriting, and promoting Chinese traditional martial arts, so I gladly accepted.

Continue ReadingInside Interview of Zhuge Jiabao

Untold Secret Two Auxiliary Methods for Practicing Baguazhang

Indeed, routines like the Eight Major Palms are core to Baguazhang, but many fail to realize that basic exercises are also an essential part of Baguazhang. Like the foundation of a skyscraper, although basic training is slow to show results and time-consuming, if it is solid, the main structure will be stable. Therefore, practicing basic exercises is necessary. Although it may seem tedious at the beginning, with real dedication, one can deeply understand and appreciate the essence, which changes one's perception and understanding: masters of Baguazhang from older generations all emphasize the cultivation of basic skills.

Continue ReadingUntold Secret Two Auxiliary Methods for Practicing Baguazhang