Chinese Martial Arts

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Introduction to Baguazhang Seminars

Introduction to the three Baguazhang Seminars at “YANGSHENG TAIJI FORUM 2017” Baguazhang is one of the three known Chinese Internal Martial Arts, and is the youngest one, since he was divulgated and diffused around 1850 in the Beijing and Tianjing area. The fighting ability of his founder, Dong Haiquan (1797-1882), […]

Martial Arts and Life-long Learning

(also about Encountering People) I’m standing in front of an unknown door. Behind it there could be anything: a modern gym, a traditional hall of learning with a small altar and the aroma of incense, a multi-purpose-room that is also used by dance- and rehab-groups – or I stand in […]

Internal Martial Arts Meaning

A discourse on the meaning of the term, ‘Internal Martial Art’ Many responses are possible when people consider the martial aspect of Taijiquan: sometimes they prefer to avoid the subject, sometimes they reject it, and sometimes they take an overly romantic and exaggerated view. Most exponents and most teachers, if […]


Chinese Martial Arts Terminology

It is very likely that as you search your way through the minefield of information that is available in the field of Taijiquan, Qigong and Chinese Martial Arts that you will have encountered differing conventions on how words are written and spelt. Don’t let these things disturb or upset you, […]

Basics of Xingyiquan

Xinyiquan consist of a single standing posture and five movements The core practices of Xinyiquan consist of a single standing posture and five movements. At first glance Xingyi can seem relatively simple in comparison to the intricate forms of Taijiquan or Baguazhang but in fact Xingyi is equally as long […]


An Introduction to Yiquan Yi Quan, like Tai Qi, Ba Gua and Xing Yi, is part of the Chinese Internal Martial Art family. This art was developed by renowned master Wang Xiangzhai in the 1920´s and first taught under the name Yi Quan (Will Boxing) in Shanghai. The Essence of […]

Interview on Baguazhang

Interview on Baguazhang with Andrea Falk Sifu Falk, you have a vast background in Chinese Traditional and Modern martial arts. Could you briefly present your different experiences and your teachers, and specifically in Baguazhang? I started in Shaolin in 1972 in Victoria, then Myjong Lawhorn with Alex Kwok, in Vancouver. […]