Cheng-style Eight-diagram Palm DVD Series

Demonstrated by Zhang Guangyu

About the performer: General coach of Yi Quan Institute, Jiangxi Province; General Coach of Eastern Boxing Club, Jiangsu Province

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Item Code: BAGD023

 

Basic techniques
(1 disc)

Item Code: BAGD017
Duration: 66 min
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  Eight-diagram Palm is based on standing and walking, adopting revolving as the most fundamental style. Its stances cover mud-wading, step and buckling step. The palm takes the form of a dragon claw or an ox tongue. There are main attacking skills like pushing, propping, moving, buckling, chopping, thrusting, and pointing, etc, as well as palm techniques as "eight revolving palms," "eight basic big palms," and "interlink palm with swimming body."

Eight Basic Palms
(2 discs)

Item Code: BAGD018
Duration: 122 min
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  Movements in eight-diagram palm include lengthen the neck, ease the shoulder, lift the chest, flatten the belly, draw in the knees, toes grasp the ground. This set of palm features the following: body goes after the steps, palms change with the body, walk like the wind, revolving as a monkey, violent as a tiger, action among stillness and vice versa.

Eight-diagram Interlink Palm with Swimming Body
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Item Code: BAGD019
Duration: 48 min
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  There are no fixed palm techniques in this set, hence you can practice at free will. This practice has double effects as prolonging life and attacking. The constant revolving can adjust the nutritional balance, dredge channels and collaterals, invigorate the kidney so as to stimulate practitioners' potentials, console the mind and cultivate noble spirit. Practice for a period of time would make you suddenly enlightened, completely relaxed in both mind and body.

Eight-diagram Interlink Swords
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Item Code: BAGD020
Duration: 97 min
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  As one short weapon of eight-diagram palm, interlink sword is about 43 inches in length and 3.5 in weight. Though hard to master, this sword practice fully displays the body work of eight-diagram palm together with its step changes and movement patterns like man and the sword coordinate with each other, while go harmony with each other.

Eight-diagram Free Fighting
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Item Code: BAGD021
Duration: 55 min
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  Eight-diagram Free Fighting seeks six harmonies, namely external harmonies including that between hand and foot, elbow and knee, shoulder and crotch, added by internal harmonies from these between mind and will, will and breath, breath and force. Only when the external and internal factors integrate with each other, can all effects be achieved. The practitioners can give a full play to the techniques as pushing, propping, chopping, thrusting, and pointing in the course of revolving. This fully exhibits Eight-diagram Palm's attacking rules, which help to make the effects to defeat the enemy when we're outnumbered and weaker.

Eight-Diagram Broad-Ax
(2 discs)

Item Code: BAGD022
Duration: 86 min
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  Eight-diagram broad-ax, originally called Sun Moon Sword, is a double short weapon in eight-diagram palms. As one of the representative weapons in this set, it has attacking skills like ticking, buckling, sweeping, thrusting, poking, pointing, cutting, chopping, etc. Practitioners almost apply techniques from Eight-diagram Palm into the broad-ax exercise, making the cured knife and the body a harmonious unity.


 

 

 
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Specifications: NTSC, All Zones
Language: Mandarin Chinese
2 subtitles (Simplified Chinese/English)