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  • George Wood has also been given permission to post the issue of The Pa Kua Chang Journal that featured the YiZong lineage as it has been transmitted in Taiwan.
  • In the first incarnation of the YiZong Bagua website, I was asked a number of questions on the forum there. The following answers were collected and saved to a separate part of the forum:
    • Da Tong Ren Du Er Mai
    • Xingyi's pretty intimately connected to our lineage of Gao style. Luo Dexiu's done Bagua and Xingyi. The Hung's all did Bagua and Xingyi. Zhang Zhunfeng did Bagua and Xingyi. Gao Yisheng did Bagua and Xingyi. Wu Mengxia did Bagua and Xingyi. Li Cunyi did Bagua and Xingyi... as did Zhou Yuxiang, Zhang Zhaodong, Han Muxia, and some say even Cheng Tinghua. Even if they all taught it separately, imagine yourself what came out when they were fighting.
    • In regards to sparring without gear
    • A quick explanation of jin
    • Wild History and Random Speculations on the History of our Lineage
    • Bagua, Xiantian, Houtian and Philosophical History
    • Maintaining the Will to Train
    • More about training...
    • Xingyi and drilling
    • One aspect of humility in training is learning to look at one's self first. While it may be protective of your ego to say that "that doesn't work" or "he punched me wrong," its self-defeating in the long run. We train to see the truth, and there are lessons to be learned along the way. If one doesn't look honestly and unrelentingly at those lessons they're only cheating themselves.
    • Training among school brothers and sisters is not the time for egos, there is no winning or losing among us. There should always be a commitment to continual self-improvement and there should always be a commitment to mutual improvement. It is not important to be better than someone else, but to be better than yesterday.




"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt

"When you find 'relax' you will find structure. It's like driving in a car when it is raining outside. Inside the car you are relaxed. drinking coffee, listening to the radio but people outside in the rain are going "Ahhh, I'm getting wet"..they are distracted. Stay relaxed inside." - Luo Dexiu Laoshi

"Internal martial arts is a way of training." and "It's how you train that makes you good." - Luo Dexiu Laoshi

"Fighting is live or die. Sparring is win or lose." - Luo Dexiu Laoshi

"Fighting is fighting. Not internal. Not external. Just fighting." - Luo Dexiu Laoshi

"The wisest mind has something yet to learn." - George Santayana

"Success in MA requires a good system, a good teacher and a good student. One must respect the system, respect the teacher and respect the training in order to succeed." - Luo Dexiu Laoshi

"Da Ying Shi Zhen De, Da Shu Shi Jia De!" (rough translation: If you fight (hit) and win its real (true). If you fight and lose its fake. This is Zhang's response to a question from a young Hong Yixiang about internal/external, fighting, the true meaning of internal skill, what "winning" a fight means, etc.) - Zhang Zhunfeng

"When crossing hands with ordinary people you do not need to use too many techniques, broad knowledge of many techniques is not refinement; the changes within a body are simply infinite. When skilled people compete in martial skills it is similar to a general using his soldiers: having good soldiers without brave officers and you can not win battles, having good skill in technique without good kungfu and you can not win over others. Therefore in speaking of soldiers it is not in their numbers that is important it is their bravery; skill and technique being plentiful is not as important as their refinement." - Gao Yisheng


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