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There is more to martial arts than just self defence, becoming a fighter, Kung Fu master or retiring to a monastery. The Tao leads some to become a martial arts boss in search of their true spiritual identity. Perhaps by listening in, you too could discover your own guided path up the mountain. This is one man's internal martial arts journey to Bagua Shan 八卦山.
 
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Last night I finished reading the biography ‘The Chronicles of Tao’ by author Deng Ming-Dao. Whom, some of you on the spiritual Taoist path, would already be familiar with. This book is supposed to be a loose biography of his spiritual teacher Kwan Saihung.As a lesson in Taoist spirituality and in what the followers of the Huashan sect did to attai…
 
The proof is in the pudding. As they say. So you say I’m full of shit with my stories, even though the Genchitaofu Baguazhang was my proving ground as a baguazhang master. Rather than dismissing what I am about, I challenge others to go and have their own Baguazhang adventure and prove it to themselves what it means to be a master of this art. In t…
 
We have all asked the question: When is the best time to practice baguazhang? And typically you’ll get an answer that the Shifu wants you to follow. But few people ask why, and fewer still know why.But it is important to know why if one truly wants to progress further. In this podcast you will hear my answer to this question. You may have heard it …
 
I strongly recommend this book to other internal baguazhang practitioners because 1) it’s good to sometimes walk a different path and gain new experiences. And 2) it contains baguazhang neigong exercises from the Ma Family style (馬家八卦掌) of baguazhang. Which I am sure some of you will be familiar with.This was the review I intended to post in Amazon…
 
I thought I would take tonight’s baguazhang episode in a new direction and just bullshit my way through it. I am surprised that I’m not on ‘Bullshido’ yet, but I’m hoping that this podcast makes the grade. Anyway, let me know if there’s anything about my arts you would like to know etc, otherwise I may continue with this kind of talking!…
 
Usually if you are doing baguazhang correctly, you should not get any injuries because baguazhang is a healing art at its core. Having said that, it is still possible to fuck things up. And people being people, no system is prefect. And so now I present to you a short list of the major types of injuries and their causes that can be sustained while …
 
How does a baguazhang master pursue the Tao?That’s a very good question. And the answer is…A baguazhang master does not pursue the Tao. A baguazhang master walks the Tao.That is what walking the circle is all about. Like a road or pathway, the Tao is a thing and not a thing at the same time. And just like the bagua circle, it only exists when the p…
 
And so I finally did it.After months of procrastinating and going nowhere, I have finally received a call from a fellow martial artist with a simple request: When am I going to publish a gongfu book?What?Yes. When am I going to publish a gongfu book?I thought I did already. But no. I have not. What’s been missing is a manual with pictures and instr…
 
Just a day ago I posted on social media a picture of my new 3D puzzle of a Chongqing streetscape featuring a spring festival dragon dance.Now, because I totally suck at gluing things together, which in turn makes modelling stressful for me, I prefer not to them. However, because this puzzle has a clip together system that avoids gluing, I was all f…
 
It has taken a decade or so, but I am now coming to the realisation that I have committed myself to the baguazhang path toward enlightenment. Which from the Taoist mountain summit, it is sometimes called being an immortal.Immortality as it is defined in Taoism is a very broad concept that needs the clarity of having deep internal knowledge of one’s…
 
So recently I wrote and spoke about how rare the internal martial art of baguazhang (八卦掌) is. And I have even used some rough numbers to support my claim. But, no matter what, it is always amazing how many people do not actually dig deeper into things and would prefer to argue that the martial art is one of the most popular styles out there.I never…
 
Recently at work, while it just so happened that I was pondering on the baguazhang path to Taoist Immortality, I got asked by a coworker what type of martial art do I do?It had been a difficult night of standing at the front door requesting for the 200th time for an adult customer’s Covid vaccination passport. Most customers are really good about i…
 
At some point in the baguazhang practitioner’s journey along the Tao, there comes a moment when the practice of baguazhang loses its glamour and the practitioner will quit.This isn’t a case of things getting too hard, but rather it is becoming too easy and in a sense it loses its challenge. When this happens it is because deep down inside the bagua…
 
Today is not one of my better days. The humidity is up and it is reminding me of why I do not live in the tropics. Everything else I can reasonably handle but just not the humidity.And so, just before the humidity really started to hit at around 9am, I made sure I had already done most of my baguazhang sets.But there is still one form I still must …
 
Some of you may have noticed that The Baguazhang Art of War series has recently gained a new member to the family: The Baguazhang Jin of War.Of the six books on baguazhang I have published thus far, this book has been the most challenging.And it has been the most challenging because in order to get anywhere with this book, I have had to confront wh…
 
Since my most recent podcasts about jingong 勁功 came to air, I have been requested to give a practical example of how jingong 勁功works; for the less spiritually inclined.For the briefest of moments, this got me thinking. And I got the feeling that maybe, just maybe, I might be overthinking it a bit.And as it turns out, I was overthinking it. Because …
 
The hardest parts to grasp regarding jingong 勁功 is:1. It is for most martial artists uncharted waters. While it appears to be the external side of the internal workings of qigong, it is not the same thing as training in a hard or externally focused martial art. And;2. Depending on your style of martial art, your path towards understanding jingong 勁…
 
Honestly, I don’t know how the Taichi guys came up with the idea that Jingong 勁功 is a spiralling type of energy. I, personally, have never experienced it spiralling anything. It just sort of is there, coming and going depending on the size of my proverbial cup.Most of you by now should be familiar with the proverbial cup: If you want to learn anyth…
 
When a person decides to learn the internal martial art of Taichi, they will eventually come across the term: Jingong 勁功.Much of what is written about it almost doesn’t exist. I think, at last count there were in English about three or four books on the subject, with nearly all of them written by one person. While in China, as a martial concept, it…
 
These days, if you search the term ‘bagua master’, you will most likely be shown a long list of definitions and websites all referring to a bagua master being a type of martial arts master of the Chinese internal kind. And more specifically the term is short for the Taoist martial art of baguazhang 八卦掌. And sometimes baguaquan 八卦拳 will come up.This…
 
My first baguazhang book ‘The Baguazhang Art of War’ has for all its concise simplicity, turned out to be a rather hard book for most martial artists to understand. The hardness doesn’t lie in some academic drivel, but in the very fact that through some basic science and logic around baguazhang theory, I have “kept things real”.The thing is, though…
 
Well, my fellow listeners, I have done it.I have published the fifth book in ‘The Baguazhang Art of War’ series.The title of this new volume is ‘The Baguazhang Living Tao 八卦掌活道’. And it is the deepest one yet. It contains the Living Tao podcasts plus stuff about my baguazhang life that I have never mentioned before; except to people who know me per…
 
After listening to some of my “Living Tao” (活道) podcasts recently, somebody asked me the question of being a Living Tao is a form of mindfulness?My answer, of all things, was that I did not know.While I still consciously practice mindfulness through Chazen (茶禪) and a slow sword form I have developed using a katana, mindfulness in Australia has over…
 
So what is Tai-chi as in Taiqiquan 太極拳?Well, if you are listening to this, then you would know. It is an internal system of martial art characterised by slow steady movements that most people who seek the internal path follow. And it is usually seen being done by old people in public parks as a way to keep their qi flowing smoothly around their bod…
 
So it’s a Sunday morning and I am staring out an open window. The leaves on the trees across the road are swaying gently, and I can’t see a single cloud in the sky from my limited viewpoint. I can hear some birds and the occasional train going past. And you’d be forgiven in thinking that I am spending lockdown in Sydney in some remote hideaway like…
 
When a person becomes a “Living Tao” (活道), the way in which a person sees things begins to change. We gain this uncanny ability to pierce through the thicket, thereby gaining a new understanding about the world around us.Unfortunately, sometimes what we perceive goes against what the people around us wish us to see. It’s a bit like fighting a war a…
 
Every now and then, I like to read up on the baguazhang masters and learn about their adventures and exploits. It still amazes me just how far removed we are now from those days of yore, in terms of place and time moving on. But even so, some things never change like those who live by the sword still die by the sword.Martial artists who strictly ad…
 
The year that is known as 2020 has proven to be a watershed moment for the martial arts world. The arguments and bravado that raged on social media in the years before 2020, had in the chaos of the coronavirus disappeared.The reason for this is that many so-called martial artists discovered that the standards they hold others to, they weren’t able …
 
Recently, because my thoughts took me there, I found myself flicking through a Chinese book containing illustrations of Chinese southern style boxing or Nan Quan.To be more accurate, I was more interested in the different hand shapes contained within because we have baguazhang 八卦掌 which utilises mainly palm strikes and bagua quan 八卦拳 which employs …
 
☳ Last night I dreamt that I was pouring tea for Masters Bruce Lee 李振藩 and Ip Man 葉問 at an Eastwood, Sydney yum cha restaurant, while Guan Yu 關羽 looked from his alter next to the spirits cabinet that usually is behind the bar.☵ Which is interesting because the late great Bruce Lee will very soon become one of the first American Shen worshipped form…
 
These days, when I wake up in the morning I find myself pondering a lot on the nature of my personal Tao and where it is leading me. Because when a person decides to study the Tao, there happens to be a lot of stuff available.But most of it feels like wading in a shallow pool when there is a whole ocean just over the sea wall waiting to be explored…
 
By now, some of you would have realised that I am spending a lot of time playing Go with an opponent in the United States (of America) and posting the results online. And you have probably been wondering: What happened to my baguazhang?The baguazhang is still here and I still practice everyday. There is not a single day I go without. It is my life.…
 
Most people, despite what I have repeatedly said, will not believe me when I say that the internal martial art of baguazhang is not for the average person on the street. Unless, of course, you happen to make your way to Wudangshan and hobnob’it with them in China.There will be a very good chance that walking the circle will be a very, very, lonely …
 
I thought that today, I would send shockwaves throughout the martial arts community and dabble in the occult.So now that I have done it, how do you feel?Most people won’t feel anything because physically nothing has actually been done, except making an intention through the podcast. But you know what?Even though I haven’t done anything apart from t…
 
To understand the essence of what makes the House of Baguazhang ‘baguazhang’, it cannot be found in just on style of baguazhang. No matter how much we want to believe that the style or form we have signed up to, is the right one.And our martial ancestor Master Dong Hai Chuan knew this.So rather than instruct his disciples in the one true way, he in…
 
Sometimes I wish I could tell people that once you have discovered the Tao, your life will miraculously get better and that everything that has happened in your life prior to enlightenment would have been worth it.But the truth is, the Tao professed in spiritual circles is a lot more exciting in The Imagination of Beforehand , than when you actuall…
 
Weeks, months, days and years. Our sense of time has been distorted by the mechanical clock. And in this modern world, we live in an impatient timescale. Everything has to be short and concise, otherwise we get bored easily.It has been eighty-four days and our weiqi (go/baduk) game has been going strong through the social media platforms. But becau…
 
In the Baguazhang Art of War series, there are at the moment four titles available.The first title is called ‘The Baguazhang Art of War’.The second title is called ‘The Baguazhang Qigong Illustrated through 64 I-Ching inspired Postures’.The third title is ‘The Baguazhang Tao of War’.And now there is a fourth book in the series called, ‘The Baguazha…
 
Well, it has finally happened.I have died and come back.And through it all, I just kept on playing the game with my American opponent. One move per day: One black stone for him and one white stone for me.Now, I didn’t actually die but an attempt to shut the game down was made. It came from a source that on one level had nothing to do with the game,…
 
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