24 heavenly stems-. 1. palm strike 2. rising punch 3. throat grab 4. head guard palm strike 5. circular deflect and hammer fist 6. horizontal chop. Gao Bagua zhang was developed by Gao Yisheng, also named Gao Deyuan, was born in Shandong province, Wuli county, Dashan village in and died in . But I once read that Gao Style Bagua differs from other Bagua styles in that it emphasize both circular and linear training, in contrast with Zheng.

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But it seems to me that you misunderstood my words; I didn’t say Gao Yisheng learned Yin style, I said Gao learned both circular and linear methods. Traditional Yin training put’s a tax on your body that unless you’ve trained it you wouldn’t understand.

This is gaao Chinese name ; the family name is Gao. The applications open your eyes to why the forms are done the way they are.

Gao style is one of the most widely practiced Baguazhang styles in the West; there are also many practitioners in Tianjin and Taiwan. December Bahuazhang how and when to remove this template message. There is nothing simple about it Peace Maoshan.

Gao Yisheng

I-Bagua is also continuously evolving. What it does show is that Gao had a deep understanding of the principles of Baguazhang throughout his long career and all these schools are representative of Gao Yisheng’s teaching and philosophy. Xian tien contains the fundamentals of strategy and body movement of Gao style Bagua. Tianjin was a rough and violent place with many experienced martial artists, gangsters and coarse people.

He spent a large part of his adult life in a prison as a political prisoner by the communist party. Anyone who taught martial arts in Tianjin City baguazhagn to have real fighting skill. Essentially Gao Style Baguazhang is a unique baguazang. His public classes contained multiple levels, each level bwguazhang study costing more money; some students only wanted to learn Baguazhang for health, others for show, some could not afford to learn more than what was taught baguazhxng the basic class and still others wanted fighting skill.


Views Read Edit View history. So as a student of I-Bagua you will have certain key skills and movements to develop.

Gao bagua is also more “complete and complex” bsguazhang compared to other bagua styles. Please correct me if I’m wrong In the Yin style lohan is taught first with emphasis on the yang aspect which eventually takes you to the Yin. The Gao style really opens the door to how you want to move. The two systems I learned a little of previously had some warm ups, but Gao’s system has baguazhan basic skills training. This is the preferred terminology and oral history among the Wu Mengxia and Zhang Junfeng branches.

Liu Fengcai was Gao’s nephew and studied with him in Shandong and followed him to Tianjin city when he moved there. This branch survived babuazhang via the Bi family in Beijing after Wu Mengxia was imprisoned during the Communist assumption of power.

Gao gave his lineage the name “Yi Zong”. The straight line approuch, it is said came from Xing-I.

Yin style has the most in terms of material to learn and the most complete. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Various qigong exercises baguzzhang used within Gao style Bagua to calm the mind, coordinate the body, and develop health.

Gao Bagua Zhang compare to other Bagua Zhang

You must log in to post a comment. He taught classes for Gao and was known for his skill in the Xian Tian pre-heaven palms. I found in previous schools I had to struggle to figure out how this was different from what I was doing before.


Just to clear things up. Ya know, I don’t think any of us have whole system? The teachers I learned from before had techniques, but in the Gao system they spring right from abguazhang forms. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. In the end you end up with a true understanding of the usage of transistions between Yin And yang and how they are applied interchangably during combat internally and externally. However, my lack of progress is my own fault. It is designed for you if you find the idea of learning 64 forms intimidating or too much.

24 Heavenly Stems of Gao Baguazhang

It consists of 64 short sequences of bagazhang that are repeated on the left and right baguazhwng, or sometimes linked to create short forms. His second teacher was Li Cun Yi from which it is thought that he got his straight line ideas from.

The main branches of his lineage come from Tianjin city, China, TaipeiTaiwan there are two separate lineages there and Hong KongChina. I-Bagua asks What do you need to be martially effective? Thanks for the info, Maoshan! The other lineage from Taipei, Taiwan comes from Zhang Junfeng. I can’t remember his first teacher, but it was an external style that stressed the elbows.