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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I’m quite happy with the Sun style. The Gao style system, because of Gao’s own martial progression over time, can be found to have a number of different permutations, represented in these various lingages. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. After three years of practice with Song all he had learned was basic circle walking and the single palm change. Liu Fengcai was Gao’s nephew and studied with him in Shandong and followed him to Tianjin city when he baaguazhang there.

24 Heavenly Stems of Gao Baguazhang | Tai Chi Fighter’s Blog

Gao Bagua I’ve trained a little of Mr. Results 1 to 14 of The main branches of his lineage come from Tianjin city, China, TaipeiTaiwan there are two separate lineages there and Hong KongChina. So what Bagua style would y’all say is the “simplist”? 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.

That way you can flow from one thing to another real quick. Guanghua Baguazhang as practiced in the Wu Mengxia line consists of “major exercises”. They consist of 10 exercises that are divided into pairs, with the exception of the last exercise, which is divided into 6 variations. 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 Style Bagua is more circular and Yin style which is more linear in nature.


It has everything I need to fight with. There are baguazhaang other schools not listed here. Whether it’s the first palm change or the first straight line form, the applications are natural.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is likely that this is a fabrication because the Chinese attribute many of their martial arts to famous yet obscure sources.

Again, the Bagua way of moving and fighting is clear right off the bat. This page was last edited on baguazhng August gwo, at This article related to the martial arts is a stub. Portrait of Gao Yisheng. I-Bagua is also continuously evolving. He taught in Yang village and in Tianjin city. I’ve met Ba-Gua people who felt that it was too confusing. Gao asked for more instruction, but Song refused and Gao left to find another teacher. In the end, if you train, you’ll find it all.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. After 3yrs with this teacher he had only learned the single palm change and wouldn’t teach any faster so Gao left. Most of the ba-gua taught right now comes from Cheng Ting Hua’s lineage. I think how you practice is what makes the difference, not the style.

In particular liu fang Kai, he was bad! Gao was refining and creating sets until he died. Gao style explicitly divides training into two categories: During his childhood his family fortune was lost so they moved to Wu Ching County, Shaogao township in Hebei province to find employment.


Gao learned the eight xian tian palms, weapons forms and applications. You must log in to post a comment.

Zhou said they were too close in age for him to bring him into the system so Zhou took Gao to Beijing to meet his teacher Cheng Tinghua. Accordingly, his Baguazhang changed and developed as well. However, the movements are at a level of abstraction that is more concerned with possibilities of movement rather than specific techniques.

If you have time you can read about I-Bagua movement theory here. In the Yin style lohan is taught first with emphasis on the yang aspect which eventually takes you to the Yin. Not all teachers know these very well though. His life bridged the second generation and third generation of Bagua practitioners into the 20th century. I found in previous schools I had to struggle to figure out how this was different from what I was doing before.

24 Heavenly Stems of Gao Baguazhang

To avoid the police Gao fled to Wu Ching village outside Tianjin city. You can read about the Gao style syllabus below, and I will continue to add videos as my classmates and I make them.

Even his direct students expressed doubts about this story.