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Coming in June: Bagua Linked Palms

May 19, 2009

Bagua Linked Palms

In the upcoming June release Bagua Linked Palms, Kent Howard and Chen Hsiao-Yen introduce readers to a rarely seen personal side of Wang Shujin—a fighter, teacher, and spiritual leader.

Master Wang Shu Jin (1904—1981) was the first person to transmit orthodox Chinese martial arts in Japan. As one of the world’s foremost exponents of Chinese internal martial arts, Howard’s new translation highlights Master Wang’s seminal work on Bagua Zhang, including his legendary expertise in the disciplines of Taiji Quan and Xingyi Quan.

Wang Shujin

Bagua Linked Palms includes a wealth of additional information useful to the practitioner of internal martial arts, including the story of Bagua Zhang’s development, the connection between the Bagua and the I Ching, and step-by-step instruction in the eight “changes” of Bagua Linked Palms, the first form in Master Wang’s style of Bagua Zhang. This comprehensive, richly annotated text is a valuable addition to every serious martial arts library.

Other related titles from Blue Snake Books include Liu Bin’s Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang, The Whirling Circles of Ba Gua Zhang, Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua, and Walking the I Ching.

Here is some classic footage of Wang Shujin:

Wang Shunjin demonstrates his Bagua (with Liao Wuchang)

Wang Shujin leads a class in Japan

Click here to order Bagua Linked Palms from Amazon.

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