Another question about bagua founding

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   By Blakeism (Unregistered Guest) on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 01:55 am: Edit Post

Is it true that vaguazhang is a martial art that was designed to defeat other martial artist and it is an art which defeats all styles?

   By Mike Taylor on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 03:15 am: Edit Post

Yes, No.

(My elaborate answer died when my monitor went to "the blue screen of death" -- so here's the "Reader's Digest" version):

Ba Gua Zhang is a martial art designed to defeat other people -- whether they be other martial artists or merely unskilled ruffians.

No style on earth defeats all other styles, nor defeats any other style for that matter (so don't bother wasting your time & energy looking for one that does). For instance: Judo & Boxing are different styles; a Judoka doesn't always defeat a Boxer, & a Boxer doesn't always defeat a Judoka.

Effective martial art is all about ability to apply appropriate body mechanics -- regardless of "style."

   By Tim on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 01:56 pm: Edit Post

Good answer Mike (further elaboration would only have spoiled the moment).

   By Shane on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 03:01 pm: Edit Post


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