I recently had the pleasure of meeting He jinbao of Yin style Bagua. I was olnly able to observe a small amount of his movement but was quite impressed with his attatude and training methods. the little movement that i did see was quite impressive. Are you at all familliar with his system or the man himself, and if so, what are any thought you might have on his yin style. i have seen alot of style from that branch and his is quite different in method and modality.
I never met He Jinbao, but I knew his teacher Xie Peiqi. Xie Peiqi was a very accomplished martial artist and had a great knowledge of the Meng Baozhen branch of Yin style Baguazhang, an extensive and complex system.
i reacently heard that Xie PieQi died. A pity to be sure. the workshop i attended focused on the "lion" sytem. from what my friend who has studied it for 4 years (dont quote me) each animal is a sytem by itself. If there are eight animals and each is as complex and extensive as the lion, how has the entire system been passed on? that seems like an enormous amount of material to be learned and understood by one person at the level need to pass it on. any thoughts?
Hello all, it's been a while...
If you check out
you'll see that yes, this branch of YinSytle Bagua is a massive system with hundreds of forms.
Only the lineage holders were expected to be competent at all 8 animals. Most other students would only be taught 2-4 animal systems.
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