Is Ba-Gua for beginners?

Tim's Discussion Board: Ba Gua Zhang : Is Ba-Gua for beginners?
   By C.J. on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 08:51 am: Edit Post

I have been doing some research on how old-time Ba-Gua masters began their training. They all seem to follow the same pattern. Most of them learned or were even considered to be masters of other styles before taking up Ba-Gua. Dong Hai-Chuan himself only taught Ba-Gua to experienced martial artists. So my question is, do you guys think it's a good idea to start Ba-Gua as a beginner with no experience or to learn Ba-Gua only after gaining a solid foundation in other arts such as Hsing-I or Tai-Chi???????

   By C.J. on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 08:52 am: Edit Post

I'd really appreciate it if Tim could answer my question :)

   By Tim ( on Monday, February 04, 2002 - 08:26 pm: Edit Post

Hi C.J.
It's true that Dong Hai Chuan only taught experienced martial artist, but the second generation of Ba Gua practitioners (Dong's students)developed basic training methods so they could teach the Ba Gua "from scratch". Later generations developed basic training even more. If you find a competent teacher, you should be able to learn Ba Gua Zhang with no previous training.

   By Eight_Triagram_Boxer on Sunday, March 03, 2002 - 11:36 pm: Edit Post

HuH? Didn't I post on here???

   By Bob #2 on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 04:50 pm: Edit Post

Yes, you posted 'on' here.

   By Eight_Triagram_Boxer on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 12:46 am: Edit Post

Well where did it go?

   By Bob #2 on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 12:49 pm: Edit Post

up there.

   By ETB on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 01:09 pm: Edit Post

Eh? I only count 2 posts... One dated March 3 and one dated March 4, this I'm writing now will make 3. Maybe there is something wrong with my computer or internet.

   By Bob #2 on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 04:41 pm: Edit Post

Eh? HuH? Doh! BAM! Kersplat. Kngut-Kngut-Kngut.

On the left side of the discussion board screen, click on 'last week' to see a list of all the posts for the last week. You may have posted in a different thread and not realized it.

Or, lower on the left side, under 'utilities' you can search for your name and see all your posts.
Now, quit buggin' me.

I hope that doesn't help at all.

   By Lee on Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 01:40 am: Edit Post

i think you should try you best to know more what is Ba Gua Zhang ?

   By DoDoBird on Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 03:24 am: Edit Post

What does that mean? Embellish.

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