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???????
I'd really appreciate it if Tim could answer my question
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.
HuH? Didn't I post on here???
Yes, you posted 'on' here.
Well where did it go?
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.
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.
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Now, quit buggin' me.
I hope that doesn't help at all.
i think you should try you best to know more what is Ba Gua Zhang ?
What does that mean? Embellish.