Circle Walking Practice

The Eight Animals Postures of Sun Style Baguazhang

Here is the Single Palm Change, the Double Palm Change, and the Eight Animal changes of Sun Style Baguazhang.

You can follow the Lesson Plan or jump between lessons as you study other components.

Presenting these lessons through the web allows you to develop your own rhythm of practice without artificial limits or structure.

Lesson Plan

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Walking The Circle in Baguazhang

By taking your standing practice from Wuji Posture through Trinity Posture, with the supplemental exercises, you are well on your way to understanding the whole body connection that makes practicing mindfulness martial arts worthwhile. For Baguazhang practice, the next critical component is walking.
The Standing Palms of Baguazhang

Traditional Baguazhang Walking Methods

Chapter Fifteen of the Dao De Jing tells us all we need to know about our Baguazhang stepping practice. We are to be as careful as crossing an ice covered stream.
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Eight Trigram Palm

The ten changes from Sun Style Eight Trigram Palm are like characters of an alphabet you can connect to create your own routines. As with any alphabet, there are rules you must follow to create a language of performance.
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Single Palm Change of Sun Style Baguazhang

The Single Palm Change of Sun Style Baguazhang is the fundamental element of practice. Some masters of Baguazhang have only practiced the single palm change.
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Double Palm Change of Sun Style Baguazhang

In the Double Palm Change of Sun Style Baguazhang, we turn twice on the edge of the circle. This change adds complexity to the Single Palm Change.
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The Lion Palm Change of Sun Style Baguazhang

The Lion Palm Change is the Single Palm Change performed from the Holding the Spear Palm posture. It also known as the interlocking palm change.
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Qilin Palm Change of Sun Style Baguazhang

The Qilin or Unicorn is a mythical beast from Chinese legends. In Baguazhang it is the returning palm change.
Sun Style Baguazhang Snake Palm

Snake Palm Change of Sun Style Baguazhang

The snake palm changes is also known as the flowing palm change. The flowing, single, and double palm changes are the three primary changes from baguazhang.
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Sparrow Hawk Palm Change of Sun Style Baguazhang

The Lying Palm is an important change in Baguazhang practice. In Sun Style Baguazhang it is the Sparrow Hawk Palm Change.
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Dragon Palm Change of Sun Style Baguazhang

The Dragon Palm Change from Sun Style Baguazhang is a Single Palm Change done from the Supporting Palm standing palm posture.
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Bear Palm Change of Sun Style Baguazhang

The Bear is the mountain from the trigrams, and is the Behind the Body Palm in Sun Style Baguazhang.
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Phoenix Palm Change of Sun Style Baguazhang

The Phoenix is the most powerful of mystical animals. In Baguazhang, we associate the Phoenix palm change with the Hurricane, or Windmill palm.
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Monkey Palm Change of Sun Style Baguazhang

The Monkey palm change is simple. From Holding the Fruit Palm, you can perform either the Single or Double Change to make the Monkey Palm Change.
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