Bagua Zhang 4+

YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



App update to the latest OS, bugs fixed, crashes resolved. Please leave 5-star review! A single in-app purchase unlocks each full-length video series, less $ than DVD.

Bagua Zhang Eight Trigrams Kung Fu by Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming and Chenhan Yang (YMAA). Learn the most popular forms of Bagua with these streaming video lessons, including Eight Palms, Swimming Body, and Deer Hook Sword forms. This video app has three segments, each available with a separate In-App purchase.

• Includes fundamental training such as qigong and circle walking.
• Beautiful forms from the lineage of Grandmaster Liang, Shou-Yu.

In China, Bagua Zhang (Eight Trigrams Palm) is categorized as an Internal Martial Art,, meaning the movements are applied with internal power (jing), using Qi (energy). Bagua emphasizes circular movement, employs both defensive and offensive strategies, and trains at all three fighting ranges - short, middle, and long.

Older internal arts can be traced back to Shaolin temple, including "Taiji Chang Quan" which existed in many variations, and eventually evolved into Taijiquan. Other forms of the same era such as "Heavenly-Inborn Style", "Nine Small Heavens", and "Acquired Kung Fu" also show similarities to what later became Taijiquan. The principles of softness, sticking, adhering, and using the opponent's own momentum against himself were established in these precursory martial styles. Bodhidharma's teaching at the Buddhist Shaolin Temple around 550AD, which detailed the theory of using the mind to lead the Qi to energize the physical body, is widely considered the origin of all Internal Martial Arts, including Tai Chi.
Grandmaster Liang's martial arts training begain at the age of 6 while living on Emei mountain, under the guidance of his famous grandfather in 1948. Grandmaster Liang then sought out other renowned masters and other styles from Shaolin and Wudang. In the early sixties, Grandmaster Liang began his study and research in the few major styles of Taiji such as Yang, Chen, Sun, and Wu style, Buddhist Esoteric Qigong, and Taoist Qigong. Grandmaster Liang has many times been a gold medalist in Wushu and Taiji competitions held in Sichuan province. Grandmaster Liang lives and teaches in Vancouver, Canada.

Chenhan Yang is the President of SYL Wushu, Shou-Yu Liang Institute and has been a disciple of GM Liang since his teen years.
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What’s New

Version 1.0.1

App updated to the latest operating system, bugs fixed, crashes resolved. Please leave 5-star review to help launch this new app. Free sample videos. This app contains the entire video contents for a fraction of the price, with a single purchase per program. 

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Ratings and Reviews

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2 Ratings

Phred ,

In-App Content Too Expensive

There are 25 videos that you unlock by paying $9.99 each. It’s cheaper to buy the DVDs.

Developer Response ,

Hello, Sorry for the misunderstanding. This app has three sections for $9.99 each, which unlocks the entire contents of a 2-3 hour long video lesson with multiple chapters. This is some of the most authentic Bagua training direct from the Emei Mountain lineage of Grandmaster Liang, Shou-Yu and we believe you'll find it is an excellent value. Each section is normally priced at $40 in DVD format. (So its 75% off for the app format)

Qi Breather ,

Wow! Hours of video, 3 IAPs

This has three complete DVDs by GM Liang and top disciple Chenhan Yang, IAP $9.99 for each entire program, all videos. Much less that the $40 Dvd. Plus bonus content by Dr. Yang, rare Bagua qigong…Years worth of material to learn. 2023 update works perfect

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