Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Bagua Stepping and Tang Ne Bu (Sliding in the Mud)
In Bagua stepping is very important. In this video clip of Master Di Guoyong of Beijing shows the basics of Tang Ne Bu (Sliding in the Mud) which is one of the points he wanted to make sure was understood. There are some nice close-ups of Master Di Guoyong showing very clearly how this should look.
A persons understanding of stepping and Tang Ne Bu (Sliding in the Mud) is a very important one in Bagua. Tang Ne Bu is one of the basics skills for correct Bagua practice. Hopefully this video clip will be helpful in aiding one in this understanding as well as the practice of this art form.
YouTube link to this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2fJ7y0_u-c for those who have iPhones or enjoy YouTube formats.
Master Di Guoyong is a disciple of the late Bagua Master Li Zi Ming (his third teacher). Also Master Di studied with Wu Binlou (his second teacher) and Zhao Zhong (his first teacher.) Master Di Guoyong Is also part of the the Xingyi Research Society and Baguazhang research society which are a part of the Beijing Martial Arts Association.