Archive footage of Lineage Master Bruce Frantzis teaching Ba Gua at a retreat. One of the most core principles of Ba Gua as a martial art is to change combat angles to your advantage. This clip gives an excellent introduction to this concept along with a martial demonstration.
Archive footage of Lineage Master Bruce Frantzis teaching Ba Gua at a retreat. In this clip, Kumar shows one of the fundamental components of Ba Gua for combat-The direct applications of the Ko Step. For anyone serious about learning the martial art, this information is essential.
Archive footage of Lineage Master Bruce Frantzis teaching Ba Gua at a retreat. In this clip, Kumar shows how to connect dropping the elbows and proper stepping with threading all the way through your body to your finger tips. By doing so, it becomes possible project a great deal of force into your finger tips and drive people forward with each step.
Archive footage of Lineage Master Bruce Frantzis teaching ba gua postures (pakua) and ba gua single palm change at a retreat. In this clip, Frantzis demonstrates some of the core ba gua hand postures, preparing the group for the single palm change.
In this clip, Lineage Master Bruce Frantzis demonstrates how dropping the elbows (a core component of ba gua) makes it possible to project chi energy into the arms by opening up the chi flow, and in turn creates power flowing out of the fingers.
Archive footage of lineage master Bruce Frantzis teaching ba gua at a retreat. In this clip of ba gua Bruce Frantzis explains the importance and necessity of being able to drop your mind and energy into your feet as you practice.
Archive footage of Tai Chi Master Bruce Frantzis teaching. Focuses on the Tai Chi Principle of sucking in your opponent's energy and the philosophy behind it, how to incorporate that into Pushing Hands, and the life or death reality of combat ingrained within the Internal Martial Arts.
Archive footage from Master Bruce Frantzis teaching on the Tai Chi farm. This is part of an instructional segment on Tai Chi Chuan Internal Martial Arts fighting applications, where lu (roll back) is shown how to be used against low punches.
One of the great secrets of the Internal Martial arts lies in the fact their strikes appear very soft (unlike overt blows in Karate) yet have the ability to critically injure opponents with ease. Here Tai Chi Master Bruce Frantzis briefly demonstrates Martial Tai Chi Chuan soft punches, and explains the mystery behind their power.