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New DVD Includes 3 Hours of Instruction and 186 Fighting Applications for the Baguazhang "8 Main Palms" Form

Bagua-8-Main-Cover-300I finished my 22nd DVD this week -- three hours of detailed instruction in the Cheng style Bagua "Eight Main Palms" form. 

This is the first form -- other than the "8 Basic Palms" practice form -- that my students learn when they are studying Baguazhang. There is a treasure trove of good internal kung-fu in this form. As usual, I try to focus on the internal body mechanics that give the art relaxed power and internal strength. It's a good idea to first study the Internal Strength and Silk-Reeling DVDs before tackling Bagua.

Besides detailed instruction on each movement, you'll watch as I coach a student -- Colin Frye -- through the form. Colin has worked on the form for a year or so and I help him polish it a bit while you watch and learn.

We also demonstrate 186 fighting applications from the form's movements, again with an emphasis on internal body mechanics.

I could have broken this up into two DVDs but I try to cram as much value as I can into my DVDs, so this is a 3-hour production. You will learn something regardless of the style of Bagua you practice.

Follow this link to buy the DVD through Enjoy a short clip from the DVD below.



Two Great Photos 40 Years after Enter the Dragon - John Saxon, Bob Wall and Jim Kelly

A couple of weeks ago, the Bruce Lee Foundation held a fundraiser in Seattle -- an exclusive dinner with Bruce's widow Linda, daughter Shannon, and others involved in and supporting the Bruce Lee Foundation.  

John Saxon looking great at 78.
My brother, Myles attended this event. He described it in a blog post a couple of weeks ago. 

The following evening, there was another event. Among the guests were co-stars of "Enter the Dragon," which was released 40 years ago this summer -- a movie that changed my life and many others.

Here are photos of John Saxon, who played "Mr. Roper," and standing together are Bob Wall ("Ohara") and Jim Kelly ("Williams"). 

Bob-Wall-Jim-Kelly-webIt's wonderful to see them, but a little sobering to think how old they -- and all of us -- are getting. Saxon is still looking great for a 78-year old. Jim Kelly was born in 1946 so he will be 67 this year. Bob Wall was born in 1939, making him 74 this year.

I'm glad they are still here.