Yin Style Bagua – Lion System
Yin style Bagua – Lion Dr.Xie PeiqiYin style baguazhang was founded by Dong Haichuan’s senior student, Yin Fu.
It has precise theory and methods, a well-knit structure, abundant content and a strong technical quality.
The fighting theory, postures, usage, outward appearance, and internal developmental methods all originate from and accord with the Book of Changes.Yin style bagua is well known amongst all bagua styles as the “hard palm.
” Its movements are fierce and vigorous, utilizing penetrating palm point striking methods.
Emphasizing direct force and having an abundant shaking strength, when the hands go out, Yin style is said to be “cold, crisp, and fast.
” The primary hand form used in Yin style is known as the “ox tongue palm” (four fingers held out together, thumb tucked in).
A natural stepping method is used.
The main training methods are embodied in the four areas of “standing” (strengthening postures), “turning” (circle turning), “striking” (fighting techniques), and “changing.
” Bagua stepping methods are emphasized along with single action and combined strike practice.
Upon this foundation, set forms and weapons are trained.
Yin style bagua, according to the symbolism and meaning of the eight trigrams, has eight animal systems.
Each animal system has eight attack methods.
Emphasis is placed on practicing in strict accord with the meaning and intent of the attack method.
Each attack method has three foundational single action strikes and seven set forms with seven movements each.
According to Orthodox Bagua Penetrating Palm by Men Baozhen, the attack methods and characteristics of the Lion System are as follows:Qian trigram lion system interlocking palm:sweeping, cutting, chopping, hooking, shocking, blocking, seizing, graspingThe lion system is vigorous and fierce.
The strength is straight and its force violent.
Its techniques are used in interlocked fashion.
Both arms extend out, resembling a lion opening his mouth to roar.
It has the presence of the king of the beasts.
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