Ma Gui Bagua - interview with Master Li Baohua

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Ma Gui Bagua - interview with Master Li Baohua

Postby lineofintent on Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:28 am

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Re: Ma Gui Bagua - interview with Master Li Baohua

Postby Tom on Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:49 pm

It’s nice to see Li Baohua get some fresh exposure here. Alex does a good job allowing Li laoshi space to convey his passion for baguazhang while appropriately prompting with specific questions to lead the discussion. Li laoshi is a warm, passionate and personable man with a big heart who has devoted decades to the training and research of Ma Gui baguazhang. Li has some very interesting information about the history of baguazhang that comes through in this interview (Part 1 of several).

Based on personal experience, I can say that Li is a highly skilled martial artist and teacher who will be sharing valuable insights with the help of Alex, himself a real jewel in the world of internal arts.

Xie xie, Alex.
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Re: Ma Gui Bagua - interview with Master Li Baohua

Postby Bao on Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:50 pm

Thanks for the tip and for doing it. I get a sense that this gent must be a very kind and generous teacher. Looking forward to the second part.
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Re: Ma Gui Bagua - interview with Master Li Baohua

Postby Tom on Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:38 pm

According to the late Pakua Chang Journal (respect to Dan, Tim and Vince), Dong Hai Chuan had a picture of Damo (remember, no selfies or Instagram back then). when he took disciples within the Qing Imperial Palace. According to Fan Zhiyong’s family, he also had a picture of Gui Guzi. Look up Gui .... the 36 and 48 verses in terms of strategy (not technique) begin to make sense. I think Li Baohua will have something to say about this (unless Alex got distracted .... ALEX?).
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Re: Ma Gui Bagua - interview with Master Li Baohua

Postby lineofintent on Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:20 am

Thanks for the kind words Tom )

Yes all these topics and people you mention are coming up in the next episodes, Li really covers a lot of ground.

Putting aside modern revisionists who would debunk anything older than 200 years old as pure myth (whatever that means.....one only has to reference the recent HK academic book debacle to see an example) we can start to listen, really pay attention, to the great wisdom contained in the oral teachings of the old lineages.

Li is basically saying that Damo's teachings of transformation of body/mind underly all original Baguaquan , and once informed most Chinese martial arts, but the deep teachings have been mostly lost leaving a shell of simple exercise sets.

Will post more very soon....thanks to Li Baohua for sharing so much, and to everyone for watching our channel. And to Tom, who is also a jewel, his body honed through long practice into something resembling a whiskey bottle...
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Re: Ma Gui Bagua - interview with Master Li Baohua

Postby Tom on Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:45 am

Up at 3:30 a.m. for practice means more like the shards of a bottle. ;) A round bowl, now that's a nice shape, steeping the unfurling tea leaves before 坐忘 .
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