On the last blog entry on the Single Palm Change, I accidentally reversed the pictures. So the top one is proper form, while the bottom is the weaker of the two. Some further thoughts on the Single Palm Change, and Ba Gua Zhang as a whole, are that it took me months until I finally… Continue reading Whoops
Of the many minutiae invloved in the act of the Single Palm Change, an integral part of every Ba Gua Zhang style, there is one easy mistake to make that I stumbled upon during this morning’s session. After stepping into the first “T-Step” involved in the form, one’s more outstretched arm needs to maintain a… Continue reading Ba Gua Zhang Single Palm Change
Among the wide variety of meditations practiced in the World today, “Standing Meditation”, most often attributed to the Taoist tradition, is arguable the best way to practice the “the Middle Way” for quite a few reasons. “The Middle Way” may be one of the most important ideals of the Buddhist tradition. After many years of… Continue reading
Well, here we go…the first blog entry for Gaijin Explorer. After a long painful wait to get internet set up at my apartment, I can now access the internet in a place other than my school where my teachers are looking over my shoulder wondering why I am not grading papers, designing life changing lesson… Continue reading The Beginning of Gaijin Explorer!