BGZ01    Classical Baguazhang Vol. I   -  BAGUAZHANG LIANXI FA (ISBN 978-1-929047-16-1)
second edition
translated  by  Joseph  Crandall..................................................................................$25.00

 This is the first English translation of Jiang Rongqiao's (Chiang Jung Chiao) famous text to be made available to the public. This is a complete translation containing both his rules on the fundamentals of  Baguazhang and a movement by movement description of the postures and transitions of this most popular form. The original illustrations are used.

(The first edition is no longer available. This second edition is reformatted with improvements in grammer and English.  There are no significant informational changes. If you have the first edition, there is no urgent need to get the second edition.)

BGZ02    Classical Baguazhang Vol. II - CHENG SHI BAGUAZHANG  (ISBN 978-1-929047-01-7)
second edition
translated by Joseph Crandall......................................................................................$25.00

 This book details Cheng Style Baguazhang from the traditions of Li Wenpiao and Cheng Youxin.  Written by Ma Youqing and Liu Jingru, it is divided into two sections. The first section contains biographies of famous masters,  the characteristics of  Cheng Style Baguazhang, matters relating Baguazhang to health, and training requirements. The second section contains Baguazhang's fundamental skill methods, palm formations, and palm methods, along with Baguazhang's Eight Big Palms. The addenda contains essays by Master Ma Youqing on methods pertaining to Bagua fighting.

BGZ03    Classical Baguazhang Vol. III  -  BAGUADAO  (ISBN 978-1-929047-02-4)
translated by Joseph Crandall........................................................................................$20.00

 This book contains the complete set of one of the rare Bagua weapons, the Baguadao. The Baguadao, also known as the Bagua Big Broadsword, is an awesome weapon of self-defense. It is over four feet long, yet it is wielded as lightly and swiftly as a rapier. This set is a meld of two great systems, the Beijing Baguazhang of Dong Haichuan and  the Yin Yang Ba Pan Zhang of Li Zhenqing. This is the first detailed description of  a Bagua weapon written in the English language.
 

BGZ04    Classical Baguazhang Vol. IV  -  WUDANG  BAGUAZHANG  (ISBN 978-1-929047-03-1)
translated by Joseph Crandall........................................................................................$25.00

 This book was written by Master Fei Yintao and his son Fei Yuliang. The first part consists of essays on the principles and theory of Baguazhang and guides to teaching and studying this wonderful art. The second part contains a pictorial description of  Master Fei's style of Baguazhang.
 

BGZ05    Classical Baguazhang Vol. V - YIN SHI BAGUAZHANG  (ISBN 978-1-929047-04-8)
second edition
translated by Joseph Crandall........................................................................................$35.00

 This book was written by Zhang Lie.  The first part consists of the theory and principles of Yin Fu Style Baguazhang.  The second part consists of the Baguazhang 64 Forms and the Stretching the Tendons Maintenance Qigong. The 64 Forms is eight sets of eight palm changes.  Sets 1,3, 5, and 7 concentrate on upper body techniques and sets 2, 4, 6, and 8 concentrate of kicking techniques.  Stretching the Tendons Maintenance Qigong has nine palm changes designed for health maintenance.

BGZ06    Classical Baguazhang Vol. VI - BAGUA QUAN XUE  (ISBN 1-929047-05-3)
translated by Joseph Crandall.

This is now out of print.  No more copies will be made. Please see Classical Baguazhang Vol. XIII.

BGZ07    Classical Baguazhang Vol. VII - BAGUA QUAN ZHEN CHUAN  (ISBN 978-1-929047-06-2)
second edition
translated by Joseph Crandall.........................................................................................$25.00

The Genuine Transmission of Bagua Quan  by Sun Xikun is a masterpiece of information on the art of Baguazhang. This book includes historical and lineage information, several sections dealing with discussions on the general principles of the internal martial arts and Bagua practice, an examination of Sun’s eight section open hand Bagua circle walking form (including photos of Sun Xikun performing the movements, Bagua application, training methods, and various Bagua weapons.

BGZ08    Classical Baguazhang Vol. VIII - YU SHEN LIANHUAN BAGUAZHANG  (ISBN 978-1-929047-07-9)
translated by Joseph Crandall........................................................................................$30.00

 Here at last is a reference text for Master Gao Yisheng’s system of Bagua written by Wen Zhongshi of Cangzhou in Hebei. The contents cover the Prenatal Palms, the 64 Postnatal Palms,  and Sanshou of Master Gao’s Bagua as it is taught in Cangzhou.

BGZ09    Classical Baguazhang Vol. IX - YIN SHI BAGUA LIANHUAN ZHANG  (ISBN 978-1-929047-80-2)
translated by Joseph Crandall............................................................................…….....$30.00

 This is another volume on Yin Fu Baguazhang by Zhu Baozhen.  This lineage is from Yin Fu’s son-in-law He Jinkui. This volume contains basic skills, the 12 Connected Legs, post standing methods, 32 palms of Bagua Lianhuan Zhang and their applications.

BGZ10    Classical Baguazhang Vol. X – (Fu Shi)  LONG XING BAGUAZHANG  (ISBN 978-1-929047-15-4)
translated by Joseph Crandall.........................................................................................…….....$25.00

 This work is by Fu Yonghui, the son of the founder of Fu Sytle Baguazhang, Fu Zhensong.  It contains  chapters  on the principles and characteristics of Baguazhang, Basic Skills, Fu Style Yang Palm, Dragon Form Baguazhang, and Bagua Pushing Hands.

BGZ11    Classical Baguazhang Vol. XI – YIN YANG BA PAN ZHANG  (ISBN 978-1-929047-44-4)
second edition
translated by Joseph Crandall.........................................................................................…….....$20.00

This is the classic work by Ren Zhicheng.  It is the first book on this system and gives descriptions of the Eight Palms, fighting applications, special weapons and training information.  The photos in the second edition are better than those in the first edition..

BGZ12    Classical Baguazhang Vol. XII – WUDANG BAGUA LIANHUAN YUE  (ISBN 978-1-929047-22-2)
translated by Joseph Crandall.........................................................................................…….....$20.00

This is a translation of a series of magazine article by Huang Xin describing a tradition routine for the Bagua Yue or Deer Horn Knives.  The routine is divided into eight sections, each section associated with one of the trigrams and its corresponding animal.  The pictures are in cartoon form and easy to see.

BGZ13    Classical Baguazhang Vol. XIII – SUN STYLE BAGUAZHANG  (ISBN 978-1-929047-38-3)
translated by Joseph Crandall.........................................................................................…….....$30.00

This is a translation of a of Sun Lutang's two books on Baguazhang, Bagua Quan Xue (the Study of Bagua Boxing) and Bagua Jian Xue (the Study of Bagua Sword).  Bagua Quan Xue is a new translation with copies of photos of Master Sun instead of drawings. Bagua Jian Xue is translated into English for the first time in this edition.

BGZ14    Classical Baguazhang Vol. XIV – YIN YUZHANG'S BAGUAZHANG  (ISBN 978-1-929047-46-8)
translated by Joseph Crandall.........................................................................................…….....$20.00

This is a translation of Yin Yuzhang's two books, Baguazhang Jian Lun (A Simple Book on Baguazhang) and Kan Dao Shu Lianxi Fa (Practice Method of  the Chopping Saber Art).  Both of these books were published by the Qingdao Martial Arts School in the 1930's. Yin Yuzhang is the son of the famous Bagua master Yin Fu. Baguazhang Jian Lun has descriptions of 8 palms from the Yin Fu system.  Kan Dao Shu Lianxi Fa contains descriptions of two routines for practicing the two hand saber.  This type of saber saw widespread use by the Chinese soldiers in World War II.

BGZ15    Classical Baguazhang Vol. XV – BAGUA ZHUAN JIAN  (ISBN 978-1-929047-48-2)
translated by Joseph Crandall.........................................................................................…….....$25.00

This is a translation of two works on Bagua Turning Sword. The first part is from Liu Xinghan's book You Shen Bagua Lianhuan Zhang. I learned a version of this form from Liu's student, Zhang Jie and I took the liberty of adding commentary here and there clarifying some of Liu's sparse text or indicating how what I learned differs from what is in Liu's book. The second part of the book is this same form, demonstrated by Huang Xin, a grand-student of Liu's. Again, there are some interesting differences in the performance of the routine.

BGZ16    Classical Baguazhang Vol. XVI – LONG XING BAGUAZHANG  (ISBN 978-1-929047-53-6)
translated by Joseph Crandall.........................................................................................…….....$20.00

This is a translation of Huang Bonian's famous text on Dragon Form Baguazhang. This book contains some tips on training Bagua, a description of his routine, and some tips on fighting. This book will be of interest to historians and students of Huang's lineage, but there is not much in this book for the beginner.

BGZ17    Classical Baguazhang Vol. XVII – BAGUA SEVEN STARS STAFF  (ISBN 978-1-929047-78-9)
translated by Joseph Crandall..................................................................................…….....$25.00

This is an introduction to the English public of the Bagua Seven Stars Staff. Presented here are the routines for this weapon from two different lineages, that of Guo Gumin and that of Liu Xinghan. Both versions are similar, but have some interesting differences. This book allows the student to compare and contrast the two lineages.

BGZ18   Classical Baguazhang Vol. XVIII – ORTHODOX BAGUAZHANG  (ISBN 978-1-929047-77-2)
translated by Joseph Crandall..................................................................................…….....$36.00

This book is on Baguazhang as taught by the famous Wu Junshan. Mr. Wu was the Dean of Studies at the Central Martial Arts Institution when it was founded. He was also a Bagua teacher there. The material in this book is based on the study notes that Mr. Lin Sui made as he was learning from Mr. Wu Junshan. This book contains 238 pages. It has chapters on Bagua's origins, names, and songs. It discusses training methods and describes the 8 Section of the 64 Palms.

BGZ19   Classical Baguazhang Vol. XIX – BAGUA SANSHOU ZHANG  (ISBN 978-1-929047-76-5)
translated by Joseph Crandall..................................................................................…….....$25.00

This book is compiled from the notes taken by Zhang Yaozhong from the teachings and lectures of Wang Peisheng. It contains philosophical background, a detailed description of Wang's version of the 64 Sanshou Palms, Bagua standing post exercises, 5 Elements Bagua, and Raohuan Gong (suppleness exercises). 

CLASSICAL PA KUA CHANG FIGHTING SYSTEMS AND WEAPONS
by  Sifu Jerry Alan Johnson and Sifu Joseph Crandall......................................................out of stock

 For the first time ever, the secret histories of 28 Pa Kua Masters and their fighting systems, focusing on 11 different fighting schools and 9 of their weapon systems. This book, with its detailed attention to the intricate Pa Kua forms, in mandatory for the serious Pa Kua practitioner. There has never been a book as revealing and informative on the art of Pa Kua Chang.  If you want to buy this book, go to www.Ryukyu.com.