Dark Science #142 – Battle Face

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Dark Science #142 - Battle Face

Baguazhang (Eight Trigram Palm) is a Chinese martial art founded in the late 19th century that utilizes unique spiraling mechanics to thread attacking and defending into one continuous flow.  The “Eight Trigrams” refers to the Yi Ching, a prominent Daoist text on divination and philosophy. The style uses Daoist terminology to organize a training method that can synthesize the techniques of many other styles, and in fact was originally developed with this in mind. Bagua is similar to Taiji in its subtle approach to fighting, but differs in that Bagua favors constant dynamic movement over Taiji’s receptive stillness. If Taiji is like flowing water, Bagua’s more like a tornado.

Not sure what “Diablo” training is, though…

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