Baguazhang Jiulong: Basic Circle Walking Turns

Dr. Yancy Orchard demonstrates many of the turning tactics covered in Jiulong Baguazhang's Dragon Rolling the Pearl - Fundamental Principles course.

Dragon Rolling the Pearl is the beginner's course all Jiulong Baguazhang Wu Guan (Martial Schools) branches teach their beginners. The course limits the curriculum to two postures, Dragon Rolling the Pearl and Dragon Embracing the Pearl. This simplifies the new student's task when learning the principles of footwork, body connection, and visualization. These foundational elements are thoroughly studied before the more advanced energies, attitudes, and movements of each of the eight palms are added to the student's plate.

In this clip, Dr. Orchard, head instructor of the Saskatoon Jiulong Baguazhang branch school, clearly demonstrates the fundamental turns learned in the Dragon Rolling the Pearl course and various possible associated arm movements.

Dr. John Painter is the head instructor of Jiulong Baguazhang internationally. Dr. Yancy Orchard has been studying under Dr. Painter since 1994.

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Added on July 7th, 2014
Last updated: February 25th, 2015