Guan Bo Tai Chi -- Not Bagua,
but a fundamental Tai Chi form. Demonstrated by Sifu Bryant Fong.
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Introduction Clip: These techniques were
demonstrated at Land's End, in San Francisco. This specific location
seen in the video is a former artillery emplacement, guarding the Golden
Gate. Steep cliffs are on three sides, dropping precipitously to the
violent waves of the Pacific Ocean. The Golden Gate Bridge is in view
to the east.
One: Defense against an upper-gate (high) strike. The right hand
is blocking, left hand striking.
Two: Defense against a same-hand grab from behind.
Three: Defense against an upper-gate strike. After the block,
a push to a pressure area on the pelvis will cause the attacker to fly
back or fall to the ground.
Four: Defense against a same-hand grab. The defender rotates
the grabbed hand 180 degrees, palm up. The defender's left hand pushes
behind the elbow of the attacker.
Five: Defense against a same-hand grab. The defender spins, breaks
the attacker's arm, and throws the attacker to the ground.
Six: Defense against an upper-gate strike. The defender blocks
with his right forearm. This block is also a pressure-point strike,
numbing the attacker's arm. The defender then throws the attacker with
strikes to the upper chest and a pressure area on the pelvis.
Seven: Defense against a low kick. The defender blocks the kick,
then steps forward, striking the attacker in both the groin and throat.
Eight: Defense against a same-hand grab. The defender throws
the attacker violently to the ground by kicking out the attacker's forward
foot and striking to the upper chest area.
Nine: Defense against an upper-gate strike. The defender blocks,
then strikes to the upper chest area. The force is directed forward
and down, pushing the attacker away and to the ground.
Ten: Defense against a same-hand grab and reverse. Every Baguazhang
technique has a counter. In this video the response to the grab is reversed,
then reversed again.
The techniques above are a very small sample of the combat applications