Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Mike Patterson: Bagua
And here we have Mike Patterson showing some Bagua apps.
I never thought of this kind of exercise with a staff that he shows at the beginning, I'll have to give it a try!
One thing I see about his applications is he does demonstrate a knowledge of meridian acu-points. People have a misconception that palm or finger strikes to the body don't work. But if you have the correct angle in application, it can be devestating. Perhaps you have experianced this in sparring, where out of the blue an ordinary slap or punch really rocks you and you feel it in your intestines or bladder. Now think about what a well timed, well foucused and well angled hit would do with intent behind it.
Granted, it's not easy to get to peoples vulnerable areas like that, but more often they present themself to you, and you have to seize the moment.