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02-09-2001, 07:43 AM
I decided to list some Bagwa training methods that I find useful:

1.iron forearm rings
offers just enough resistance to develope "internal" tension (a good thing)
2.striking sandbags
not the iron palm type of training, but striking a sand-filled wallbag to develope penetrating power
3.circling a post
simply doing your circle walking around a post driven into the ground at about your same height (you can also mount sandbags on the post and practice your strikes as you walk)
4.ankle weights
to help develope rooting, leg strength and the trademark Bagwa quick stepping
5.iron spheres
hard to come by, but a traditional method of developing raw power (simple hold the spheres as you perform the palm changes)
6.double-ended ball
excellent for developing wrapping, coiling and striking energy (very tricky)
7.circle-walking on ice
since Bagwa is a northern system, the masters of old had the additional benefit of training their footwork by doing their circle-walking and forms on the ice and in the snow (gotta try this one if at all possible)
8.circling and striking a heavy-bag
self-explanatory (very good for power)

There are of course many other exercises and methods you can perform, but these are a few of my personal favorites. Again, try the ice walking. A month of that alone will work wonders for your stability.

No theory here, just good training methods ;)


02-09-2001, 11:42 AM
Very good.

I thought i was the only one who practiced this method. Number 7, is just about the best of the methods of walking the circle walking i Know.
I live upstate new york. right now the snow is
near knee high. with plenty of trees.
As Baguaboxer said:
Watch the changes in a months time than try three.
Again, That was cool man. Great method.

Maoshan :D

02-09-2001, 03:27 PM
I especially do number 5 alot if understand what you have written. I use shot puts which are very easy to come by. Or are these Iron spheres different?

What is a double-ended ball (No.6)?

Number seven sounds excellent. Almost makes me want to move back to Chicago. The ice is kind of hard to come by here in sunny southern cal.
:D Ä

02-13-2001, 05:40 PM
What is a double-ended ball (No.6)?

02-13-2001, 05:51 PM
Double-ended balls (sorry) are, if I understand
it correctly, the type of training equipment
you can see some boxers do for an example.

It's a inflatable leather (mostly) ball with
a bit of rope in one end and a rubber cord
in the other. Sometimes there're rubber cords
in both ends. You tie one end to the ceiling
and the other to the floor. When you hit the
ball, it will bounce back very quickly. Very
good for target practice and timing training.


02-13-2001, 06:34 PM
If you are correct than I understand. I think we used to call this a speed ball or something like that.