Baguazhang, form is the root, Method is the master, especially during training. First seek quality, then emphasize quantity, temper & refine over time, cultivate confidence.
To set up the great goal, hardworking practice, persistence is valuable, only then can you succeed. Method & Form, must be integrated, Body & Usage, are able to thread together.
At first study constancy, then practice variation, know & understand discussion, seniors will exchange the logic. Survey the variations & transformations, see its movement, to know it’s changes.
Make a deceptive image, be well disposed to seize the opportunity, dare to exercise control, to capture the initiative. Protect the Essence, plan to be unbeatable, Collect then Release, attack is defense.
Horizontal changes to Straight, Vertical turns to Horizontal, changing is passive, doing is active. While active, guard against the Intercepting Strike, if encountering the Intercepting Strike, flexibly yield.
Listen to the enemy’s momentum, plan a counter strike, change from passive, become active. When fighting, you must have an established theory, not a fixed method, depend on your quick-wits, seize the advantage, to determine the winner.