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Internal Arts At Its Best

Internal Arts At Its Best


BaguaZhang Lung Hsin
(Dragon Heart) style
by; Sifu Steve Kraselsky
BaguaZhang Lung Hsin
(Dragon Heart) style
by; Sifu Steve Kraselsky
Sifu Steve Kraselsky
I have been practicing Martial Arts Ior the
past 40 years and teaching Ior 30 years. I
started taking Tae Kwon Do in 1972. AIter
studying Tae Kwon Do,I started taking Wing
Chun Kung Fu and have been practicing
Wing Chun since 1978. I have studied under
World renowned Teachers Ior 15 years in the
arts oI Wing Chun,Baguazhang,Hsing I, and
Chi Kung exercises Ior health. I also perIorm
chi healing Ior people with Arthritis, Carpel
Tunnel, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis,
Parkinson's Disease, and any other pain in the
body. Over the years I have trained Law
EnIorcement,The Georgia Bureau oI
Investigation, Marine Corps, Students, High
level Black Belts, College Students at Clark
Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia; Seminars Iighting
Domestic Violence-Mary Hall Freedom
House in Atlanta,Georgia;Seminars teaching energy Ior Health and Martial Arts,
Zoo Atlanta perIormance with Master Shawn Xiangyang Liu ; a 31st generation
disciple oI Shaolin Temple, Good Day Atlanta TV spot on Domestic Violence, and
numerous other seminars. I also have a DVD Steve Kraselsky's SelI DeIense Ior
Women available through the internet with Barnes and Noble,Walmart,Target, and
can be ordered by email at ECK5454GMAIL.COM. Currently I am Iinishing
my degree in Criminal Justice, and teaching in Atlanta,Georgia, China's Internal
Systems oI Baguazhang, Five Fist oI Hsing Yi, Chi Kung,Tai Chi exercises Ior
health, Six Daoist Sounds, Chi healing, and more. I also teach the art oI Wing Chun
Kung Fu.
When I started practicing Baguazhang
around ten years ago, I knew it would be a
challenge aIter practicing Wing Chun Ior
20 years at this time. I knew it was
considered the hardest system to learn, and
one oI China's main three internal systems.
The other systems are Tai Chi and Hsing
Yi. The reason it is hard is that the kua's or
Iorms are perIormed on both sides, right
and leIt. My SiIu had me walking the circle
when I Iirst started practicing the Lung
Hsin system or Dragon Heart System. I
would walk Ior hours to integrate chi
breathing with proper Iorm. This went on
Ior weeks and I could see improvement by
starting out in the system like this. My SiIu
told me this is the best way to learn Bagua,
and it evolves you into a state oI proper
rooting and breathing as you walk the
circle. There is more to walking the circle than meets the eye,as there are many
diIIerent transitions occurring as you practice. Some are you must have your legs
slightly bent to create rooting into the Earth as you walk. Also you must turn your
waist inwards towards the circle as you walk and your spine should be straight.
Proper chi breathing must be done as you walk the circle also. Hand positions are
very important and the Iingers should be spread , but not straining. The body should
be relaxed ,and not tense. There are diIIerent stepping methods in Bagua, also. I
preIer heel to toe walking as it develops deep rooting practice. Other methods are
mud stepping or chicken stepping. When you Iirst learn walking the circle,it is just
the beginning oI a very intricate system called Baguazhang. They say in China it
takes ten years to learn this system, and I truly believe they are right.