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Introduction A general overview of the shi ba shi pattern its history, benefits and the posture names
Detailed step by step instructions with pictures, for each of the moves in the set.
moves 1 - 3 **
moves 4 - 6 **
moves 7 - 9 **
moves 10 - 12 **
moves 13 - 15 **
moves 16 -18
pictures of shibashi moves
Each of these pages contains nothing but the pictures for 6 of the moves - a third of the set. We hope that you get the overall idea of how it fits together.
moves 1 to 6 **
moves 7 to 12 **
moves 13 to 18
PDF files to download
Here we list the PDF files that you download from other sites.
Ronnie Robertson is one of the top UK instructors with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. If you go to this site you can download two pdf files - for the first and second sets of shi ba shi. Each has a short description of the shi ba shi move plus some information on the benefits of each move
other sites with shibashi instructions
These sites have a variety of styles of instructions from stick pictures to moving snips - hope you like them.
A guide to shibashi
Called a guide to 18 form Chi Kung it has short descriptions of the shi ba shi moves on a single page
a listing of the shi ba shi postures and their health benefits
shibashi videos and dvds
It's odd but shi ba shi seems to be really popular in Germany, Australia, Canada and the UK. As a result most of the DVDs and videos we have found are outside the USA - so you may need to think about international postage and recording formats if you are planning to order anything
Qigong: The Art of Life
Qi gong video or DVD called Qigong the Art of Life includes instructions for Eight Pieces of Brocade - and Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi. Also includes Continuous Demonstration (practice) with music by Qigong Grand Master Jack Lim. This Australian company ships internationally. Review coming shortly - it's 4.5 stars!.
a PAL format video and DVD by Richard Farmer, UK founder of Rising Dragon Tai Chi. In the review pile
Mixture of shi ba shi DVDs and books
All regions DVDs of first and second sets of 18 shibashi postures. They also have what appears to be an excellent range of shi ba shi books.
The Chi Kung Way to Health and Vitality With Ronnie Robinson. With individual postures explained and a variety of settings - and a lot of hints and tips for learning the 18 shibashi moves. Good stuff - we've had a quick look and liked it - its in the review pile!.. You should be able to order this from Amazon or www.worldofheath.co.uk
Shibashi harmonizes cosmic energies
The simple, harmonizing flow helps us become more aware of the sacredness of life, and the presence of the Creator within and around us. From Sister Rosel Feder SSND.Sister Rosel tells us that this is a practice video for her students rather than a teaching video. USA video - Not Reviewed
There appear to be quite a few books about shi ba shi - shame we did not have them when we learnt the form. Mostly they do not have Shi Ba shi in the title - that's why it took us so long to find them.
First Steps to Chi Kung K.Y.Wong ISBN 9781864760989 - in review pile!
Explains some of the basics of "Shibashi" a very small book with cryptic instructions and pictures that don't always quite match up. An interesting place to start.
Qigong for health and vitality by Michael Tse ISBN 07499-1336-3.
Each step is explained in detail and there is an overview of Qi, Qigong and meridian channels. We've had a quick look and we like it. It's in the review pile.
Taiji Qigong by Chris Jarmey ISBN 1-903333-05-9.
Covers the theory of Qi and the principles of practice and breathing. Uses line drawings to show the moves and gives some good tips about achiving the best effects. We've had a quick look and we like it. It's in the review pile.
Tai Chi Qigong 1. Shibashi: The Eighteen Techniques by Gary Khor
from Amazon - Not Reviewed
shibashi sites of interest
What do we mean by a site of interest - it has to do more than say it teaches Shi ba shi and needs some content that might interest you.
Liangong in 18 Forms (Shibafa)
This appears to be a different set of 18 postures with deeper stretching and bending - the posture names are not listed but they do sell DVDs of the form - not reviewed