The Grandmaster, Bagua Palm. 一代宗師,八卦掌

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The Grandmaster Buy at amazon , opera fight scene.

The song is Stabat Mater Buy at amazon composed by Stefano Lentini (born 1974), sung by Sandra Pastrana, a Spanish Soprano.

The song is a prelude in a fight scene, between the 2 main characters, in a friendly fight. The girl is a master of the Bagua Palm fighting style, and the guy is master of Wing Chun fist.

Baguazhang (trigram palm) (八卦掌) is one of the three main Chinese martial arts of the northern style. (the other 2 are Taiji (太極) and Xingyi (形意).) Baguazhang means “eight trigram palm” referring to the trigrams of the Yijing (I Ching), one of the canons of Taoism.

Wing Chun (詠春) is a southern China style of martial arts, a more practical style.

This is from kungfu movie The Grandmaster (一代宗師) (2013). The movie is based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster Yip Man (1893 to 1972). Yip Man, is a kungfu master, and the teacher of Bruce Lee.

The Grandmaster Buy at amazon train fight scene, Bagua Palm (girl) vs Xingyi fist (guy).
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