1938 A Moment In Between

Film Release Date: 1938 Location: Beijing (Peking) - China Description: This rare early colour footage of Chinese martial arts was shot in Beijing (Peking), and is part of a 15-minute colour film that shows street scenes, Forbidden City, Summer and Winter palaces.

Some great skill here. Notice the wind-fire wheels in use. That is Nezha's signature weapon. Also there is a guy balancing with his leg up. He goes backwards as if to do a walk-over but then rotates into a back leg extension--I think that is basic training for Nezha Hoop work, I've seen it in opera stuff. Of course I love this stuff and Nezha is spinning around in my head as I'm writing the history of Baguazhang! January Deadlines.