Baguazhang means Eight Trigram Palm and its movements are based off of the I Ching. Having first started as a meditation exercise, Baguazhang later grew into a martial art style. Unique in movement and application, Baguazhang is circular in nature. In practice it is meant to resemble a dragon riding the wind.
Students will learn Standing meditation, Circle walking, Eight Mother Palms, Baguazhang form, qigong, two person work and application exercises.
When students can show profency in Baguazhang form and two person exercises then may then begin to study Chen Tai Chi Pao Choi.
Pao Choi translates as Cannon Fist. This is the combat form of Chen Tai Chi. Spirals are tightned and Fa Jing is now explored through Tai Chi. When Tai Chi evolves to this level it is said of the movements that one moves like water, strikes like ice, and evaporates like steam.
Students will learn through qigong exercises, application exercises, and Pao Choi form. Through Pao Choi students will to apply new principals to prior forms and to move the body as one whole integrated unit.
Now is when students go back and refine the material that they have been studying up until now. They have learned 4 different styles of kung fu and will explore how each builds upon the other.