八卦掌 Ba Gua Zhang (Pa Kua Chang) means Eight Trigrams Palm. The trigrams or Gua are ancient symbols used to represent all natural phenomena in the classic Chinese ‘Book of Changes’ or Yi Jing. Zhang means palm and designates Ba Gua Zhang as a style of martial art, which emphasizes the use of the open hand instead of … LEARN MORE about Intro to Sun Baguazhang
The Baltimore Academy of Defence
Xingyiquan & Baguazhang
The Art of Moving the Body with Intention
As traditional Taoist internal martial arts, Form & Intention Fist, and Eight Trigrams Palm, are rare and ancient styles of Chinese Kung Fu which are revered for their unique ability to develop a natural and powerful system of unified mind-and-whole-body connected movement.
Combining effective real world self-defense with wellness and meditation, these internal arts promote health, strength, longevity, flexibility, confidence, mindfulness, clarity of thought, and unity of body & mind.
Historical Swordsmanship or HEMA has been carefully reconstructed from the original sources, and then rigorously pressure tested to restore the art as accurately as possible.