(Pa Kua Chang)
Eight Trigrams Palm
Ba Gua translates literally as Eight trigrams, the trigrams are symbols used to represent all natural phenomena as described in the ancient Chinese text, the Book of Changes (Yi Jing). Zhang means palm and designates Ba Gua Zhang as a style of martial art, which emphasizes the use of the open hand in preference to the closed fist.
Ba Gua Zhang is based on the theory of continuously changing in response to the situation at hand in order to overcome an opponent with skill rather than brute force. It aims to be a constant negation of the opponents power through continuous spiraling movement, stepping & turning footwork and twisting changes of direction, strength is then applied to the weak angle of the opponents force/defense.
With techniques suitable to all body sizes and shapes, Xingyiquan/Baguazhang is a holistic system that’s the fun way to improve body and mind, lose weight, get in shape, and gain confidence while learning practical, real world self defense.