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 the closed fist.
Saturday July 13th, 10am – 4pm
This seminar will introduce the Baguazhang of Sun Lutang, a unique internal style of Chinese martial art that emphasizes fighting techniques that use the open hand to strike & grapple while employing footwork to obtain a superior angle, before throwing the opponent, (like in Judo) hard to the ground.
The content will include:
- Warm Ups
- Body Mechanics
- 8 Tea Serving Exercises
- Circle Walking and other Bagua Footwork
- Clinch Fighting and Throwing
- Striking with Palms, as well as Knee, Elbow, and Kicking techniques
- Detailed instruction on the Single and Double palm changes
After the seminar student will understand the history, development, and fighting strategy of Sun Style Baguazhang.
Additionally they will have a practical understanding of the Single and Double palm changes and their application. These first two changes form the core of the system and provide the basis for the further 8 palm changes, which are simply variations on the single and double.
No previous experience necessary
Please Pre-register by July 8th to receive discount.
$125 for Academy members, $135 others
$150 full price at the door
Price includes FREE lunch.
10:00 am Seminar Begins with warm-up.
12:30 pm Lunch (Included FREE)
4:00 pm Seminar ends
4:00 pm FREE open floor for sparring begins, come join us even if you can’t make the seminar!