Chinese Martial Arts Training Camp

Introduction to Bagua Zhang

Bagua Zhang (8-trigram palm) begins with an understanding that the whole body is the palm. Like any Kung Fu, it is made up of a number of building blocks that include spiraling energy that emphasizes Chan Si Jin (reeling silk energy), Gun (rolling), Zhuan (turning), Zhen (thrusting) and Guo (wrapping) as well as ten stances. Fundamental training will also include footwork (circle walking, angle and mobility training) with an emphasis on Ko (toe in) and Bai (toe out).

In this training session, Master Jason Tsou will give a thorough explanation and will teach the fundamentals. These are further emphasized through the practice of Kai Men Zhang (Open the Gate Palm), an essential form in Yin Fu Style Bagua. Master Tsou will show how to employ the principles of fundamental training and how to understand the form in terms of usage.

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