Bagua Training Course
The Chinese Martial Art of Ba Gua Zhang (new spelling) Pa Kwa Chang (old spelling) is not just an effective fighting system it is also a way to good health and spiritual transformation.
I have put some more information about this facinating martial arts style here Bagua There is also a vast amount of information in my book Training Manual of The Institute of Chinese Martial Arts.
Students receive a free copy of this book once they start the course.
Anyone can join this course, it is not necessary to have studied martial arts before.
The most important thing is to have Wu De (martial virtue) This means honour, respect and truth.
If you can kick high and punch with speed and power but do not have Wu De you have achieved nothing.
The Training Course has three levels.
Level one is the beginers level, level two is the intermediate level and level three is the advanced level. Each level has testing at the end. You must complete the full content and pass the test of each level before you can ascend to the next level. When you have completed the content and test of level three you have completed the course.
The course takes place every Friday from 9.30 am till 12.30 pm
The cost of each of these three hour training sessions is £25
You can join the course at any time, on any friday. The course does not last for a fixed period of time because some people learn quickly whilst others learn slowly. So each student will work their way through the levels under my supervision at their own speed.
Content of level one - Beginers Level
Pa Kua Chang standing chi kung, there are Eight postures:
Pa Kua Chang circle walking with Fire Palms including
1. Inside turn.
2. Outside turn.
3. Dragon Kick Outside turn.
4. Continuose Eight Step Kicks
5. Single Palm Change
Pa Kua Chang Double Fire Palm Circle Walking Training with a partner.
Pa Kua Chang Double Fire Palm Training Self Defence Methods.
The Eight Pa Kua Chang Linear Animal Forms
Sample of the Eight Pa Kua Chang Linear Animal Forms
Content of Level Two - Intermediate Level
The Pa Kua Chang Circular Combination Animal Form
This form is a combination of all the Eight Linear Animal Forms mixed together and is the most popular of all the Pa Kua Chang forms that are practiced today. It is also known as The Chiang Jung Chaio Form.
Chiang Jung Chaio (old spelling) Jiang Rong Qiao (new spelling) (1890-1974) learnt this form from Zhang Zhan Gui (1858-1938) who was a student of Cheng Ting Hua, who was one of Tung Hai Chuan top students. Tung Hau Chuan (1797-1882) created the martial and healing art of Pa Kua Chang by combining martial arts with the Taoist circle walking meditation.
Content of Level Three - Advanced Level
Pa Kua Chang Circle Walking Dragon Staff Fighting
The Pa Kua Chang Circular Flying Dragon Double Sword Form
The Pa Kua Chang Wooden Man Form
This completes the Pa Kua Chang training Course. Pa Kua Chang is an amazing martial arts system. It has the three components of training in the Chinese Internal Martial Arts that we should all strive to cultivate within ourselves, good health, martial skill and understanding Tao - The Way.
The course takes place at
17 Lankaster Gardens
London N2 9AZ
every Friday from 9.30 am till 12.30 pm
If you have any questions and would like to join the course please contact
Paul Brecher on 07534 493 888 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Brecher BA FAcS MPCHM
Principal of The College of Chinese Medicine
Founder and Chief Instructor of The Institute of Chinese Martial Arts
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