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Pa Kua Chang八卦掌

Baguazhang (八卦掌, Eight Trigrams Palms) is based on the theory of Bagua (Eight Trigrams), whose source was the Yi Jing (Book of Changes), which is basic to Chinese philosophy and culture. Baguazhang is boxing with special features in footwork and turning, twisting and stretching of the whole body. It uses changing palm techniques of pushing, holding, carrying, leading, thrusting, cutting, blocking, etc. The practitioner walks crisscross in all directions. It features swift and fast body movements, flexible footwork, and constant changes of directions. Its circling patterns strengthen the torso and knees.

The practice of Baguazhang 八卦掌, as well as Taijiquan or Xingyiquan 形意拳, improves the Qi circulation in the body and maintains health. In addition, the training builds up an abundant level of internal Qi so that both the physical and the mental bodies can be strengthened.


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