PA KUA CHANG (Baguazhang)
literally means "Eight Trigram Palm" and is based on the I-CHING, or The Book of Changes, also the basis for Feng Shui, the art of harmonizing.
Because the only thing constant in life is change, Pa
Kua Chang is the perfect system for today's
constantly and rapidly changing world. A series of slow flowing moves,
practiced on a circle, PA KUA teaches preparation for the ever constant
PA KUA is very dance-like, yet it is powerful and is a formidable
self-defense system, as well as a tool for healthy and positive living. The
focus of this class is on toning the body, through movement... and spiritual
development, through meditation.
Classes consist of meditation, flexing exercises and the EIGHT PALMS
Technique, a form practiced on a circle.
There are eight distinctly different sections that build the circle. They are
part of a very unique system of moving meditation which produces balance,
first, of the body, and then eventually of the spirit.
THE CHI GUNG OF PA KUA
The beginning of Pa Kua training and the beginning
of each class is devoted to the practice and study of the Chi Gung. The
student learns to moderateg vital energy (Chi).
Only with a true understanding of the Chi Gung is it possible to realize the
full benefits of Pa Kua or the other internal
arts, Shing Yi and Tai Chi.