Baguazhang was created by mountain dwelling Daoist masters as a way of harmonizing mind and body with the flow of nature.Students learn to “walk the circle” a method of creating internal power and health through a type of walking meditation exercise.
Based on the ancient philosophical work the Yijing, Baguazhang promotes physical and mental stability, glowing health and a deeper understanding of our place in nature. Research shows that Baguazhang teachers and students were among the longest lived and healthiest people in China.
Internal Martial Art
Baguazhang was the exclusive method of Chinese bodyguards protecting the emperor. Today it is still used as the preferred method of choice by the Chinese police. Executive protection experts who need to deal with multiple attackers often choose Baguazhang.