Ba Gua Zhang 1
Ba Gua Zhang 1 – This DVD is suitable for beginners! This DVD is performed by Master Aaron Khor, each movement is performed and repeated 3 times showing you the details of how to step, place the foot and move the body along with the hands. The DVD is instructional with Master Aaron Khor’s voice over explaining the movements along with breathing techniques.
Ba Gua Zhang or Pa Kua Chang is one of the three main Chinese martial arts of the Wu Dang school, the other two being Tai chi and Xing Yi Quan. It is more broadly grouped as an internal practice. Bā Guà Zhang literally means “eight trigram palm,” referring to the trigrams of the I Ching, one of the canons of Taoism. Many of the movements are used for internal healing and nourishing from turning of the waist and the body to relax and strengthen the lower limbs. Combined in a martial art, Ba Gua uses a lot of grappling, throwing and sweeping movements.