Instructor(s): Maija SoderholmTimeslot(s): Friday 1:30 PM
Bagua Zhang is one of the trinity of the so called Chinese Internal Arts, alongside Hsing-I and Tai Ji. Of the three, Bagua is said to have the most deceptive footwork and sophisticated understanding of tactics. It is also, in my opinion, the most beautiful. Though primarily known now as a throwing and striking art, it has it’s basis in edged weapons work. It’s solo forms can be practiced well into old age for their health benefits, and for meditation.