What we're about

This is the weekly meetup of Boston and Massachusetts Yin Style Baguazhang, a Chinese martial art and kung fu originating from Beijing.

We seek participants of all levels ( including beginners with no experience) who want to improve fitness and learn self defense skills in a friendly environment.

Baguazhang includes unique exercises and teaches students clever combat techniques used in the qing dynasty. Moves include strikes, low kicks, throws, joint-locks, and footwork.

The Boston Chinatown class is located at "Nam Pai, Boston Ultimate Fitness," 70 Beach St Floor 4. on Tuesdays at 630pm. Although in the long-term there is a (low) membership fee for the class, IT IS FREE TO TRY OUT.

For a better understanding of the art form, please check out the website of the International umbrella organization, http://yinstylebaguazhang.com , as well as the youtube page https://www.youtube.com/user/YSBinternational

Upcoming events (5+)

Chinatown Baguazhang practice

Nam pai

This is the weekly Chinatown class. Please come and try it out, even if you've never done martial arts before Wear work out clothes and comfortable gym shoes. Bring some water. Expect an active classes involving holding standing postures, practicing strikes while standing or moving, circle walking, and some trying out some applications in a safe controlled setting. The classes in Boston currently focus on Lion sub-system of our art, one the eight animals sub-systems. The Lion corresponds "qian" or heaven from the I-ching, from Chinese philosophy. Therefore, the movements of the lion tend to focus on full body power emanating from the waist. The moves of the Lion are also known for their interlocking quality where one move leads to the next.

Chinatown Baguazhang practice

Nam pai

This is the weekly Chinatown class. Please come and try it out, even if you've never done martial arts before Wear work out clothes and comfortable gym shoes. Bring some water. Expect an active classes involving holding standing postures, practicing strikes while standing or moving, circle walking, and some trying out some applications in a safe controlled setting. The classes in Boston currently focus on Lion sub-system of our art, one the eight animals sub-systems. The Lion corresponds "qian" or heaven from the I-ching, from Chinese philosophy. Therefore, the movements of the lion tend to focus on full body power emanating from the waist. The moves of the Lion are also known for their interlocking quality where one move leads to the next.

Chinatown Baguazhang practice

Nam pai

This is the weekly Chinatown class. Please come and try it out, even if you've never done martial arts before Wear work out clothes and comfortable gym shoes. Bring some water. Expect an active classes involving holding standing postures, practicing strikes while standing or moving, circle walking, and some trying out some applications in a safe controlled setting. The classes in Boston currently focus on Lion sub-system of our art, one the eight animals sub-systems. The Lion corresponds "qian" or heaven from the I-ching, from Chinese philosophy. Therefore, the movements of the lion tend to focus on full body power emanating from the waist. The moves of the Lion are also known for their interlocking quality where one move leads to the next.

Chinatown Baguazhang practice

Nam pai

This is the weekly Chinatown class. Please come and try it out, even if you've never done martial arts before Wear work out clothes and comfortable gym shoes. Bring some water. Expect an active classes involving holding standing postures, practicing strikes while standing or moving, circle walking, and some trying out some applications in a safe controlled setting. The classes in Boston currently focus on Lion sub-system of our art, one the eight animals sub-systems. The Lion corresponds "qian" or heaven from the I-ching, from Chinese philosophy. Therefore, the movements of the lion tend to focus on full body power emanating from the waist. The moves of the Lion are also known for their interlocking quality where one move leads to the next.

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Chinatown Baguazhang practice

Nam pai

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