Baguazhang, or Eight-Diagram Palm, is based on the theory of the Book of Changes (Yijing), striving to achieve continuous change in practice. Emphasizing evasive circular footwork, open palm strikes, and bi-lateral training, Bagua is excellent for opening the shoulder and hip joints, strengthening the legs, and developing whole-body power. Instruction includes basic warm-up exercises and moving posts, gradually advancing to the Eight Big Palms, linear forms, two-person excercises, and weapons.
Lineage of Liu Fengcai (劉鳳彩)
(8/6--9/10) Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m., Burgess Park, Menlo Park