Bagua Zhang, one of the last traditional Chinese martial arts, is almost always spoken of using superlatives; it is a ‘genius’ art, the ‘best’ for health, the ‘last word’ in martial usage. Why is this?
Developed in the 18th century, it was taught only to teachers who had mastered other arts. These teachers were able to learn and contribute to the art as they passed it on, and much of what we teach at the Academy comes from the original founders and their well-defined lineage.
This 4 week class will introduce you to Bagua through its core moves and principles, incorporating both its martial and health aspects. Short routines, exercises and loops will be taught, and you will learn to move your arms, your feet and, most importantly, your waist, the key to this art’s brilliant health regimen.
Instructor Ted Mancuso is a well-known and -respected Bagua teacher around the world, having published several top-selling books and DVDs on the subject. With over 45 years of experience, his students benefit from a practiced hand and a keen eye (and wit!) in his classes. Opportunities for open Bagua classes at the Academy are limited; this is a perfect class if you want to discover Bagua and its unique treasures. Beginners encouraged, all levels welcome.
Saturdays, 11:00 – 12:30, July 9 – 30
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