Category Archives: Bagua

New Classes & Seminars

Click HERE, or the image above, for more Upcoming ~Core Tai Chi For Health (Free!) Occasional Sundays, for dates and registration ~Heart of Qigong Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30, for more, and to register ~Four Corners of the Circle: The Core … Continue reading

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The Circle’s Four Corners: 4 Wk Class in BaguaZhang

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, … Continue reading

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2016 New Classes and Seminars

We offer authentic, traditional training and experiences in the treasure that is Chinese martial arts and energetics. The Academy is Santa Cruz’s oldest Chinese martial arts school. For more than 25 years we have built a community of students and … Continue reading

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Learning a Bagua Move (video)

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Bagua Zhang Seminars

Bagua Zhang, that unique method of martial and meditative practices, is considered to be one of the last traditional arts of its kind to emerge from China. Incorporating health, exercise and self-defense, exquisitely, Bagua’s round and twisting movements create an … Continue reading

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Learning a Bagua Move

Thanks to Nick and Ikuyo for allowing us to film this lesson.

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How To Start

Click image above to open (short) movie in new window.   Tai Chi Chuan: We offer two entrances for beginners in Tai Chi: ~A two hour seminar on Core Tai Chi movements and energies; and ~A three month class, Tai … Continue reading

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Bagua Zhang

Bagua Zhang: Tai Chi of the 21st Century Beginner Level Some martial arts are simple, some are not. Bagua is, without a doubt, one of the most mysterious martial arts to come out of China. A perfect expression of Chinese … Continue reading

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Bagua Zhang