Welcome to the home of Jiulong Baguazhang in London, England, UK. Here you can come and learn this unique system of health and self-defense.
Jiulong Baguazhang translates as: Nine Dragon Eight Trigram Palm. The system was created by professional bodyguards over 400 years ago in China and has been tested in real combat. It is not a tournament fighting art, so there are no competitions to win or belts to earn.
Jiulong Baguazhang (Ba-gwa) is a powerful and effective martial art and a system of exercises designed to enhance the body’s natural ability towards relaxation, power and self-defence. Baguazhang is a fusion of Daoist meditation. Dao Yin (Chinese Yoga) exercises, Tai Ji Quan-like gentle movements buliding up to controlled aerobic stepping patterns, to stimulate internal energies for health.
While it is good to have an ancient lineage, the real question is: Will these methods work for you? Only you can find the answer to these questions and you are welcome to attend a class in which to start looking.
These methods have been preserved by Dr. John P. Painter of Arlington, Texas. He is the current Shifu (head teacher) of the art.
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