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.
For more information about Dr. Painter, click here.
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