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​I teach a Baguazhang (Bagua) curriculum to dedicated individuals or small groups in Ottawa, Ontario Canada.

My emphasis is on the plausibility of applications and techniques within a recreational martial art format. In other words, I’m far more interested in working with good training partners than I am in discussing the fine points of philosophy or spirituality. My motto: Less Talk : More Work.

My training and certification in Bagua comes through my friend and mentor Michael Babin also of Ottawa.

Bagua is a traditional Chinese Internal martial art.  Like other Internal martial arts, the history and genesis of Bagua ranges from the historically viable to the utterly fantastic. While it is a good idea to have a basic understanding of the historical roots and philosophical concepts of Bagua, the most important part of understanding Bagua is through solo and interactive practice...and a lot of it. 

Our bodies learn to understand the movements and expressions of Bagua through long-term practice and training. In this way, we can learn the most important lessons pertaining to the the Art and the Application of Bagua. 


Curriculum

 

The following are the core areas I teach and practice:

  • Walking Qigong [Eight Energies/Animals]

  • Eight Warm-ups

  • Simplified Jiangrongqiao Circling Form 

  • Walking the Circle with a Partner [bagua push-hands]

  • The Yielding Exercise to Eight Directions

  • The Two Person Fighting Set

  • The Eight Fighting Methods [with a partner as well as in a solo form format]

  • Eight Directions Partner Training

  • Eight Wrist Release Partner Training

  • Five Solo Weapons Forms [In order of exploration: staff, broadsword, sword, deerhorn knives, twin short swords]

  • Eight basic sword techniques

  • No Contact Two Person Sword Set

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