baguazhang

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baguazhang

An Chinese martial arts and exercise system developed in the 19th century by Dong Haichuan, which has been likened to internal kung fu. The practitioner uses various stepping techniques that mimic the gait of chickens, elephants, snakes and other animals; it is believed by its practitioners to enhance health, prolong life and strengthen the qi.
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In addition to teaching, Aram operates a daily television program on Charter Cable channel 285, where he demonstrates Ba Gua (Eight Treasures) Qi Gong exercises and shares relevant health and wellness advice.
I have practiced many forms of martial arts such as shotokan karate, kick boxing, Thai-boxing (Muay Thai), Tai chi chuan and Ba gua. I also have been doing aikido for more than seven years and I believe that it is the most complete form of martial art.
Nei Jia Quan: International Martial Arts is collectively written by thirteen knowledgeable teachers of Tai Ji Quan, Xing Yi Quan, and Ba Gua Zhang and is ably edited by Jess O'Brien.
PART of the art of Feng Shui is using the "ba gua".
The ba gua can also be used when laying out a buffet table.
Eight Mansion Approach: Each of the eight directions is associated with a type of energy and life aspect (romance, knowledge, career, etc.) An eight sided Ba Gua (or Pa Kua) is overlaid on the floor plan and special arrangements of objects made to provide enhancements for the life aspect in that direction.
A Ba Gua is also used in this approach, but unlike the Eight Mansion approach, the life aspects do not change direction from house to house.