PA KUA - BAJIQUAN
HISTORY OF PA KUA - BAJIQUAN
The Pa Kua, also called Ba Gua Zhang, is another internal martial art, based on the development of internal energy through practices of Chi Gong, and the repetition of forms.
The first historical information trace the creation of this style to master Dong Haichuan, at the beginning of 1800. An expert in martial arts in his village, based on the particularities of the strokes of the palm, then became a follower of Taoism, from whom he learned the practice of mantra recited by walking in circles. The circular movement and the use of palms becomes the characteristic of this art.
TECHNIQUE OF PA KUA - BAJIQUAN
The continuous circular motion is the characteristic of this elegant martial art, so much to do resemble forms to the dance. And to give balance and stability with practice.
The abundant use of strokes with the palms of your hands, is another feature. The footwork is very elusive, and effective way to displace a stronger opponent. The movements are fluid, sometimes slow, sometimes lightning.
Weapons: The Pa Kua bare hands is often associated with the use of classic kung fu weapons.