BAGUA Essentials - PART 2
primary forms and partner training
SPRING 2017 | PART-1 March 15 | PART-2 March 29 | 6-9pm | Flatiron District, NYC

 

Toroidal Force Zeigua-Bagua Workshops

Baguazhang is a complete physical art simultaneously training how to use the subtle energy pathways to create both: vibrant health and sophisticated ways of protecting oneself and loved ones, against negative energies and unbalanced people...


BAGUA Essentials - PART 2
Primary Baguazhang Palm Change Forms
Partner Training and Applications
with Master Instructor Joseph Zeisky

Powerful tools for transformation, empowerment and self-protection... 

NEW SPRING 2017 Zeigua Workshop Theme -"TOROIDAL FORCE"

PART 2 / MARCH 29, 2017 / Wednesday Evening / 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The second part will focus on one primary Bagua Palm Change Form to empower the body -a palm change form is an organized set of fighting postures elegantly blended together to simultaneously tonify the body, open the pathways and train a specific self-defense skill, based one or a few specific spiraling energy fields found in Nature...

 

DAN HUAN ZHANG (single change palm) is the signature "kungfu" form that quickly identifies a person as a bagua practitioner. This form will be taught from three levels and perspectives, as promoted in the Zeigua Way: the "Circle", the "Square" and the "Triangle"...

 

The philosophical essence of the "Single Palm Change" is clarity and discernment. It teaches to clearly distinguish between the two primal forces of this and all worlds: YIN (the sacred feminine electrical charge) which is oppositional yet complimentary and necessary to YANG (the sacred masculine electrical charge). Each human being is a dynamic manifestation and perfect microcosm of the larger cosmic truth. And, when these two sacred poles of YIN and YANG interplay in a balanced way, it produces genuine beauty, strength and spiritual understanding...

 

Some practical and physical benefits of Single Palm training are: learning to quickly change power from one side of the body to the other, can greatly confuse and off-set an adversary's attacks. And, emphasizing being equally coordinated and strong on both sides of the body, will lead to deeper integration between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, resulting in calmer emotions, a clearer mind and more vibrant body...

 

LEVEL: Intermediate...this workshop is carefully designed to embrace and safely introduce Bagua to new students, as well as help experienced practitioners deepen their mastery of the core principles and forms.

 



Teaching Style

 

ZEIGUA is an innovative internal arts teaching method created by longtime internal martial arts practitioner, teacher and push-hands grand champion, Joseph Zeisky. His unique teaching method was inspired by his many teaching experiences in New York City, after having just come back from a Bagua study sabbatical in Taipei, Taiwan in 2002. Originally, it was simply a way to help his then students better handle the more athletically demanding forms of Bagua. And now, Zeigua has evolved into a down-to-earth way of illuminating the core principles of primarily Taichi and Bagua, but also of other internal arts, indigenous healing methods and wisdom traditions.

 


Clothing

If possible, please wear loose fitting sweat pants and long sleeve shirts made of natural materials, such 100% organic cotton, raw silk, linen or any other natural fibers. These will always allow the body greater freedom of movement, comfort and breathability...

 


Footwear

It's recommended to simply go barefoot during stationary Qigong practices and to use flat-soled kungfu shoes for the more dynamic moving/walking and applications segments of the workshop...

Please no street shoes...

Flat soled training shoes are perfectly fine, such as: cotton soled Taichi shoes, kung-fu shoes, soft leather ballet covers, soft canvas or cotton sneakers with thin rubber soles, wool/cotton socks or yoga socks with the little rubber grippers are also excellent alternatives...

NOT RECOMMENDED -> Jogging shoes and or regular sneakers are not ideal footware, because they usually are too stiff and have too much cushioning, preventing your Achilles tendons and feet in general from being fully stretched and exercised.

 


 

 

 

 

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